Cognitive psychology is the study of mental processes such as "attention, language use, memory, perception, problem solving, creativity and thinking." Much of the work derived from cognitive psychology has been integrated into various other modern disciplines of psychological study including social psychology, personality psychology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, educational psychology, and economics. History With the philosophical debate continuing, the mid to late 18th century was a critical time in the development of psychology as a scientific discipline. In the mid-20th century, three main influences arose that would inspire and shape cognitive psychology as a formal school of thought: With the development of new warfare technology during WWII, the need for a greater understanding of human performance came to prominence. The term "cognition" refers to all processes by which the sensory input is transformed, reduced, elaborated, stored, recovered, and used.
Related: Development of Cognitive Behavioral theory
• Cognitive Psychology
• fields related to Evolutionary Psychology