Courses & Units

Psychological Processes PSY125

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Introduction

How do humans perceive the world around them, learn, and make decisions? Under what conditions do we do these things well? When and why do things go a bit “pear-shaped”? How can we be better? This unit introduces the study of cognitive processes, and considers their function in a variety of real-world settings. Lecture topics include: perception and object recognition, attention, memory, language, and thinking. This unit places particular emphasis on identifying the areas where human cognition can go wrong, and identifying methods for individuals (including students themselves) to become more discerning consumers of information and better decision-makers. In tutorials, students are introduced to research in cognitive psychology through demonstrations and activities in areas related to the lecture topics. Students will broaden their understanding of cognitive processes and develop their research-based skills including their ability to: search scientific literature, critically analyse and synthesise information, evaluate research design, interpret data, and report research findings scientifically.

Summary

Unit name Psychological Processes
Unit code PSY125
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator

Dr Jim Sauer

Teaching staff

Dr Jim Sauer and Dr Jason Satel

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,363.00 090701

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KHA208

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x two-hour lecture weekly
1 x one-hour practical class weekly
Self-directed learning exercises.

Assessment

Quizzes (10%),

Mid-semester test, in-class MCQs (20%),

Written Assignment, 800 words, (30%),

2-hr Written Exam (40%).

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Textbooks

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