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In cognitive psychology, cognitions are the psychological, mental experiences that are the basis of our knowledge about the world and are the content of awareness and consciousness.

Cognitions include:

Cognitions are the products the process of cognition and arise as the result of the activity of the large number of cognitive processes that include:

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Further reading

Key texts


  • Coren, Stanley; Lawrence M. Ward, James T. Enns (1999). Sensation and Perception, Harcourt Brace.
  • Lycan, W.G., (ed.). (1999). Mind and Cognition: An Anthology, 2nd Edition. Malden, Mass: Blackwell Publishers, Inc.
  • Stanovich, Keith (2009). What Intelligence Tests Miss: The Psychology of Rational Thought, New Haven (CT): Yale University Press.


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