PSY2012 - Cognitive Psychology 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Approved report
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 100/100 A

Course content

Cognitive psychology is the study of how the human mind works. In addition to topics like perception, attention, language, memory and reasoning it is possible to take a cognitive approach to a wide variety of topics in psychology. Students will learn both about the core topics of cognitive psychology as well as more generally how to apply a cognitive approach to behavior. Further, they will learn how to critically read research literature as well as how to write a scientific report.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student has developed knowledge about cognitive psychology with emphasis on core topics like perception, language and memory. The student has developed knowledge about the research process in a research project on cognitive psychology.

Skills: The student can describe cognitive processes and human thinking as well as how cognitive functioning affects human behavior. Based on an understanding of how human memory works, the student is capable of developing more efficient learning strategies. The student can critically read research literature as well as write a research report.

General competence: The student has developed the ability to critically reflect on cognitive processes through understanding of how the human mind works.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures 2 hours per week.

Required previous knowledge

PSY1122, PSY1502, PSY1012 or equalient.

Course materials

To be announced when semester starts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSYPRO4312 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
PSYPRO4010 7.5 AUTUMN 2017
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: Approved report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 100/100 A





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Spring ORD Approved report 100/100 A INSPERA
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