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The Science Of How People Think

Our mind is constantly engaged in mental processes and acts as an information processor. This course will introduce you to the concepts and theories related to the scientific exploration of the human mind and behaviour. Psychology will be explained as an experimental science that studies the way we perceive, process and respond to information from the outside world. The course will introduce you to major topics, such as perception, attention, memory, and language, and to the methods scientists use to study them. You will learn and discuss how to study human behaviour and the brain in relation to perception, thinking and learning

Who is this course for

No previous knowledge is required. All major concepts and techniques discussed will be introduced in the course.

What does this course cover

The course will cover basic concepts in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, such as attention, sensation, perception, language, learning and memory, as well as main experimental methods, including neuroimaging techniques. The students will be able to discuss issues in the area and demonstrate reflection, reasoning, and critical thinking.

What will it be like

Visual tools, such as presentations and videos, will be used when delivering new information. Students will be regularly encouraged to participate in discussions.
There will be no formal assessment in this course but methods of self-assessment will be suggested to students at the end.

What else do you need to buy or do

There will be no need to purchase materials for the course but the students will be referred to appropriate resources (e.g. books) if they wish to explore a topic deeper. Information from the sessions will be available online in Moodle, an online learning platform. No extra study is expected

What this course could lead to

You may want to consider enrolling on other courses in our Psychology programme - please see the centre's website for details of these.

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