Module code: PSY2026

Module Overview

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.

Module provider


Module Leader

GENTLE Judith (Psychology)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: C850

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Pre-requisites are Biological Psychology 1 (MM), Cognitive Psychology 1 (MM) and Developmental Psychology 1 (MM)

Module content

Weekly lectures will cover theories and findings related to topic areas such as:

  • Perception

  • Attention

  • Memory

  • Consciousness

  • Thinking and reasoning

  • Decision making

Reading and comprehension

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ESSAY (6 PAGES) 50
Examination EXAM (60 MINUTES) 50

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • Help you develop knowledge in the area of cognitive psychology
  • To learn to use your knowledge of cognitive psychology to form a persuasive argument

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
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

Attributes Developed

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

  • Research seminars

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

Reading list for COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 2 (MM) :

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Sociology with Psychology BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required 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.