Chapter 8 - Psychology Definitions Chapter 8 Thinking,...

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Psychology Definitions Chapter 8 Thinking, Language, Intelligence, and Artificial Language *cognitive psychology- the subfield of psychology concerned with the study of higher mental processes such as thinking, knowing, and deciding *thinking- manipulation of information the form mental images or concepts *concepts- mental categories that share common characteristics *prototype- a specific example of a particular concept that is readily brought to mind; viewed as the most typical or best example of a particular concept *algorithm- a systematic procedure is guaranteed to furnish the correct answer to a problem if it is followed correctly because the procedure involves evaluating all possible solutions *heuristics- educated guesses or rules of thumb for solving problems that are not guaranteed to yield the correct answer *functional fixedness- inability to see new uses of similar objects *set effect- bias toward the use of certain problem-solving approaches because of past experience *confirmation bias-committing to one hypothesis without adequately testing other
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Sabin during the Fall '09 term at Saint Louis.

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Chapter 8 - Psychology Definitions Chapter 8 Thinking,...

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