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PSY504 - Assignment No. 1 Solution & Discussion Spring 2016 Due Date May 18, 2016

PSY504 - Cognitive Psychology Assignment No. 1 Solution Spring 2016 Due Date May 18, 2016


Cognitive  Psychology (PSY504)

Assignment No. 01

Due Date: May 18, 2016        

Marks: 20

Assignment Objectives



Upon completion of assignment, the student will be able to:

?  Understand the concept of automaticity

?  Apply the principle of automaticity in real life example


?  Evaluate their understanding for the concept by giving examples from real life

Question no. 1

Recollect your memories of childhood when you are about 4 or 5 years old and for the very first time you sit on your bicycle. At that moment holding the bicycle was a difficult task for you to perform. A lot of attention, balancing and effort was required to ride a bicycle. Now come to the present, after practice of days and years. You don’t need to think before starting a  bicycle  ride.  Some  skills  become  so well-practiced  and  routine  that  they  require  very minimal mental capacity. After recollecting your memories of childhood, you are required to answer the question given below:



?  Name the skills which are addressed in above example? (3)

?  Enlist at least any six activities from your daily life. (3)

?  What do you think when skills become automatic. Give any three?   (3)

?  Can you teach such task effectively to others? Justify in both cases with one real life

example. (3)

?  Quote the findings of any one Cognitive Psychologist who worked on the phenomena of

automaticity.( 4)

 Question no. 2

Differentiate between incidental and intentional learning with the help of two examples for each.

Marking Scheme:

2  marks for each example





Instructions to Follow:

?  No marks will be awarded for example or justification copied from handouts.

?  Mark will be awarded    ZERO  for answer copied from internet source.

?  Marks will be awarded ZERO in case copied from other students.

?  Please don’t write unnecessary details.



Important Instructions:



Please read the following instructions carefully before attempting the assignment solution.


?  Make sure that you upload the solution file before the due date. No assignment will be

accepted through e-mail once the solution has been uploaded by the instructor.           



Formatting guidelines:

?  Use the font style “Times New Roman”/ “Arial” and font size “12”.         

?  It is advised to compose your document in MS-Word 2003.

?  Use black and blue font colors only.  

Solution guidelines:

?  Every  student  will  work  individually  and  has  to  write  in  the  form  of  an  analytical


?  Give the answer according to question.


?  For acquiring the relevant knowledge don’t rely only on handouts but watch the video

lectures and use other reference books also.      



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Please note that your assignment will not be graded or graded as Zero (0)


?   It has been submitted after due date.    

?  The file you uploaded does not open or is corrupt.

?  It is in any format other than doc (MS. Word). 

?  It is cheated or copied from other student s, internet, books, journals etc…           

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 Can you teach such task effectively to others? Justify in both cases with one real life

example. (3)

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