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Cognitive Load Theory

Cognitive Load Theory

... how the cognitive load produced by learning tasks can impede students’ ability to process new information and to create long-term memories. Cognitive load is typically increased when unnecessary demands are imposed on a learner, making ...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

... of cognitive psychology and behaviorism are often seen as being at odds with one another. In this case, however, the theorists are more firmly on the side of cognitive psychology – they definitely hold cognitive processes to have some ...

Cognitive Approach

Cognitive Approach

Introduction to the cognitive approach in psychology. Explanation and evaluation of this approach.

Maximizers vs Satisficers: Who Makes Better Decisions?

Maximizers vs Satisficers: Who Makes Better Decisions?

... or cognitive heuristic (Simon, 1956). Simon believed that when satisficers are presented with a decision to make, they will consider what they want to gain or preserve from a situation, then evaluate their options to find the solution that ...

Psychology Articles Index

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Problem Solving

Problem Solving

... requires cognitive function and skills on a mental level. Problem solving happens when intelligence goes from one state of existence to another state of existence, that is desired. There are at least six methods that are used to solve problems. ...

Intelligence Theory

Intelligence Theory

A look at theories of human intelligence, and how we can categorize difference types of intelligence.

Language Acquisition

Language Acquisition

... separate cognitive module that made language possible and strictly a human function. The "cognitive module" theory raised some controversy in the psychological and scientific communities. The existence of a cognitive module cannot be ...

Stages of Language Acquisition

Stages of Language Acquisition

... of cognitive development for children. He was a huge supporter of education for children. In fact, he believed it was the only way to save the world, in the future. The Sensorimotor Stage This stage covers the first two years of life. ...


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