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Psychology A level OCR spec.
Does anyone know the four defining principles of the cognitive area?
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I only know two of them :

  • Information received from our senses is processed by the brain and that this processing affects behaviour
  • The mind is an information-processing system (inputting, storing and retrieving data)
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I only know two of them :

  • Information received from our senses is processed by the brain and that this processing affects behaviour
  • The mind is an information-processing system (inputting, storing and retrieving data)
Thanks so much😁 I’m just starting this area in psychology now.
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Thanks so much😁 I’m just starting this area in psychology now.
That's great!
Here is some extra information to get you ahead

STRENGTHS

  • It is very useful – a lot of modern therapies are based on the way we interpret the world i.e. cognitive behaviour therapy
  • It has provided us with a lot of information about how the brain processes information

WEAKNESS

  • It neglects the emotional side of life so can be said to be reductionist
  • May lack validity as cognition is inferred not directly observed.

USEFULNESS

  • Cognitive-behavioural therapies
  • Understanding of EWT and improving CJS
  • Education
These are very generic, but in order to get higher marks, you would have to develop your points and perhaps correlate it to one of the cognitive core studies.
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That's great!
Here is some extra information to get you ahead

STRENGTHS

  • It is very useful – a lot of modern therapies are based on the way we interpret the world i.e. cognitive behaviour therapy
  • It has provided us with a lot of information about how the brain processes information

WEAKNESS

  • It neglects the emotional side of life so can be said to be reductionist
  • May lack validity as cognition is inferred not directly observed.

USEFULNESS

  • Cognitive-behavioural therapies
  • Understanding of EWT and improving CJS
  • Education
These are very generic, but in order to get higher marks, you would have to develop your points and perhaps correlate it to one of the cognitive core studies.
Thanks for sharing.
I’m sure this will come in handy!
Are you in year 1 or 2 if you don’t mind me asking?
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Thanks for sharing.
I’m sure this will come in handy!
Are you in year 1 or 2 if you don’t mind me asking?
I'm in year 2 now!
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