Class Cognitive Processes II - Memory and Language

  • Presentation


    The curricular unit "Cognitive Processes II - Memory and Language" integrates contents about two essential domains of human cognition, and it is important that students in this study cycle in Psychology develop their knowledge about the processes, bases, normal development through the lifespan and disorders in this scope, simultaneously developing the ability to think at an abstract level, and transfer and apply this knowledge. This domain is basic for subsequent study cycles in the field of Psychology, as its content will be further developed, namely, in Clinical Psychology, Educacional Psychology, and Neuropsychology.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    I . Memory

    1. Conceptual foundations;
    2. Taxonomies of memory pertaining to length, storage capacity, and functioning;
    3. Historical content and development of research about memory in Psychology;
    4. Cognitive perspective of information processing in memory; Main theoretical models;
    5. General notions about Memory deficits and dysfunction;
    6. The experimental method in the study of memory processes.

    II. Language

    1. Conceptual foundations.
    2. Theoretical perspectives about language acquisition and development.
    3. Cognitive processes associated to speech perception and reading
    4. Cognitive processes associated to language comprehension
    5. Cognitive processes associated to language production
    6. Experimental methods in the study of language.
    7. General notions about oral and written language disorders.



  • Objectives


    This CU intends to provide the students with knowledge about the processes of memory and language, and its importance in the scope of Psychology, understanging each area and the integration of the two areas. Specifically, the students must develp the following knowledge and competences:

    LO1. Recognize and identify the conceptual founding of the cognitive processes associated to memory and language;

    LO2. Identify and relate the theoretical and empirical knowledge about memory and language in the domain of human cognition;

    LO3. Recognize and identify the memory and language processes in the context of normal functioning and dysfunction;

    LO4. Identify the relations between memory and language;

    LO5. Apply research methodologies that are used in the study of memory and language.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    The theoretical contents are transmitted through expositive and participative methodologies, complemented by the practical methodologies of the laboratory classes (execution of experimental tasks, writing of experimental reports, analyzing, and discussing scientific papers).

  • References


    • Harley, T. A. (2014). The psychology of language: From data to theory (4ª ed.). New York: PsychologyPress.
    • Eysenck, M. W., Keane, M. T. (2020). Cognitive Psychology: A Student’s Book (8th ed.). New York: Psychology Press.
    • Lieberman, D. A. (2011). Human Learning & Memory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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