Contemporary Approaches to Psychology Overview

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Which approach to psychology focuses on the study of mental processes, including how people acquire, process, store, and retrieve information?

Cognitive approach

What is the process by which individuals focus their awareness on specific stimuli or information while ignoring others?

Selective attention

What is the phenomenon where individuals fail to notice unexpected stimuli because their attention is directed elsewhere?

Inattentional blindness

What is the Muller-Lyer illusion an example of?

The impact of contextual information on perception

What is the process through which individuals interpret and make sense of sensory information from their environment?


Which of the following is not listed as a key element of cognitive psychology in the text?

Retrieving information

Which of the following is NOT a key element in Biological Psychology?

Cognitive Development

Which mental disorder is NOT known to be significantly affected by genetic factors?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

The study of how the brain, nervous system, hormones, and other biological factors influence mental processes, emotions, and behavior is known as:

Biological Psychology

Which of the following is NOT a real-world application of Cognitive Psychology?

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

The study of how individuals encode, store, retrieve, and manipulate information to solve problems and make decisions is known as:

Cognitive Psychology

Which of the following is NOT a factor associated with the Nature (or biological) perspective in the Nature versus Nurture debate?

Learned experiences

Explore the key contemporary approaches to psychology including Psychodynamic, Behavioral, Cognitive, Biological, Cross-Cultural, Evolutionary, and Humanistic. Learn about Cognitive Psychology and its focus on mental processes such as acquisition, processing, storage, and retrieval of information. Dive into topics like Selective Attention and the internal mental activities that mediate between stimuli and behavioral responses.

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