Flashcards in 1.4.1 Internal Mental Processes (Co) Deck (11):
What processes are seen as interconnected?
These processing systems allow us to do what?
Make sense of and respond to the world
What is perception?
The process of taking in and interpreting information from our senses
What is attention?
The process by which we focus on certain sources of information rather than others
What is memory?
The process of retaining and recalling information
What is language?
The study of communication and thinking in relation to language
What is thinking?
The process of manipulating information in the mind in order to reason, problem solve and make desicions
What does this assumption say?
Behaviour can be explained in terms of internal mental processes
Why is the internal mental processes assumption used to explain?
The behaviours we show as a result of decision making
According to internal mental processes explain an aggressive teenage boys behaviour:
• boy perceives someone approaching
• pays attention to the angry look on the persons face
• remembers last time someone looked like that he got beat up
• communicates by shouting
• decides to fight back and punched the person