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What Is Cognitive Psychology?—Definition and Theories

Summary: Cognitive psychology focuses on the way people process information. In this video, you will gain an overview of the field of cognitive psychology and learn about prominent theories. You can test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

Cognitive Perspective of Learning & Information Processing

Summary: This video introduces the cognitive perspective in psychology, including the difference between sensation and perception.

The Quest to Understand Consciousness

Summary: TED Talk. Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness—that is a marvelous fact—but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self.

A Neural Portrait of the Human Mind

Summary: Brain imaging pioneer Nancy Kanwisher, who uses fMRI scans to see activity in brain regions

Gestalt, Psychoanalysis, and Behaviorism

Summary: Three theoretical approaches that were common in the early twentieth century: Gestalt psychology, psychoanalysis, and behaviorism.



Cognitive Psychology

Summary: Psychology Articles for Students designed by Saul McLeod, University of Manchester.

Science Daily

Summary: ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news websites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, health-care professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world.

Psychologist World

Summary: Cognitive Psychology looks at the ways in which we can explain disorders and behavior through cognitive processes. Learn about the Cognitive Approach and the studies, experiments and treatments relating to it.

Perceptual Psychology: Nativism Versus Empiricism

Summary: This website provides an interesting look at studies which favor nativism or empiricism in the development of perceptual abilities.

The Gestalt Principles

Summary: This graphic design website presents some great illustrations of the Gestalt principles of similarity, continuation, closure, proximity, and figure/ground.