Cognitive Psychology Definition Paper

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Cognitive Psychology Definition Paper
Randy Strickland
University of Phoenix
Dione Johnson
July 111, 2011

Cognitive Psychology Definition Paper
Cognition is the “science” term for "the process of thought.” Its usage varies in different ways in accordance with different disciplines: For example, in psychology and cognitive science, it refers to an information processing view of an individual's psychological makeup. It addresses the questions of how psychological/cognitive functions are produced by the neural circuitry. Cognitive psychology is the bases for most learning theories today, so it has made its mark to never be erased. This work would emphasize its impact and show its relevance, so consider the
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Behavioral Observation Neuropsychology explains how behavioral observation works in cognitive psychology. The two are related. The nervous system is made up of the Brain and spinal (Central nervous system); nerves (peripheral nervous system) which gives us two parts. We cannot live without our nervous system, for there is not a movement nor anything a human being does without the nervous system being involve; absolutely nothing (Venes & Taber, 2005)! These are firmly established facts that no matter what side of the psychological fence one falls on the one common denominator all agree on is this. The contention between the cognitive, behaviorist, and other theorist is how it all works together to cause us to think or behave as we do as people, so this is where neuropsychology came into play. It brought together two sciences neurology (study of the nerves) and psychology (the study of the mind). Those who had been studying the nerves began to notice that certain nerves moved with certain thoughts and behavior. It was further discovered that the brain had a right and left side (hemisphere), and that movements from the left side of the body were dictated by the right hemisphere and movements from the right side of the body were influenced by the left hemisphere (Venes & Taber, 2005)! This rocked the