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Words and Reading

University of Warwick

Department of Psychology 2019/20

Module Code:

PS361

Module Name:

Words and Reading

Module Credits (CATS):

15 CATS

Module Convener

James Adelman

Module Teachers

Module Aims

To provide students with a critical understanding of evidence and theory in the field of visual word recognition and related areas.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • critically evaluate evidence in visual word recognition
  • describe and evaluate models of visual word recognition.
  • elucidate the purpose, strengths and weaknesses of different paradigms of visual word recognition research.
  • formulate and evaluate experimental designs involving verbal stimuli for visual word recognition research.
  • formulate, evaluate and implement data analysis strategies for data from visual word recognition research.

Assessed by:

2 pieces of assessed work

1 hr exam

Module Work Load

Module Length

10 weeks

Lectures

One two hour lecture per week

Seminars

One two hour practical each week for seven weeks

Attendance

Attendance is compulsory

Module Assessment

Assessed work 1: Data Report

33%

Assessed work 2: Modeling report

34%

Exam

33%

Module Reading List

Adelman, J. S. (Ed.) (2012). Visual word recognition, volume 1: Models and methods, orthography and phonology. Hove, England: Psychology Press.

Adelman, J. S. (Ed.) (2012). Visual word recognition, volume 2: Meaning and context, individuals and development. Hove, England: Psychology Press.