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psych exam sg 3 - Duggins PSYC 1101 Spring 11 Study Guide...

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Duggins – PSYC 1101, Spring ‘11 Study Guide for Chapters 9 - 13 CHAPTER 9: Cognition Defining cognition Categories (how we organize the world – superordinate, basic, & subordinate) Formal vs natural concepts Prototypes vs exemplars – know how to identify Define divergent thinking, functional fixedness, and mental sets Reasoning o Deductive vs inductive o Decision making vs judgments Structured vs. ill-structured problem solving o Algorithms o Heuristics (definition and common types) Confirmation bias, fixation, overconfidence, and belief perseverance Difference between language and communication Grammar and pragmatics Language Acquisition Device – how is it related to nature/nurture Milestones of language development, identify errors children make How does culture/language affect thought – Linguistic relativism/determinism Language in other species o examples o some of the arguments as to whether this is actually language?
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