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Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive psychology explores the branch of mental science that deals with motivation, problem-solving, decision-making, thinking, learning, memory, and attention.
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Aphantasia: When You Are Blind in Your Mind
Man With Strong Willpower
Willpower and the Psychology of Self-Control
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Confabulation: Definition, Examples, and Treatments
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5 Brain Exercises to Strengthen Your Mind
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The Stroop Effect Is Naming the Color but Not the Word
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An Overview of the Dunning-Kruger Effect
Repression as a Defense Mechanism
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How to Prevent Your Brain From Shrinking as You Age
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What Is Anterograde Amnesia?
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Sensory Memory Types and Experiments
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How the Status Quo Bias Affects Your Decisions
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What the Average IQ Is and What it Means
The conscious mind
Freud's Conscious and Unconscious Mind
Learning disabilities often come with a higher IQ.
What Is Considered a Genius IQ Score?
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What Does Intrinsic Motivation Mean?
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Acquisition in Classical Conditioning
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17 Ways to Develop Your Creativity
difference between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation
Differences Between Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation
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Positive and Negative Afterimages
A self-aware woman looking at her reflection.
What Is Self-Awareness and How Does It Develop?
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Latent Learning in Psychology and How It Works
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Mental Set and Seeing Solutions to Problems
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What Is General Intelligence (G Factor)?
Opponent process theory of color vision
The Opponent Process Theory of Color Vision
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The Color Psychology of Yellow
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What Is Cognitive Bias?
Explicit and Implicit Memory
Implicit and Explicit Long-Term Memory
cognitive dissonance
What Is Cognitive Dissonance?
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Overjustification Effect and Motivation
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Genetic and Environmental Influences on Intelligence
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How Long-Term Memory Retrieval Works
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Heuristics and Cognitive Biases
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Kolb's Theory of Learning Styles
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Figure-Ground Perception in Psychology
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Iconic Memory and Visual Stimuli
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Episodic Memories and Your Experiences