2. Cognitive psychology focuses on how the mind processes information, and investigates topics such as perception, learning, attention, memory, language, categorization, conceptual development, decision making, problem solving, and reasoning. The modern study of cognition rests on the premise (priekšnoteikums) that the brain can be understood as a complex computing system.
3. As part of the larger field of cognitive science, this branch of psychology is related to other disciplines including neuroscience, philosophy, and linguistics.
The core focus of cognitive psychology is on how people acquire, process and store information. There are numerous practical applications for cognitive research, such as ways to improve memory, how to increase decision-making accuracy (pareizību, precizitāti), and how to structure information to learn it better.
4. Cognitive psychology has evolved from Behaviorism.
It first emerged in the two decades between 1950 and 1970. In this time the tide (virzība) began to shift (“nostāties”) against behavioral psychology to focus on topics such as attention, memory, and problem solving.
Often called cognitive revolution, this period generated considerable research including processing models, cognitive research methods. …
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