PSY1502 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course is a basic course in cognitive psychology (theory and method). Cognitive Psychology is used throughout the entire range of human knowledge, perception, activity, speech processing, problem solving and thinking about learning and memory. The course will give students knowledge of the most important concepts, themes, problems and empirical research in modern cognitive theory as it concerns how we receive, interpret, edit, use and save information. The course will deal with the study of both general traits and individual differences.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student has a broad knowledge of human cognition, through: sensing and perception; attention; memory; language and thinking; and learning and problem solving. The student is familiar with the core concepts, themes, issues and empirical findings in the field of modern cognitive psychology, specifically when it applies to how we receive, interpret, process, use and retain information.

Skills: The student can summarise both theories and research findings from the field of cognitive psychology, by analysing and discussing scholarly issues within the subject area. ·The student can express themselves in writing, in a manner that is appropriate when communicating about the relevant subject area.

General competence: The student has developed a scholarly attitude and is capable of independent reflection and of applying logic generally. ·The student has developed the ability to think critically, with respect for the scientific data and ethical values within the field of study.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures 2 hours per week.

Limited admission to classes.

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

To be announced when semester starts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSYK4122 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
PSY1122 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
PSY1012 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
PSYPRO4112 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
PSY1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
PSY1009 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2024-12-01

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences and Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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