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Cognitive Psychology

Discussion of learning and performance

A. Describe the concept of learning. b. Distinguish between learning and performance. c. Compare and contrast the conceptual approaches to the study of learning. This information is for a paper I need to write. Please help me with 150-200 words for each question, but I do need for it to be specific. Information will be bas

Emotional Intelligence

Define the concept of Emotional Intelligence. How is it different from other forms of intelligence? How is it important in human interaction? Discuss some ways that you might enhance your emotional intelligence.

Social Psychology problems

1. Explain two major differences between common sense understandings and social psychological theories. Illustrate with an example. What is the danger in relying on common sense or intuition in learning about the relationship between the individual and his or her environment? 2. Summarize three different positions that have b

Our Perceptions of our environment, factors that influence.

What factors could influence the way we perceive the world around us? For example, could our upbringing or mood have an effect? What are some specific examples of things that could influence how we sense and perceive the world around us? Feel free to use your own personal examples to answer this question. Please make sure to wri

Taste aversion

I need a little help with some examples of how taste aversion differs from most other forms of classical conditioning.

Q&A: Diversity, Knowledge, Professionalism

1. What challenges can one face in the course of their professional lives when encountering the diversity of approaches to knowledge? 2. How does one address the problems in question # 1?

Nature of Knowledge

Please explain the following - 250 words: What are key arguments offered by proponents of the scientific method and the critiques of these arguments? Consider, also, the claims of limits on human potential for acquisition of scientific knowledge. Can scientific approaches to knowledge be reconciled with others, such as a pri

Cognitive psychology in the workplace

I need these two questions to be addressed regarding workplace issues. I am writing a paper and my topic is on these two. 1.I need to describe a problem going on in the workplace in the workplace regarding employee and management and how to solve the problem and to discuss the problem they are having. using the problem so

Guthrie's techniques

Can Guthrie's techniques for breaking bad habits be applied to serious problems in a clinical setting? Why or why not?

Conditioned Response Definition and Example

What does it mean when a behavior is classified as a conditioned response? What are some examples of conditioned emotional response that you have observed in yourself or a friend?


One of the most interesting issues related to learning and cognition is the use of punishment and reward. Based on what you have learned so far about punishment and reward, do you think that criminal behavior can better be controlled by using punishment or by using reward? Why?

Importance and Development of Psychology

I need help on a paper about define cognitive psychology. Address the following: 1. Identify at least four key milestones in the development of cognitive psychology as a discipline. 2. Discuss the importance of behavioral observation in cognitive psychology.

The proper process of problem solving

Do you think that we may get caught up in the proper process of problem solving and overlook the actual solving of the problem? There are many ways to get to the same answer. If we do not get there the same way as Mary or Jim, are we hindered by the process? How so?

Cultural Surveys Translation Issues

Do you think a study done in another country where the questionnaire has been translated into that language would produce the same results as it would in English speaking countries? Could some words have no translated meaning in that language, thus skewing the outcomes of the study? How so?

Nature vs nurture controversy

If we brought in the nature vs nurture controversy, could we say that nature gives us the neurons at birth to learn language, but nurture provides the environment to actually make language a part of who we are? How so?

Universal grammar

Children in countries other than the US, learn grammar from that culture. (i.e. verbs before subject in the sentence) If we learn language with grammatical instinct, does the culture in which we are born form that grammatical structure? How so?

Repressed Memories

When we repress memories, are they really forgotten or just waiting to be brought back to the surface with the right external cue?

Forgetting - Intentionally difficult or impossible?

The more we focus on trying to forget something, the more energy we transfer to the memory. 1. Do you think that more attention to the information makes forgetting intentionally difficult or impossible? 2. An example might be an attorney or judge telling the jury to disregard the information they just heard. Is it poss

Perceptions and memories

Do you think it is the amount of importance we place on the information that forms our perceptions and memories? How so? References needed. Thank you.

Statistical probability: a short essay answer

If we rely on the likelihood principle and that principle was false, would our perception then be false, also? If we were in the middle of a study and the likelihood principle was not accurate, would we have to rely on other perceptions or start over with a whole new hypothesis?

Reticular Activating System

1. What is the main function of the Reticular Activating System? 2. If an individual suffered damage to this center in the brain, what residual deficits in learning and behavior would you expect to see?