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An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology by Hermann Ebbinghaus
Psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus was the pioneer of Cognitive Psychology, which has a long past with a very short history. The part of human thinking has always been an elemental focus of interest. An Even ancient philosopher such as Aristotle was interested in understanding the mechanics of how our minds work. Psychology ca...
The Different Stages of the Cognitive Development of Children
Children attach themselves to others very easily during childhood. They normally form their initial primary relationship with their mother and second, with their father. Infants depend solely on their parents for care and food. Without someone to take care of the child, it would not survive very long. Erikson noted during t...
Physical and Cognitive Changes during Different Stages of Development in Cognitive Psychology
Children are unable to dispassionately review their list of physical and psychological characteristics. They are able to see themselves as being good or bad. The development of self-esteem in middle childhood is a crucial growth factor. Now, children automatically compare themselves to the standards society has set for them...
Critical Thinking as an Important Aspect of Problem Solving
Thinking is the process by which we are able to process things, basic things, in certain ways. Critical thinking is the process of taking basic ideas and doing something complex with them, or vice versa. The changes that happen between your adolescent and adulthood years would most likely be huge (or so I would imagine). M...
The Importance of Older Adults Maintaining Their Cognitive Function
As life expectancy of humans continues to rise and people are living longer, focus has been put on older adults to maintain cognitive function. The following empirical studies compare groups of healthy older adults (50-60 years of age) that perform physical exercise, groups that perform cognitive exercises, groups that per...
The Effects of Sleep on Cognition
The Effects of Sleep on Cognition Sleep is a vital necessity of life and normal functioning. We need sleep to re-energize from our day-to-day lives and essentially to survive, but what role does sleep specifically have on our cognitive processes? Research in sleep indicates that sleep is an important and beneficial state...
The Functions of the Information Processing Model
Part I The Information processing model serves to show the brain and body working together to process and initiate a motor program. It is composed of two control models: the Closed-loop control and the Open-loop control. The Open loop control is for fast ballistic movements whereas Closed loop is for slow continuous movem...
The Five Stages That Can Influence Cognitive Development
Task One: Remembering Cognitive development can best be stated as an element of thinking. Thinking is the basic building block of cognitive development. It is the mental process of knowing. Cognition is a process that is always going. You never stop doing it. We can’t turn it off and on like a light switch. Cognitive devel...
The Five Stages That Can Influence Cognitive Development in Humans
Task One: Remembering Physical development is difficult and the most challenging for everyone. It is the first dimension of development that shows a fix. Physical development deals with learning how to tie our shoes, ride a bike, brushing our teeth, and the dreaded puberty. Physical development is a pattern of movement and...
How We Perceive Ourselves and Other People
The article, What is the difference between how we perceive ourselves, and how other see us?, gives very good examples of how we perceive others and how they see us. One of the main points suggested is context of situations. For example, there are two drivers driving on the road. One driver 1 cuts off driver 2 and driver 2...