{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

psych terms - Language/Thinking/Intelligence Psychology...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Language/Thinking/Intelligence Psychology Terms Thinking Cognition - conscious process of knowing or being aware of thoughts or perceptions, including understanding and reasoning Concept - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances Prototype- a standard or typical example Algorithm- a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem Heuristic - a method to help solve a problem, commonly informal. It is particularly used for a method that often rapidly leads to a solution that is usually reasonably close to the best possible answer. Heuristics are "rules of thumb", educated guesses, intuitive judgments or simply common sense Insight - A sudden reorganization of the elements of a problem causing the solution to become self-evident Confirmation bias - tendency to seek evidence that will confirm our own opinion, or ignore or devalue that which does not Fixation - state in which an individual becomes obsessed with an attachment to another human, an animal, or an inanimate object Mental Set – Tendency to approach a problem in a particular way; set may or may not be helpful Functional Fixedness- Tendency to think of things only in terms of their usual functions Representativeness Fixedness – Availability Heuristic – estimating the likelihood of events based on their availability in memory; can be correct or incorrect Framing – How an issue is worded or presented can influence decisions or judgments
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern