Information Processing and Cognition

Module code: PS2111

In this module, you will discover how humans and, in some cases other animals, acquire, store and use information to reason and solve problems. You will learn about how important cognitive functions, such as perception, attention, learning, memory and problem-solving determine how people acquire and use knowledge. You will also study how knowledge is represented and used to guide action in real world situations. This module enables you to evaluate different theoretical approaches to the explanation of these psychological functions and the experimental and neuropsychological evidence used to support them.

Learning

  • 30 hours of lectures
  • 120 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Exam, 2 hours (100%)