Theoretical approaches and explanations of cognitive processes
Measurement and research methods within cognitive psychology
Assessment of specific cognitive functions
How individual differences, experience, and/or disorders affect cognitive processes
Explain terminology and theoretical approaches within cognitive psychology
Discuss theories and empirical research findings analytically and critically
Develop an understanding and use of measurement tools for cognitive processes
Plan, implement, analyze, and report research findings in cognitive research
Know the concepts of Cognitive Psychology
Understand the interplay and interaction between biological, psychological, and social factors on cognitive processes
Be able to communicate in the factors, both physiological and social, that influence cognitive process
Be able to measure and report on specific cognitive functions
Be able to produce research projects within Cognitive Psychology
Application deadline: 15 October
PSY1005 Introduction to general psychology and the history of psychology, PSY 1007 Social Psychology, PSY2201 Developmental Psychology, PSY2203 Psychological Research Methods II, PSY2204 Personality Psychology
Teaching and working methods
Lectures, seminars, practical exercises and assessments, problem solving, collaborative learning, case-based learning, supervision
Assessment, examination and grading
Mandatory participation in seminars/experimental research in Cognitive Psychology and a group based presentation (in English) based on the experimental research conducted. Students will critically analyze current research findings and integrate new theoretical aspects into their learning. Students are required to carry out and submit a group research project based on empirical data collection, including ethical considerations. Students will submit an English journal format paper detailing the research project, procedure, and results.
Form of assessment
Comprehensive multiple choice exam (30%)
Home written examination on key topics (70%)
Programme structure and content
The course in Cognitive Psychology offers a general introduction and key topics in cognitive processes that are involved and affected by, among others, perception, attention, memories, and language, and how these processes are distributed in the brain.
Major topics include attention, automatic and controlled processes effects on behaviors, memory processes and systems, decision-making, problem solving, language, and cognitive disorders. The course also involved key topics that cover cognitive processes in procrastination, pain perceptions, and cognitive strategies in self and emotion regulation. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of classical issues and current trends in cognitive psychology, and how these processes influence daily behaviors.
NB: PART OF THE LECTURES MAY BE TAUGHT IN NORWEGIAN.