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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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    Cognitions are thoughts. Dissonance means clashing. The influential thoughts of cognitive dissonance states that contradicting or clashing thoughts cause discomfort. That is‚ we have a need for consistency in our thought‚ perceptions‚ and images of ourselves (Cooper‚ Mirablie‚ & Scher‚ 2005; Festinger‚ 1957). Inconsistency‚ then‚ can motivate people to make their thoughts or attitudes agree with their actions (Oskampe & Schultz‚ 2005). The theory of cognitive dissonance in social psychology proposes

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    With Reference to appropriate theory and research‚ critically discuss those principles‚ representations‚ and processes that underpin social cognition and social knowledge about ourselves and others. In so doing‚ consider those factors that influence the accuracy of our perceptions. How do we make sense of others and ourselves? Are the judgments we make within a social context formed on the basis of our social knowledge alone? How accurate are our perceptions of the people that occupy our daily

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    Language and Cognition

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    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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    Cognition and Behavior

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    Cognition and Behavior In Social Psychology In social psychology both cognition and behavior are used to draw conclusions. Cognition is defined as our metal processes of acquiring knowledge and information‚ whereas behavior is defined as how we act‚ or conduct ourselves in a given situation. Recently‚ social psychologists believe that in order to understand why someone acts the way they do in a given social situation we have to first understand their mental processes. Social psychologists now

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    Cognition and Creativity

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    Creativity Models What makes a person creative? This is one of the questions that researchers in the field of creativity have been trying to solve and understand. In this paper I will compare the two theorists‚ Teresa Amabile and J.P. Guilford. Each has proposed a model of creativity in order to understand exactly what creativity is and how it works. The hope in doing so is that understanding how creativity functions will stimulate more creative thinking and problem solving. Guilford was the

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    CHAPTER 5 SUMMARY PERCEPTION‚ COGNITION AND EMOTION This chapter reviews another key aspects in negotiation‚ perception‚ cognition‚ and emotion. It tells us how perception is related in a negotiation process‚ how the parts react to certain aspects on the process of cognition‚ it also talks about framing and many kinds of systematic errors that occur in a negotiation process. It all starts with perception‚ which is described as the way people interpret their environment so they can answer accurately

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    The nature of the relationship among environment‚ experience‚ and behavioral variation is one of the oldest and one enduring issues in man’s efforts to understand the human behavior. Psychologists have used the term cognition to describe the psychology result of perception‚ learning‚ and reasoning‚ as well as the two mental abilities that they tried to measure which are intelligence and creativity. When talking about all the processes a person has to go through to reach his/her thoughts in order

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    Cognition Chapter Notes

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    * 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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