Psychodynamic Personality Theories Matrix

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Cognitive Psychology Definition Paper
Wendy Gray
PSY/360
June 11, 2012
Devlin Crose, BA, MA

In this paper I hope to show what cognitive psychology is and how it was used and how it is used in today’s time. Cognitive psychology is the way a person thinks and the behavior a person has. It also deals with the mental process of a person’s brain and the neuroscience. Behavior has to do with the activity of a human and neuroscience has to do with the nervous system. Perception and memory is also in this area.
It all started with the Greeks “approximately 2,400 years ago, the philosophers of ancient Greece left the first written record displaying consistent curiosity about and speculations on the workings of the mind.” (Willingham, D. T. (2007). The Greeks started all the assumption of how our brains working and it went on from there. The Greeks seemed to ask a lot of question three to be exact such as perception, memory, and nature and nurture The next area was the dark ages and middle ages. Not much was added at this time because there was not much knowledge at this time and the work was not so centered around the mind which left this area of time with not good information. Then you had the renaissance through the 19th century In the renaissance time this was the rise of knowledge these people seem to wise beyond their years and had lots of information we still use today. Even though they did make some mistakes they still did well in observation. They seem to be able to understand the method of science through observation in which it helped them to understand the method of how our brains can work. The last area was in
1879 this is where things started to pick and we begin to have fields of psychology going out in things such as astronomy, physics, chemistry, and biology (Willingham, D. T. (2007). Having all this information…...

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