COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 2 (LAS) - 2018/9
Module code: PSY2021
This module will deepen students’ understanding of theories, methods and findings of studies in perception and cognition through attending a series of lectures and completing a coursework essay.
GENTLE JM 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
Pre-requisites are PSY1024 Biological Psychology 1 (LAS) and PSY1025 Cognitive Psychology 1 (LAS) Co-requisite is PSY2024 Biological Psychology 2 (LAS)
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||6 PAGE CRITICAL ESSAY||50|
|Examination||ONE HOUR ESSAY BASED EXAMINATION||50|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:
an understanding of the nature and scope of research in 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 critically evaluate research using these approaches
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
· A 6-page critical essay (assessing learning outcomes 1, 2 & 3)
· A one-hour essay exam (assessing learning outcomes 1, 2, & 3)
Formative assessment and feedback
Students will receive verbal feedback on their performance during the module through in class discussion.
- Help you develop knowledge in the area of cognitive psychology
- To learn to evaluate and 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||KCT|
|3||An ability to present evidence of reasoning and analytical skills that will enable them to critically evaluate research using these approaches||CPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 128
Lecture Hours: 22
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 2 (LAS) : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/psy2021
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.