COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY WITH RESEARCH METHODS 2 - 2018/9
Module code: PSY2014
This module will deepen students understanding of theories, methods and findings of studies in perception and cognition. Through attending a series of lectures and tutorials students will acquire knowledge in the area and practise critiquing given pieces of research and developing research ideas.
GRANDISON AM Dr (Psychology)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: C850
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Biological Psychology with Research Methods 1 & 2; Cognitive Psychology with Research Methods 1
Weekly lectures will cover theories and findings related to topic areas such as:
Thinking and reasoning
Reading and comprehension
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||GROUP RESEARCH PROPOSAL PRESENTATION||50|
|Examination||1- HOUR EXAMINATION||50|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
an understanding of the nature and scope of research on cognitive psychology
an awareness of the theoretical approaches that have been used to describe and explain behaviour in this domain
an ability to present evidence of reasoning and analytical skills that will enable them to deliver a persuasive research proposal presentation
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
A group presentation of a research proposal (assessing learning outcomes 1, 2 & 3) (50%)
A one-hour exam comprising MCQ's and 1 essay question (assessing learning outcomes 1, 2, & 3) (50%)
Students will receive written formative feedback on an optional abstract assignment in which they write a summary of their planned research proposal.
Students will receive verbal feedback on their performance during the module through in class discussion, written feedback on their optional formative abstract assignment and written feedback on the research proposal.
- Help you develop knowledge in the area of cognitive psychology.
- To learn to use your knowledge of cognitive psychology to form a persuasive argument..
|1||An understanding of the nature and scope of research in cognitive psychology||K|
|2||An awareness of the theoretical approaches that have been used to describe and explain behaviour in this domain|
|3||An ability to present evidence of reasoning and analytical skills that will enable them to write a persuasive research proposal|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 118
Lecture Hours: 22
Tutorial Hours: 10
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Help you develop knowledge in the area of cognitive psychology.
Help you learn to evaluate and use your knowledge of cognitive psychology to form a persuasive argument.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Lectures (11 weeks, 2 hours each week)
In-class discussion and learning exercises
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY WITH RESEARCH METHODS 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/psy2014
Programmes this module appears in
|Psychology BSc (Hons)||2||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.