cognitive psychology

Broader Theories of Intelligence

This articles continues with the topic of intelligence in cognitive psychology. Assesses the broader theories of intelligence through the work of Gardner and Sternberg. Previous articles introducing and defining the…


Introduction to Intelligence

In this article we are going to explore the topic of intelligence in psychology. Defining what is intelligence, who the original theorists were and touching on a few different approaches….

Dissociative Disorders

Memory Disorders: Understanding Dissociative Disorders

In this article we are continuing with the series of memory disorders in cognitive psychology. Specifically understanding dissociative disorders of memory; what they are and how they affect cognition. We’ll…



In this article we are going to explore the topic of attention by understanding the cognitive processes involved and the many theories surrounding this. Cognition is a complex and multi-faceted…

retrograde amnesia

Memory Disorders: Retrograde Amnesia

Next in the current series of understanding more about how we store memories and types of memory disorders occur this article is focusing on retrograde amnesia. Exploring different theories behind…


Memory Disorders: Anterograde Amnesia

In this article introduces memory disorders; specifically anterograde amnesia. Using one of the most famous case studies of amnesia; the case of HM Henry Gustav Molaison (1926-2008). POST-TRAUMATIC AMNESIA (PTA) Most…

memory storage

How do we store memories?

This article is going to explore areas of cognitive psychology; how do we store memories? By exploring the different areas of the brain involved in memory storage, episodic memory and…



The topic of psychology we are evaluating in this article is ‘forgetting’. We’ll summaries the main theories of forgetting; including encoding failure, decay of memory trace, displacement theory and interference…

long-term memory

Long-Term Memory

Today we will discuss long-term memory and this is most commonly associated with remembering. We will define and explain these three processes of long-term memory; encoding, storage and retrieval. STAGES…

short-term memory

Short-Term Memory

Today we are going to explore and understand the cognitive functions and processes involved in memory. Specifically looking at short-term memory and how that evolved into working memory. But first…