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Videregåande tema i kognitiv psykologi

Studienivå (studiesyklus)

Master

Undervisningssemester

Spring

Undervisningsstad

Bergen

Mål og innhald

This course highlights factors that may affect core human cognitive activities, from perception and categorization through reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making to intuition and metacognition. It focuses on culture, language, and the relation between conscious and non-conscious processes as potential factors for shaping cognition, and it takes an interdisciplinary approach to a set of important fields, ranging from our understanding of fundamental domains (such as space, time, or causality) to how we perceive, and behave in, more complex situations (such as climate change). The course will also include a discussion of the extent to which these insights are relevant for our daily lives and for potential applications.

Læringsutbyte

Knowledge

After completing the course the student is be able to:

  • understand and apply topical research paradigms in the scientific field covered by the course, including:
    • cognitive representations and processing
  • influences of culture and language on human cognition
  • relation between conscious and non-conscious processes

Skills

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • reflect on and discuss research problems in the scientific field covered by the course
  • develop and assess research designs and methods in line with the scientific field
  • present research issues related to the different sub-topics of the course to an academic audience

General competence

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • critically reflect on scientific literature on the different sub-topics of the course
  • participate in research in the scientific field
  • communicate research findings.

Krav til studierett

Open to students in the Master's Programme in Psychology at the University of Bergen. Also open to exchange students at the master's level as well as to students with a B.A. in psychology and related fields such as cognitive science.

Undervisningsformer og omfang av organisert undervisning

The course comprises a mixture of different teaching forms, including:

  • general lectures on topics in the research field (7x2 hours)
  • a mix of lectures and seminar-work focused on possible topics for master theses (2x2 hours)
  • an interactive seminar with supervision in which students develop and work on their own research question (2x2 hours)

Vurderingsformer

  • Assignment of a written paper (max 10 pages/4000 wors) in APA style over a period of 10 days
  • An oral presentation at the end of the course (individually og in groups, depending on the number of students)
  • Attending the oral presentation at the end of the course


If students have legitimate abscence at one or more parts of the assessment, the lacking part(s) of the assessment can be completed the following examination semester.

Karakterskala

Pass/Fail

Litteraturliste

Recommended literature, see Mitt UiB.

Emneevaluering

Students will evaluate the teaching in accordance with the quality assurance system of UiB.

Institutt

Department of Psychosocial Science.

Kontakt

Kontaktinformasjon

Information Centre: tel. (+47) 55 58 27 10

E-mail: studieveileder.psyfa@uib.no

Eksamensinformasjon

  • Vurderingsordning: Heimeoppgåve og munnleg presentasjon