Cognitive psychology is the scientific study of how people think. Through interactive activities and class discussions, we will explore how humans make sense of the world, pay attention, remember, and make decisions. Most areas of psychology focus on how we behave outside in the world around us. In cognitive psychology, we learn the science behind how we behave inside our head, brain, and mind. Topics include why talking on cell phones while driving is dangerous, why it’s hard to remember people’s names, why we should avoid making decisions based on our “gut” or intuition, and why listening to music while studying is more distracting than people realize.