Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive psychology explores the branch of mental science that deals with motivation, problem-solving, decision-making, thinking, learning, memory, and attention.
How Does the Recency Effect Influence Memory?
Proven Techniques That Really Work to Improve Your Memory
Aphantasia: When You Are Blind in Your Mind
More Willpower in Your Life Could Make You More Successful
Examples of Confabulation in Psychology
How You Can Strengthen Your Brain With Exercises
How the Stroop Effect Works
Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why Incompetent People Think They Are Superior
How Does Repression Work in Our Unconscious Mind?
How to Prevent Your Brain From Shrinking as You Age
Anterograde Amnesia Makes It Impossible to Remember New Things
How Long Do Sensory Memories Last?
How the Status Quo Bias Influences the Decisions You Make
Is Your IQ Score Above Average?
The Structure and Levels of the Mind According to Freud
Do You Have a Genius IQ Score?
Understanding Intrinsic Motivation
How New Behaviors Are Acquired by Using Acquisition
17 Fun Ways to Boost Your Creativity
Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Motivation: What's the Difference?
Why Do People Experience Afterimages as an Optical Illusion?
Self-Awareness: How It Develops and Why It Matters
How Latent Learning Works (Even When It's Not Obviously Working)
How Do Mental Sets Impact Your Ability to Solve Problems?
What Is General Intelligence (G Factor)?
How the Opponent Process Theory Explains How We See Color
The Impact of the Color Yellow on Your Mood
How Cognitive Biases Influence How You Think and Act
What's the Difference Between Implicit and Explicit Memory?
Cognitive Dissonance and Ways to Resolve It
Why Does the Overjustification Effect Reduce Intrinsic Motivation?
Genetic and Environmental Factors Influence Intelligence
How Information Retrieval From Memory Works
How Heuristics Help You Make Quick Decisions
How David Kolb's Theory of Learning Styles Differs From Carl Jung's
How Figure-Ground Perception Helps Us Distinguish Scenes
How Your Iconic Memory Acts as Your Mind's Eye
How Episodic Memory Helps You Remember Events
What Are Some of the Different States of Consciousness?
Do People With High IQ Enjoy Greater Success?
How We Use Selective Attention to Filter Information and Focus
What Is Kinesthesis?
What Attention Means in Psychology
What Kind of Intelligence Do You Have?
How the Chunking Technique Can Help Improve Your Memory
Memory Tips That Will Boost Your Brain Power
Types of Cognitive Biases That Distort How You Think
5 Surprising Ways That Stress Affects Your Brain
What Is the Negative Picture Illusion?
Can Color Affect Your Mood and Behavior?
Left Brain vs. Right Brain Dominance
The Role of Accommodation in How We Learn New Information
Gestalt Laws of Perceptual Organization and Our Perception of the World
How Does Perception Work?
How Are IQ Scores Interpreted?
How Hindsight Bias Affects How We View the Past
What Are Fluid Intelligence and Crystallized Intelligence?
The Psychology Behind People's Prejudices
The Two-Factor Theory Explains the Key Components of Emotions
The Early Theory That Explains How We Perceive Color