Chapter 9, part 1

Chapter 9, part 1 - Chapter 9: Part 1 Thinking &...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 10/5/10 Chapter 9: Part 1 Thinking & Language
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10/5/10 Learning objectives Be able to define cognition Know what concepts are and how we use them Know what a prototype is and how we respond to counter-prototypical information Be able to define algorithm Know what heuristics are and understand their uses and limitations
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10/5/10 Cognition All mental activities associated with: l Processing l Understanding l Remembering l Communicating How we: l Form concepts l Solve problems
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10/5/10 Concepts Mental groupings l Similar objects, events, & people
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10/5/10 Prototype
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10/5/10 Counter-proptypical stimuli
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10/5/10 Problem Solving Algorithms l Step-by-step procedure that guarantees a solution l e.g. trying every possible combination in order
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Problem Solving Heuristics l Simple strategies/shortcuts l Allow faster/more efficient problem solving l ex: trying birthdates, ages, etc. l
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