This unit has been discontinued.
This is an intermediate level unit in the Behavioural Science major
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, thinking, and problem solving. 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 the lectures/workshops, students are introduced to research in cognitive psychology through demonstrations and activities in areas related to core areas of the curriculum. 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.
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Dr Jim Sauer
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,445.00||090701|
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KHA111 and KHA112 and KHA106
1 x three-hour lecture/workshop weekly
2-hr Written exam (40%), Mid-semester exam (20%), Written Assignments 2,500 words (30%), Quizzes (10%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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