Cognition and Human Performance

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

Duration

  • 1 Semester or equivalent
     

Contact hours

  • 3 Hours per Week

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2 HOL Study Period 3

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

Dates:
30 Aug 21 - 28 Nov 21

Results:
21 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
12 Sep 21

Census:
20 Sep 21

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Oct 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21


Prerequisites

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)
AND
STA10003 Foundations of Statistics
AND
PSY10008 Fundamentals of Psychology
AND
PSY10007 Brain and Behaviour
 
OR
 
PSY10008 Fundamentals of Psychology) or PSY10004 or PSS120 Introduction to Psychology 
AND
PSY10007 Brain and Behaviour or PSY10003 - Psychology 100 or PSS110 Introduction to Psychology 1                                                        AND                                                                                                                                                                                                                            STA10003 Foundations of Statistics
AND
PSY10005 Introduction to Research Methods  

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)