PSYC426 - Advanced Topics in Cognition
As part of advanced training in the discipline of psychology, this unit provides you with the opportunity to be exposed to specialised training in cutting edge research in the area of cognitive psychology. Topics may be drawn from one or more distinct aspects of cognitive psychology including (but not limited to) attention, memory, perception, executive function, imagery, social cognition, judgement and decision making, problem solving, language, intelligence, human factors, and the history and philosophy of cognitive science. The material will be of an advanced nature, offering engagement with cutting edge research and innovation and in-depth examination of contemporary perspectives on and interpretation of recent trends in the field of cognitive psychology, as well as an awareness of its historical and philosophical underpinnings. The choice of specific topics will be driven by the expertise of the lecturers assigned to teach the unit. The aims of this unit are to develop advanced skills in (a) critical analysis of theories and models presented to explain cognitive findings, (b) the use of research evidence to develop, modify or reject said theories and models and (c) the development of research designs that may address an open research question in the area under investigation.