Thought, Memory and Language

73212

This course introduces students to the study of knowing, including how we acquire information from our environment, store it in memory, and use it to communicate, solve problems, and make decisions.  The study of cognition also provides students with links to topics in our other psychology courses, particularly cognitive views of learning, cognitive aspects of social psychology, and clinical applications that emphasize faulty thinking processes. The learning guide focuses on experiments in cognition, encouraging students to think about how cognitive models and theories can be tested and improved. 

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    Level
    6
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    Credits
    20
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    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Trimester 2 2019 Online/Print   
  • Workload

    Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. 

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
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    Exam dates
    2019
    Trimester 2, 16 Oct 2019
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    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

Upon completion of the course you will be familiar with

  • Introducing Cognitive Psychology
  • Perception and Attention
  • Remembering and Forgetting
  • Long-Term Memory
  • General Knowledge
  • Mental Imagery
  • Drawing conclusions and solving problems
  • Language Comprehension and Production
  • Reasoning and Decision Making
  • A Panorama of Applications.

Requirements

To study this course you will require access to a computer, the Internet and email.

Textbooks

There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.

Assessment

60% In-course

40% Examination

There are two in-course assessments where you must design, conduct, and write up an experiment testing aspects of cognition. These experiments build on what was learned in 73195/73196 by giving you a larger role in creating materials, developing procedures, and evaluating hypotheses. 

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Lecturer / Tutor

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree
  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Trimester 2 2019 Online/Print   
  • Workload

    Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. 

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
  •  
    Exam dates
    2019
    Trimester 2, 16 Oct 2019
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us