About Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive psychologists are interested in basic and applied processes related to memory, attention, perception, speech and language, decision-making, and human performance.

Faculty are investigating such questions as:

  • How do we acquire and develop language and literacy skills?
  • How do we process arithmetic and other numerical knowledge?
  • What are the limits of human perception?
  • How can we design safer transportation systems?
  • How can we improve medical decision-making and patient safety?