Seeing and Hearing

The details
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
13 May 2019


Requisites for this module
PS114 and PS115



Key module for

BA 63C2 Psychological Studies,
BA C801 Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BA C802 Psychology,
BA C807 Psychology (Including Foundation Year),
BA C810 Psychology (Including Placement Year),
BSC C800 Psychology,
BSC C803 Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C811 Psychology (Including Placement Year),
BSC C812 Psychology (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C806 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C808 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience,
BSC C809 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Placement Year),
BSC C813 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C814 Psychology with Economics,
BSC C815 Psychology with Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C816 Psychology with Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA C841 Economics with Psychology,
BA C851 Economics with Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BA C861 Economics with Psychology (Including Placement Year),
BSC C148 Economics with Psychology,
BSC C158 Economics with Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C168 Economics with Psychology (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This module will provide an introduction to cognitive psychology covering the disciplines of visual, auditory, tactile and multisensory perception, and visual cognition - all major areas of cognitive psychology, as defined by the British Psychological Society.

Module aims

This module aims to:

Examine different methods and techniques used in the scientific study of perception and cognition.

Provide a significant body of detailed knowledge about the processes involved in auditory, visual, tactile and multisensory perception and visual cognition.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students should be able to answer factual questions about the methods, theory and data underpinning our understanding of the processes involved in perception and cognition.

Module information

Correct as at 13/05/19 KH

Learning and teaching methods

The module will be delivered by 10 x 2-hour lectures. If you are a second-year Psychology undergraduate, you must also attend a set of laboratory classes and submit a written lab report. Students on the BSc/BA Psychology course will start their lab classes in week 5. More details will be provided in week 3. Students on the BSc Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience course will attend dedicated lab classes which will likewise start in week 54.


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Lab Report 03/12/2019 100%
Exam 120 minutes during January (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
25% 75%


Coursework Exam
25% 75%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Tom Foulsham, Dr Loes van Dam, Dr Keith May, Dr Geoff Cole, Dr Motonori Yamaguchi, Dr Alex Sel



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 70 hours, 22 (31.4%) hours available to students:
48 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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