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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.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course contact us
To study this course you will require access to a computer, the Internet and email.
There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.
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.