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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Module 31: thinking Thinking topics  Concepts  Problem-solving  Decision-making and Judgments CONCEPTS CONCEPTS  Give us information with little cognitive effort So that every object does not need a unique name  A mental grouping of similar objects, events, ideas or people Example: chair hierarchies  We organize concepts into categories Example: Cab drivers Geographical sectors Neighborhoods Blocks prototypes  A mental image or best example of a category Example: Bird Robin Penguin  Matching new items to a prototype provides a quick and easy method for sorting items into a category PROBLEM-SOLVING Algorithms  A methodical, logical rule or procedure that guarantees solving a problem  Apply trial and error Example: SPLOYOCHYG heuristics  A simple thinking strategy that often allows us to make judgments and solve problems efficiently  Usually speedier and more error prone than algorithms insight...
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