SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Strube, G. (2000). Generative theories in cognitive psychology. Theory & Psychology, 10(1), 117-125. doi:10.1177/0959354300010001606

Summary: Modern cognitive psychology has strictly adhered to the experimental methodology of the natural sciences. Often, contributions in Theory and Psychology have addressed shortcomings and possible remedies of this predominant approach and its emphasis on “effects.” My comment contrasts this approach with the generative theories (cognitive simulation models) developed in cognitive science about 30 years ago and still not widely accepted in psychology. I characterize these generative theories and discuss their weaknesses and their advantages over the usual way of theorizing in cognitive psychology. I hope to convince at least some readers that (a) in order to proceed in this manner, you need not buy a ready-made “cognitive architecture” and (b) this approach results in a much more rigorous theorizing (although still well controllable as a scientific endeavor).

Article 2: Adamski, N., Adler, M., Opwis, K., & Penner, I. (2016). A pilot study on the benefit of cognitive rehabilitation in parkinson's disease. Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders, 9(3), 153-164.

Summary: Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) show inefficiencies in cognitive performance including working memory functions. Since these problems impact on quality of life and overall well-being, the current study was aimed at improving patients’ situations by evaluating the computerized cognitive training tool, BrainStim.