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Cognition What is cognition? What is cognitive psychology? Why is this area relevant to contemporary psychology? Cognition the mental process of acquiring knowledge and understanding. These processes include thinking, knowing, remembering, judging. This science is very important when making decisions about human behavior patterns. These are high-level functions of the brain and include language, imagination, perception, and planning. Cognitive psychology is the division of psychology that looks...

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Chapyer 7: Cognition Cognition: The mental activities associated with thought, decision making, language, and other higher mental processes. Basic Element of Thought: Concepts, Propositions, Images A) Concepts: 1- Concrete concept: Concrete is something that can be seen or known. 2- Abstract concepts (logical & Natural): A concept that you can not always see or touch. Logical concepts: Concepts that can be clearly defined by a set of rules or properties. Ex: A Triangle can be...

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Language and Cognition

Language and Cognition Axia College of the University of Phoenix PSY360 September 12, 2011 Language and Cognition Language is considered unique among humans. Language, as defined below, occurs only among the human species and does not exist elsewhere in the animal kingdom. Therefore, the study of how humans learn, process, and create meaning from linguistic utterances and the written word is a central feature of cognitive psychology. The many questions that arise from this line of research...

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Social Cognition

1. Discuss the topic of social cognition and in particular the role of heuristics in the way we process information. Briefly describe two different heuristics and give examples of how and when they might be used as well as problems connected with their use. The manner in which we interpret, analyze, remember, and use information about the social world is known as social cognition to social psychologists. This process has a large effect on our daily lives as we interact socially. The thought processes...

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Cognition and Personality

big at the gaming tables; but this exploitation of his brother's affliction compels Charlie to reassess his own values, or lack of”. (the Movie data provided by AMGreof”) Define cognition and provide a description of the cognitive processes. In the movie the Rain Man Raymond is a great example of cognition and through out the movie you were able see this development processes unfold. Raymond is able to memorize reams of trivia, and add and subtract multiple and divide with out any effort...

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Learning and Cognition

29, 2007). Neuroscience opened the door into the biological foundation within the brain. This provides for a better perception of the neurochemical activeness in the brain and how it was influenced by a person’s activities as well as his or her cognitions. The fourth milestone is the computer and the information processing. “Suppose that humans, like computers, use representation and processes” (Willingham, p.27 , 2007). The belief behind the mind functioning like a computer is that a computer uses...

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Schemas: Psychology and Social Cognition

dominant theme in social cognition research is that we are cognitive misers, economizing as much as we can on the effort we need to expend when processing information. So schemas are a kind of mental short-hand used to simplify reality and facilitate processing. Schema research has been applied to four main areas: person schemas, self-schemas, role schemas and event schemas (Fiske & Taylor, 1991). 2. Understanding Social perception During the 1980s social cognition research began to posit...

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Top-Down, Bottom-Up in Cognition

bottom-up approaches to cognition. Which has been more fruitful in the history of psychology? Discuss with reference to Bartlett and/or the Gestaltists. This essay is going to talk about the top-down and bottom-up approaches to cognition. It will further explore which approach has been more fruitful in the history of Psychology with reference to Bartlett and the Gestaltists. This essay will look at the top-down approaches to cognition and then the bottom-up approaches to cognition including the advantages...

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Cognition Chapter Notes

* Cognition is a term covering all the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating. * We use concepts, mental groupings of similar objects, events, ideas, or people, to simplify and order the world around us. * In creating hierarchies, we subdivide these categories into smaller and more detailed units. * We form some concepts, which is formed most around a prototype, a best example of a category. * An algorithm is a time-consuming but thorough...

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Effect of Marcks Concentration on Cognition

which all contribute to mediation of synaptic plasticity (7). This would suggest that low PIP2 levels in the hippocampus would result in synaptic plasticity deficits as a result. Research has been conducted into PIP2’s involvement in reduced cognition in older brains using the synaptosomes isolated from mice at 4 months, 10 months and 20 months old. The results obtained showed that older mice had low levels of PIP2 in the hippocampus as well as high levels of the phosphorylation product of PIP2...

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