Courses & Units

Psychological Processes PSY125

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
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Jason Satel
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key theories and concepts in cognitive psychology including the research approaches used in this field.
  • Apply cognitive psychological theory and research to real-life situations and problems.
  • Interpret data relating to key ideas in cognitive psychology.
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 $993.00 $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 two-hour Online lecture module weekly

1 x two-hour practical weekly

AssessmentQuizzes (40%)|Writing Assignments (50%)|Research participation and reflection (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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