Module title: Cognitive Psychology 1

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

Module code: PSY08101
Module leader: Lindsey Carruthers
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, 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:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Lectures (2 hours per week). You will be introduced to core areas of cognitive psychology, with provision of the historical context. There will be a focus on key research methods and paradigms within cognition research, and also on how cognitive psychology research can inform many applied areas of psychology such as sport, forensic, and health. Practical classes will give you hands-on experience of some of these methods, and tutorials will develop your confidence in reading and evaluating primary sources (LOs 3-4), and give you the chance to practice writing exam essays (LOs 1-2).
To meet all LOs you are required to undertake both directed and independent scholarly activity (online literatures searches, reading of primary and secondary sources, self-test questions). You will develop knowledge of fundamentals of cognitive psychology, its origins, key theories and studies, the research methods used to investigate it, and how it can be applied (LOs 1-2), and will develop confidence in accessing appropriate primary sources, learning how to read them effectively, and in evaluating their contribution to knowledge (LOs 3-4).

Formative Assessment:
You will complete short multiple choice tests on Moodle, available after every lecture, to test your knowledge, understanding, and learning of the content. Instant feedback will be automatically provided. Furthermore, you will be given the opportunity to sit a mock exam in week 11, based on content that you have already covered, and your essay answers will receive full feedback in week 12. This should allow you to reduce exam based anxiety through practice, and to learn from feedback on how to improve summative exam answers.

Summative Assessment:
You will be required to submit a 2000 word critique of a research paper in week 6 (50%), and a two hour essay exam (50%) at the end of the trimester in which you will have to answer two questions.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 7
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 163
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 3 & 4 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1 & 2 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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