Course Description

Course Name

Applied Cognitive Science

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

30 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Students must have passed PSY2010S and PSY2006F.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course deals with various applications of cognitive science to practical and theoretical problems in psychology. Lectures and research projects offered in the course are aimed at developing students? appreciation
and understanding of the research methodologies and real world applications of cognitive science. Topics covered include connectionist architectures (neural networks), influences of biological cycles, drugs, and hormones on cognitive performance, the cognitive psychology of decision making, memory in the forensic arena, face recognition and reconstruction, clinical cognition, and evolutionary cognitive psychology among others.

DP requirements: Completion of all coursework, as well as completion of 90 minutes in the Student Research Participation Programme (SRPP) or equivalent and attendance of at least 5 tutorials.

Assessment: Courseworks: counts a total of 50%. This coursework is broken down into weekly tests (25%), and a group field project (25%).

Examination: the two-hour examination in June counts 50% towards the final mark.

*Course content subject to change