Ulric Neisser and Cognitive Psychology: Overview


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What approach to psychology is associated with Ulric Neisser?

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1. What does cognitive psychology focus on?

2. Which of the following conditions would produce the most accurate flashbulb memory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ulric Neisser is generally recognized as being the first person to write about different areas of psychology. This quiz and worksheet will help you assess your understanding of specific research he conducted.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on:

  • Neisser's basic biographical information
  • The psychological approach associated with Neisser
  • How emotion and memory work can work together
  • A way humans perceive their environment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you retain the most important information from the lesson about the limits of human information processing
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of failing to notice a surrounding while focused on a specific stimuli
  • Interpreting information - verify that you've read information regarding flashbulb memory and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding Ulric Neisser's most notable research on information processing

Additional Learning

To learn more about Neisser and his most recognized works, visit the accompanying lesson called Ulric Neisser and Cognitive Psychology: Overview. This particular lesson covers these objectives:

  • Covers Neisser's early career
  • Explains how his experiment on attention and perception was carried out
  • Defines specific terms associated with Neisser's research in the field of psychology
  • Describes key research Neisser performed and wrote about