PSYC 2150 Lecture 7: Lecture Notes Methods of Cognitive Psychology

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2/7/17
Lecture Notes
METHODS OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
How do we discover abstract constructs?
Behaviorists had a point about doubting the legitimacy of abstract constructs
Cognitive techniques to gather evidence
o Problem
o Three Approaches to Solve Problem
o Specific Example
Neuroscience techniques to gather evidence
o Methods of data collection
o Problems in using nuerodata
o Four techniques to solve problem
Cognitive Techniques to gather evidence
Problem
o
3 Ways to Solve Problem:
o Evolutionary Constraints
Least important/common
Which construct is more consistent with evolution (how mental processes
should evolve?)
But how do we know how mental processes evolve?
o Neural Constraints
Which one can the brain do?
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