Reliability of cognitive processes

IB Psychology: Reliability of cognitive processes

1. Memory is a reconstructive process and therefore is open to distortion.2. Emotion may affect cognitive processes - either increasing or decreasing their reliability.3. Humans are cognitive misers, often seeking shortcuts in thinking and decision making. 4. Biases affect our ability to make rational decisions.When we discuss the reliability of a cognitive process, we want to know how consistent is the information...


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