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cognitive psychology

noun
1.
the branch of psychology studying the mental processes involved in perception, learning, memory, and reasoning.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • Those from the social sciences include cognitive psychology and biological anthropology.
  • The idea of the cognitive map became well-entrenched in cognitive psychology.
  • One of the lingering challenges in cognitive psychology is the evolution of language.
  • Social psychology is a far cry from cognitive psychology.
  • To say that the field of cognitive psychology has largely held this view historically is misleading and inaccurate.
  • Empathy is a hot topic all over cognitive psychology, yes, but also in comparative psychology as well.
  • Lewis is actually speaking here of a central finding in cognitive psychology.
  • And so, cognitive psychology ventured into self-help.
  • Finally, there are aggressive efforts to teach clinicians and trainees about the relevant parts of cognitive psychology.
  • Reviews the literature of the research done in cognitive psychology and linguistics as it relates to psycholinguistics.
British Dictionary definitions for cognitive psychology

cognitive psychology

noun
1.
the psychological study of higher mental processes, including thinking and perception
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