Cognitive LOA

 

 

 

1.  Discuss how and why particular research methods are used with the cognitive approach.

 

          Any Cognitive studies could be used for this.  Pick two experiments and then one or two that are a different method.  Or you could do three methods and one study each.  Just be sure do discuss How and Why the methods are being used and use your studies to illustrate this.

 

2.  Discuss ethical considerations related to research studies with the cognitive approach.

 

          You need at least two ethical considerations.  Deception should be one.  Pick another one like lack of informed consent or confidentiality and use 3 or 4 studies that illustrate the considerations.

 

3.  Evaluate schema theory with reference to research studies.

 

Bartlet – War of the ghosts – Story
Bartlet – War of the ghosts - Study
Anderson and Pichert – Recall following a shift in Schema
Pezdek – Schema and memory for real world scenes

 

4.  Evaluate two models of Memory

 

Baddeley – Working memory model
Awh – PET scans and working memory
Squire – Multiple memory systems

 

 

5.  Evaluate two models or theories of thinking and decision making

 

Risen - Illusory Correlations and Stereotype

Marchiori - Portion size of food - Anchor and Adjustment

Bagozzi - Theory of Reasoned Action - Fast Food

 

6.  With reference to relevant research studies, to what extent is a cognitive processes reliable

 

Loftus – Reconstructive memory and eyewitness memory
Sapolsky - Stress and Memory
Talarico – Flashbulb memory
Bartlet – War of the ghosts – Story
Bartlet – War of the ghosts - Study
Anderson and Pichert – Recall following a shift in Schema
Pezdek – Schema and memory for real world scenes

 

7. Discuss biases in thinking and decision making.

 

Similar to #5 and #6 above

 

8.  Evaluate one theory of how emotion may affect one cognitive process

 

Brown and Kulick
Neisser - Phantom Flashbulbs – Challenger
Talarico – Flashbulb memory

 

9.  Discuss the positive and negative effects of modern technology on cognitive processes.

 

Anderson & Dill - Video games and aggressive thoughts

Carrier - Virtual empathy

Rosser - Video Games on Training Surgeons

 

10.  Evaluate the method used to study the interaction between digital technology and cognitive processes.

 

Anderson & Dill - Video games and aggressive thoughts

Carrier - Virtual empathy

Rosser - Video Games on Training Surgeons

 

Powerpoints


Memory Review

 

Elizabeth Loftus - Eyewitness Testimony