Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: PP139
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
Cognitive psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and how we interpret the world. We will take an introductory look at some theories around Memory, Perception, Language and Thought and draw on scientific findings of Neuropsychology that inform the relationship between brain and behaviour.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• Memory and Perception
• The relationship between Thought and Language
•Cognitive Neuropsychology - what can it tell us?
• Cognitive Psychology's therapeutic contribution (CBT)
• Strengths and weaknesses of the Cognitive approach.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Understand, in simple terms what Cognitive psychology is about.
• State some key findings/insights from Cognitive Psychology.
• Explain several applications of Cognitive Psychology theory today.
• Identify some of the strengths and weaknesses of the Cognitive approach.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is very much an introduction to this major field of psychological study. It assumes no prior knowledge but an interest in psychology and scientific theory will be advantageous.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Presentation/mini-lectures, handouts, examples and class discussion. This is a 1 day course, no homework is set, but signposts to further reading will be given, if of interest.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No additional costs, please bring a notebook and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
PP101 - Ways into Psychology.
Alison is a Chartered Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society and Special Group of Coaching Psychologists. With a Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Occupational and Organisational Psychology, she has worked in the field of applied Psychology for many years both in the UK and internationally, speaking at conferences and on television. Alison is passionate about teaching all aspects of Psychology and sharing its many insights on our daily lives, she has a specific interest in the psychology of change and how we experience this at different stages of our working lives. Alison has been developing and teaching courses at City Lit for several years and loves the creative learning atmosphere of the college as well as the diversity and curiosity of the students on her courses.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.