Psych Quiz 7.docx - Categories and Concepts Our interactions with the world are flooded with colours shapes textures smells tastes and sounds and yes we

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Categories and ConceptsOur interactions with the world are flooded with colours, shapes, textures, smells, tastes and sounds, and yes, we are still able to make sense of it all and take appropriate action. How is this possible? Part of the answer comes from two COGNITIVE MECHANISMS:1.Attention:Which helps us focus on finite mental resources on key parts of the active scene 2.Memory:Which helps you recall specific thoughts and behaviours which are appropriateto your current needsCategorization is ever-occurring and often intuitive4 Basic Functions of Categorization1.Classification:Allows you to treat objects that appear differently as belonging together (For example, green, red and yellow apples can appear different on a colour dimensions, but by classifying them as ‘apples’ you can treat them similarly and assume that they aresafe to eat and taste great in a pie)2.Understanding:If we categorize a scene of two people shouting as a private conflict, we
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