GP_Thinking - Thinking Objectives: Understanding the...

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Thinking Objectives:  Understanding the elements of cognition Distinguishing between conscious and  subconscious thought. Define and apply the different ways we  reason about information. Describe those barriers to reasoning  rationally
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Elements of cognition Concept Mental category that groups objects, relations, activities, abstractions, or qualities having common properties Basic concepts have a moderate number of instances and are easier to acquire. A prototype is an especially representative example
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Elements of cognition Proposition A meaningful unit, built of concepts, expressing a single idea
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Elements of cognition Schema An integrated mental network of knowledge, beliefs, and expectations concerning a particular topic.
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Elements of cognition Image A mental representation that resembles what it represents
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How conscious is thought? Subconscious processes Mental processes occurring outside of conscious awareness but accessible to consciousness when necessary Nonconscious processes Mental processes occurring outside of and not available to consciousness
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