• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site
Master 2018/2019

Theory and Methodology of Modern Psychology

Area of studies: Psychology
Delivered by: School of Psychology
When: 1 year, 1, 2 module
Mode of studies: offline
Master’s programme: Cognitive Sciences and Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition
Language: English
ECTS credits: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Psychology is becoming more of an interdisciplinary topic every year, and this master’s program is embracing that change. This course is intended to provide a knowledge of theoretical topics in psychology. Topics will include a history of the various approaches to psychology, an overview of current topics and an introduction to the study of psychology as a science.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role of the scientific method in psychology and neuroscience
  • Understand the basics of cognitive psychology research
  • Understand the methodological principles of the research
  • Analyse published psychology papers
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the historical approaches to cognitive psychology
  • Know the methodology of psychology
  • Understand basic principles of psychology as a scientific discipline
  • Know the basic methods of psychology
  • Know the basic principles of memory research in psychology
  • Know the basic principles of research in developmental psychology
  • Know the basic principles of perception research in psychology
  • Know the basic principles of applied research in psychology
  • Know the basic principles of cognition research in psychology
  • Know the basic principles of spatial cognition research in psychology
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Historical approaches to psychology
  • Psychology as a science
  • Review of psychology methods
  • Overview of memory
  • Overview of developmental psychology
  • Overview of perception
  • Overview of applied psychology
  • Overview of cognition
  • Overview of spatial cognition
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homework assignments
  • non-blocking Final exam (written)
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.4 * Final exam (written) + 0.6 * Homework assignments
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Barrouillet, P., Corbin, L., Dagry, I., & Camos, V. (2015). An empirical test of the independence between declarative and procedural working memory in Oberauer’s (2009) theory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22(4), 1035–1040. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-014-0787-y
  • Desseilles, M., & Phillips, C. (2017). How cognition affects perception: Brain activity modelling to unravel top-down dynamics. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X15002757
  • Rowan Bayne, & Gordon Jinks. (2013). Applied Psychology : Research, Training and Practice (Vol. Second Edition). London: SAGE Publications Ltd. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1366879
  • Senzaki, S., Masuda, T., & Ishii, K. (2014). When is perception top-down and when is it not? Culture, narrative, and attention. Cognitive Science, 38(7), 1493–1506. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12118
  • Solso, R. L., MacLin, O. H., & MacLin, M. K. (2014). Cognitive Psychology: Pearson New International Edition (Vol. Eighth edition, Pearson new international edition). Harlow, [England]: Pearson. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1418920
  • Witt, J. K. (2017). Action potential influences spatial perception: Evidence for genuine top-down effects on perception. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 24(4), 999–1021. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-016-1184-5

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Dehaene, S., Sergent, C., & Changeux, J.-P. (2003). A neuronal network model linking subjective reports and objective physiological data during conscious perception. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.9E60F42A