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Chapter 1

by: Sami Schultz

Chapter 1 exp3604c

Sami Schultz
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These are the notes from chapter one that I have taken from the power points and what our professor has said in class
Cognitive psychology
Dr Jong-Sung Yoon
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Psychology, cognitive, Cognitive Psychology




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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sami Schultz on Friday January 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to exp3604c at Florida State University taught by Dr Jong-Sung Yoon in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 64 views.


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Date Created: 01/08/16
Cognitive Psychology CHAPTER 1  Cognitive Psychology- study of cognition (acquisition, storage, transformation and use of knowledge) o Investigates mental processes that give rise to our perception and interpretation of the world around us  Cognitive approach- a theoretical orientation that emphasizes people’s thoughts and their knowledge  Cognition occupies major portion of psychology  Key assumption- our cognitive assessment of events is often the result of distress  Origins of Cognitive psych: o Psychology was launched as a science in 1879 o Strucuralism founded by Edward Titchener o Functionalism: William James o Behaviorism: only human behavior is observable  The cognitive revolution o Disappointment with behaviorist approach o Shift away from behaviorism  Cognitive psychology o Study mental processes including memory, perception, language, thinking and learning o How people perceive, process, store and retrieve info  Developmental psychology o Study lifespan changes in behavior o How does memory change as you get older? (example)  Neuroscience o How the brain and body enable emotions, memories and sensory functions  Social psychology o Study individual in groups and social phenomenon o Ex; how people’s thought behaviors and feelings are influenced by the presence of others  Personality psychology o Study individuality and prediction of behavior o Normally grouped with social psychology  Clinical and counseling psychology o Research and treatment of behavioral disorders  How cognitive psych can be expanded to applied area o Forensic psychology  Cognitive psychology in present times o Enormous influence on the discipline of psychology o Study real life issues


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