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Cognitive Functioning
PSY/475
April 22, 2013

Cognitive Functioning
Sternberg’s Triarchic Theory
*Componential
*Metacomponents
*Performance
*Knowledge-acquisition
Speaker Notes:
Sternberg’s Triarchic theory was first introduced around 1985 and has been widely used since. Sternberg believed that that intelligence has three facets to help understand the human mind (Hogan, 2007). There are many different sub-divisions and then some of those have subparts to them as well. The first is componential and it deals with mental process. Componential is broken down into three processes and they are Metacomponents: planning, monitoring, and evaluating (Hogan, 2007). These processes are also known as executive functions because of the way they control the thought process. The next componential process is performance and it has to deal with the handling or solution of problems. Of course this can only be done under the Metacomponents evaluation. Finally the last process is knowledge-acquisition and it has three sup parts as well. These sup parts are encoding (encoding the information), combination (combining elements of what has been encoding), and comparison (comparing elements that have been encoded) (Hogan, 2007).

Sternberg’s Triarchic Theory continued…..
*Experiential
*Contextual
*Overview
Speaker Notes:
The experiential sub theory deals with task familiarity, ranging from the completely novel to tasks that are so familiar that their performance is automatic (Hogan, 2007). This allows for a person to go through daily functions that they have done over and over without even having to think about it. The final sub theory is contextual and it states that there is three was that the mind deals with the environment. It does this by learning to either adapt to it, learn how to make changes, or know when it’s time to move and find a different environment (Hogan, 2007). The reason that the componential sub theory is used so much is because it...
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