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Weekly time:1h30
Aims and Objectives:

ü  To explore the basic notions and concepts required to better understand human cognition.

ü  To understand the development and functioning of individuals in terms of some cognitive processes and how they affect human behaviour and day-to-day activities.

ü  To develop an understanding of how human cognition affects and shape human’s everyday routines, decisions, interactions, … etc.

Learning Outcomes:

ü  Students gain familiarity with basic notions and concepts associated with human cognition.

ü  Students can develop knowledge of how different cognitive processes affect vital aspects such as learning, speaking, decision making, … etc.

ü  Studentsgain background knowledge that helps them better understand language learning and teaching.


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Groome, D. (1999). An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: Processes and Disorders. Psychology Press.

Levitin, D. J. (2002). Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core Readings. MIT press.

Baker, K., Esgate, A., Groome, D., Heathcote, D., Kemp, R., Maguire, M., & Reed, C. (2004). An Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology. Psychology Press.

Quinlan, P., Quinlan, P. T., & Dyson, B. (2008). Cognitive Psychology. Pearson Education.

Sternberg, R. J., & Sternberg, K. (2016). Cognitive Psychology. Nelson Education.

Goldstein, E. B. (2014). Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research and Everyday Experience. Nelson Education.

Course Content
First Semester
1.      Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

2.      Perception

3.      Attention

4.      Memory

5.      Language

6.      Speech production

End of Semester I

First Examination

Second Semester
7.      Learning

8.      Acquisition

9.      Knowledge types and representations

10.  Problem Solving

11.  Reasoning

12.  Decision making

End of Semester II

Second Examination

Assessment and Evaluation
Examination: 100%