COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY WITH RESEARCH METHODS 2 - 2020/1

Module code: PSY2014

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 tutorials students will acquire knowledge in the area and practise critiquing given pieces of research and developing research ideas.

Module provider

Psychology

Module Leader

GRANDISON Alexandra (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

Biological Psychology with Research Methods 1 & 2; Cognitive Psychology with Research Methods 1

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 GROUP RESEARCH PROPOSAL PRESENTATION 50
Examination 1- HOUR EXAMINATION 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate


  1. an understanding of the nature and scope of research on cognitive psychology

  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 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%)



Formative assessment

Students will receive written formative feedback on an optional abstract assignment in which they write a summary of their planned research proposal.

Feedback

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.

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
3 An ability to present evidence of reasoning and analytical skills that will enable them to write a persuasive research proposal

Attributes Developed

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

  • 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 WITH RESEARCH METHODS 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/psy2014

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Psychology BSc (Hons)(CORE) 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 2020/1 academic year.