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Learning and Memory (level 5)


Module description

This module aims to:

  • provide an introduction to research into learning and human memory
  • identify theoretical and methodological issues in learning and memory
  • contribute to your knowledge of human cognition.

Indicative module content

  • Habituation and sensitisation
  • Classical conditioning
  • Instrumental conditioning
  • Learning processes
  • Debate between Skinner and Chomsky on language
  • Structure of human memory
  • Working memory
  • Memory processes

    Learning objectives

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

    • identify the main theoretical approaches to learning and memory 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 learning and memory.