Module 29 - 16:52 Objective 29-1 Cognition refers to all...

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16:52 Objective 29-1 Cognition refers to all the mental activities associated with processing, understanding, remembering and communicating Objective 29-2 We form concepts - mental groupings of similar objects, events, and people (chair= high chair, dining room chair, reclining chair, dentist’s chair) We organize concepts into hierarchies We form our concepts by developing prototypes - a mental image or best example that incorporates all the features we associate with a category the more closely something matches our prototype of a concept, the more readily we recognize it as an example of the concept Objective 29-3 We may follow an algorithm , a step-by-step procedure that guarantees a solution or we can solve problems through heuristics Objective 29-4 A major obstacle to problem solving is our eagerness to search for information that confirms our ideas= confirmation bias Fixation - the inability to see a problem from a fresh perspective. It’s a true impediment
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