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  Cognitive psychology sees a return to power
Wilhelm Wundt, in his founding of the "new psychology" of the laboratory held that higher cognitive states--such as thought, memory, judgment and reason--could not be studied experimentally.
Whatever the origin, by 1967 cognitive psychology as a subject matter and movement was underway.
Cognitive psychology is now firmly established as a major force in psychology.
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  Cognitive psychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cognitive Psychology is the school of psychology that examines internal mental processes such as problem solving, memory, and language.
Cognitive psychology is one of the more recent additions to psychological research, having only developed as a separate area within the discipline since the late 1950s and early 1960s (though there are examples of cognitive thinking from earlier researchers).
Because of the use of computational metaphors and terminology, cognitive psychology was able to benefit greatly from the flourishing of research in artificial intelligence and other related areas in the 1960s and 1970s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cognitive_psychology   (712 words)

 Cognitive neuroscience - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The field of cognitive neuroscience concerns the study of the neural mechanisms underlying cognition and is a branch of biological psychology which, in turn, is part of the wider field of neuroscience, the most comprehensive interdisciplinary discipline studying the brain.
Cognitive neuroscientists tend to have a background in experimental psychology, neurobiology, neurology, physics, and mathematics.
Cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience influence each other on a continuous basis, since an understanding of mental structure can inform theories about brain functions and knowledge about neural mechanisms is useful in understanding mental structure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cognitive_neuroscience   (294 words)

 Cognitive Psychology
The beginning of cognitive psychology as a science is in 1879, with the establishment of the first psychology laboratory by Wilhelm Wundt in Leipzig, Germany.
But, the success of cognitive psychology in the past 25 years in analyzing complex intellectual processes testifies to the importance of such concepts as mental structures and processes.
Newell and Simon conrtibuted much in educating cognitive psychologists on the implications of artificial intelligence, and in educating the artificial intelligence people on the implications of cognitive psychology.
www.humboldt.edu /~cllc/cognitve.htm   (1036 words)

 MSc in Cognitive Psychology/Neuropsychology - Department of Psychology, University of Kent
Cognitive psychological, neuropsychological, neurobiological and computer science approaches can be combined in order to understand how the human mind/brain solves a variety of complex problems, such as recognizing objects, remembering previous experiences, reading, speaking, and reasoning.
To equip students with the skills necessary for careers in cognitive psychology and neuropsychology areas, through the provision of strong theoretical understanding, research skills and experience of working in the different disciplines of cognitive psychology and neuropsychology.
To increase students' knowledge and understanding of the core areas of concern in cognitive psychology and neuropsychology (such as vision, memory and language).
www.kent.ac.uk /psychology/studying/pg/msc/cognitive/index.htm   (838 words)

 Cognitive Psychology
Wundt is regarded as the founder of psychology as a formal academic discipline and the first person in history to be designated as a psychologist.
He believed that the cognitive revolution was a backward, rather than a forward, step in the history of psychology (Murray, 415).
The modern development of cognitive psychology was due to the WWII focuss on research on human performance and attention, developments in computer science, especially those in artificial intelligence, and the renewal of interest in the field of linguistics.
fates.cns.muskingum.edu /~psych/psycweb/history/cognitiv.htm   (2198 words)

 Publications in Cognitive Psychology
Cognition is an international journal publishing theoretical and experimental papers on the study of the mind.
Research on cognitive disorders (including developmental disorders and disorders associated with aging), computational neuropsychology, and functional neuroimaging that illuminate theories of normal functioning is appropriate for the journal; so too are studies of rehabilitation based upon a cognitive-neuropsychological framework.
The European Journal of Cognitive Psychology is the official journal of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, which aims to encourage the exchange and integration of ideas, research and training in cognitive psychology throughout Europe.
www.psychology.org /links/Publications/Cognitive   (1648 words)

