HPS773 - Cognitive Psychology


2023 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
Cohort rule:

This unit is at a postgraduate level and students enrolled in undergraduate courses cannot undertake it. Postgraduate students must check with their course adviser before enrolling in the unit.


The Human Mind





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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Trimester 1:
1 x 1 hour class (online) per week,
1 x 30-minute Q & A (online) per week,
1 x 1 hour seminar (campus) per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Trimester 1:
1 x 1 hour class (online) per week
1 x 30 minute Q & A (online) per week
1 x 1 hour seminar (online) per week

Trimester 3:
1 x 1 hour class (recorded) per week
1 x 30 minute Q & A (online) per week
1 x 1 hour seminar (online) per week


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.

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