cognitive psychology


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

cognitive psychology

n
(Psychology) the psychological study of higher mental processes, including thinking and perception
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cognitive psychology - an approach to psychology that emphasizes internal mental processes
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
memory - the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes; "he taught a graduate course on learning and memory"
problem solving - the area of cognitive psychology that studies the processes involved in solving problems
psycholinguistics - the branch of cognitive psychology that studies the psychological basis of linguistic competence and performance
cognitive science - the field of science concerned with cognition; includes parts of cognitive psychology and linguistics and computer science and cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind
References in periodicals archive ?
It focuses on six disciplines that have informed approaches to the study of interpreting and sign language interpreting: history, translation, linguistics, sociology and anthropology, social psychology, and cognitive psychology. It discusses the discipline of interpreting studies, including what a discipline is and its key concepts; the six disciplines, including their background, major theoretical ideas, scholars who have contributed to interpreting studies, and issues and concerns of interpreting that have been studied; and the ways each discipline might research a major topic in sign language interpreting.
Our own research sits in the field of cognitive science or, more specifically, cognitive psychology. The word cognition comes from the Latin word for "to know," and cognition refers to "behind-the-scenes" behaviors like perceiving, attending, remembering, thinking, and decision making.
"Our findings hold implications not only for the field of cognitive psychology, wherein our knowledge has been primarily derived from seated, resting participants, but also for our understanding of cognitive performance at large.
The authors interpret behavior based on knowledge about how people learn to think (neuroscience and cognitive psychology), use language (cognitive psychology and language), and become socially competent (cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and language).
Special emphasis is concentrated on the fields that are typically encountered in undergraduate studies, such as general, personality and social, life span developmental, abnormal, and cognitive psychology. Moreover, basic coverage of neuropsychology and of statistics and methodology have been enhanced for the second edition, and two helpful appendixes have been included: Abbreviations and Acronyms and Symbols.
A University of Cyprus press release says that this will be the 19th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP) which takes place every two years in a different European city.
An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: Processes and Disorders, 3rd Edition
Professor Ellis, who died in 2006, was a pioneer in the field of cognitive psychology of face recognition.
UNGIFTED: INTELLIGENCE REDEFINED explores the latest research in genetics and neuroscience and considers changes in the world of cognitive psychology and social development as he considers the world of special abilities in children and how traditional assessments of gifted and ungifted children lack in accuracy and diagnosis.
The term cognitive psychology refers to a class of positions having certain general characteristics, although specific characteristics of instances of cognitive psychology may differ widely.
ERIC Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Cognitive Development; Profiles; Language Usage

Full browser ?