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8/4/11 Conference 1 Your TAs this week: o Sarny Balegh o Email: saharnaz.balegh@mail.mcgill.ca o Office hours: Wednesdays noon-1pm o Selma Hamdani
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8/4/11 Q1. Define Cognitive Psyc A1. Oxford Dictionary defines Cognitive Psyc. the action/faculty of knowing action : implies that it’s a dynamic (non-passive) process knowing : implies that there are different mental processes involved (ex: how people learn, how they perceive and remember information)
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8/4/11 Q1. Define Cognitive A1. note the difference between low vs. high level processing Low-level : this is information that comes in through our senses. There is no interpretation of the info, simple, stimulus-driven process. High-level : this involves interpretation, making sense of information based on our experiences.
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8/4/11 Q2.Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis A2. First, remember that “dialectics” refers to the dialog between 2 people. 1 Thesis : one statement 1 Ex: everything about human beings is pre-determined at birth 1 Antithesis : the opposite statement 1 Ex: all human thought is shaped by our environment 1 Synthesis : merging the 2 opposite ends together
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8/4/11 Q3. Rationalism vs. Theory Characteristics Names Rationalism - You can understand everything about the world, just by thinking about it. - Truth about the world lies within ourselves. - Plato - Descartes Empiricism - You get knowledge about the world by observing, through objects. - Truth about the world lies within the world itself. - Aristotle - Locke
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8/4/11 Q3. Rationalism vs. Empiricism o Kant synthesized the two, stressing that both Rationalism and Empiricism are important.
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8/4/11 Q4.Structuralism/Functionalism Theory Characteristics Names Structuralism Studying the smallest components of perception to understand the mind Wundt Functionalism Studying mental processes to understand the mind James Associationism - Synthesis of the 2 - Early form of Behaviorism - How events are linked together and are learned - Ebbinghause (memory) - Thorndike (Law of Effect)
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8/4/11 Q5.Behaviorism/Cognitive
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This note was uploaded on 08/04/2011 for the course PSYCH 213 taught by Professor Jelenaristic during the Winter '11 term at McGill.

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