What is language?
System of communication that combines symbols in rule based ways to create meanings.
Language is arbitrary
Made up pf learned symbols.
Words in no way reflect what they refer to.
Onomatopoeia: special case of words being non-arbitrary.
Chapter 11. Emotion and motivation
Primary emotions identified by Ekman:
James-Lange theory of emotion:
Proposes that emotions result from our interpretations of
Criticisms of Piaget
Development is more continuous than stage-like
Piagets stages are domain-general
Stages are more domain specific than domain general
Culturally biased methods
Too much focus on language
Parents structure environments f
Three Processes of Memory:
process of getting information into memory
To encode it, we must first attend to it
Types of Mnemonics:
Pegword method(uses rhyming)
Method of loci(place imagery)
Keyword method(language learning, reminder words)