Professional Certificate in Cognitive Psychology

Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course introduction

This course provides a broad overview of subjects related to the information-processing systems of the mind, such as emotions, consciousness, memory, attention, perception, conceptual knowledge, and the functions of the various areas of the brain.

Course Benefits

1. Have a basic understanding of the different major theoretical approaches of cognitive psychology 1.1 Differentiate basic concepts/ principles underpinning the different theories and concepts in cognitive psychology1.2 Integrate and Apply these approaches flexibly
2. Explain the mental processes of long term memory, conceptual knowledge and emotions. 2.1 State the process of attention, and memory processes.2.2 Understand the impact of memory and conceptual knowledge on individuals with mental health disorders.
3. Learn how research has supported current findings of cognitive psychology. 3.1 Utilize empirically based findings to support existing concepts on cognitive psychology.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Perception
  • Attention
  • Short-term and Working Memory
  • Long-term Memory
  • LTM: Encoding, Retrieval and Consolidation
  • Everyday Memory and Memory Errors
  • Conceptual Knowledge
  • Visual Imagery
  • Language
  • Problem Solving & Creativity
  • Judgment, Decisions, and Reasoning

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Trainer Profile

Our Lecturers

All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers. A brief profile of some of our lecturers is given below.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.