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Importance of and brief history of cognitive psychology.

This solution not only answers the questions why is it important to study cognitive psychology, and how principles of cognitive psychology can be used in other disciplines, such as education and business, it also provides a brief history of cognitive psychology.

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Why is it important to study cognitive psychology?

Cognitive psychology concerns "the scientific study of mental processes" (Robinson-Riegler & Robinson-Riegler, 2008, p. 1), and cognitive psychology is mainly important because thinking lies beneath everything people do from day to day. It is essential for understanding how humans think and act, and to psychologies other sub disciplines. Cognitive psychology is a branch of cognitive science along with philosophy, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, anthropology, and linguistics, which is an interdisciplinary effort to comprehend the human mind.

Cognitive psychology has evolved over time, and it has a long past but short history. ...

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This solution not only answers the questions why is it important to study cognitive psychology, and how principles of cognitive psychology can be used in other disciplines, such as education and business, it also provides a brief history of cognitive psychology.

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Robinson-Riegler, G., & Robinson-Riegler, B. (2008). Cognitive psychology: Applying the science of mind (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon.

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