Cognitive Psychology Practical Applications

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Cognitive Psychology Practical Applications

Cognitive Psychology has several practical applications in real-world which are given below:

  • Moral development
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Forgetting
  • Selective attention
  • Perception
  • Child development
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Learning styles
  • Information processing
  • Cognitive interview
  • Education
  • Face recognition

 

  • Moral development

This comprises how moral problems change your moral reasoning in the stages of moral development.

  • Eyewitness testimony

It is basically the study of how a witness’s evidence is affected by stress, concentrating on a weapon, or leading questions.

  • Forgetting

 This region covers long term memory and short term memory.

  • Selective attention

Usually, humans have a bounded capacity for paying attention so this studies the selection of what actually deserves our attention out of so many stimuli.

  • Perception

This normally covers the processing of sensual inputs and then how the brain turns them into sensual perceptions.

  • Child development

This contrasts with the process of cognitive processes as humans grow.

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy

This actually uses the fact that thought-patterns can affect behavior and attempts to help people with their mental health problems.

  • Learning styles

     This inspects the different ways by which people learn.

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  • Information processing

It is basically a comparison between humans and computers according to the way we process information.

  • Cognitive interview

This is a way of asking queries that support an eye-witness remember better.

  • Education

      Cognitive psychology is very helpful and more effective in learning techniques.

  • Face Recognition

This is the fact that we still recognize our friend’s face even if one characteristic of it changes, like a haircut.

Cognitive Psychology Practical Applications

Examples of Cognitive Psychology

In everyday life, we experience many examples of cognitive psychology which are given as

  • Attention
  • Concept formation
  • Judgment and decisions
  • Language processing
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Perception
  • Problem-solving
  • Achieving goals
  • Reasoning

 

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