Cognitive Psychology In The Wild

This also contributes to common forgetfulness, which can last for several years. Dissociative Identity Disorder is a brain memory disorder that is not related to the seizers, substance abuse, and any other given medical condition. Not even the imaginative play that always occurs with the small children. Dissociative Identity Disorder and cognitive psychology link in the sense that they both deal at least with the mental processes (Dorahy, 2001, p. 172). In cognitive psychology, the main aspects of study entail the use of language, judgment, memory, perception, and problem solving through thinking. The main concern of the study undertaken by cognitive psychologists is related to the mental processes of human beings. Since Dissociative Identity Disorder is a mental disorder that impairs the human memory in the brain, it implies that it is related to cognitive psychology. Cognitive psychology mainly focuses on the study of mental processes such as memory, problem solving, and thinking and judging, which mostly depend on the memory of the brain to be accomplished successfully (Eich et al., 2007). The symptoms of Dissociative Identity Disorder are diverse from one individual to another one, hence arriving at the most conducive treatment procedure is almost impossible. The key symptom of Dissociative Identity Disorder is the ranging lapses of attention, which happen continuously to human beings. According to a research done on Dissociative Identity Disorder and the human memory, the lapse of attention that appears from the distraction from something else such as a moving object is a common symptom of DID (Eich et al., 2007). Most of the patients who suffer from DID will have memory lapses at a higher rate than the normal being. It is a normal human characteristic to get attracted to the distraction of something else especially when paying an extensive concentration. However, this does not mean that the memory will automatically forget the stored facts (Dorahy, 2001, p. 774). In the case of a patient suffering from DID,

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