thinking notes - October 24th Notes How do psychologists...

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October 24 th Notes How do psychologists think about thinking? Mental Representation: experiences and the world, elements of thinking Symbolic: M-O-U-S-E, symbolizes something in the world. Symbol we used to denote, bears no relationship to mouse. Analogical: does have some characteristics of what it represents, like the picture of a mouse. Mental Image: creation and use of “mental picture”, visual image, and analogical representation to that “thing” Use: Method of Loci- associations between locations along a familiar route. Titcheners Introspection: ask people what they’re thinking, reporting internal subjective experiences. *Introspection: window into consciousness Problems: processes in perceiving happen outside our awareness, it is difficult to describe how one views an apple. Mental rotation: The more the letter R was rotated, in degrees, the longer it took for an individual to respond. Why Important?
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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