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History of Cognitive Psychology Lecture 1 Review
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Cognitive Psychology Study of the mind or thought what people know (memory, facts, conceptions, perceptions) How people think (Problem solving, reasoning, decision making) How can you measure the mind?
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Early Experimentalists Donders’ reaction time experiment (1868)
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Early Experimentalists Donders’ reaction time experiment (1868) Ebbinghaus’ Memory Experiments (1885)
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Early not-so- experimentalists Wilhelm Wundt’s Structuralism create a periodic table of the mind through introspection Gestalt Psychology cannot break the mind into sensations study the mind in a holistic way through introspection William James wrote Principles of Psychology had many insights into cognition via introspection
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Behaviorism Watson : “psychology need no longer delude itself into thinking that it is making mental states the object of observation” Inspired by classical conditioning (Pavlov) Skinner : Operant Conditioning demonstrated that behavior could be shaped by reinforcement
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2010 for the course COGNITION V89.029 taught by Professor Hilford during the Spring '10 term at NYU.

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