The Pros And Cons Of Cognitive Psychology

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“Cognitive comprises of all processes by which the sensory input transformed, reduced, elaborated, stored, recovered, and used.” Mentioned on the book entitled Cognitive Psychology written by Ulric Neisser where the term cognitive was coined in the year 1967. Neisser’s illustration became the progressive concept of cognitive processes. It tells the core focus of cognitive is on the processes of information acquisition and storage in human brains (, 2014). However in the early years, Plato is known to have suggested that the brain was seat of mental processes before the “cognitive revolution” occur in the year between 1960’s and 1970s.It is usually confused between Behaviorism and Psychoanalysis; on the other hand, there is a huge difference between the three. Behaviorism focuses only on observable behaviors and Psychoanalysis relies on subjective perceptions; unlike, Cognitive is concerned with internal mental states and uses scientific research methods to study it. Cognitive psychology is a study of mental processes incorporating people’s dreams, memories, and solving-problems. Dreams have a different interpretation and sides, the spiritual and scientific. According to the Encyclopedia of Dreams (comprehensive study of dream), dreams were used by God to deliver His messages and give lessons to people’s lives so it has a dipper meaning and symbolisms in our life; contrast, to the study of Calvin Hall, a behavioral psychologist, tells dreams shows our
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