Popular Theory of the 6 Basic Emotions by Paul Ekman

The word emotion is derived from the Latin word ‘mot’ which means ‘to move’. In this article we will go through the 6 Basic Emotions by Paul Ekman. Emotions are an important and inevitable part of human being. Let us get familiar with the definition Read More …

Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence

What is Intelligence? The word intelligence derives from the Latin word intelligere which means to comprehend or to perceive. It is the most basic meaning. In this article we will particularly focus on Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence. Let us see some basic definitions of intelligence by psychologists. Definitions of Intelligence Read More …

What is Attention? It’s Definitions, History, Process, Types, etc

May I have your Attention please!!! A large number of stimuli hit upon our sense organs simultaneously, but we do not notice all of them at the same time. Only a selected few of them are noticed. “paying attention” is concentrating—shutting out other activities or Read More …

What is Self Efficacy Theory?

Cambridge Dictionary meaning of .self’ is ‘the set of someone’s characteristics, such as personality and ability, that are not physical and make that person different from other people.’ Meaning of ‘efficacy’ is the ability to achieve something or produce something.  If we just put these two word together we can infer that ‘self efficacy‘ Read More …

Research Methods to study Cognitive Psychology

Following are the best Methods to study cognitive psychology. Naturalistic Observation Introspection or Self Report Experiments or Laboratory/ Controlled Observation Quasi-Experiments Neuropsychological tools Let’s see Methods to study cognitive psychology in details, Naturalistic Observation– Observation means watching, monitoring, scrutiny, examination, or inspection. Best way to Read More …

Fascinating History of Cognitive Psychology!

Why we need to study History of Cognitive Psychology? Two things- First, there are various schools of psychology like Structuralism, Functionalism, Psychoanalysis, Behaviorism etc, still this  school of psychology emerge & prevails. So we need to understand how it has done it. Second, We need Read More …

Introduction of Cognitive psychology

Introduction of Cognitive psychology Cognitive psychology is the branch of psychology. Moreover, it studies mental processes including how people think, perceive, remember and learn. However, as part of the larger field of cognitive science, this branch of psychology is related to other disciplines including neuroscience, Read More …

SENSATION, ATTENTION AND PERCEPTION – Cognitive psychology (MA psychology, SPPU, Pune)

We have bring you notes for chapter 2 SENSATION, ATTENTION AND PERCEPTION [10]. All ppts are based and syllabus and reference books given by SPPU, Pune. 1. Sensation – Introduction to psychophysics: Basic concepts and methods. 2. Attention: (a) Functions of attention: Divided attention, selective Read More …