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Cognitive Psychology
Dr. Pratt
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Cognitive Psychology, Psychology, Intro to Psychology




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Date Created: 09/01/16
Class/Book notes Cognition involves= perception memory attention categorizing visualizing problem solving ect... Wundt (1897)  First psych lab  From Germany  Started psychology as a Science. Ebbinghaus (1885/1913)  Function of retention interval  Forgetting curve  Savings= original time learned >> time to relearn Donders (1868)  Measure length of time to solve something  The ‘press the button when you see the light’ experiment (FYI, this is my way to remember the experiment) William James (1890’s)  American  Taught 1 stpsych course @ Harvard  Example topics= cognitive, memory, attention ect… st  Wrote 1 textbook Watson  Rid of the mind topic  Instead study outward behavior  Started behaviorism  “Little Albert” experiment/classical conditioning Pavlov  Classical conditioning  Dog, bell, drool (Pavlov’s experiment) B.F. Skinner (1957)  Operant conditioning  Verbal behavior  Says that children imitate speech heard. Chomsky (1959)  Verbal behavior  Says that children do not learn language by imitating.  This idea occurred because children say things they never have heard before. Tolman (1938)  Cognitive map  Rat maze Cherry (1953?)  Dichotic listening= message A (left or right ear hear msg) message B (right or left ear blocks msg)  To ensure attention,one msg becomes “shadowed” or “blocked” Structural model: Physical structure/outside of it. Process model: Steps it takes ?? What are the building blocks?of the nervous system? Neurons What part of the brain forms memories? Hippocampus What brain part stores emotions & emotional memory? Amygdala What carries information to the brain? Action potential What processes info from vision, hearing, touching? Thalamus What connects the right and left hemispheres? Corpus Callosum If damaged, language production is impaired: Broca’s area If damaged, language comprehension is impaired: Wernick’s area Loss of language comprehension: Wernick’s aphasia The physiological basis of cognition is? Cognitive Neuroscience What does PET stand for? Position Emission Tomography


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