PSYC416-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Cognitive Psychology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019


The objectives of this course are to extend the knowledge of cognitive psychology and its content, theory and methods by discussing recent developments, by close study of classic work, and by considering the application of cognitive psychology to topical community issues.


PSYC416 aims to provide advanced knowledge in a variety of selected areas in Cognitive Psychology. The emphasis is on recent work and includes contributions from cognitive neuroscience.

Above average achievement in PSYC208 Cognition or an equivalent course is strongly recommended as preparation for the course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Student who have successfully passed this course should be able to:
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the major contemporary concepts, theoretical perspectives, and  empirical findings in Cognitive Psychology.
  • Undertake critical analysis of advanced content in Cognitive Psychology.
  • Critically appraise the design, data analysis, and the validity of conclusions drawn from empirical  investigations in Cognitive Psychology.
  • Display enhanced writing skills and be able to apply these skills in the production of essays and/or research proposals.
  • Construct PowerPoint displays and use them in the presentation of informative, critical, and engaging oral presentations.
  • Apply critical and creative thinking, sceptical inquiry, and rigorous scientific approaches to issues relating to mental processes.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.



Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Ewald Neumann

Textbooks / Resources

There is no set text as we prefer instead to work from recent original research and review papers.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,002.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

All PSYC416 Occurrences

  • PSYC416-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019