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Category Archives: Cognitive Psychology
Dr. Albert Ellis was a practitioner of rational emotive behavior therapy. During his time as a therapist, he identified 12 irrational beliefs that many people have. Continue reading
A number of studies have examined how stress affects learning and memory, but the literature has shown mixed results.
Why should you forgive someone for being unfair? In fact, research shows that forgiveness can enhance psychological well-being, physiological health, and spiritual well-being Continue reading
This post describes four main components through which mindfulness meditation works. If you ever wondered why mindfulness is so effective in improving personal well-being, you might want to continue your reading. Continue reading
This short video shows how my aquarium fish learned to associate food with the sound of a feeder through classical conditioning. Continue reading
Confidence in one’s memory is generally believed to be a sign of memory accuracy, but this is not always the case. Some studies have shown a high correlation between confidence and accuracy, while others have shown little to no correlation. Continue reading
When we make decisions or judgments, we often use mental shortcuts. The purpose of mental shortcuts is to ease the “cognitive load” of making decisions.
Mental shortcuts are helpful because they allow us to make quick decisions, but sometimes they result in “thinking errors” or so-called cognitive biases. We should be aware of these biases because they prevent us from thinking rationally.