Jun 27, 2023
Cognitive psychology and the Cognitive Load Theory are explained through a behavior-analytic perspective. Cognitive Load Theory posits that working memory has a limited capacity, much like a bucket that can only hold so much water before it overflows. But how does the theory fare when we delve into it through the lens of behavior analysis? In the conversation, we discuss the behavior-analytic interpretations of cognitive load, offering insights into how our environment and learning experiences can shape the way our cognitive 'bucket' gets filled. We also shed light on how educators and individuals can leverage an understanding of cognitive load from a behavior analytic standpoint to optimize learning and task performance.
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