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|Offered at:||(B, G, W, X)|
L Xantides (W)
|Prerequisite:||HPS111 and HPS121|
|Incompatible with:||HPS673, HPS773|
|Contact hours:||1 x 2 hour lecture per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per fortnight|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
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 pattern recognition, attention, memory, text comprehension, reasoning, decision-making and problem-solving. These topics are treated within an information-processing approach to human cognition.
Examination (2 hours) 60%, assignment (1200 words) 30%, activity worksheets 10%
Reisberg, D. (2010). Cognition: Exploring the Science of the Mind (4th ed.). New York: Norton.
Shrink-wrapped edition including Zaps workbook and online access.
Burton, L. J. (2010). An interactive approach to writing essays and research reports in Psychology (3rd ed.). Queensland: Wiley.
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