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Introduction
 
The Master's Program in Cognitive Educational Psychology aims to prepare students to undertake productive roles in research, teaching and applied work in the fields of Cognitive and Educational Psychology. The Program offers students a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, methods and theories related to the aforementioned cognitive areas. Candidates may hold a bachelor's degree in psychology or a related field and are interested in increasing their knowledge of cognitive and educational methodologies. The master's program offers specialized courses in teaching and learning, cognitive systems and development, general and specialized cognitive abilities and their measuring methods, biology of learning and cognitive abilities and advanced research methodology. The program does not lead to a professional title degree in Psychology. Instead, it leads to the expansion of knowledge in two main areas of Psychology via in-depth study of the relationships between individual differences and learning environment, individual differences and knowledge transformation. This program of study increases the graduate's readiness to understand the role and impact of contemporary educational and cognitive psychology in the dynamic and continuously evolving school and professional environments.
 
Aims of the Program
 
· To offer comprehensive knowledge in specialized issues relevant to educational and cognitive psychology, emphasizing in-depth theoretical knowledge and application.
· To increase the understanding and implementation of quantitative and qualitative methods pertaining to cognitive and educational psychology.
· To help students develop their critical skills and improve their ability to comprehend and implement key concepts of the two cognitive areas.
· To provide students with opportunities to participate in current research programs and develop their basic research skills.
· To provide the knowledge and skills that are required to pursue a doctoral program, a research career, or a professional career.
· To examine variables/factors contributing to the learning process, and to learn how to recognize and cope with learning difficulties exhibited by some children and adolescents.
· To study cognitive development from the perspective of individual differences in basic and higher cognitive functions.
 
Fields of Research
 
Spatial ability, memory and attention, intelligence, measurement of general cognitive capacity, and cognitive abilities, developmental learning disorders, pediatric and adult neuropsychology, learning and school environment, learning and cognition, knowledge acquisition and conceptual change, textual comprehension and learning, thought disorders and reasoning ability, creativity as a cognitive phenomenon.
 
Laboratory Equipment
 
The Department of Psychology has three fully equipped research laboratories dedicated to Cognitive and Educational research. These are: the Experimental Psychology Laboratory, the Psychophysiology Laboratory and the Neurocognitive Research Laboratory.
 
Program Description
 
The program comprises a total of 120 ECTS and includes an optional postgraduate thesis. If the student opts to write a thesis, the courses are structured as follows: the first 75 ECTS are distributed among required and elective courses, and the remaining 45 ECTS are allocated for the thesis (PSY 742, PSY 743 and PSY 744). If the student opts out of the thesis, the courses are structured in the following way: the first 97.5 ECTS are distributed among required and elective courses, and the remaining 22.5 ECTS are allocated for three required graduate research courses (PSY 625, PSY 626 and PSY 627). Both the thesis and the graduate research courses should be completed in two or three semesters. Students who successfully complete the program may continue on to Doctoral studies (after the required application and interview).
 
Structure of the Program
 
PROGRAMME WITH A DISSERTATION
 
Required Courses (Total 67.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 604 MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 620 LEARNING AND COGNITION (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 712 COGNITIVE SCIENCE (7.5 ECTS)
 
Thesis
 
PSY 742 MASTER THESIS I (15 ECTS)
 
PSY 743 MASTER THESIS IIA (15 ECTS)
 
PSY 744 MASTER THESIS IIB (15 ECTS)
 
PSY 745 CONTINUATION OF MASTER THESIS (1 ECTS) – OPTIONAL
 
Elective Courses
 
Students select 7 courses ** (a total of 52.5 ECTS) from the list below.
 
PSY 601 ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL TOPICS IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 602 GRADUATE SEMINAR: ADVANCED ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY
 
PSY 605 PSYCHOMETRICS (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 607 MEMORY AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 608 ATTENTION AND PERCEPTION (7.5 ECTS)
  
PSY 609 DEVELOPMENTAL LEARNING DISABILITIES (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 610 PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 616 MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 619 INTELLIGENCE: DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 625 GRADUATE RESEARCH STUDY IV (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 689 INDEPENDENT STUDY (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 701 PSYCHOLOGY OF INSTRUCTION (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 703 MODELLING COGNITIVE PROCESSES (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 706 NEUROPHYSIOLOGY (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 713 EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 715 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 719 TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 731 COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE: UNDERSTANDING THE BIOLOGY OF THE MIND (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 746 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 749 QUALITATIVE RESEACH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 788 ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS ΙΙ (7.5 ECTS)
 
 
PROGRAMME WITHOUT A DISSERTATION
 
Required Courses (Total: 45 ECTS)
 
PSY 604 MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 620 LEARNING AND COGNITION (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 712 COGNITIVE SCIENCE (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 625 GRADUATE RESEARCH STUDY IV (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 626 GRADUATE RESEARCH STUDY V (7.5 ECTS)
 
PSY 627 GRADUATE RESEARCH STUDY VI (7.5 ECTS)
 
Elective Courses
 
Students select 10 courses ** (a total of 75 ECTS) from the list below.
 
PSY 601 ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL TOPICS IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 602 GRADUATE SEMINAR: ADVANCED ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 605 PSYCHOMETRICS (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 607 MEMORY AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 608 ATTENTION AND PERCEPTION (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 609 DEVELOPMENTAL LEARNING DISABILITIES (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 610 PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 616 MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 619 INTELLIGENCE: DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 689 INDEPENDENT STUDY (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 701 PSYCHOLOGY OF INSTRUCTION (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 703 MODELLING COGNITIVE PROCESSES (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 706 NEUROPHYSIOLOGY (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 713 EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 715 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 719 TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 731 COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE: UNDERSTANDING THE BIOLOGY OF THE MIND (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 746 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 749 QUALITATIVE RESEACH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (7.5 ECTS)

PSY 788 ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS ΙΙ (7.5 ECTS)

 
**Courses from another Department or another Graduate Program of the Psychology Department may qualify as an elective course with the approval of the student's supervisor.