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HPS773 - The Human Mind

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Bianca Klettke
Trimester 3: Lata Satyen

Email: HPS773@deakin.edu.au

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: HPS203
Contact hours:

Trimester 1 Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar per fortnight, 1 x 1.5 hour cloud (online) class per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per fortnight

Trimester 1 and Trimester 3 Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

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 the theories referred to above. Topics covered 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: Assignment Part 1 (1300 words) 20%
Assessment task 2: Assignment Part 2 (1500 words) 20%
Assessment task 3: Online activities 10%
Assessment task 4: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Reisberg, D. (2013). Cognition Exploring the Science of the Mind, 5th edn, NY: WW Norton. Shrink-wrapped edition including Zaps workbook and online access.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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