PSYP120 Neuropsychology I: Basics of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (5 cr)

Study level:
Basic studies
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Psychology
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

Description

Content

The focus will be on the cognitive and nervous system mechanisms of perception, alertness, learning and memory. Students will be presented the basics of the development, structure and formation of the nervous system and the electric and chemical processes connected to it. Furthermore, the students are presented how the nervous system controls the sensor motor system, sleep, nutrition, sexuality and emotions, and how it affects on learning and memory.

Completion methods

Book examination, no contact hours in English. The lectures are held in Finnish.

Learning outcomes

Students will know the basics of cognitive psychology and neuropsychology history and research area, and attain the basics of concepts and methodology of the area.

Study materials

KALAT, J.W. (2016) Biological psychology. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning. Twelfth edition (e-kirja) (606 s.)

Completion methods

These completion methods are for University of Jyväskylä degree students. Other options:

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Opintojakso arvioidaan tenttiin perustuen asteikolla 0 (hylätty) – 5 (erinomainen).
Time of teaching:
Period 2, Period 3, Period 4, Period 5
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Parts of the completion methods
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Teaching (5 cr)

Type:
Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
0-5
Evaluation criteria:
Opintojakso arvioidaan tenttiin perustuen asteikolla 0 (hylätty) – 5 (erinomainen).
Language:
Finnish
Study methods:

Verkkoluennot ja kirjallisuus, tentti. Mahdollisesti myös itsenäinen kirjallisuuteen perehtyminen ja/tai ryhmätyöt.

Teaching