1. "Hope is not an emotion; it's a way of thinking or a cognitive process."
- Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
2. "cognitive dissonance."
- Paul Dolan, Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life
3. "By showing that exercise sparks the master molecule of the learning process, Cotman nailed down a direct biological connection between movement and cognitive function."
- John J. Ratey, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
4. "The way to reach [struggling learners] is to encourage them to notice data available to their senses. The process of reflective awareness helps students develop their cognitive structures to process information and create meaning. —Betty Garner"
- Jeff Anderson, Ten Things Every Writer Needs to Know
5. "To help people achieve the three basic REBT philosophies of unconditional self-acceptance, unconditional other-acceptance, and unconditional life-acceptance, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral methods, which are described in this monograph, are used."
- Albert Ellis, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
6. "so often the appearance of lunacy in sports isn’t lunacy at all. As outlandish as sports conduct might seem, it is rooted in basic human psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive tendency."
- L. Jon Wertheim, This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs
7. "Psychologist Robert Zajonc takes this claim one step further: For most decisions, it is extremely difficult to demonstrate that there has actually been any prior cognitive process whatsoever.28 It isn’t that the decisions people make are irrational; it’s that the process by which decisions are made are utterly unlike the step-by-step rational process that might be used to solve, say, a math problem. Decisions are typically made in the unconscious mind, by means of some unknown process. Indeed,"
- William B. Irvine, On Desire: Why We Want What We Want
8. "Design is basic to all human activities - the placing and patterning of any act towards a desired goal constitutes a design process."
- Victor Papanek, Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change
9. "The great cognitive shift is an expansion of consciousness from the perspectival form contained in the lives of particular creatures to an objective, world-encompassing form that exists both individually and intersubjectively. It was originally a biological evolutionary process, and in our species it has become a collective cultural process as well. Each of our lives is a part of the lengthy process of the universe gradually waking up and becoming aware of itself."
- Quote by Thomas Nagel
10. "Burns points out that the basic idea of cognitive therapy—that our thoughts affect our emotions and mood, not the other way around—goes back a long way: The ancient philosopher Epictetus rested his career on the idea that it is not events that determine your state of mind, but how you decide to feel about the events. This"
- Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are