Cognitive Psychology (7123.3)
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|Discipline Of Psychology||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit the student will be:
1. able to demonstrate knowledge of theory and research related to advanced topics in cognitive psychology;
2. familiar with how to carry out a replication of, or extension to, an established experiment in cognitive psychology;
3. able to communicate both orally (and in writing) the outcome of research in cognitive psychology.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites4309 Psychology 101 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour AND 4310 Psychology 102 OR Permission of the unit convener.
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Goldstein, E. B. (2019). Cognitive psychology: Connecting mind, research and everyday experience (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
This textbook is available in both Hardcopy and ebook versions and can be purchased online at cengage.com.au and The School Locker (https://theschoollocker.com.au/universities/university-of-canberra/subjects/semester-one/7123-cognitive-psychology)
The textbook is also available as a bundle with Coglab 5 (recommended for students planning on participating in the online tutorial).
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Please read the above information carefully regarding extensions and late penalties. In addition to the above, please note the following:
- Students are expected to work on the assessment items throughout the teaching period. Early communication of problems is strongly advised. Students should assess early in the teaching period whether they have a reasonable likelihood of being able to complete the unit and should consider withdrawing by the census date, if required.
- Completed Assignment Extension forms should be emailed to the unit convener along with supporting documentation (please put "Extension request" in the subject line) .
- The unit convener will consider your request, determine the length of the extension to be granted and email you advising whether your request is approved or declined. If approved, the new due date will also appear on your Canvas site where your assignment is submitted.
- Assignments submitted after the due date, regardless of whether an extension was granted, will be returned at a later date than those submitted on time.
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, students must attempt all assessment items and achieve an overall mark of at least 50% for this unit. If you receive a mark in excess of 50% for this unit but have not attempted both exams, the literature review assignment and at least one of the Module reflections, you will fail this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to attend or listen to lecture material online (as available) and participate in tutorials or complete tutorial activities online.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have basic IT skills in order to navigate Canvas.
Regular access to Canvas is a requirement for students enrolled in this unit to enable access to announcements, discussion forums, completion of online reflections and for online submission of assignments.
No other special IT skills are required for this unit, although it is expected that all students will have basic word-processing skills, be able to perform literature searches using databases and be able to use the CogLab (instructions provided on Canvas). If you are unfamiliar with searching specialist databases for accessing Psychology journals, please see the UC library site for details of training sessions.
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual classroom in Canvas. This provides a virtual classroom or meeting room where you can communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the LearnOnline Student Help and click on the link to Blackboard Collaborate.
This textbook is available in both Hardcopy and ebook versions and can be purchased online at cengage.com.au or The School Locker (https://theschoollocker.com.au/universities/university-of-canberra/subjects/semester-one/7123-cognitive-psychology)
For the bundle of Goldstein - Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research, and Everyday Experience, 5th edition plus CogLab, the cost is:
- ISBN: 9780170267649 (RRP $157.95) - The School Locker
The textbook and coglab can also be purchased individually. Please note these prices were correct at the time of finalising the unit outline and can change.
- eBook: (From $41.49) - From Cengage
Please also see Canvas for an additional discount voucher that you may use when purchasing the text online from Cengage.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Work integrated learning is not a component of this unit.
Announcements made via lectures and/or Canvas will be deemed to have been received by all students.
In order to pass this unit, students must attempt/submit all assessment items (i.e. both exams, the literature review assignment and at least one of the Module reflections) and achieve an overall mark of at least 50%.
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