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Cognitive Psychology Theories and Theorists

Kirt Lewin's Field Theory

Kurt Lewin Field Theory Analyze the major themes of your selected theories. Identify the individuals associated with your selected theories.

The Client Centered Approach to Therapy

How does the humanistic, client-centered approach to therapy work? Provide an example What are the goals of therapy according to this approach? How would this perspective go about working with a difficult or unmotivated client? Provide an example Use scholarly sources to support your answers. Provide examples. Cite you

Positive Reinforcers and Negative Reinforcers

Hi Marcel 1). I have a classmate that presented this question; "How is it that a "positive reinforcement" will teach the child or person not to repeat the wrong behavior." Personally I thought using a "negative reinforcement" was needed in this case to teach the child or person not to repeat the wrong behavior. What is

An Analysis of Rewards and Punishments

1) Punishment occasionally discourages unwanted behavior. As a method of correcting behavior, however, it often fails. Discuss the reasons why punishment usually does not produce the desired results. 2) Rewards can be very effective for increasing the occurrence of desired behavior; however, they are often misused, and c

Education and ASD from a parent's perspective

The aim of this study is to develop substantive theory about how parents deal with the education of their child diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. A series of in-depth case studies, conceptualized within the social theory of symbolic interaction, will use both auto ethnographic and constructivist grounded theory methods

Measuring Intelligence: The Psychometric Approach

I need two historical research examples within the last five years. One brief research example showing how taking the IQ exam measure of intelligence has benefited the individual or group individuals or society. One brief research example showing how taking the IQ exam measure of intelligence has been a drawback to the i

Depression and Anxiety and Memory

Please help me to understand the effects of mood on memory and learning. Consider how anxiety or depression can influence attention and interpretive bias, with some examples.

Stress and Cognitive Functions

Consider the work of an air traffic controller or an emergency room physician. Both jobs require alertness, quick thinking, and sound judgment in the making of a constant stream of life-or-death decisions. This process occurs with every worker's shift, day after day. Imagine the impact of such an ongoing responsibility on cognit

Validity of data interpretations

I will be doing a study on Cooperative Learning in the educational field of psychology. I need help with describing at least two possible factors that might threaten the validity of data interpretations. How might the strategies resolve this challenge and why might each strategy be effective?

Preventing Groupthink

You have agreed to lead a group of students who will advise the university president on a matter of great concern to students. More specifically, the president has asked you to come up with a way to encourage students to complete their undergraduate degrees in less than five years. A lot rides on what you advise the university p

Scholar-Practitioner Model at a Top College University

1. How does this model below titled Scholar-Practitioner Model apply to my future work in becoming a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst? Be sure to discuss both parts of the Scholar-Practitioner Model as well as becoming future a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst. 2). Discuss how a practitioner can further enhance his/her s


Humans make a plethora of decisions on a daily basis. Some are involuntary biological decisions, whereas others are the result of conscious effort. Describe how humans make both logical and risky decisions. (3 references needed).

Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders

Professor is very detailed and strict when it comes to APA formatting, citations and references. Thanks Diagnosis of elderly clients may pose multiple challenges. Coupled with other symptoms from age and/or medical conditions, psychologists may encounter complications in making an accurate, differential diagnosis between cogn

Effects of Aging on Cognitive Development

Effects of Aging on Cognitive Development Create a news release for your community to discuss the effects of aging on cognitive development. Address the following: 1) Evaluate the effects of aging on cognitive development. 2) Provide two examples of scholarly research that support the points in your news release.

Application of Learning Principles

How useful is affective creativity in resolving recurrent daily interpersonal (social) issues? Why? Is affective creativity more important than cognitive learning or rational thinking in solving this type of problem? Why or why not?

Cognitive Psychology Sub Field

Please help me to select an area of cognitive psychology that Include a bibliography with at least five references that you intend to use.

Does Cognitive Dissonance Explain Why Behavior Can Change Attitude?

Prepare an analysis of Issue 5: Does Cognitive Dissonance Explain Why Behavior Can Change Attitudes? as presented by Nier (2010). As a part of your analysis, address the following items: 1) Define consonant and dissonant cognitions 2) Analyze the influence that consonant and dissonant cognitions have on attitudes and beha

The Role of Cognitive and Affective Factors

Attitudes, beliefs, and emotions have a strong influence on the formation and maintenance of attitudes you hold toward objects, issues, or people. Classical conditioning, as applied to attitude formation and maintenance, holds that an attitude can form through association between an initially neutral attitude object and another

Cognitive Roots of an Attitude

A brief description of an attitude you currently hold that was formed through affective or cognitive influences. Describe or explain how the attitude was formed. Describe any cultural or environmental factors that may have influenced the formation of the attitude. Support your response with some of the following refer

Elements of the Court System and Forensic Psychology

The element of court system includes types of courts and proceedings, personnel involved, types of adjudicative processes etc. I was asked to write three pages on the following: • Describe the three elements of the court system you selected and the individuals connected with each. • Then analyze and explain the relations

Discussing Different Models for Processing Information

1) Compare and contrast Richard Atkinson and Richard Shiffrin's information processing model of memory with Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch's working memory model. 2) How and why did Baddeley revise this model? 3) Briefly explain the difference between retroactive and proactive interference and illustrate with a personal

Cognitive Psychology: Scholastic and Associationism

Scholastic and associationism are two of the major roots of modern cognitive psychology being seen as the development of models of the mind. The Middle Ages refers to a division of European history from approximately the fall of the Roman Empire in the 15th century to the beginning of the Renaissance in the 15th century, during

Cognitive Psychology: Viewpoints of Reality

Rationalist, empiricist, scholastic, and associationism are some of the major roots of modern cognitive psychology being seen as the development of models of the mind. 1) Briefly discuss rationalist, empiricist, scholastic, and associationist models of cognitive psychology as well as it attributive philosophers. 2) In compa

Collaborative language-based therapy models

I need help with comparing two therapy models (collaborative language-based therapy models, experiential approaches, cognitive-behavioral therapy models) by noting their similarities and differences as well as examples of circumstances of the models being used, and their strengths and limitations in those circumstances.

Endopsychic Conflicts

Briefly explain Sigmund Freud's Endopsychic Conflicts within the psyche and how does it relates to the three parts of the personality: such as the id, ego, and superego?

Psychological and traumatic effect on cognitive functions

I am writing an assignment concerning the psychological and traumatic effect on cognitive functions of an individual who has suffered a stroke. The cognitive areas I am addressing are perception, attention, and short-term memory. Can someone help me with some information? Also, can medication or other types of strategies help w

Evolution of Cognitive Psychology

Explain the evolution of cognitive psychology as a discipline. Define cognition: - Explain the interdisciplinary perspective as it relates to cognitive psychology. - Describe the emergence of cognitive psychology as a discipline. - Assess the effects of the decline of behaviorism on the discipline of cognitive ps