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Cognitive Approach

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  • Q1
    What is it that cognitive psychologists study?
    The mind
    Internal mental processing
    Observable behaviours
    The unconscious
  • Q2
    What do cognitivists compare the brain to, and compare thoughts to. What is this known as?
    A computer, The computer model
    An Ipad, The apple model
    Robots, Artificial intelligence
    Animals, The evolution model
  • Q3
    Describe making an inference
    Using dream analysis to understand the inner workings of the brain
    Observing a behaviour and then making a logical assumption about the underling mental processes
    Only using case studies to make assumptions about the internal mental processes
    Looking inside the brain and making conclusions about it
  • Q4
    What is a Schema?
    our unconscious telling us how to behave
    our reactions to the environment
    Our brain telling us how to behave
    Mental short cuts to make assumptions about the world around us
  • Q5
    Which one of these is NOT an example of how schema are used
    See into the future
    Packages of information that help us navigate the world
    Expect behaviour
    Process large amounts of information
  • Q6
    What of the following is a positive of schema?
    Actively predict others behaviours and respond appropriately
    Wrong assumptions
  • Q7
    Once cognitive psychologists have made a model of how an internal mental process works, what do they do with each part?
    Test them/ experiment with scientific methods to see if they are accurate
    Leave them alone and expect them to be correct
    Forget about them and create a new one
    Test them/ experiment with scientific methods to see if they are reliable
  • Q8
    Which of these is not a method used by cognitive psychologists
    Post Mortems
  • Q9
    Which of the following is a practical application of the cognitive approach?
    Improving eye witness testimony
  • Q10
    Which of these relates to the cognitive approach the most?
    Soft Determinism
    Free Will
  • Q11
    What is machine reductionism?
    Humans are studied in the same way as a machine and oversimplifies the impact of emotion
    Predicts that humans minds will be able to be put into a machine one day
    Over emphasises the impact of technology on your behaviour
    Sees humans as being animal like and ignores free will
  • Q12
    Cognitive Psychology is scientific because....
    Use of highly controlled lab experiments
    Makes inferences
    Ignores Nature
    Lacks ecological validity
  • Q13
    Cognitive Psychology is not scientific because....
    It makes inferences
    It ignores nurture
    It studies observable behaviour
    It's deterministic

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