Advanced Cognitive Psychology


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on basic knowledge of general and cognitive psychology (Almen- og kognitionspsykologi)

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The course aims to support the study of personal experience in relation to design of user interfaces through personal experiences conscious expression and function. Experience is here defined narrowly as perception, memory, emotions, thinking, self and motivation.

Learning objectives


Have elaborated understanding of cognitive approaches, concepts and methods.

This knowledge should be, but not necessarily limited to:

  • knowledge of perception
  • knowledge about memory, recollections and Self
  • knowledge of motivation and emotion psychology
  • knowledge of basic themes, and classic and modern theories
  • knowledge of empirical studies of particular relevance for the field


  • Can apply this knowledge to relate constructively to theory and empirical.
  • Can apply this knowledge to explore concrete everyday phenomena.
  • Can apply this knowledge in the design of user interfaces.


  • Can relate to different ethical theory approaches cognitive psychology.
  • Can deal independently and critically to theoretical and practical approaches.
  • Can apply the acquired knowledge in practical and relevant contexts.

Type of instruction

As described in the introduction to Chapter 3.



Name of examAdvanced Cognitive Psychology
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleUdvidet kognitionspsykologi
Module codeESNPDPK1K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design