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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?

Gender related cognitive abilities

Journal articles (professional) suggestions REQUIRED that include gender related cognitive issues. Report on an understanding of the gender related cognitive abilities. Look for flaws and strengths in specific examples and applications.


How are the problems of ambiguity in understanding language similar or different to the problems of ambiguity in other perceptual processes that that has bee3n discussed such as a prevasive challege comprehension, speech perceptionrepresenting meaning, structural ambiguity, reading and language

Making decisions - Sequence of Gambles

Sequence of Gambles Consider the choice among pairs of casino gambles that are the staple of the most basic studies of decision making then think about an important personal decision how good is the analogy between gambling choice and your decision situation. Is life really a sequence of gambles? a. Identify the

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence Please help me with the following: a. Define, in your own words, your understanding of emotional intelligence. b. Give two examples. c. From the reference of your choice, provide theoretical support for the two examples.


I need help and ideas for these questions. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you. QUESTIONS: How bad of an injury would cause a hemianopsia? Would it depend on the object that was inflected upon the eye? Is there any form of surgery that could correct the problem or is this something that is life long? Is hemia

Kasparov and Deep Blue

Considering the fact that Kasparov, a well-known Russian Chess Master, was able to defeat Deep Blue, a computer that was able to process 500,000 chess moves per second, how is it possible that a human being can rival the capabilities of most modern computers? Explain your answer.

Why is cognitive functioning crucial to everyday existence?

Why is cognitive functioning crucial to everyday existence, and How does cognitive functioning enhance diversity? I am using the text: Cognition: The Thinking Animal, 3e ISBN: 0131736884 Author: Daniel Willingham copyright ?2007 Prentice Hall, Inc. A Pearson Education Company

Principle of Operant Conditioning

Explain the principles of operant conditioning. Clarify the differences among positive reinforcers, negative reinforcers,punishment and primary and secondary reinforcers. Give example of all.

Rewards vs reinforcers

I was told that a reinforcer in classical conditioning can be an aversive stimulus which is hardly a reward at all. In instrumental conditioning, Skinnerians were also against equating a reinforcer and a reward. Skinner believed that a reinforcer strengthened any behavior that immediately came before the introduction of the rein

Psychology's Early Schools and theorists

Identify and briefly describe the four "Psychology's Early Schools" and who is associated with each. Choose one to explain in detail. How did this school contribute to the modern development of psychology? Define classical conditioning and instrumental conditioning. Please give an example of both types of conditioning.

Cognitive Functions - Phineas Gage

Explain the role of the brain in cognitive functions. Part of the explanation, describe what Phineas Gage's accident revealed about how brain areas support cognitive function. Please note this needs to include a description of the accident and its effect, but must also include the knowledge gained about brain functions involved

Defining Cognitive Psychology as a Discipline

Defining cognitive psychology - addressing the following: 1. Four key milestones in the development of psychology as a discipline 2. Importance of behavioral observation in cognitive psychology Minimum of two peer reviewed sources.

Ideas for a reasoning paper are generated.

This job reflects upon a challenging experience that you have encountered in either a professional or personal environment that involved significant "thinking through" or reasoning. This job contains the following elements: a. Describe the attitudes and assumptions that the "subject" brought into the selected experience. I