Perception & Cognition II - PSY00003I

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  • Department: Psychology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Nick Barraclough
  • Credit value: 30 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

  • This module builds on topics covered in Perception and Cognition 1, with a greater emphasis on higher level perceptual processing, advanced topics in memory and attention. This leads onto how knowledge of the principles of perception and cognition can be applied in the real world.

Module learning outcomes

  • give an account of complex sounds such as music and speech, and their perception as objects in the auditory scene.
  • describe higher areas of visual processing and how these are involved in the perception of size, motion & depth.
  • appreciate what mental representation is and what issues surround uncovering the format of mental representation
  • describe key theories of attention
  • understand the differences between competing theories of object recognition
  • evaluate different theories of memory
  • describe and discuss the application of the psychology of human memory to practical problems such as the reliability of eyewitness testimony

Module content

Year 2 develops a greater emphasis on higher level perceptual processing and more advanced topics in cognitive psychology. This leads onto how knowledge of the principles of perception and cognition can be applied in the real world.

  • TB6: Further Topics in Cognitive Psychology
  • TB7: Visual Perception
  • TB8: High-Level Perception
  • TB9: Reasoning & Decision Making
  • TB10: Animal Cognition

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 25
Essay/coursework
Miniproject
N/A 5
Essay/coursework
Practical
N/A 25
University - closed examination
Perception & Cognition II (Paper 1)
1 hours 18
University - closed examination
Perception & Cognition II (Paper 2)
1.5 hours 27

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 25
Essay/coursework
Miniproject
N/A 5
Essay/coursework
Practical
N/A 25
University - closed examination
Perception & Cognition II (Paper 1)
1 hours 18
University - closed examination
Perception & Cognition II (Paper 2)
1.5 hours 27

Module feedback

The marks on all assessed work will be provided on e-vision

Students will meet supervisors in wk 6 in AuT, SpT and wk 9 in SuT to discuss their marks.

Indicative reading

Basic Vision: an introduction to visual perception. Snowden, R. Thompson, P. & Troscianko T. (2012) Oxford University Press

Cognitive Psychology. Quinlan, P. & Dyson, B. (2008) Pearson.



The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.