PSYC206 Cognitive Psychology

Updated: 23 November 2017
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
26 August 2018 28 August 2018 Non-Mandatory The Intensive School may be postponed if less than 10 expressions of interest are received.
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites PSYC101 and PSYC102 or for GradDipSocSc or GradDipPsych students or BPsycSc (Graduate entry pathway) only: PSYC101
Co-requisites GradDipPsych or GradDipSocSc or BPsycSc (Graduate entry pathway) students only: PSYC102
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Bruce Stevenson (
Unit Description

This unit introduces and reviews the scientific study of the mental processes that underlie cognitive activity; the acquisition, retention, and use of knowledge. Topics include: the historical origins of cognitive research; learning; perception; attention; memory; concepts; reasoning and consciousness. Theoretical principles and practical applications are both highlighted. This unit requires students to compute statistics which are studied in Introductory Psychology unit(s).

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate coherent knowledge of the main theoretical positions underlying current theories in cognitive psychology, with the ability to communicate this effectively to others;
  2. identify and examine each of the major areas studied in cognitive psychology;
  3. analyse and evaluate the means by which empirical information is collected to test theories;
  4. model the skills required for data collection, analysis and the writing up of an empirical report that contribute to life-long application in a professional career; and
  5. critically evaluate the link between theoretical models and practical issues in psychology.