In cognitive science, the branch called cognitive psychology deals with human mental processes involved in thinking, feeling and behaving. It includes a variety of thinking processes, among them: perception, attention, memory, knowledge acquisition, categorization, language, problem-solving, reasoning, and judgment. Increasingly cognitive psychology is combined with neuroscience. The journal Cognitive Psychology played an important historical role in this field, and continues to publish technical work on this topic.
- For example, see Ronald T. Kellogg (2011). “Defining cognitive psychology”, Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology, 2nd ed. Sage, p. 4. ISBN 1412977851.
- John R. Anderson (2009). “The cognitive revolution: AI, information theory, and linguistics”, Cognitive Psychology and its Implications, 7th ed. Macmillan, p. 9. ISBN 1429219483.
- GD Logan, ed. "Cognitive Psychology". Elsevier. According to JR Anderson (cited above), beginning in 1970 this journal did much to define the field, described as follows: “Cognitive Psychology is concerned with advances in the study of memory, language processing, perception, problem solving, and thinking.”