Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (Module 31669)

This module covers conceptual and historical issues in cognitive psychology, and explores the relationship between cognitive psychology and the field of education including its relevance to educational research.

Key paradigms in cognitive psychology will be discussed and cognitive psychology research models and their underlying assumptions will be studied in reference to key areas of cognition. Ethical principles and research limitations will also be considered.

Outcome

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

  • Explain the history of cognitive psychology including its relevance to education;
  • Explain the history of cognitive psychology including its relevance to education;
  • Identify and evaluate the key paradigms in cognitiave psychology 
  • Evaluate the research models used in cognitive psychology 

Value

20 credits

Contact time

Lectures (20 hours), Seminars (14 hours), Practical classes/workshops (6 hours)

Assessment

2,000 word essay (50%); 2,000 word review of a journal article (50%)

Programmes associated with this module