is concerned with the principles of human "thinking"
and the development of our cognitive capabilities. Items such
as creative thinking, memory and learning
are aspects of human thought that cognitive psychologists are
interested in studying. Technically speaking, cognitive psychology
is the study of mental skills, and cognitive
development is concerned with the building and changing
of these skills over time and with experience.
There exist several therapies that
utilize the capabilities of the mind and its way of thinking in
order to treat certain problems. See the section of
Counseling therapy for more information.