COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: Cognitive psychology is the study of the mind and how we think as information processors. It is finding out information that goes on inside our minds, including perception, language, consciousness, attention, memory, and thinking (Cognitive Approach | Simply Psychology, n.d.).
The researcher’s personal experience with cognitive psychology inspired him to develop the ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tables for the Whistlebox design framework based upon mental illness symptoms. ("Warning Signs of Mental Illness," n.d.). The CBT tables are an alternative approach to solving complicated problems in product design.