PSY-20045 - Biological and Cognitive Psychology
Coordinator: Susan M Sherman Room: DH1.88 Tel: +44 1782 7 33384
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733736

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2019/20

By building on the first year content, to enable students to gain further knowledge of recent and current issues in the study of the biological basis of behaviour and cognitive processes.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Describe and critically evaluate a key issue in an area of cognition: 1,

Know and communicate complex ideas in cognitive psychology effectively: 1,

Apply underlying concepts and principles of biological and cognitive psychology to explain human mental processes and behaviour: 2,

Study hours

24 hours of lectures
6 hours of workshops
118 hours of independent study
2 hour exam

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 60%
Students write a 2000 word essay regarding one of the cognitive topics introduced in the first half of the module.

2: Exam weighted 40%
Multiple Choice Examination
2 hour multiple choice questions (MCQs) exam to assess the Biological component of the course. Includes multi-concept MCQs in which, for example, the student might be asked to evaluate the correctness or otherwise of two statements AND make a judgement as to whether the second statement explains the first statement. Thus these MCQs require a critical understanding of the material being assessed.