HPS773 - Understanding the Mind
|Year||2015 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
1 x 2 hour seminar per fortnight, 1 x 1.5 hour cloud (online) class per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per fortnight
Note:You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.
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 task 1: Examination (2 hours) 50%
Assessment task 2: Assignment Part 1 (1300 words) 20%
Assessment task 3: Assignment Part 2 (1500 words) 20%
Assessment task 4: Online activities 10%
Reisberg, D. (2013). Cognition Exploring the Science of the Mind, 5th edn, NY: WW 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
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.