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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 10: Thinking Cognition mental activity associated with processing, understanding, and communicating information the study of mental activities, for example... ...concept Cognitive Psychology formation ...problem solving ...decision making study of both logical and illogical thinking Thinking Concept mental grouping of similar objects, events, or people Organize concepts into hierarchies Prototype the best example of a category Thinking - Problem solving
Algorithm methodical, logical rule or procedure that guarantees solving a particular problem contrasts with the usually speedier but also more error-prone use of heuristics Thinking - Problem solving Heuristic rule-of-thumb strategy that often allows us to make judgements and solve problems efficiently usually speedier but more error-prone than algorithms Insight sudden and often novel realization of the solution to a problem contrasts with strategy-based solutions Thinking - Problem solving
Unscramble SPLOYOCHYG Algorithm all 907,208 combinations throw out all YY combinations other heuristics? Heuristic Thinking - Problem...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course PSY 1305 taught by Professor Rowatt during the Fall '07 term at Baylor.
- Fall '07
- Cognitive Psychology