PSY 360 Week #1 DQ 1
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PSY 360 WEEK 1 D9 1 What is cognitive psychology Would you classify cognitive psychology as a hard science or a soft science Explain your answer Unlike behaviorism which focuses only on observable behaviors cognitive psychology is concerned with internal mental states Unlike psychoanalysis which relies heavily on subjective perceptions cognitive psychology utilizes scientific investigated methods to study mental developments From my understanding the central part of cognitive psychology is how people obtain process and accumulate information There seems to be numerous realistic applications for cognitive research such as ways to increase decision making accuracy how to structure educational curricula to enhance learning and how to improve memory As others have stated it is a branch of psychology that studies mental procedures including how people perceive think learn and remember As part of the larger field of cognitive science this branch of psychology is related to other studies which include linguistics neuroscience and philosophy The quothardquot sciences are the sciences that have very strict methods and particular criteria s etc They consist of math trig geometry algebra etc chemistry astronomy physicsetc They all have certain quotrulesquot that by following them you always arrive at the same place 2 2 ALWAYS 4 I would consider cognitive psychology as a soft science The quotsof quot sciences are those that deal with people on an individually bases or in groups psychology anthropology sociology etc They have quotrulesquot that govern them but they are not as rigid or clear cut as in the quothardquot sciences Hello Renny Cognition needs to be studied through a variety of scientific methods There is no one right way to study cognition With reviewing the methods PSY 360 WEEK 1 D9 1 of cognitive psychology there are three types of research that allow cognitive psychologist to conduct research Descriptive research including naturalistic observations and case studies Relational research which determines whether or not two factors are associated but not whether one changes the other and Experimental research in which we manipulate one factor and observe its effect on another With reviewing methods of cognitive psychology can you analyze how various research methods in cognitive psychology re ect empiricist and rationalist approaches to gaining knowledge Dametrius Byno Ph D GCDF Faculty University of Phoenix dbynoemailphoenixedu From me The disputes between rationalism and empiricism seem to be more concerned with the extent in which we are dependent upon sense experience in an effort to gain knowledge Rationalists claim that there are significant ways in which our concepts and knowledge are gained independently of sense experience Empiricists claim that sense experience is the ultimate source of all our knowledge and concepts It seems rationalists generally develop their view in two ways First they argue that there are cases where the content of our knowledge or concepts surpass the information that sense experience can make available Second they construct accounts of how reason in some form or the other provides supplementary information about the world we live in Empiricists seem to present complementary lines of thoughts and reasoning First they develop accounts of how experience provides the information that rationalists cite Empiricists will at times opt for uncertainty as a substitute to rationalism if experience cannot give the knowledge or concepts the rationalists cite then we don39t have them Second empiricists confront the rationalists39 accounts of how reason is a source of knowledge or their conceptual ideas Am I understanding some your question correctly
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