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Study Guide of Terms for Exam 3: Chapter 9, 11, 14 Chapter 9: Thought and Language Availability heuristic- decisions made on the ease with which estimates come to mind Babbling- sounds make as a result of the infants experimentation with a complex range of phenomes, starts around 5-6 months Category- a concept that organizes concepts around what they all share in common Causal inferences- judgements about causation of one thing by another Child-directed speech- changes in adult speech patterns higher pitch voice, use of simple sentences emphasis on the here and now Cognition- mental processes involved in acquiring, processing, and storing knowledge Concept- a mental grouping of objects, events, and people Concept hierarchy- arrangement of related concepts in a particular way, with some being general and others being specific Confirmation bias- the tendecnsy to selectively attend to info that supports ones general beliefs while ignoring ingo that contradicts ones beliefs Cooing- first sounds humans make other than crying, consists exclusively of vowels
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course PSYCH 105 taught by Professor Young during the Spring '07 term at Washington State University .

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Study guide for exam 3 - Study Guide of Terms for Exam 3:...

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