Cognitive Psychology


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained knowledge about theoretical and historical perspectives within cognitive psychology
  • Have gained knowledge about theories and methods in cognitive psychology and neuroscience (e.g. experimental psychology, and specific advanced methods like EEG, MRI, fMRI, and PET)
  • Have gained knowledge about the central topics within cognitive psychology (e.g. memory, attention, learning, and problem-solving)
  • Have gained knowledge about current research topics in both cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience


  • Be able to evaluate and choose between relevant theories in central topics of cognitive psychology
  • Be able to explain the strengths and weaknesses of central topics in cognitive psychology
  • Be able to evaluate empirical evidence in relation to cognitive psychology
  • Be able to disseminate research-based knowledge in cognitive psychology
  • Be able to relate the acquired knowledge to skills related to practical solutions within the field of cognitive psychology


  • Be able to relate theories on cognitive psychology in an applied setting
  • Be able to apply both theory and empiric results in critical discussion within cognitive psychology (e.g. memory and attention)

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed in §17; Structure and Contents of the Programme.



Name of examCognitive Psychology
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKognitiv psykologi
Module codeESNMICTM2K1
Module typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


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