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Module description

This module introduces research into high-level cognitive functions. It takes a historical perspective and identifies theoretical and methodological issues in the field of cognition. The module starts with a historical overview of cognitive psychology and then continues onto psychological concepts and research into learning, memory, reasoning, problem solving and decision making.

Indicative module content

  • Historical Perspectives
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Neuroscience of Learning, Memory and Cognition

    Learning objectives

    By the end of this module, you should be able to:

    • identify the main theoretical approaches to the cognitive functions covered in the module
    • specify the main theories and concepts covered in each of the lecture topics and the phenomena on which they are based
    • critically evaluate (with reference to empirical considerations) the main theories covered in each of the lecture topics
    • provide examples of empirical techniques used in research on cognition.