cognitive approach summary notes


Cognitive approach


-internal mental processes can and should be studied scientifically.

-looks at areas of brain assocaited with memory, perception and thinking.

-as these processes are internal, inferences have to be made based on behaviour.

Information processing approach:

info flows through cognitive system in stages; input, processing and output.

can be compared to the way info is processed in computers, called the computer analogy.

eg. there is a central processing unit (brain) and info is coded (turned into a usable format), as well as there being stores to hold information.

However the weakness of using analogies like this is that computers aren't influenced by emotion as they arent conscious.


Schemas are packages of information and ideas devloped…


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