The cognitive trade-off hypothesis

In this post we are going to talk about The cognitive trade off hypothesis. We will explain what it consists of and what are the foundations of this theory. The cognitive trade off hypothesis The cognitive trade off hypothesis indicates that humans develop language under pressure from our habitat, and chimpanzees in theirs have been … Read more

What causes cognitive distortions?

In the next article we are going to answer the question ‘’What causes cognitive distortions?’’ We will talk about what causes cognitive distortions, what they are, their types and what can be done to face them. What causes cognitive distortions? Negative feelings (anxiety, anger, depression) cause irrational thoughts called cognitive distortions. These thoughts hide, ignore … Read more

Principles of cognitive psychology (A guide)

In this article we will talk about the principles of cognitive psychology. Come and discover what cognitive psychology is, what is its history, its representatives and its main concepts. Principles of cognitive psychology One of the basic principles of cognitivism is the metaphor of the machine. Humans are viewed as biological machines that absorb, process, … Read more

Cognitive dissonance narcissistic abuse

People with marked narcissism not only stand out for that feeling of omnipotence and that highly bloated and unrealistic self-image. In addition, another aspect that draws the most attention about their personality is the way in which they relate to others, and how easily and spontaneously they come to generate discomfort in those around them. … Read more

What is Piaget’s stage of cognitive development that emerges between ages 12 and 16?

In this post we are going to answer the question ‘’What is Piaget’s stage of cognitive development that emerges between ages 12 and 16?’’ We will explain to you how the logic of a child who is starting at this stage works, what his vision of the world is like and what problems he is … Read more

Behaviorism vs social cognitive theory

In this article we will talk about 2 important currents of psychology: behaviorism and social cognitive theory. We will explain what each one consists of, what are their basic concepts and their differences and similarities. Behaviorism vs social cognitive theory Behaviorism suggests that the individual only learns behaviors taught through repetition and stimuli and reinforcements, … Read more

Cognitive and metacognitive definition

We have learned that cognition allows us to perceive our environment, learn from it and remember the information we have obtained, as well as solve problems that arise during life or communicate with other people, but have you heard about metacognition? In this article we will describe what exactly cognition is and what are the … Read more

Psychoanalytic therapy vs cognitive behavioral

In this post we will highlight the differences between these two types of psychotherapy and help you identify which is the best for you. Psychoanalytic therapy vs cognitive behavioral Cognitive therapy and psychoanalytic therapy are often opposed without delving into their points of agreement or their differences. However, psychoanalytic therapy has been, and continues to … Read more

Cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias

Some people identify the heart with emotion and the brain with the rational. It’s a mistake. As many studies indicate, irrationality is perfectly integrated into the functioning of our nervous system, which includes the human brain. One of the aspects of our behavior in which this irrational component is most noticeable are cognitive biases, that … Read more

What is cognitive schemata?

During our first years of life, through our learning, observation and exploration, and during our experiences we unconsciously construct our core beliefs about life, which are more or less rooted in safe mental constructs. the so-called schemes. We will give you the answer in the next article: What are cognitive schemata? What is cognitive schemata? … Read more