Psychology : Cognitive Psychology And Psychology

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Many common functions such as thinking, problem-solving, learning, memory, language and more come are explained by Cognitive psychology. With these necessary functions, you may wonder, just what is cognitive Psychology? Cognitive psychology is a branch of psychology that covers the mental processes of how people receive, retain and grasp information and situations. The term “cognition” stems from the Latin word “ cognoscere” or "to know". Basically, cognitive psychology studies how people acquire and apply knowledge or information. It is closely related to cognitive science and influenced by computer science, philosophy, neuroscience, linguistics, biology, physics, and anthropology. Cognitive psychologists are interested in how people understand, diagnose, and solve problems, concerning themselves with the mental processes which mediate between stimulus and response. Recently, cultural and social factors have also become apart of cognitive psychology along with emotion and consciousness. There are many areas of cognitive psychology that I believe strengthen our understanding of our bodies and brains. The three main approaches to cognitive psychology include: computational cognitive psychology, neural cognitive psychology and experimental cognitive psychology. Computational cognitive psychology develops mathematical and computational models of human cognition based on dynamical systems and symbolic representations. Neural cognitive psychology focuses on brain imaging such
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