What Is Cognitive Psychology?
Cognitive psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with the acquisition, processing, and storing of information. Discover more about different topics and issues in cognitive psychology.
Careers in Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive psychologists study internal mental processes such as attention, memory and problem solving. Learn more in this profile of careers in cognitive psychology.
Multitasking can reduce productivity dramatically. Learn more about the costs of multitasking.
Left Brain vs Right Brain
People are often described as left-brain dominant or right brain-dominant? Learn more about left-brain, right-brain dominance.
What Is Cognitive Dissonance?
The term cognitive dissonance is used to describe the feeling of discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs. When there is a discrepancy between beliefs for behaviors, something must change in order to eliminate or reduce the dissonance.
What Is Attention?
Attention involves the way we attend to and process information in our current surroundings...
Does Making Decisions Hurt Productivity?
Research has shown that when people are faced with many choices, they have a much more difficult time making a decision. Learn more about new research suggesting that making decisions may have a negative effect on productivity.
Impact of Age and Mood on Information Processing
A new study published in the journal Psychology and Aging suggests than information processing may be impacted by age and mood. Learn more about this study and find links to further reading.