About this course

This course will provide an introduction to Cognitive Psychology, a key area within Psychology which examines how the brain works. This course will introduce mental processes you may not have thought about: how do we focus on one thing rather than another? Why do we remember some things and forget others? And how do we make decisions?

You will explore how these processes develop in infancy and how they depend on the neural structure of the brain. You will learn about the methods involved in studying Psychology and how to think critically about empirical research. This course offers a solid foundation for future study in Psychology and provides an opportunity to hear about cutting-edge research taking place here at the University of Oxford.

Learning outcomes

After studying this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the key issues and topics within Cognitive Psychology, including current areas of research.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the psychological and biological methods behind Cognitive Psychology.
  • Critically evaluate empirical findings from psychological research.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course would suit from a range of disciplines who are interested in the scientific study of mental processes. Prior formal academic experience in psychology is not required.

Dates and availability

17th July 2023 to 4th August 2023.

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