Cognition and Human Performance

PSY20006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • 1 Semester or equivalent
     
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020 

Contact hours

  • 3 Hours per Week

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2 HOL Study Period 3

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20

Dates:
31 Aug 20 - 29 Nov 20

Results:
22 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
13 Sep 20

Census:
21 Sep 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
2 Nov 20 - 7 Feb 21

Results:
2 Mar 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Nov 20

Census:
27 Nov 20


Prerequisites

Pre-requisites for on-campus, OUA/HOL, and SOL:
PSY10007 Brain and Behaviour or PSY10003 - Psychology 100 or PSS110 - Introduction to Psychology 1
AND
PSY10008 Fundamentals of Psychology or PSY10004 - Psychology 101 or PSS120 - Introduction to Psychology 2
AND
STA10003 - Foundations of Statistics
AND
PSY10005 - Introduction to Research Methods

OR

PSY10007 Brain and Behaviour or PSY10003 – Psychology 100
AND
PSY10008 Fundamentals of Psychology or  PSY10004 - Psychology 101
AND
STA10003 - Foundations of Statistics
AND
Admission into BA-SSCPSY2S - Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) OR Admission into BA-SSPSY6 - Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) OR Admission into BA-BEHP Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology)

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with an understanding of the contents and workings of the human mind and their relation to behaviour. Students will gain an awareness and knowledge of the main theories of cognition and human performance. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of practical exercises where they can apply their theoretical knowledge to practical situations and demonstrations.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explain the evolution of contemporary cognitive psychology;
2. Evaluate the major theoretical and biological underpinnings of human perception, attention, memory, reasoning, language, and learning;
3. Compare and contrast the different methodologies used in contemporary cognitive psychology, including neuroscience and cognitive science    approaches;
4. Apply theories and principles of cognitive psychology to situations that arise in everyday life;
5. Critically evaluate contemporary research articles published by leading cognitive psychologists;
6. Analyse and present findings from cognitive research in an appropriate manner.

 
 

Courses with unit

BA-PSY Bachelor of Psychological Sciences
BA-PSY1 Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (OUA)
BA-PSYS Bachelor of Psychology Sciences (SOL)
BA-HSC1 Bachelor of Health Science
BA-HSCPROF Bachelor of Health Science (Professional) *
BB-HSCBUS Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Business *
BA-SSCPSY2S Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
BA-SSPSY6 Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
BA-BEHP Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology)