Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/psy-10034/lists
To give a brief introduction to the biological basis of behaviour; to introduce students to contemporary conceptions of perception and attention, memory, and learning, in their historical context; to identify for students important theoretical and methodological approaches for studying perception and attention, memory, learning and other behaviours; to facilitate thedevelopment of students understanding of these contemporary theories and methods.
Intended Learning Outcomes
explain key aspects of human thought and behaviour using biological and cognitive psychological theories and perspectives;: 1,2describe current and historic research within biological and cognitive psychology, and explain how research methods and theoretical understanding have developed over time;: 2discuss ways in which biological and cognitive psychology can explain individual differences;: 2actively engage with independent study, including carrying out searches of relevant literature relating to biological and cognitive psychology.: 1,21
Lecture attendance (24 hours)Seminar attendance (12 hours)Lecture reading (24 hours)Seminar preparation (24 hours)Presentation preparation (10 hours)Coursework preparation (56 hours)
1: Group Presentation weighted 10%
Description of Module Assessment
Group presentation on a topic area covered by the lecturesStudents will give short oral presentations as a group on a lecture topic of their choice, to their seminar group, and respond to questions from the group and the tutor.2: Coursework weighted 90%
Short-answer coursework questionsStudents will provide approximately 500 word answers to three questions (1500 words in total) assessing their ability to summarise and evaluate individual pieces of cognitive and biological psychological research, and individual differences, drawing on topics from across the module.