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Discuss the domains of cognitive psychology (Mark 10)

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Domains of cognitive psychology includes

  • Cognitive Neuroscience- Cognitive process from sensation to memory is supported by basic electrochemical process taking place in the brain and nervous system
  • Pattern recognition- Sensory events are usually recognized as a pattern of events- see, hear, feel , touch and taste

  • Developmental psychology-maturational experiences with all the members of the species

  • Language- Principle means by which we acquire and express knowledge

  • Imagery-Internal representation of knowledge

  • Memory-Information available to us comes from perception, short term memory and long term memory

  • Consciousness- Current awareness of external and internal circumstances

  • Representation of knowledge-How information is symbolized and combined with the things stored in the brain

  • Attention-Under normal circumstances we are also highly selective in the amount and type of information to which we attend

  • Thinking and concept formation-Process by which a new mental representation is formed through the transformation of information

  • Perception- Involved with the detection and interpretation of sensory stimuli

Domains of Cognitive Psychology Includes