Cognitive psychology is therefore quite different from other subfields of psychology. For instance, while psychoanalysis focuses heavily on the individual’s subjective perceptions of the social world, cognitive psychology relies on scientific research methods to objectively investigate and understand mental processes. And while behaviorism emphasizes the study of observable behaviors and their causes, cognitive psychology focuses on the invisible internal states and processes of the mind. Moreover, while psychological counseling often focuses on improving such idiosyncratic phenomena as self-esteem and life-satisfaction, cognitive psychology may be used for rather practical applications and outcomes such as enhancing one’s memory or improving the accuracy of one’s decision-making. Cognitive psychologists have also worked on such tasks as restructuring educational curricula to improve the learning experience.