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Question 1: Cognitive psychologists use ________ and experimental approaches to understand, diagnose, and solve problems, concerning themselves with the mental processes which mediate between stimulus and response.
Cognitive behavioral therapyMathematical psychologyPsychologyPsychophysics

Question 2: Pribram
Mark Rosenzweig
Roger W. Sperry
António DamásioPsychiatryOliver SacksNeurology

Question 3: One of the first cognitive psychologists, George Miller is well-known for dedicating his career to the development of ________, a semantic network for the English language.
SynonymDictionaryControlled vocabularyWordNet

Question 4: Because of the use of computational metaphors and terminology, cognitive psychology was able to benefit greatly from the flourishing of research in ________ and other related areas in the 1960s and 1970s.
Daniel DennettKarl PopperArtificial intelligenceRené Descartes

Question 5: Cognitive psychology is a discipline within ________ that investigates the internal mental processes of thought such as visual processing, memory, thinking, learning, feeling, problem solving, and language.
Cognitive neuroscienceSigmund FreudPsychologyNeuropsychology

Question 6: Since that time, the dominant ________ in the area has been the information processing model of cognition that Broadbent put forward.
AristotlePseudoscienceParadigmScientific method

Question 7: Cognitive theory contends that solutions to problems take the form of ________—rules that are not necessarily understood but promise a solution, or heuristics—rules that are understood but that do not always guarantee solutions.
AlgorithmLogicAlan TuringAlgorithm characterizations

Question 8: This way of conceiving mental processes has pervaded psychology more generally over the past few decades, and it is not uncommon to find cognitive theories within social psychology, personality psychology, ________, and developmental psychology.
NeuropsychologyClinical psychologyAbnormal psychologyBehaviorism

Question 9: [5] The application of cognitive theories to comparative psychology has driven many recent studies in ________.
Cetacean intelligenceEthologyElephant intelligenceAnimal cognition

Question 10: ________ and Filter theories (the ability to focus mental effort on specific stimuli whilst excluding other stimuli from consideration)
AttentionCognitive psychologyExecutive functionsMemory


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