 Berkeley Book List: Psychology and Cognitive Science
Psychology is about the scientific study of the mind, and mostly about the scientific study of cognition (emotion and motivation also matter, but these topics are much less well developed within psychology today), but most people initially come to psychology with an interest in individual differences.
Psychology is a science, situated at the nexus of the natural sciences (as in the study of mind-brain relations) and the social sciences (concerned with the relations between individuals and groups), but it is also a helping profession, with clinical psychologists joining psychiatrists and social workers in providing mental-health services to individuals, families, and communities.
At Berkeley, he teaches the introductory psychology course, as well as courses on consciousness and social cognition; he is a member of the Institute for Personality and Social Research, the Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences, and the Center for Health Research.
books.berkeley.edu /2003/psychology.shtml   (2185 words)

 Educational Psychology Interactive: The Cognitive System
Cognition can be defined as "the act or process of knowing in the broadest sense; specifically, an intellectual process by which knowledge is gained from perception or ideas" (Webster's Dictionary).
Cognition is central to the development of psychology as a scientific discipline.
Metacognition is another area in cognition that draws from a number of different perspectives and is the study of how we develop knowledge about one's own cognitive system.
chiron.valdosta.edu /whuitt/col/cogsys/cogsys.html   (400 words)

 Cognitive Psychology
Cognition: Exploring the Science of the Mind (Second Edition) by Daniel Reisberg (Norton) presents current topics and issues in clear, lively prose that is accessible to students.
Given the controversial nature of most issues in the foundations of cognitive science, it could hardly be expected from a description of the territory that it be theoretically neutral; however, we have tried as much as possible to stay close to a set of methodological claims that are very often seen as consensual.
The multi‑disciplinary character of the area is clearly reflected in the volume, as witnessed by the fact that a large number of the academic disciplines usually regarded as engaged in the enterprise of cognitive science are represented herein.
www.wordtrade.com /science/psychology/cognitivepsychology.htm   (3117 words)

 Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive psychology began with a reemerging interest in mental processes.
Jerome Bruner, another founder of cognitive psychology, researched perception through a program called New Look, that viewed perception as a “joint function of both the stimulus and the state of the organism”.
What cognitive psychology needed to pull itself together as a valid school of thought was a text.
www.webrenovators.com /psych/CognitivePsychology.htm   (561 words)

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When the study of psychology began to emerge in the 1800¹s, some regarded it as a field of philosophy, while others regarded it as a field of physiology.
Cognitive psychologists have used 6 methods of research: 1) laboratory or controlled experiments, 2)psychobiological research, 3) self-reports, 4) case studies, 5) naturalistic observation, and 6) computer simulation and artificial in telligence.
In sum, Cognitive Psychology uses ideas and methods from many different areas of research, having its roots in both philosophy and physiology.
www.columbia.edu /~lks16/cognition.html   (876 words)

 Cognitive Psychology & IA: From Theory to Practice - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design
Certainly, having a background in cognitive psychology supports the practice of information architecture, and it is precisely those interconnections and support that will be explored.
A second consideration is that cognitive psychology focuses on theory and research, while the field of information architecture has tended more toward the practitioner side.
This is cognitive psychology, not counseling or clinical psychology.
www.boxesandarrows.com /archives/cognitive_psychology_ia_from_theory_to_practice.php   (2806 words)

 Cognitive Theories in Psychology
Cognition Research is a non-profit organisation researching cognition in the broad sense that includes any kind of information processing in any kind of system, either natural or artificial.
A resource for the study of imagination and mental images and their relevance to the understanding of consciousness and cognition, as approached primarily through the methods of analytical philosophy, experimental psychology, cognitive science, and the history of ideas/intellectual history.
Many theorists would claim that "narrative psychology" refers to a viewpoint or a stance within psychology which is interested in the "storied nature of human conduct" --how human beings deal with experience by constructing stories and listening to the stories of others.
www.psychology.org /links/Paradigms_and_Theories/Cognition   (1083 words)

 DU Psychology Department Cognitive Research
The Cognitive Psychology program offers broad training in theory, methodology, and research in an atmosphere of close interaction with faculty and other students.
All Cognitive faculty participate in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience program and thus offer a cognitive neuroscience perspective in each of the content areas.
Cognitive students can opt to participate in the DCN program or not, depending on the focus of their interests.
www.du.edu /psychology/research/cognitive.htm   (302 words)

