Biology and Behavior
Biology is a foundation of human functioning and just like every illness is ultimately a biological
event every thought, feeling and action is also a biological event. Therefore,
An understanding of PSYCH requires a working knowledge
Chapter 1 NOTES: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
Philosophers have speculated about human thought process and have picked over numerous and varied
theories/models of the mind for well over 2,000 years.
Plato, for instance, believed that memories are
Cognitive psychology has become extraordinarily exciting during the past decade because researchers
have developed relatively inexpensive, high-quality methods for assessing how the human brain
Three Large Umbrellas:
Affirming the antecedent means that you say that the 'if . . .' part of the sentence is true. As shown in
the upper-left corner of Table 12.1, this kind of reasoning leads to a valid, or correct, conclusion.
Affirming the consequent means that you say tha
Autobiographical memory your memory for experiences and information that are related to yourself
Chunk is a memory unit that consists of several components that are strongly associated with one
Cognitive slowing a slower rate of responding on cogn
Chapter 5 (WORKING MEMORY) NOTES
Working memory is widely thought to be one of the most important mental faculties, critical for
cognitive abilities such as planning, problem solving, and reasoning.
This chapter describes current conceptions regarding the