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Unformatted text preview: Will Cliff M I D TER M MONDAY Franz hall 1178 4-6 pm Sunday All multiple choice Review lecture slides Know lecture figures she talked about: know how the experiments were carried out etc. Thinking and Language 1. Thinking involves a number of mental activities a. Concepts b. Problem solving c. Decision making d. Judgement formation 2. Concepts a. Mental grouping of similar objects, events, ideas or people. 3. How do we organize concepts a. Category hierarchies i. Animals 1. Wild 2. Domesticated a. Dogs b. Cats b. Develop prototypes (a mental image that incorporates all the features we associate with a category) i. Takes longer to categorize a penguin as a bird because it does not easily match our prototype for a small, feathered, flying creature. 4. Problem Solving a. Strategies include i. Trial and error ii. Algorithms 1. Step by step procedures that guarantee a solution 2. Very time consuming, exhaust all possibilities before arriving at a solution 3. Computers use algorithms iii. Heuristics 1. Faster, but more errorprone 2. To search for guava juice, you could search every single aisle (algorithm approach) or check the juice section (heuristics)....
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course PSYCH 10 taught by Professor Zaidel during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
- Spring '08