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Cognitive Psychology



Cognitive psychology is the science of how people think: how we perceive, process, and conceptualize our environment. Its focuses include attention, language, memory, creativity, logic, reasoning, calculating, problem solving, and decision making. Cognitive psychology has been used to understand and guide treatment and therapy for brain related issues such as depression, anxiety, speech disorders, trauma, Alzheimer’s, attention deficit disorder, and learning disabilities.

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Intrusive Thoughts and Overthinking: The Skill of Cognitive Defusion 20/30

Do you ever find yourself overthinking a situation or battling intrusive thoughts? This video will teach you the skill of cognitive defusion, which will help you separate yourself from your thoughts so that you can look at them rather than through them.

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The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience

This classic book, first published in 1991, was one of the first to propose the “embodied cognition” approach in cognitive science. It pioneered the connections between phenomenology and science and between Buddhist practices and science—claims that have since become highly influential.

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How to Stop Overthinking

Grappling with your thoughts will leave you even more entangled in worry. Use metacognitive strategies to break free.

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FindCenterWhen you try to push a thought away, and it keeps coming back to your mind, you are more likely to assume that it must be true.

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#37 Annie Duke: Getting Better by Being Wrong

Annie understands the intersection of luck, skill, and making decisions in uncertain, chaotic environments better than most people on the planet.

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Cognitive Psychology Simply Explained

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The Mind’s New Science: A History of the Cognitive Revolution

The first full-scale history of cognitive science, this work addresses a central issue: What is the nature of knowledge?

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Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences proposes that people are not born with all of the intelligence they will ever have.

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Redesign Your Mind: The Breakthrough Program for Real Cognitive Change

Experience a complete mental fitness and cognitive change program through simple visualization exercises. Eric Maisel, PhD. guides you through techniques that change not only what you think―but how you think.

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Cognitive Psychology: The Science of How We Think

This article discusses what cognitive psychology is, the history of this field, and current directions for research.

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