Category Archives: Learning

Mnemonic Devices: The Art of Improving Memory

memory

Do you forget things easily? Try these mnemonic devices.

The deeper we process information, the better we will remember it. It’s as simple as that. Luckily, there is a way to improve our memory, but it takes effortful and intentional processing. This means, if we want to improve our memory, we must practice. Continue reading

Psychological Myopia: The Tendency to Think Short-Sightedly

decisions

Psychological myopia refers to the tendency in decision makers to focus on information immediately related to their judgment and to ignore other, less prominent, pieces of information. Continue reading

How Your Mood Influences Your Cognitive Functioning

mood

A literature review by Mitchell & Phillips (2007) examined how positive and negative moods influence people’s cognitive functioning, or more specifically, executive functions

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How People Pick Up Anxiety Through Classical Conditioning

anxiety

This post gives an account of the processes that are involved in the learning of anxiety. More specifically, it will consider the theory of classical conditioning. Continue reading