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Psychology: Cognitive Processes (PSY353)

Organisational Unit School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Credit Points 4
Availability KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Description Cognitive psychology explores the fascinating complexity of mental processes in all their forms and the field has derived enormous impetus in recent years from insights gained in disciplines as diverse as neuropsychology, neuroanatomy, imaging technologies, artificial intelligence, philosophy of mind, and psycholinguistics. The main topics will include: attention, memory, language, cognitive processes in speech and language, the organisation of knowledge, mental concepts and categories, problem solving, animal language, and the neural foundations of cognition.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; tutorials: 5 x 2 hours per teaching period.
Prerequisites PSY173 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods OR PSY211 Psychological Research Methods I; PSY212 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed PSY312 Psychology: Human Learning and Cognition may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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