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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1: Introduction * FINAL IS CUMULATIVE Q: What is cognition ? Action or faculty of knowing Evidence:- Cognition is the action of knowing, how we acquire knowledge. Also seen as one of the compartment of the brain; active process- Associated w/ awareness (conscious, subconscious), comprehension, intelligence, intuition, personal acquaintance (emotion influence cognition), recognition (categorize), skill and understanding .- Bandura postulated the social learning theory, vicarious learning COGN IT ION – LECTURE 2 – JANUARY 7 TH 2010 URIE NEISSER (1967) • The term “cognition” refers to all processes by which the sensory input is transformed, reduced, elaborated, stored, recovered, and used. I t is concerned with these processes even when they operate in the absence of relevant stimulation, as in images and hallucinations ... Given such a sweeping definition, it is apparent that cognition is involved in everything a human being might possibly do; Cognition is dynamic and goal dependent • Concerned with behavior, and transformation of external inputs • Dialectics: two opposing (scientific) views a form of argument...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2010 for the course PSYCH Psych 213 taught by Professor Jelenaristic during the Spring '10 term at McGill.
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