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Cognition Concepts Solving Problems Language
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Defining Cognition What is it? Related Concepts Knowledge Thinking Mental Representations
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Organizing the world Create concepts or mental categories Categories have structure (levels) Superordinate: vehicles or colors Basic: cars or blue Used the most Learned first Subordinate: honda or teal
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Formal vs. Natural concepts Formal has a rigid rule Natural: develops with experience Sometimes objects, activities, abstractions What are characteristics of birds?
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Formation of Concepts Based on Definitions Prototypes : most typical, a summary of instances Exemplars : actual instance Do we use prototypes, exemplars, or both?
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Problem Solving
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Strategies to Problem Solving Well-structured (clear path to solve) Algorithm (method) Heuristic (shortcut) Guessing Trial and error Ill-structured No algorithm Insight is usually needed Creativity Divergent Thinking : generate new ideas fast Ex. Spoon
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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