Chapter 8 - Page 1 Chapter 8: Cognitive Processes Cognitive...

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Page 1 Chapter 8: Cognitive Processes Cognitive Process – One of the higher mental processes, such as perception, memory, language, problem solving, and abstract thinking. Cognition – Processes of knowing, including attending, remembering, and reasoning. Cognitive Psychology – The study of higher mental processes such as attention, language use, memory, perception, problem solving, and thinking. Cognitive Science – The interdisciplinary field of study of the approach systems and processes that manipulate information. Studying Cognition Mental processes and Mental Resources o Serial Processes – Two or more mental processes that are carried out in order, one after the other. o Parallel Processes – Two or more mental processes that are carried out simultaneously. o You have limited processing resources that must be spread over different mental tasks. o Your Attentional processes are responsible for distributing these resources o Controlled Process – Process that requires attention o Automatic Process – Process that does not require attention. Language Use Language Production o Language Production – What people say, sign, and write, as well as the processes they go through to produce these messages o Audience design – The process of shaping a message depending on the audience for
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course PSY 103 taught by Professor Canli during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Chapter 8 - Page 1 Chapter 8: Cognitive Processes Cognitive...

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