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 Psychological Sciences
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 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090701 $1,812.00 $850.00 993$993.00 $2,445.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

KHA208

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x three-hour lecture/workshop weekly

Assessment

Test or quiz Varies according to content, Weight: 10%
Mid-Semester Test - invigilated (internally) 25 MCQs in class and a take-home component involving 2 data-based questions, Weight: 40%
Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) 2hrs, Weight: 50%

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Textbooks

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