in Wikipedia,

Cognitive psychology is the study of mental processes such as "attention, language use, memory, perception, problem solving, creativity and thinking."

I wonder if learning is also a mental process that cognitive psychology studies, although it is not mentioned in Wikipedia? Thanks!


Yes, cognitive psychology incorporates the study of learning. You can see this reflected in other sources that provide general descriptions of cognitive psychology, e.g.:

I'm not recommending these as especially definitive sources; these are just the other three of the first four hits for a Google search of "cognitive psychology learning".

However, cognitive perspectives on learning are not the only perspectives available in psychological theory (see also radical behaviorism).

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  • $\begingroup$ does learning belong to any of "attention, language use, memory, perception, problem solving, creativity and thinking"? $\endgroup$ – Tim Jan 24 '14 at 4:14
  • $\begingroup$ It's distinct enough to deserve its own category, but it certainly involves most (if not all) of those. $\endgroup$ – Nick Stauner Jan 24 '14 at 4:15
  • $\begingroup$ I'd even say this is actually a somewhat problematic omission on the part of Wikipedia...someone should probably fix that! $\endgroup$ – Nick Stauner Jan 24 '14 at 5:37

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