Cognitive Approaches

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Unformatted text preview: Cognitive Approaches q Perception q Kellys Personal Construct Theory q Learned Helplessness q Intelligence Introduction Cognitive approaches to personality focus on Personality Revealed Through Perception Field Dependence-Independence. Pain Tolerance and Sensation Reducing-Augmenting. Field Dependence-Independence Field Independent The ability to focus on details despite the clutter of background information. Field dependence-independence and life choices: Field Independent- Favor natural sciences, math, and engineering. More interpersonally detached Better able to screen out distracting information and focus on a task. Learn more effectively than field dependent students in hypermedia-based instructional environment. Pain Tolerance and Sensation Reducing- Augmenting Reducer-Augmenter Theory of Pain Tolerance: Low pain tolerance- Nervous system that is amplified. High pain tolerance- Nervous system that is dampened. Reducers- Seek strong stimulation. May use substances (nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, other drugs) to artificially lift their arousal level. Personality Revealed Through...
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