Cognitive Functions

Course Information
TitleΓνωστικές Λειτουργίες / Cognitive Functions
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600016277

Programme of Study: Cognitive Psychology and Applications

Registered students: 13
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course1110

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Ability to grasp scientific ideas. Ability to write scientific essays. Good knowledge of English.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this module students are expected to: • Have a good knowledge of current theoretical models describing cognitive functions such the process of learning and thought, also the ability to critically evaluate the empirical evidence that lead to the development of those models. • Be able to make a thorough literature review, to analyze bibliography and use empirical evidence to write a scientific essay on cognitive functioning.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of this module is to facilitate understanding of theoretical frameworks and of empirical evidence concerning the study of human mental functioning specifically the process of learning and thought. This unit consists a review of main cognitive functions such attention, memory, thought, language and problem solving. The aim is students to grasp the interactions among those functions, their contributions to learning and their links with affective factors. The unit covers also topics like cognitive functions’ contributions to interpersonal relationships. The approach is strictly experimental and the empirical evidence presented come from experimental, neuropsychological and developmental studies on cognitive functioning.
Cognitive functions, attention, memory, language.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Power point presentations, e-learning platform, online material, e-libraries. Communication with the students is contacted via email.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment702.7
Written assigments501.9
Student Assessment
Written essay (40% of final mark). Written exam (60% of final mark).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ashcraft, M. H. (1994). Human memory and cognition. U.S.: Harper Collins College.
Additional bibliography for study
Eysenk, M. W. & Keane, M. T. (2008). Cognitive psychology. U.K: Psychology Press.
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