New: Why Cant I Remember ? The Science Of Memory

This course provides an introduction into the
fascinating subject of memory. We will be looking at
the different types of memories we have including
long and short term, the reconstructive nature of
memory, research into how accurate our memories
are as well as how we can try to improve our memory.

Who is this course for

No previous knowledge of psychology is required for this course, it is designed for beginners who are interested in the topic and would like to know more.

What does this course cover

Topics covered include
- long term and short term memory - why can you remember details from your childhood but can't remember what you went into the shop for?
- Why can you recognise someone but not remember their name?
- the reconstructive nature of memory - how accurate is your memory?
- How can we improve our memory?

What will it be like

A number of different methods will be used including didactic teaching, small and large group discussion. A number of case studies will be used (both written and video clips) to illuminate the academic psychology.
You will self assess your progress as well as being assessed by your tutor through analysis of your discussion

What else do you need to buy or do

You will need to bring pen and paper and an enquiring mind!
A reading list will be provided for those that would like to continue their study outside of the classroom.

What this course could lead to

You may choose to study other courses at the Mary Ward Centre.

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference.   We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’