Psychology 460 ? Cognitive Psychology Gary L. Brase Kansas State University ? Ancient Egyptians ? Brain was an unimportant organ and discarded during mummification (not needed for the afterlife) ? Now ? The brain is now recognized as the source of our mind (our perceptions, awareness, consciousness, self) What is Cognitive Psychology? ? The study of mental processes ? More technically: The study of the structures and processes of the mind and brain that take in, transform, and use information. ? How is brain related to mind ? ? What is the structure of the mind? ? How does the mind accomplish the behaviors we exhibit? § Attention, memory, imagery, concepts, language, reasoning, problem solving, etc. ? Schedule for the semester ? Contrast cognitive psychology and other types of psychology ? Cognitive Psychology versus ? . § Clinical Psychology § Applied Psychology § Social Psychology § Developmental Psychology The influences of Cognitive Psychology ? Cognitive therapy ? Human Factors, Ergonomics, Job task analyses, etc. ? Social Cognition ? Cognitive Development Cognitive Psychology as part of a larger view ? Cognitive Science (cognitive psychology + neuroscience, artificial intelligence, philosophy, etc.) ? Evolutionary Psychology (cognitive psychology + evolutionary biology, anthropology, etc.) Syllabus ? Contact Information ? Online resources ? Book ? Assessments ? Course policies
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