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    1. Describe specific developments in twentieth century psychology that contributed to the advance of cognitive psychology.

    2. How is the diversity of psychology reflected in current psychological organizations?

    Would you be more likely to support a unified psychology or a pluralistic one?

    Refer to the 54 divisions in APA on the APA website: http://www.apa.org/about/division/index.aspx

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    Describe specific developments in twentieth century psychology that contributed to the advance of cognitive psychology.

    Some developments that have been advanced in the areas of cognitive psychology included studies for dealing with the influence of stress in addictions, and poverty. Swabs, 'Dickinson & Wolf (2011) examined how stress facilitates drug addiction at the cognitive level. They focused on training goal-direction action and decision-making to stop the habit of drug behavior. They argue that few theories focus on how stress facilitates drug addiction at the cognitive level. Thus, they discuss how habit processes contribute to the risk of developing drug addiction.

    Jorge's (2009) study focused on how poverty modulates performance in specific cognitive tasks such as: demanding attention, inhibitory control, working memory, self-memory, & linguistic processing. These specific studies allow for the assessment of more ...

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    This solution discuss developments that have been advanced in areas of cognitive psychology. The diversity of psychology as reflected in current psychological organizations is examined.

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