Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
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.
|Unit name||Psychological Processes|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Dr Jim Sauer
Dr Jim Sauer and Dr Jason Satel
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,445.00||090701|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
1 x three-hour lecture/workshop weekly
Mid-semester test, in-class MCQs (20%),
Written Assignment, 800 words, (30%),
2-hr Written Exam (40%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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