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Cognitive Psychology

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According to Eyesenck & Keene (2010) cognitive psychology is concerned with the internal processes involved in making sense of the environment, and deciding what action might be appropriate (p. 1).

According to Eyesenck & Keene (2010) there are four approaches to human cognition (p. 2):

  1. Experimental Human Psychology
  2. Cognitive Neuroscience
  3. Cognitive Neuropsychology
  4. Computational Cognitive Science

Cognitive Internal Processes (as listed by Eyesenck & Keene, 2010):

  • Attention
  • Perception
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Language
  • Problem Solving
  • Reasoning
  • Thinking
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Cognition Mind Map - the cognitive processes which interact in order for learning to occur.

Three functions of the mind.
Paul & Elder, 2012