This module addresses a variety of advanced issues in human behaviour and cognition. It will allow students to build on prior learning in biological and cognitive psychology by applying cognitive research to explain everyday skilled behaviour. The course will address issues of biological, psychological and environmental influences on cognitive processing. It will also include an exploration of a range of specific cognitive disorders and impaired cognitive functioning.
The bi-directional relationship between cognition and emotion will be examined. This important topic has informed developments in psychological therapy and is a core issue in contemporary cognitive psychology. The use of cognitive research in explaining everyday skills and behaviours will allow students to look at issues such as cognition and reading, sleeping, driving, or sport.