Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

This course provides a broad overview of subjects related to the information-processing systems of the mind, such as emotions, consciousness, memory, attention, perception, conceptual knowledge, and the functions of the various areas of the brain.


Learning Outcomes:

Learning outcomes

The learner will:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

1. Have a basic understanding of the different major theoretical approaches of cognitive psychology 1.1 Differentiate basic concepts/ principles underpinning the different theories and concepts in cognitive psychology

1.2 Integrate and Apply these approaches flexibly

2. Explain the mental processes of long term memory, conceptual knowledge and emotions. 2.1 State the process of attention, and memory processes.

2.2 Understand the impact of memory and conceptual knowledge on individuals with mental health disorders.

3. Learn how research has supported current findings of cognitive psychology. 3.1 Utilize empirically based findings to support existing concepts on cognitive psychology.


Course Outline

  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Perception
  • Attention
  • Short-term and Working Memory
  • Long-term Memory
  • LTM: Encoding, Retrieval and Consolidation
  • Everyday Memory and Memory Errors
  • Conceptual Knowledge
  • Visual Imagery
  • Language
  • Problem Solving & Creativity
  • Judgment, Decisions, and Reasoning


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