Psych 1 Chapter 8 Key Terms Term Definition analogical representation A mental representation that has some of the physical characteristics of an object; it is analogous to the object. availability heuristic Making a decision based on the answer that most easily comes to mind. cognition Mental activity such as thinking or representing information. concept A mental representation that groups or categorizes objects, events, or relations around common themes. confirmation bias A tendency to search for and believe evidence that fits our existing views. crystallized intelligence Knowledge acquired through experience and the ability to use that knowledge. deductive reasoning A form of reasoning in which logic is used to draw a specific conclusion from given premises. defining attribute model The idea that a concept is characterized by a list of features that are necessary to determine if an object is a member of a category. emotional intelligence
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This test prep was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PSY 001 taught by Professor Multipleprofs during the Spring '08 term at Tufts.