HPS203 - The Human Mind
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Trimester 1: Stefanie Sharman
|Incompatible with:||HPS673, HPS773|
Campus and Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week and online activities.
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 task 1: Assignment Part 1 (1300 words) 20%
Assessment task 2: Assignment Part 2 (1500 words) 20%
Assessment task 3: Cloud (online) activities 10%
Assessment task 4: Examination (2 hours) 50%
Reisberg, D. (2016). Cognition: Exploring the Science of the Mind (6th ed.). New York: Norton.
Shrink-wrapped edition including Zaps workbook and online access.