What is Cognitive Psychology

What is Cognitive Psychology - What is Cognitive...

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What is Cognitive Psychology? By formal definition o The study of human mental processes, and their role in perceiving, remembering, thinking, and understanding. By topic o Attention and info processing o Memory: representation and dynamics o Language and concepts o Thinking and problem solving By issues o Does “subliminal learning” work? o What is the matter in dyslexia? o Do you use the cell phone and drive? o Are “recovered memories” reliable? o What is insight? Intuition? Creativity? o Should you get a smallpox vaccination? (decision-making) Goals of Cognitive Psychology To describe human cognition in terms of Performance o How accurate? …fast? …much? Process o Models of the stages and codes involved in a cognitive task Principles
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o What is the “functional organization of the mind?” In EXP3604, you will learn about… The cognitive approach o How to think about cognition like a cognitive psychologist The methods of that approach o Understanding interplay between theoretical and experimental tools
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course EXP 3604 taught by Professor Fasig during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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