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Cognitive Psychology is the study of mental processes. The Cognitive Psychology Program at Northwestern University aims to produce skilled research professionals and teachers of exceptional quality in the field. To accomplish this objective, the department provides intensive training in methods of research and in theoretical or integrative aspects of cognition and language. Students in Cognitive Psychology have the opportunity to emphasize a variety of subspecialties in their course of study. Possibilities might include behavioral, computational, and brain-based approaches to learning, memory, categorization, reasoning, problem solving, decision processes, language, cognitive development, attention, and perception.