The Evolution Of Cognitive Psychology And The Subfield Of Cognitive Psychology

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1130 words
1130 words

Furthermore, the subfield of cognitive psychology relates to the subfield of forensic psychology; cognitive psychology is the study of the mind and mental function such as memory, attention, perception, reasoning, and decision-making (The Evolution of Psychology: History, Approaches, and Questions [APA], n.d.). They are similar because in the field of forensic psychology studies that were conducted by Cattell and Stern both have to do with memory. According to Yarmey (2001) Hugo Munsterberg argued that because experimental psychology concerns itself with the scientific study of human behavior and experience, the results of laboratory studies on human perception and memory should be especially relevant to American courts ' evaluations of witness …show more content…

These articles have an introduction to introduce the information and outline the hypotheses. Followed by the methods section that explains how the experiment was conducted; then the results that will provide you with statistics that test the hypothesis. Lastly, you have the discussion and conclusion section that states the findings in support/no support for the hypothesis. The uses of the scientific method in scientific articles it makes future research easy to reproduce the study and the results (Psychology and the Scientific Method: From Theory to Conclusion [APA], …show more content…

Next the psychologist will form a hypothesis after they will then make a prediction on the hypothesis. Then the psychologist will test your prediction by doing and experiment such as a survey. The population for this survey will be inmates at a number of jails in the state of New Jersey. A survey is chosen because it is the most convenient way to sample dispersed subjects.
The independent variable survey questions will include the following; what is your age? What is your gender? What is your race/ethnicity? What type of crime have you committed? Were you on drugs/alcohol when the crime was committed? Age will be an open-ended question since inmate’s ages vary. Gender will be either male of female. The race will be split into Caucasian, African American, Hispanic, Asian, and other. Finally, the question about what types of crimes have you committed and were you on drugs/alcohol when you committed the crime will be open-ended because there are many types of

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  • Explains that the psychologist will analyze the results using spss to see whether the hypothesis is correct or incorrect.
  • Explains that cognitive psychology is the study of the mind and mental function such as memory, attention, perception, reasoning, and decision-making.
  • Explains that forensic psychology is becoming more popular and we are learning more about the field. loftus and palmer studied how language in eyewitness testimony can change someone’s memory.
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