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

According to his research,Psychology had two main leading subjects:

  1. Behaviourism.
  2. 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: defines that the brain is an information processing device.

Therefore,this question is not a duplicate of this what-is-the-difference-between-artificial-intelligence-and-cognitive-science? ,However my question is;how can we connect artificial intelligence with cognitive psychology for instance;

Human Computing Interaction: We may come in a contact with Humana Computer Interaction every day, because this field includes the every day use of computer for example;tapping stack exchange app on smart-phone, the user interfaces and some other expert programs which may use cognitive psychology in order to manipulate or help people. But still such tasks have got a minimal relevant connection.

  • $\begingroup$ The intention of your question is not 100% clear. Is it along the lines of "how do we get AI software geeks to think about psychology?" or "how do we get psychology geeks to contribute to AI?", or is it more in the area of "how will AIs learn how the human mind works?" or "how will human beings come into close contact with AIs"? Or is it something else entirely? $\endgroup$ – Jnani Jenny Hale Dec 1 '16 at 13:17
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    $\begingroup$ Much of this question appears to be copied from external sources, without attribution, e.g., pdfs.semanticscholar.org/d16d/…. That's not appropriate here. $\endgroup$ – D.W. Jun 1 '18 at 1:12
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    $\begingroup$ Quint, if you were referencing the paper Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Psychology please do add a citation. $\endgroup$ – DukeZhou Jun 1 '18 at 21:29
  • $\begingroup$ @DukeZhou I copy that captain.Though much of my content has been cancelled out but honestly,I have been reviewing,analysing the content I do post here,just a slight mistake of forgetting references nor citations.....However,imagine if it was an intelligent software on a global network system,it can't create new Oracle from scratch but rather,does knowledge discovery and provides wonderful answers to our civilization problems.Anyway,captain,let me provide references to this question! $\endgroup$ – quintumnia Jun 2 '18 at 10:32

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.

  • $\begingroup$ 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

That's easy but unusual. We need many people in one field of study to start to study the other field, or start their education by studying both from the onset. In this case ...

  • AI professionals and enthusiasts to study cognitive psychology
  • Cognitive psych professionals and enthusiasts to study AI
  • People to double major in college or university study
  • People to cross-train when they self-study, research topics, and read
  • Be more open minded to interdisciplinary study online

This last item is a suggestion to all here.


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