PSY504 - Cognitive Psychology Assignment No. 1 Solution Fall 2018 Due Date: December 04, 2018 

SEMESTER Fall 2018
Cognitive Psychology (PSY504)
Assignment No. 01
Due Date: December 04, 2018 Marks: 20
Assignment Objectives:
Upon the successful completion of this assignment, students will be able to:
 Gain insight about different models of attention.
 Make a comparison between two models of attention.
Question 01(15)
Models of attention have been discussed in Lesson 08 of your course. You are required to read
the scenarios given below. After reading, identify and justify (in the given table) which model of
attention is discussed in each scenario.
1. Ayesha has experiencing a problem related to her memory now-a-days. She told her that
previously whenever I receive new information. All information is retained and stores in
my short term memory for a while. Then it goes to long term memory and in long term
memory its relevance is checked and then I pay attention.
2. Waniya told her teacher that whenever her teacher explained mathematical equation in a
class, she stored all information in short term memory for a while. Here the process of
selective information plays role and pass only selected information to further processing
in long term memory.
3. In a marriage hall, everyone is talking to one another and lot of noises surrounding Alia.
She was unable to pick any word. Suddenly, she heard a voice of her mother who is
calling her name in a conversation with her aunty. So, she got attentive.
 Do not include unnecessary details in justification. Be précised yet comprehensive.
 Only use the table given below for attempting this assignment otherwise your assignment
will be marked ZERO.
Identification Justification
Marking scheme:
Identification: (2+2+2)
Justification: (3+3+3)
Question 02(05)
How would you differentiate between bottleneck and Capacity model? (2.5+2.5)
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 Make sure that you upload the solution file before the due date. No assignment will be
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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.
Rules for Marking
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 It has been submitted after due date
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