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.

Founding Figures and Their Core Ideas

Founding Figures and Their Core Ideas

Founding figures and their core ideas

Inevitably, much of the discussion in this section concerning the founding figures and their core ideas overlaps with the preceding section detailing the history of the discipline. Core ideas had either a philosophical influence (their ideas and beliefs impacted on thinking about cognitive psychology) or a methodological influence (their ways of working and research studies influenced the development and thinking about cognitive psychology).

Atkinson & Shiffrin (1968) – Multistore Model of Memory

A model of memory which assumes that there are three separate memory stores – sensory memory (SM), short-term memory (STM) and long-term memory (LTM), that information must flow from one store to the next, and that it can only be retained in STM if ...

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