Cognitive Psychology

Flash Cards For The Key Terms Taught In Cognition by Mark H. Ashcraft  and Gabriel A. Radvansky (5th Edition).  
Created Mar 11, 2012
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Behaviourism 
The scientific study of observable behaviour. The we are shaped by our environment and...
Cognition 
The collection of mental processes and activities used in perceiving, remembering, thinking,...
Cognitive Science 
the scientific study of thought, language and the brain.  
Ecological Validity  
making research relevant to real world situation in which people think and act. 
Empiricism 
The idea that observation is the basis for all science 
Functionalism 
William James:  strongly influenced by the writings of Darwin. Focus: on the functions of consciousness...
Introspection 
A method where one look inward carefully inward, reporting on inner sensations and experiences. Wilhem...
Memory 
the mental process of acquiring and retaining information for later retrieval and the...
Reductionism 
Attempting to understand complex events by breaking them down into their components. 
Structuralism 
Edward Titchener The first major movement or school of psychological thought. studied...
Tabula Rasa 
Aristotle's insistence that the mind was a "blank slate at birth". Experience...
Verbal Learning 
an experimental psychology which dealt with humans as they learned verbal material composed...

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