Professional Certificate in Cognitive Psychology

Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course introduction

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the psychological study of factors that influence human thought. Research methodology and theory are emphasized throughout the discussion of topics including attention, pattern recognition, memory, language, reasoning, and problem solving. Students are expected to perform an experiment and write a research paper on selected topics. Writing assignments reflecting critical thinking are required. 

Course Benefits

Student Learning Outcome

At the end of this course students will have:

  • The historical foundations of cognitive approaches
  • General theoretical models of pattern perception and feature analysis
  • The dynamics of attention, divided attention, automaticity, and vigilance
  • The nature and interaction of short-term and long-term memory
  • General models of semantic memory, schemas, and scripts
  • Factors affecting the accuracy of human judgment and decision making
  • General models of problem solving and human limitations therein

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • Visual Perception
  • Attention and Consciousness
  • Memory: Models and Research Methods
  • Memory Processes
  • Mental Images and Propositions
  • The Organization of Knowledge in the Mind
  • Language
  • Language in Context
  • Decision Making and Reasoning
  • Human Intelligence

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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 prosess 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.