Cognitive Psychology provides student readers with essential help with all aspects of their first course in cognitive psychology, including advice on revising for exams, preparing and writing course assessment materials, and enhancing and progressing their knowledge and skills in line with course requirements in cognitive psychology.
Cognitive Psychology and Related Disciplines/Theories
Places an experimental emphasis on cognitive psychology.
Uses computational/computer models to understand cognitions. It allows specification of a theory to predict behaviour. Flowcharts are used to construct theories and provide a plan from which input can be examined as well as the nature of storage and decision processes. This information can then be used to devise a computer program.
The interaction of psychological theory with programming is a difficult one and the relationship between the performance of a program and human participation may be different: for example, programs may run faster.
There are three main types of computational modelling techniques:
- Semantic networks: where concepts are linked by a network of nodes that represent general (associative/similar) relationships, specific ...