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Cognitive psychology

Section edited by Keith Laws

This section covers all areas encompassing cognitive psychology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, cognitive neuropsychology, language, memory, problem solving and thinking to name a few.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity is a key component of exploration and development. Poor motor proficiency, by limiting participation in physical and social activities, can therefore contribute to poor psychological and soci...

    Authors: Patricia K Kitsao-Wekulo, Penny A Holding, Hudson Gerry Taylor, Jane D Kvalsvig and Kevin J Connolly

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:29

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The size and emotion effect is the tendency for children to draw people and other objects with a positive emotional charge larger than those with a negative or neutral charge. Here we explored the novel idea t...

    Authors: Andrew K Dunn, Nicola Taylor and Thom Baguley

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:21

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown that adverse conditions during fetal and early life are associated with lower performance on neurocognitive tests in childhood, adolescence and adult life. There is, however, a pauc...

    Authors: Jens Christoffer Skogen, Simon Øverland, A David Smith, Arnstein Mykletun and Robert Stewart

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:16

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    Psychology has been historically plagued by the under-reporting of both replications and null findings. The avoidance of these core ingredients of scientific practice means that the psychology literature is un...

    Authors: Keith R Laws

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:2

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Facial emotion recognition depends on cortical and subcortical networks. HIV infection of the central nervous system can damage these networks, leading to impaired facial emotion recognition.

    Authors: Eleonora Baldonero, Nicoletta Ciccarelli, Massimiliano Fabbiani, Manuela Colafigli, Erika Improta, Alessandro D’Avino, Annalisa Mondi, Roberto Cauda, Simona Di Giambenedetto and Maria Caterina Silveri

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:3

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