Exam 2 review - Iowa State University Psychology 101 Exam 2...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Iowa State University Psychology 101 Exam 2 review Thinking is cognition : mental precesses associated with processing, understanding, remembering, and communicating (Everything that is occurring in working memory) Building Blocks of Thought o Concepts: mental categories in which we place objects, activities, abstractions, and events that have essential features in common o Prototype: most typical or familiar example of a category o Knowledge Structure: Coherent configurations in which related information is stored together o “Schema”: One type of knowledge structure consisting of any organized body of stored information o Scripts: A mental representation of familiar sequences of activity Stumbling Blocks of Problem Solving o Heuristics can also lead to errors o Representativeness Heuristic: Judging the likelihood of an event in terms of how well something represents or matches o Gambler’s Fallacy: the tendency to see links between events in the past and in the future when the events are really independent
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

Exam 2 review - Iowa State University Psychology 101 Exam 2...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online