HPS203 - The Human Mind

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Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: HPS673, HPS773

Content

This unit presents a broad coverage of theories proposed by psychologists to explain the processes by which humans acquire, store, communicate, and use knowledge or information; the various research methods used by psychologists to study these processes; and some classic experimental findings in cognitive psychology which are the cornerstones of these theories. Topics covered in the unit include object recognition, attention, memory, reasoning, decision-making and problem-solving. These topics are treated within an information-processing approach to human cognition.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Laboratory Report Part 1 (900 words) 15%

Assessment task 2: Laboratory Report Part 2 (1800 words) 25%

Assessment task 3: Cloud (online) activities 10%

Assessment task 4: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Reisberg, D. (2019). Cognition: Exploring the Science of the Mind (7th ed.). New York: Norton.

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