Cognitive Psychology and Its Applications

2019-2020

Course Objective

The course aims at providing an overview of cognitive psychology and its
applications. Students will:
-understand the role of human cognitive capabilities and limitations in
the design of products, work places, and large systems. (Knowledge and
understanding)
-get acquainted with main areas of human factors and with main theories
and findings on human performance. (Knowledge and understanding)
-understand where in the process to apply knowledge and what methods can
be used to analyze human performance. (Apply knowledge and
understanding)
-learn how to approach and solve an applied problem in man-machine
systems. (Make judgements) (Lifelong learning skills)

Course Content

The course covers a number of central principles from the area of
cognitive psychology and how these principles can be applied in the
design of modern man-machine systems including human-computer systems. A
variety of topics will be discussed such as mental workload,
decision-making, driving behaviour, route finding, medical
decision-making and display design.

Teaching Methods

Lectures (~18 hours) and practical assignments (~6 hours)

Method of Assessment

Practical research assignment and presentation (30%), Open-end exam
(70%). Practical eye tracking assignment (Pass/Fail) These
evaluations are independent from each other and cannot be used to
compensate for one another. An improved version of the research
assignment can be used for re-examination. A resit is needed for the
open-end exam. These components can be re-examined separately.

Literature

An introduction to Human Factors Engineering (2013) by Wickens et al.

Target Audience

The course Cognitive Psychology and its Applications is for students
from AI, Psychology or any other interdisciplinary field.

Additional Information

The course Cognitive Psychology and its Applications is a core course in
the RM Artificial Intelligence. Two core qualifications of a graduate
are: -"Has
basic knowledge of physiological, psychological, or social aspects of
human functioning that can be exploited in Socially Aware Artificially
Intelligent systems." -"Has in-depth knowledge, insight and skills in at
least one area of the human-oriented disciplines, e.g. Clinical and
Cognitive Psychology, Social Sciences, Movement Sciences, Criminology,
or Medicine." The course Cognitive Psychology and its Applications
contributes to these two qualifications.

General Information

Course Code XM_40010
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. A.V. Belopolskiy
Examiner dr. A.V. Belopolskiy
Teaching Staff dr. A.V. Belopolskiy

Practical Information

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Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture
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