Core Module Information
Module title: Cognitive Psychology 1

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: PSY08101
Module leader: Nikos Gkekas
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology

Requisites: AND Pre-requisite: PSY07103 - Introduction to Psychology or Equivalent AND Pre-requisite: [Module PSY07103] Introduction to Psychology

Description of module content:

Cognitive Psychology 1 aims to provide you with a comprehensive grounding in several areas of cognitive psychology, such as language, memory, attention, problem solving, and decision making. You will engage with primary sources in a range of areas of cognition, develop an understanding of the origins of cognitive psychology, and an appreciation of some of the research methods used in this area. There is an emphasis throughout this module on developing your evaluation and critical thinking skills, which will be valuable during your degree and beyond.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Identify research methods and paradigms used to investigate cognitive psychology.

LO2: Develop insight into key cognitive concepts, theories and models, their historical roots, and empirical support.

LO3: Find and review relevant peer-reviewed journal articles containing details of empirical research.

LO4: Demonstrate evaluation skills by highlighting strengths and weaknesses of relevant research.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Lindsey Carruthers
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170.4
Independent Learning CL_TST 1.6
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 40 1 & 2 8 HOURS= 01.40
Essay 30 2,3 & 4 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1000
Essay 30 3 & 4 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
PSY08101 Cognitive Psychology 1 2023-24