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Print This Page   Lesson 6  Thinking and Intelligence  Introduction: Connecting Your Learning  In this lesson you continue your study of the psychology of knowledge. You will look at the higher forms of  cognition including  rationality, problem solving, creative thinking, language,  and the nature of  intelligence . These higher forms of cognition are influenced by perception, learning and memory, which  reciprocally influence perception, learning, and memory - each set of processes affects the other set of  processes. Just as the last lesson was of significant practical benefit, so is this lesson. You are living in the beginnings of  the “ Information   Age. ” The cognitive abilities to  synthesize organize , and  use information  are becoming  more important with each passing day. It is increasingly important, given the vast amount of information  coming at us, to think  rationally  and  critically  about the wealth of data and ideas presented to us. You live in  a world where what is important is the ability to use your mind. Studying the higher cognitive abilities will  lead you into a better understanding of your thinking and creative powers, their weaknesses and strengths, and  how they can be enhanced. Just as learning and memory were listed as appropriate topics for the “Self-Improvement” essay, thinking,  problem solving, and other forms of higher cognition are also appropriate topics. In fact, you may decide that 
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