Part 2: Narrated PowerPoint Presentation on Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive psychology has made significant contributions to our scientific understanding of
learning, memory, attention and perception. Your task is to present a narrated PowerPoint
presentation about four specific significant contributions, which are listed below.
In your presentation, you should describe each significant contribution and briefly discuss
how it has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the topic area. You should
support your arguments by making reference to scientific papers throughout your
Learning – Latent learning
Memory – Childhood amnesia
Attention – Late filtering theory
Perception – The Gestalt approach
Finally, you must produce a transcript for your narrated PowerPoint. This is a verbatim
(word-for-word) account of everything that you said in your narration. The transcript should
be included at the bottom of your biological psychology essay (from Part 1) under its own
heading (such as “Cognitive psychology transcript”).
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- A narrated PowerPoint consists of a normal PowerPoint presentation (slides, text and
images etc.) with the addition of voice recordings (i.e. narration). Guidance on how to
add voice recordings is available in the “How to record and embed your narration”
guide, which can be found in the My Assessment tab on iLearn.
- The narration should summarise and add to the content on the slides, rather than
simply reading out the text on the slides.
- Your narrated PowerPoint must address all four of the given significant contributions.
- As with the essay, you can find research papers to support your arguments by
looking through the lessons, but extra marks will be awarded for papers found
through wider reading. Here is a video that will guide you through the process of
finding your own research papers:
- The 2000 word limit for the transcript is an upper limit and not something that you
need to aim for. Instead, it is recommended that you aim to use all or most of your 15
minute narration limit. There is no limit on the number of slides that you can use or
the number of words that you can have in your presentation.
- To reach the higher grades, it is recommended that you use images and flow
diagrams alongside concise bullet points of text.
- While not required, you will also be rewarded with extra marks for showing evidence
of critical thinking and for considering real world implications.