Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Cognitive Psychology Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

2615 Full-Text Articles 3116 Authors 810190 Downloads 177 Institutions

All Articles in Cognitive Psychology

Faceted Search

2615 full-text articles. Page 6 of 89.

Behavioral Finance And Its Impact On Investing, Jordan Fieger 2017 Liberty University

Behavioral Finance And Its Impact On Investing, Jordan Fieger

Senior Honors Theses

The field of behavioral finance has seen incredible growth over the past half century as it has explored the effect that cognitive psychological biases can have on investors’ financial decisions. Behavioral finance stands in stark contrast to the efficient market hypothesis, as it attributes market inefficiencies to investors who are not perfectly rational human beings. It offers a solution to the observed 3.5% gap that active equity investors miss out on in the market compared to passive index funds, which it attributes to their emotions and psychological biases. These common human biases can be grouped into five major categories ...


The Flaws Of Deterrence Theory, Hunter Oneal Cooley 2017 Georgia College

The Flaws Of Deterrence Theory, Hunter Oneal Cooley

Georgia College Student Research Events

In my paper, I discuss the means of the deterrence theory, and argue against its original intent and how in my views it is a failed and flawed theory. I discuss the notion of inherent “evil” in people, and how that the deterrence theory cannot simply go against and correct something that I argue is inherent in humans. I discuss the inherent trait to commit crime, or simply the evil nature that can lead to crime that I think is inherent in people. I give reasons for the failure and the flaws of the theory, I use one prime example ...


Expanding Eeg Research Into The Clinic And Classroom With Consumer Eeg Systems, Darryl H. Burnet, Matthew D. Turner 2017 Georgia State University

Expanding Eeg Research Into The Clinic And Classroom With Consumer Eeg Systems, Darryl H. Burnet, Matthew D. Turner

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Correlated Cingulate And Insula Response During Negative Interpersonal Feedback In Socially Anxious Adults, Kendrick King 2017 Georgia State University

Correlated Cingulate And Insula Response During Negative Interpersonal Feedback In Socially Anxious Adults, Kendrick King

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Relapse: The Inability To Unlearn, Cassandra Alvarez, Arya Kishor, Jeanette Valleau, Barbara Church, J. David Smith 2017 Georgia State University

Relapse: The Inability To Unlearn, Cassandra Alvarez, Arya Kishor, Jeanette Valleau, Barbara Church, J. David Smith

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Is Perceptual Learning Caused By Attentional Spotlighting Or Representational Change?, Alexandria Nichole Williams, Gerardo Ernesto Valdez 2017 Georgia State University Department of Psychology

Is Perceptual Learning Caused By Attentional Spotlighting Or Representational Change?, Alexandria Nichole Williams, Gerardo Ernesto Valdez

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Neural Circuits For Source Memory And Imagination, Amber C. Grant, Darryl Burnet 2017 Georgia State University

Neural Circuits For Source Memory And Imagination, Amber C. Grant, Darryl Burnet

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Distancing Metacognitive And Perceptual Responses: Does Separation Improve Judgement, Brooke Jackson 2017 Georgia State University

Distancing Metacognitive And Perceptual Responses: Does Separation Improve Judgement, Brooke Jackson

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Eeg Studies Of Simple Problem Solving, Matthew Copello 2017 Georgia State University

Eeg Studies Of Simple Problem Solving, Matthew Copello

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Correlation Of Bis Bas And Pswq Measures, Ahlam Awaid, Alexis Breed, Darryl Burnet, Matthew Turner 2017 Georgia State University

Correlation Of Bis Bas And Pswq Measures, Ahlam Awaid, Alexis Breed, Darryl Burnet, Matthew Turner

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Go If You Know: Using Actions To Test For Metacognitive Uncertainty, Samarah Kenol, Carmen Shaw 2017 Georgia State University

Go If You Know: Using Actions To Test For Metacognitive Uncertainty, Samarah Kenol, Carmen Shaw

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Examining Burnout In Division I Collegiate Athletes: Identifying The Major Factors And Level Of Importance In An Athlete’S Life, Angel A. Almodóvar Mr. 2017 Kennesaw State University

Examining Burnout In Division I Collegiate Athletes: Identifying The Major Factors And Level Of Importance In An Athlete’S Life, Angel A. Almodóvar Mr.

Siegel Institute Ethics Research Scholars

Burnout is a concept that has been studied within the past 35+ years becoming widely known and recognized around 1980 in various disciplines ranging from the professional workforce, to athletic coaches, to youth sports. The first burnout study conducted within a sport setting focused on coaching burnout, and since then, new developments have occurred concentrating on athletes. Burnout is a term defined as a withdrawal from a particular sport noted by a reduced sense of accomplishment, devaluation or resentment of the sport, with proponents of physical and psychological exhaustion. Thus, the focus of this study is to examine athletic burnout ...


Image Memory For Hyperpalatable Foods In University Aged Females, Leila M. Mackay 2017 Brescia University

Image Memory For Hyperpalatable Foods In University Aged Females, Leila M. Mackay

Brescia Psychology Undergraduate Honours Theses

Hyperpalatable foods are high in sugar and/or fat and highly processed. These foods increase dopamine in the brain similar to other rewards, such as drugs of abuse, producing pleasure and an enhanced drive to consume them. Undergraduate students (n = 44) completed an explicit memory task where they were asked if they recalled various types of food (high sugar, high fat, sugar+fat, fruits, vegetables and breads) and non-food images. Questionnaires evaluating eating patterns were also completed. It was hypothesized that hyperpalatable foods would be recalled better and faster than less-palatable foods or non-food images. The study found that hyperpalatable ...