 Doctoral Program in Cognitive Psychology at CSU
Cognitive psychology is an active and growing area of study at Colorado State University.
This reflects our commitment to maintain a nationally recognized program in cognitive psychology and train first-rate researchers and scholars in the science of the human mind.
At the present time, faculty members associated with the Cognitive Psychology Program have research programs in the areas of human performance and skill acquisition, human learning and memory, concept learning and conceptual representation, visual attention and cognition, temporal perception, as well as the cognitive neuroscience of perception, learning, and memory.
www.colostate.edu /Depts/Psychology/cognitive   (289 words)

 Amazon.com: Cognitive Psychology: Books: Robert J. Sternberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It explores the basics of cognitive psychology through its coverage of cognitive neuroscience, attention and consciousness, perception, memory, knowledge representation, language, problem solving and creativity, decision making and reasoning, cognitive development, and intelligence.
Robert J. Sternberg is IBM Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Psychology at Yale University.
Cognitive Psychology and its Implications by John Anderson
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0155085352?v=glance   (1005 words)

 cognitive psychology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
school of psychology that examines internal mental processes such as problem solving, memory, and language.
Cognitive psychologists have tried to reach a greater understanding of human memory (see memory) and language.
In recent years, cognitive psychology has become associated with information processing, which examines artificial intelligence in computers to find out whether they are capable of problem solving in ways similar to humans.
www.bartleby.com /65/co/cognitiv.html   (266 words)

 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Wundt believed that psychology should be concerned with consciousness and assumed that the mind was able to observe its own inner workings.
Cognitive Codes: Transformations of physical energy that are potentially capable of entering awareness, or those transformations that form the basis of such events.
Cognitive psychologists want to produce explanations of metal events in mental terms, independent of neurology.
www-psych.nmsu.edu /~jem/courses/history/cogpsy.html   (1067 words)

 Cognitive Psychology: Historical Background and Modus Operandi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Explanation in cognitive psychology is always in terms of internal mental representations and processes.
Cognitive Psychology is different from neuroscience because its domain of study is information processing described at the software level.
In Cognitive Psychology explanations are always in terms of internal mental representations and processes that store, retrieve, and make use of those representations.
www.uark.edu /misc/lampinen/cogscienceweek1.htm   (282 words)

 Indiana University Bloomington Department of Psychology Homepage
Estes, a world-reknown expert in behavioral sciences, is one of the founders of the field of mathematical psychology.
Scott Thompson speaks on Psychology as a major and as a career.
He knew he wanted to study psychology when he came to college and also knew that he wanted to attend law school and become an attorney.
www.indiana.edu /~psych   (638 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook, 4th Edition: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
As in previous editions, the following three perspectives are considered in depth: experimental cognitive psychology; cognitive science, with its focus on cognitive modelling; and cognitive neuropsychology with its focus on cognition following brain damage.
In addition, and new to this edition, is detailed discussion of the cognitive neuroscience perspective, which uses advanced brain-scanning techniques to clarify the functioning of the human brain.
There is detailed coverage of the dynamic impact of these four perspectives on the main areas of cognitive psychology, including perception, attention, memory, knowledge representation, categorisation, language, problem-solving, reasoning, and judgement.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0863775519   (991 words)

 Rutgers Psychology Graduate Cognitive Home
The Doctoral Program in Cognition at the Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, offers outstanding students the opportunity to pursue original research with our faculty as part of an exciting educational program that emphasizes the substantive ideas and the technical foundations of cognition and cognitive science.
Graduate education is enhanced by collaborations with faculty and associates of the Laboratory of Vision Research and the Center for Cognitive Science, with faculty of several related departments, such as Computer Science, Philosophy, and Linguistics, and with scientists at local industries engaged in basic and applied cognitive research.
Cognitive architecture in development; understanding of the physical world in infancy; child's theory of mind; nature of cognition in early pretense; cognitive neuropsychology of autism; cognitive neuropsychology of conceptual development.
psych.rutgers.edu /program_areas/cog/cog.html   (1100 words)

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