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|Offered at:||(B, G, W, X)|
Trimester 1 (B, G, W, X), Trimester 3 (X only)
|Unit chair:||S Sharman|
|Incompatible with:||HPS673, HPS773|
1 x 2 hour seminar per fortnight, 1 x 1.5 hour online lecture per week, 1 x 1 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 object recognition, attention, memory, reasoning, decision-making and problem-solving. These topics are treated within an information-processing approach to human cognition.
Examination (2 hours) 50%, assignment Part 1 (1000 words) 20%, assignment Part 2 (1500 words) 20%, online activities 10%
Reisberg, D. (2013). Cognition: Exploring the Science of the Mind (5th 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.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
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