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PY2112 - Memory and Cognition

Credit points: 3
Year: 2017
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

The purpose of this subject is to introduce students to the key theories and research in the psychology of memory and cognition. It covers classic and contemporary viewpoints on how information from the environment is noticed, stored, processed and retrieved. It also tracks the historical development of cognitive psychology and presents its major contributions to the discipline.

Learning Outcomes

  • students will be able to critically appraise and discuss classic and contemporary issues and debates in memory and cognition;
  • students will have acquired experience with American Psychological Association writing and stylistic conventions;
  • students will have acquired the necessary skills to apply cognitive theories and research methodology to real world problems;
  • students will be able to identify the current theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of memory and cognition.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: PY1101 OR PY1102
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY2102

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 23-Mar-2017
Coord/Lect: Dr Craig Thorley, Dr David Cottrell.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials - 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (50%); assignments (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 23-Mar-2017
Coord/Lect: Dr David Cottrell.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (50%); assignments (50%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 06-Apr-2017
Lecturer: Dr Lidia Suarez.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (50%); assignments (50%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 07-Dec-2017
Coordinator: Dr Craig Thorley
Lecturer: Dr Lidia Suarez.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (50%); assignments (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.