The Relationship Between Way-Finding Strategies, Spatial Anxiety, And Prior Experiences, Megan E. Martin 2017 Brescia University

The Relationship Between Way-Finding Strategies, Spatial Anxiety, And Prior Experiences, Megan E. Martin

Brescia Psychology Undergraduate Honours Theses

Spatial activities during childhood and adolescence are believed to play a role in the development of spatial cognitive abilities. The current study investigated the relationship between spatial activities, way-finding strategy preferences, and spatial anxiety in a sample of 89 female undergraduate students from Brescia University College. Participants completed four online questionnaires addressing childhood spatial activities, adolescent spatial activities, spatial anxiety, and way-finding strategy. Individuals who reported more participation in childhood and adolescent activities reported using a cognitive map way-finding strategy, but the amount of participation in spatial activities reported by an individual did not relate to their use of a ...


Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation To Assess Motor System Excitability Fluctuations During Auditory Anticipation And Beat Perception, Johannes G.P Teselink 2017 Western University

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation To Assess Motor System Excitability Fluctuations During Auditory Anticipation And Beat Perception, Johannes G.P Teselink

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Humans tend to spontaneously move to the regular beat of musical rhythm. Beat perception is the tendency to sense and anticipate the regular time positions (beats) that movements synchronize with. The neural motor system plays an important role in beat perception, but the dynamics of excitability in the motor system associated with beat perception have not been characterized. This project investigated motor system excitability fluctuations using transcranial magnetic stimulation and electromyography during perception of beat-based and non-beat-based rhythms. We applied single-pulse TMS over the left primary motor cortex of healthy participants as they listened to three types of rhythms that ...


Achieving And Maintaining Flow During Practice And Performance, Jenna Klein 2017 University of Northern Iowa

Achieving And Maintaining Flow During Practice And Performance, Jenna Klein

Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Flow, also referred to as being “in the zone,” is a state of total absorption in an activity where an individual’s risk and skill are in balance. This mental state is sought after by many musicians for its positive effect on performance. Flow has been described as leading to a loss of self-awareness, changes in the perception of time, the ability to play effortlessly, a sense of calm, and confidence. Flow is characterized by changes in brain function. Complete, undistracted concentration on one activity allows the left, more analytical side of the brain to rest, while the right, more ...


Body Language In The Classroom: Effects Of Gesturing, maia Rolfe 2017 Murray State University

Body Language In The Classroom: Effects Of Gesturing, Maia Rolfe

Scholars Week

Body Language in the Classroom: Effects of Gesturing

This study was designed to give some insights into how body language could interact with teaching. This study tested if active gesturing (pointing) had an effect on the amount of a story that was remembered and on how likable someone who is presenting the story was perceived as being. Male and female participants watched a female presenter read a short story projected on a screen while either pointing to key words or not pointing. Then they wrote down as much of the story as they could remember and rated the likeability of ...


Same Words, Different Impressions: How Accent Upstages Words In Communication, Alexandria Farris 2017 Murray State University

Same Words, Different Impressions: How Accent Upstages Words In Communication, Alexandria Farris

Scholars Week

The current study investigated how different non-native accents of English are perceived. A person's accent can be used to take the place of the individual's race or any other marker used to make judgements (Shuck, 2006). Participants listened to a recording of one out of five non-American female speakers of English from Mexico, Russia, Germany, India, or China, or a female native speaker of American English; the participants heard either a formal or informal text and then evaluated the speaker on factors of competence, caring/goodwill, and trustworthiness. Demographic data on age, gender, languages spoken, extent travelled, and ...


Law And Identifiability, Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir, Ilana Ritov, Tehila Kogut 2017 Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Law And Identifiability, Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir, Ilana Ritov, Tehila Kogut

Indiana Law Journal

Psychological studies have shown that people react either more generously or more punitively toward identified individuals than toward unidentified ones. This phenomenon, named the identifiability effect, has received little attention in the legal literature, despite its importance for the law. As a prime example, while legislators typically craft rules that would apply to unidentified people, judges ordinarily deal with identified individuals. The identifiability effect suggests that the outcomes of these two forms of lawmaking may differ, even when they pertain to similar facts and situations.

This Article is a preliminary investigation into the relevance of the identifiability effect for law ...


Objective And Subjective Influences On Cognitive Performance In Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes, Natalie E. Benjamin 2017 Marquette University

Objective And Subjective Influences On Cognitive Performance In Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes, Natalie E. Benjamin

Master's Theses (2009 -)

Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an increasingly common chronic illness in children and adolescents that can result in short- and long-term health complications. Disease management can be a particular challenge for adolescents seeking autonomy from caregivers. Recently, there has been a significant increase in adolescents’ use of diabetes-related technology to aid in blood glucose (BG) management and insulin administration. Individuals with T1DM also experience symptoms related to their BG levels, and these symptoms can serve as indicators of out-of-range BG levels and guide management decisions. Although research shows that diabetes-related health factors can affect cognitive functioning, no existing research ...


Digital Commons powered by bepress