Cognitive Psychology

This course examines cognitive processes, sometimes called "higher mental processes." Cognitive psychology includes topics such as perception, attention, memory, language, and thinking. At the end of this course you will gain an appreciation of the basic information in cognitive psychology, including research and theory, as well as an understanding of the complexity of cognitive processes; and hopefully, you will be able to apply your knowledge to your own cognitive processes.


Cognitive aspects of personality disorders: influences of basic personality traits, cognitive emotion regulation, and interpersonal problems
Akyunus İnce, Miray; Gençöz, Tülin; Department of Psychology (2012)
The purpose of the study was to examine the influences of basic personality traits, cognitive emotion regulation and interpersonal problems on the cognitive aspects of personality disorders. 1298 adult participants (411 males and 887 females) between the ages of 18 and 68 (M = 26.85, sd = 7.95) participated in the study. In the first part of the study, Inventory of Interpersonal Problems was adapted to Turkish, and psychometric properties of the adapted inventory as well as Cognitive Emotion Regulation Ques...
Cognitive basis of the concept of conscious self
Alkan, Sarper; Sayan, Erdinç; Department of Cognitive Sciences (2005)
Contemporary developments in cognitive sciences have uncovered strong correlations between mental events and nervous activity. Despite their achievements, cognitive sciences are still unable to provide an adequate explanation for the concept of conscious selves. There are two main reasons behind this inability. The first one is the mismatch between the distributed nature of the nervous information processing and the unified nature of the consciousness. The second one is the fundamental differences between c...
Cognitive appraisals, emotion, and coping
Alkan, Neşe; Tezer, Esin; Department of Educational Sciences (2004)
This study aimed to examine the role of secondary appraisal of the event, cognitive appraisal of the situation, emotions experienced and coping styles used after a real life stressful event that university students experienced. Five hundred and sixty students (271 females and 289 males) from Middle East Technical University voluntarily participated in the study. A pilot study which consisted of two stages, interviews and survey was conducted before the main study in order to test the appropriateness and app...
Cognitive Learner: An Ensemble Learning Architecture for Cognitive State Classification
Moğultay, Hazal (2017-05-18)
In this study, we propose an ensemble learning architecture called "Cognitive Learner", for classification of cognitive states from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Proposed architecture consists of a two-layer hierarchy. In the first layer, called voxel layer, we model the connectivity among the voxel time series to represent the detailed information about the experiment. In the second layer, we cluster the voxel time series by using functional similarity measure, to partition the brain volume...
Understanding conceptual processes through identity judgments via behavioral and neurophysiological methods
Çakar, Tuna; Hohenberger, Annette Edeltraud; Department of Cognitive Sciences (2015)
This dissertation aims to understand the cognitive and neural underpinnings of conceptual processes during identity judgments. Identity judgments are challenging philosophical problems that are influenced by several factors including spatiotemporal proximity and similarity. Initially, participants were asked to respond to a set of propositions (Conceptual Tendency Test, (CTT)) that were directly related to the core concept of identity, on a 5-point-Likert-scale (from 1 (totally agree”) to 5 (“totally disagr...
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