On page 62 of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Psychology Applications, Models (2010), Gabriella Daróczy writes

Psychology is one of the basic sciences of artificial intelligence (AI). The founder of the psychology is Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920), who engaged in empirical methods, and was interested in the thinking processes during his scientific work.

Psychology had two main leading schools: behaviourism, and cognitivism.

Behaviourism: Refused the theory of the mental processes, and insisted to study the resulted action or the stimulus strictly objective. The representatives of this theory have been decreasing with time.

Cognitive psychology: The brain is an information processing device. Artificial Intelligence supports also this idea, and the first picture illustrates the information processing model of the brain

How can we connect artificial intelligence with cognitive psychology? Can we integrate psychology into AI?

For example, in the context of human-computer interaction, could we have an AI software/application that makes use of phycology-based ideas/theories?


AI is already connected with cognitive psychology - there are dozens of AIs right this minute attempting to predict things like which Facebook posts you will like, and which ads you are most likely to click on. In other words, they are trying to predict how you think.

For more detailed info on this AI/cognitive science connection, there is some suggested reading on AITopics.org, such as Paul Thagard's summary of cognitive science.

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  • $\begingroup$ We know how Facebook is implementing AI is kind basic[Data mining];am looking at something that's beyond predicting the user's behaviours and characteristics that's based on historical data for instance likes,shares and comments or profile data.But lets look at another aspect like where AI creates virtual environments,the human mind[mental Models] at this level is said to be in believing that it's real.[ Virtual Reality ].However,Thanks for the links. $\endgroup$ – quintumnia Dec 1 '16 at 13:40
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    $\begingroup$ @quintumnia I think I understand your perspective. You want to know if we can take a more interdisciplinary approach to AI and maybe borrow from cognitive psychology i.e Jean Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development to augment AI intelligence? Is this the case? $\endgroup$ – Seth Simba Jan 15 '18 at 9:06
  • $\begingroup$ @SethSimba Sounds great! Could you please give us a hint on this? If you don't mind. $\endgroup$ – quintumnia Jan 16 '18 at 17:57

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