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-20045/lists
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.
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,
24 hours of lectures6 hours of workshops118 hours of independent study2 hour exam
1: Essay weighted 60%
Description of Module Assessment
EssayStudents 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 Examination2 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.