Cognitive Psychology

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This essay will begin by defining key terms such as science and is psychology a science. It will further look at the efforts academics make to establish the discipline of psychology as a science. Thereafter, a conclusive conclusion will be made based on the salient points drawn from the discussion.

Science can be defined as a concept of observations and inquiries that the whole world applies depending on certain natural laws which are discovered and tested. Some academics come across ideas which have existed, they explore and test these ideas using scientific methods. These methods are based on observations or experience which compel academics into hypothesis testing (Comer, Gould, & Furnham, 2013). It is suggested that science has key
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Groome & Grant (2013). Cognitive psychology uses scientific methods to study mental processes. It reacted against behaviourism and focusses on language, memory, attention and perception. This helps understand why academics make efforts trying to establish the disciplines of psychology as a science. According to Anderson (2000), cognitive psychology can stipulate the basis for different areas of social sciences. Cognitive psychology was founded in the year (1956). (Esyneck & Keane, 2015) state that academics such as Noam Chomsky, George Miller, Newell and Simon discussed at a meeting on different topics such as language, the magic number seven in short term memory and a model called the general problem solver. Esyneck & Keane, (2015) suggest that the above topics related to…show more content…
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