5 x 1-hour tutorials per semester
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 Admission into BPSG-Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Graduate Entry)
2 2 of PSYC1101, PSYC1102, PSYC1200, PSYC1201
Must Satisfy: ((1) or (2))
Enrolment not permitted
PSYC2016 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
First year undergraduate level knowledge of psychological principles.
Topic description

This topic is designed to provide students with an overview of some fundamental learning principles, basic cognitive processes and their physiological bases. Theoretical issues of classical and operant conditioning, short-term and long-term memory, attention and imagery, spatial learning and human factors, and the underlying physiological processes, are complemented with clinical, developmental and ergonomic applications. Practical work elaborates key concepts addressed in the program, and gives students the opportunity to acquire experience with experimental research.

Educational aims

This topic is designed to help you develop the ability to critically evaluate key theories, methods, and findings in research areas such as cognitive neuroscience, perception, attention, learning, memory, concepts and knowledge, and judgements and decision making. Team-based tutorials enable you to apply your learning to develop research proposals that generate new knowledge or applications in cognition and learning.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Comprehend and apply key theories, methods, and findings in cognition and learning
  2. Critically evaluate research in cognition and learning and generate a new research idea or application
  3. Work within a team to generate research to further our understanding of cognition and learning