PS415-5-SP-CO:
Memory Attention and Language

The details
2019/20
Psychology
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
15
13 May 2019

 

Requisites for this module
PS111
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

PS491

Key module for

BSC C831 Cognitive Science,
BSC C832 Cognitive Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C833 Cognitive Science (Including Placement Year),
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 continues the detailed introduction to cognitive psychology that commenced with PS414 Seeing and Hearing. It includes coverage of three major areas of cognitive psychology as defined by the British Psychological Society: Memory, Attention and Language.

Module aims

PS415 aims to:
Examine different methods and techniques used in the scientific study of cognitive processes.
Provide a significant body of detailed knowledge about the psychological processes involved in memory, attention, and language processing.
Provide a broad theoretical background to important contemporary issues in the scientific study of cognition.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students should be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the psychological processes involved in memory, attention, and language processing.
Discuss theoretical issues relating to models of language processing, memory and attention.
Compare and contrast different methods and techniques used in the scientific study of cognitive processes.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The module contains 10 lectures and is supported by a series of laboratory classes over the second five weeks of term 2, culminating in a laboratory report.

Bibliography

  • Stephen Kosslyn. (no date) 'Attention', in Cognitive Psychology: Mind and Brain.
  • Eysenck, Michael W; Keane, Mark T. (2015) Cognitive psychology: a student's handbook, London: Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Eysenck, Michael W; Keane, Mark T. (2010) Cognitive psychology: a student's handbook, New York: Psychology Press.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Lab Report 23/04/2020 50%
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
(lecturers) Dr Kevin Dent, Dr Vanessa Loaiza & Prof Chris Barry
kdent@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 72 hours, 32 (44.4%) hours available to students:
40 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Psychology

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