Cognitive Psychology: From the lab to the real world

Course Information
TitleΓνωστική Ψυχολογία: Από το Εργαστήριο στον Πραγματικό Κόσμο / Cognitive Psychology: From the lab to the real world
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600016282

Programme of Study: Cognitive Psychology and Applications

Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization1110

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Cognitive Psychology: From Laboratory to Real-world (10 ECTS) Taught by: E. Masoura, D. Xanthopoulou and invited speakers The Applications of Cognitive Psychology section focuses on theories of cognitive psychology and their application in everyday life.
Learning Outcomes
The main aim of the module is to enhance understanding of the possible applications of cognitive psychology in everyday problems and situations. Secondary goals: • Understanding of the theories and the methods of cognitive psychology as it applies to a wide range of scientific fields. • Critical analysis of empirical data that led cognitive psychology to become a discipline with a wide range of applications.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course focuses on theories of cognitive psychology and their application to everyday life such as work, leisure, interpersonal relations, new technologies, etc. Emphasis is placed on empirical data exploited outside the lab in real life and the transfer of research knowledge into practice is explored. The aim of the module is to provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge about the role of cognitive functions in everyday life.
Cognitive Psychology, Applications, Work, Leisure time, Interpersonal Relations, New Technologies
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
powerpoint elearning
Course Organization
Reading Assigment632.4
Written assigments793.0
Student Assessment
20% of the final mark corresponds to students' class participation 80% of the final mark corresponds to a research proposal regarding the application of theories and principles of cognitive psychology in examining an everyday life phenomenon.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Hermann, D.J., Yoker, C.Y., Gruneberg, M., & Payne, D.G. (2010). Εφαρμοσμένη γνωστική ψυχολογία. Επιμέλεια: Σταυρούλα Σαμαρτζή, Αργυρώ Βατάκη. Αθήνα: Eκδόσεις Πεδίο.
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