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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: PSY3055 Module Title: THOUGHT AND LANGUAGE
Module Provider: Psychology Short Name: PSY3055
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: CLIFFORD AM Dr (Psychology)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Available to final Year PSY/APS students. Runs in semester 2.

Assessment Pattern
1) one 3000-word coursework essay [50%]

2) 1-hour exam [50%]
Module Overview
All Level 2 Psychology/APS modules
Module Aims
The aim of the course is to provide students with an advanced understanding of topics connected with language, thinking and learning. The course will draw on relevant experimental studies and familiarise students with a range of research approaches. A key objective of this module is to develop students' ability to evaluate psychological research. Students will be encouraged to think about the interplay between theoretical and philosophical standpoints and interpret empirical evidence.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this module will have an understanding of the research and debates in the core topic areas; be able to critically evaluate key studies and discuss their contribution to relevant fields of research; and be aware of important theoretical models, philosophical issues and methodological considerations within this area of cognitive psychology.
Module Content
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Lectures with classroom based exercises and discussions.
Selected Texts/Journals
Readings that are specific to each topic will be given during lectures. 
Relevant chapters can also be found in the following textbooks:
Ellis, A.W. & Young, A.W. (1996). Human Cognitive Neuropsychology: a textbook with readings. Hove: Psychology Press.

Eysenck, M.W. & Keane, M.T. (2010) Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook. (6th Ed). Hove: Psychology Press.

Matlin, M.W. (2002) Cognition. (5th Ed).
Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt College .

Parkin, A.J. (2000). Essential Cognitive Psychology. Hove: Psychology Press. 

Smyth, M.M., Collins, A.F., Morris, P.E. & Levy, P. (1994). Cognition in action. (2nd Ed). Hove: Lawrence Earlbaum.

Solso, R.L. (2005) Cognitive Psychology. (7th Ed). Boston, MA : Allyn and Bacon.

Sternberg, R.J. (2006). Cognitive Psychology. (4th Ed). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth .

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