Cognitive Psychology Midterm 1 Study Guide (Readings)
Chapter 1: The Science of the Mind
Cognitive Psychology- the scientific study of acquisition, retention, and use of knowledge- the
study of the mind. How is knowledge acquired, retained, used?
Goal of cognitive Psychology?
To understand how the average person processes information
Meaning is central
Necessity of Inferences
Kants transcendental method: you must make inferences in order to get to the best explanation
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Chapter 10: Language
Aphasia- a loss of the ability to produce and understand ordinary language. There are
different types, some involving comprehension and some involving production.
The Organization of Language
Language relies on well-defined patterns