Cognitive Psychology provides student readers with essential help with all aspects of their first course in cognitive psychology, including advice on revising for exams, preparing and writing course assessment materials, and enhancing and progressing their knowledge and skills in line with course requirements in cognitive psychology.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment

Learning outcomes and assessment

Learning Outcomes

At the end of your cognitive psychology module you should be able to:

  • understand and describe the major theories and areas of research in cognitive psychology;
  • think critically about the key studies/theories;
  • understand and be able to evaluate the methods used to research cognitive psychology;
  • relate the theories and thinking of cognitive psychologists to contemporary cognitive science;
  • understand the basic history and development of cognitive psychology; and
  • understand the relationship between cognitive psychology and other psychological approaches.


You will be assessed in a number of ways, including essay writing, projects and discussion work. Put simply, there are two basic skills that you need to be a good psychologist, and it is these that your examiners will look for when assessing you:

  • Your knowledge and understanding ...
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