What is Cognitive psychology?

What is Cognitive psychology?

Cognitive psychology is a branch of psychology that studies mental processes, including how people perceive, think, learn, remember, and reason. It seeks to understand how people acquire and process information, and how they use that information to make decisions and solve problems. Cognitive psychology also examines the structure and function of mental processes, such as attention, memory, perception, and language, and how they interact with each other.

Cognitive psychology emerged in the 1950s and 1960s as a reaction to behaviorism, which focused on observable behavior and largely ignored mental processes. Cognitive psychologists use a variety of research methods, including experiments, observations, and computer simulations, to study mental processes and develop theories about how they work. They also apply their findings to practical domains, such as education, business, and medicine, to improve human performance and well-being.

​Shervan K Shahhian.

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