Cognition and Intelligence

Cognition and Intelligence - (analogies; series completion)...

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5/7/09 Definitions Cognition – how people think; specifically, processing (all mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, and remembering) Intelligence – thinking ability
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5/7/09 When do we use All the time, but certain tasks have higher cognitive loads Problem Solving Sustained Attention Memory tasks
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5/7/09 Problem Solving Definition = Active efforts to discover what must be done to achieve a goal that is not readily attainable 3 Basic classes Problems of inducing structure
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Unformatted text preview: (analogies; series completion) Problems of arrangement (string problem; word jumbles/anagrams) 5/7/09 5/7/09 5/7/09 5/7/09 Barriers to Problem Irrelevant Information = Information that leads people astray Assumptions Functional Fixedness = tendency to perceive an item only in terms of its most common use Candle-tacks problem 5/7/09 5/7/09 Barriers to Problem Solving Cont’d Unnecessary Constraints = assumption of constraints that don’t exist (nine-dot problem) Insight – “Aha!” experience...
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