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HPS303 - Cognition and Behaviour

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Enrolment modes:(B, G, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:R Gold (B)
Incompatible with: HPS783
Contact hours: 1 x 2 hour lecture per week and 1 x 2 hour practical per fortnight
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit provides an advanced examination of current issues, theories and methods used in the area of cognitive psychology. Several questions will be addressed: how we can identify and model cognitive processes, how cognitive change occurs, and the extent to which we can produce behavioural change by effecting cognitive change. Examples will be drawn from the literature on cognitive development, problem-solving, decision-making, social cognition, classroom instruction, and clinical psychology. The focus will be on close analysis of theories and the empirical evidence which bears on them.


Written assignment (1500 words) 35%, examination (2 hours) 60%, laboratory class attendance (on campus) or equivalent (off campus) 5%

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