Popular in Cognitive psychology
verified elite notetaker
Popular in Department
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.
Reviews for Chapter 1
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!
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
Are you sure you want to buy this material for
You're already Subscribed!
Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'