Information for module PSYC3207
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|Module code:||PSYC3207(Add to my personalised list)|
|Title:||Human Learning and Memory|
|Division:||Division of Psychology and Language Sciences|
|Module organiser:||Prof David Shanks|
|Organiser's location:||Division of Psychology and Language Sciences|
|Available for students in Year(s):||3,|
|Module prerequisites:||Normally PSYC1201 Memory and Decision. “Non-Psychology students (including non-Psychology affiliates) must visit the link below to establish whether they can take this module. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/students/current/subsidiary/subsidiary_psychology Students should have an appropriate background in the subject area and must complete the ‘Module Request Form’, failure to do so will result in rejection on Portico.”|
|Module outline:||The module covers major current topics in the study of human learning and memory, including: short-term memory and brain plasticity; encoding processes; consolidation; implicit learning; reliability of long-term memory; memory and the self; metamemory, forgetting and retrieval; aging and dementia; transfer-appropriate processing; memory systems and the neuroscience of memory.|
|Module aims:||This module aims to provide an extensive overview of our current understanding of learning and memory from behavioural, cognitive, and neural perspectives, with particular emphases on theoretical ideas about the ways in which distinct memory processes can be isolated and identified, and on the practical applications of research.|
|Module objectives:||Students are introduced to the idea of a processing stream from initial encoding and storage in short-term memory to subsequent consolidation in long-term memory and retrieval. The elements of this stream are not independent but are linked via interactions among component processes occurring at different points in the stream (transfer-appropriate processing). A key objective of the course is to equip students with the ability to evaluate evidence regarding the existence of distinct memory processes in this stream. Broad understanding of aspects of the neural basis and neuropsychology of memory are relevant to this objective, hence the characteristics of amnesia are discussed in depth. Students also learn about the multiple ways in which influences of memory can manifest themselves in behaviour. Applied topics such as aging, memory distortions, cognitive enhancement, and eyewitness memory are included in the module.|
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|Module assessment:||PeerWise 5.00%.|
Unseen two-hour written examination 50.00%.
Written essay (2,500 words) 45.00%.
|Taking this module as an option?:||Not without pre-requisites and approval, see above|
|Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)||https://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/search.php?search=psyc3207|
|Last updated:||2014-10-07 07:34:57 by|