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Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: An Experimental Science (FutureLearn)

Learn how to use cognitive psychology experiments to explore the internal workings of the mind with this online psychology course. Learn how to conduct, analyse and understand cognitive psychology experiments. Cognitive psychology is the scientific study of internal mental processes. On this course, you will be introduced to two key areas of cognitive psychology: reasoning and thinking and mental imagery.

You will explore cognitive psychology as an experimental science, as you consider the psychology of thinking and reasoning and the psychology of imagination and thinking visually. You will learn how to run an experiment, how to collect data, and understand the science behind memory and behaviour through experiments. You will also explore the effectiveness of experiments for the study of the mind.