Cognition and Human Performance

PSY20006, formerly LSY200 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 hours over the teaching period (normally 3 hours per week)

Aims and objectives

The aim is to provide up-to-date coverage of recent theoretical and methodological advancements in cognitive psychology.
After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand the evolution of contemporary cognitive psychology.
  • Describe the major theories of human perception, attention, memory, reasoning, language and learning.
  • Describe a range of methodologies used in contemporary cognitive psychology, including neuroscience and cognitive science approaches.
  • Appreciate how theories and principles of cognitive psychology are used in everyday life.
  • Read and understand contemporary research articles published by leading cognitive psychologists.
  • Analyse and present findings from cognitive research in an appropriate manner.

Courses with unit

*From July, 2013 this unit will be taught at the Hawthorn Campus

Effective 2010
This is a prescribed unit of study in the Social Science Major/s. It may also be undertaken as a unit of study in any other Swinburne degree program, subject to the prerequisite and degree requirements.

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.