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PS211 - Perception, Planning and Action

  • Module code: PS211
  • Module name: Perception, Planning and Action
  • Department: Psychology
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aims of this module are to interest students in: the psychology of perceiving, planning and acting; neuropsychological deficits in perceiving, planning and action; attention; and the role of perception in the control and guidance of movement.

Principal learning outcomes

"After taking this module students should: have knowledge of neuropsychological deficits in perception, planning and action; understand how neuropsychological impairments can help develop theories for intact perception, planning and action; understand and evaluate classic theories behind selective attention; understand that perception and action are interdependent processes; understand how the visual and somatosensory systems are involved in the control and planning of movement; understand how complex movements can be generated by simple mechanisms. "

Timetabled teaching activities

Length of module: 12 weeks. One lecture per week; one seminar per fortnight. Attendance at lectures and seminars is compulsory.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PS211-15)
D2 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed work (part 1) 5%
  Assessed work (part 2) 16%
  2-hour examination (Summer) 79%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed Visiting/Exchange PART-YEAR ONLY 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Psychology (C800) - Year 2
  • BA in Philosophy with Psychology (VL78) - Year 2