Cognitive psychology

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What is cognitive psychology?[edit]

Cognitive psychology focuses on study of higher mental functions with particular emphasis on the ways in which people acquire knowledge and use it to shape and understand their experience in the world. This figures indicates key foci of cognitive psychology: [1]



  1. Information-Processing Stages
  2. Representation and Organization of Knowledge
  3. Complex Cognitive Skills


Experimental section that is largely subject to change in the future.

In the News[edit]

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Electronic resources[edit]


Cognitive Psychology, Sixth Edition Robert J. Sternberg and Karin Sternberg 643 pg.

Foundations of Cognitive Psychology, Core Readings Daniel J. Levitin 813 pg.

Cognitive science : an introduction to the study of mind Jay Friedenberg, Gordon Silverman 561 pg.

Cognitive Psychology, Third Edition E. Bruce Goldstein


  1. Solso, R. L. (1991). Cognitive psychology (3rd ed.), pp. 7, 289, 290. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon

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