Assignment Brief :-
As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit an Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology assignment and presentation. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.
PSY4003 Introduction To Biological And Cognitive Psychology Assignment – UK
Learning Outcomes :-
After completing the module you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic structure and function of the nervous system.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts in cognitive psychology.
3. Recognise distinctive approaches and methods employed by biological and cognitive psychologists.
4. Communicate ideas effectively.
Your assignment should include: a title page containing your student number the module name the submission deadline and the exact word count of your submitted document the appendices if relevant and a reference list (see referencing section for more information. You should address all the elements of the assignment task listed below. Please note that tutors will use the assessment criteria set out below in assessing your work.
You must not include your name in your submission because Arden University operates anonymous marking which means that markers should not be aware of the identity of the student. How ever please do not forget to include your STU number.
Maximum word count: 2000 words (Part 1) and 15 minute presentation (Part 2)
Please note the following:
Students are required to indicate the exact word count on the title page of the assessment.
The word count includes everything in the main body of the assessment including in text citations and references). The word count excludes numerical data in tables figures diagrams foot notes reference list and appendices. ALL other printed words ARE included in the word count.
Please note that exceeding the word count by over 10% will result in a 10-percentage
Assignment Task :-
Part 1: Essay on Biological Psychology
It has been suggested that the brain keeps changing throughout life. This is often referred to as brain plasticity. Explain the nature of neurodevelopment and factors that can affect brain development before birth. In your answer you should make reference to research on stem cells, grey and white matter arborisation and dendrites and other relevant topics. You need to state how these topics explain the nature of neuro development.
Part 2: Narrated PowerPoint Presentation on Cognitive Psychology
Explain what operant conditioning is. Your presentation should highlight strengths and weaknesses of operant conditioning as a model of human learning. Your presentation should also refer to alternative (cognitive) models of human learning.
The duration of the presentation should be 15 minutes.
Guidance on how to submit is avalible on the ilearn page