Cognitive Psychology

  • Duration: Full semester
  • Spring semester , Exchange student
  • ECTS 10 ECTS
  • Application period Application deadline: 15 October

Cognitive Psychology (PSY2302) is a 10 ECTS course in the spring semester on Bachelor level. A 4-hour digital school exam finalizes the course. The course is only open to exchange students from our partner institutions. 

To view possible course combinations, view "About the course". The course has prerequisites.

About the course

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 behaviours, 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 behaviours.



Possible course combinations

It is not possible to combine the course with other courses.


Course schedule

The course schedule will be published after:

  • 01 December for the following spring semester


Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, practical exercises and assessments, problem-solving, collaborative learning, case-based learning, supervision.


Coursework requirements

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%)


Course material

To view the course material for PSY2302 Cognitive Psychology, please search here. Do notice that the overview might not be available until a few weeks before the official semester start.

Practical information


On-campus housing is eligible for students applying for a full semester/academic year.

General information on accommodation at Campus Lillehammer

What does it cost?

Free for exchange students

Study start information

An Orientation Week is arranged in the first week of the spring semester. Most lectures are expected to begin the same week.

Would you like to apply?

The course is available only for students coming from our partner institutions. Contact the International Coordinator at your home institution to find out if you are eligible for exchange studies at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University). Please notice that applications can be submitted for one campus only.

Application procedure and documents