Cognitive psychology assumes that information that we receive is processed by the brain, and that this dictates our behaviour and the choices that we make - or at least partly justifies this behaviour.
Computer analogy - our mind is the computer, and cognitive psychology studies how the brain inputs, stores and outputs information. (This is a simplified analogy, and ignores other factors.)
3 core studies use a cognitive approach:
- Loftus and Palmer (eye witness testimonies)
- Baron-Cohen et al (autism and theory of…