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Flashcards in Cognitive Psychology Deck (13)
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1
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What is cognitive psychology?

A

focuses on mental processes (internal processes that are observable) to understand how we think, remember, process info, and solve problems.

2
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Who is the founder of cognitive psychology?

A

George Miller

3
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What means GPS? (Letters)

A

General problem solver

4
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What is GPS (function)?

A

Artificial intelligence that solves problems.

5
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Why were psychologists interested in computers?

A

minds and computers are similar.

6
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What is Long-term potentiation? How does it work?

A

repeated communication between neurons makes
1- presynaptic neurons release neurotransmitters more effectively
2- postsynaptic neurons become more sensitive.
stronger connection

7
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Explain the 2 systems of our mind.

A

1- automatic

2- slow

8
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What is the Stroop test? Explain how it relates to the 2 systems?

A

1- read text

2- say colour of the text, but the text is the name of other colors.

9
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Explain Metacognition.

A

thinking about thinking.

10
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How did the study we say (drinking as much soy sauce mixed with ketchup now or in months) relate to metacognition?

A

when have to drink it now - say less than people who have to drink it later. See future self as different people.

11
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Why is metacognition important?

A

college students how to pay attention

12
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What is representation?

A

the fact that numbers represent things in real life.

13
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0 = ___ and 1 = ___-

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off and on