the field of psychology that studies how the mind organizes perceptions, processes information, and interprets experiences. 310
(Reber) A general approach to psychology emphasising the internal, mental processes. To the cognitive psychologist, behaviour is not specifiable simply in terms of its overt properties but requires explanations at the level of mental events, mental representations, beliefs, intentions, etc.
an approach to psychology that emphasizes internal mental processes
Area of psychology dealing with human cognitive processes; includes topics such as attention, perception, pattern recognition, memory, decision making, thinking, and problem solving.
"The scientific analysis of human mental processes and memory structures in order to understand human behavior"
The psychological science which studies cognition, the mental processes that are hypothesised to underlie behavior. This covers a broad range of research domains, examining questions about the workings of memory, attention, perception, knowledge representation, reasoning, creativity and problem solving.
A general approach to psychology that stresses the role of mental processes in understanding behavior. The cognitive psychologist explains behavior at the level of mental representations and the mental processes that operate on these representations to produce products (including responses). The approach is not restricted to the study of thought and knowledge; its early concerns with these topics led to the label 'cognitive psychology,' but in recent years the approach has been generalized to all areas of psychology. See also artificial intelligence, cognitive science, information-processing model, mental representation.
Cognitive Psychology is the school of psychology that examines internal mental processes such as problem solving, memory, and language. It had its foundations in the Gestalt psychology of Max Wertheimer, Wolfgang KÃ¶hler, and Kurt Koffka, and in the work of Jean Piaget, who studied intellectual development in children. Cognitive psychologists are interested in how people understand, diagnose, and solve problems, concerning themselves with the mental processes which mediate between stimulus and response.