Cognitive Psychology Introduction

Cognitive Psychology Introduction

A brief introduction to the videos on our practicals on Cognitive Psychology.

[0:00] Why did I upload these videos?
[1:51] What is cognitive psychology about, in broad terms?
[3:27] Examples of cognition in real life.
[7:03] Why is cognitive psychology important?
[7:46] How are these videos structured?


May 24, 2014 / 12 Comments / by / in
  • HI I am in my own cognitive psych class and i was having trouble in the classroom getting the material all at once  and i watched the videos and  i am learning so much more! so Thank you!

  • Thanks a lot, cognitive psychology is a fascinating topic. Greetings from Spain.

  • I wish you were my psychology teacher instead xD it was much easier for me to understand hearing it from you haha thanks for this vid! 😀

  • Cognitive psychology is the study of mental processes such as "attention, language use, memory, perception, problem solving, creativity, and thinking." Much of the work derived from cognitive psychology has been integrated into various other modern disciplines of psychological study, including educational psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, and economics.

    Philosophically, ruminations of the human mind and its processes have been around since the times of the ancient Greeks. In 387 BC, Plato is known to have suggested that the brain was the seat of the mental processes. In 1637, René Descartes posited that humans are born with innate ideas, and forwarded the idea of mind-body dualism, which would come to be known as substance dualism (essentially the idea that the mind and the body are two separate substances).From that time, major debates ensued through the 19th century regarding whether human thought was solely experiential (empiricism), or included innate knowledge (nativism). Some of those involved in this debate included George Berkeley and John Locke on the side of empiricism, and Immanuel Kant on the side of nativism.

    With the philosophical debate continuing, the mid to late 18th century was a critical time in the development of psychology as a scientific discipline. Two discoveries that would later play substantial roles in cognitive psychology were Paul Broca's discovery of the area of the brain largely responsible for language production,[3] and Carl Wernicke's discovery of an area thought to be mostly responsible for comprehension of language. Both areas were subsequently formally named for their founders and disruptions of an individual's language production or comprehension due to trauma or malformation in these areas have come to commonly be known as Broca's aphasia and Wernicke's aphasia.

  • too complicated I need something shorter easier to understand

  • I will use this video on my first day of class to  stimulate my students  and give them some idea of we are going to talk about

  • Thank you for writing in the description Box the timing for your topics🙏🏽

  • my psychology teacher has tried to explain it to me 100 times, i hear this and i finally get it, THANK YOUUU!! hahah

  • please is video ko hindi m bataye

  • Thank you so much Sir . I got a great help from ur video.

  • I feel like im cheating on my professor…

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