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    Cognitive Psychology - Hard Science or Soft Science?

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    What is cognitive psychology? Would you classify cognitive psychology as a hard science or a soft science? Explain your answer.

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    Cognitive psychology refers to mental activities that are logical and illogical, ways in which we create concepts, solve problems, make decisions and form judgments. This area of psychology deals with mental activities associated with processing, understanding, remembering and communicating. (Myers, 2003) I would classify cognitive psychology as a soft science. This area of psychology still does experiments, but not like those done in the physical and life sciences. Cognitive psychologists do ...

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    This article is about how cognitive psychology is seen by the various communities and how this science is used and defined.