Cognition and Language
An Information-Processing Model
How Can Information Be Mentally Represented? Concepts - a category of objects, events, or ideas that have common properties
Prototype - a concept that possesses all or most of t
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Preview Questions What is intelligence, and how is it measured? What constitutes a good intelligence test? What are some examples of the misuse of intelligence tests? What are some of the major theories of intelligen
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Outline Temperament Attachment Resilience Cognitive development (Piaget) Emotional development (Erickson) Moral Development (Kohlberg) Parenting Style Adulthood
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Development and Memory
What Is Learning? Adaptive process through which experience modifies pre-existing behavior and understanding.
Overview Classical Conditioning Operant Conditioning Observational learning Other
Apparatus for Measuring Condit
Sensation - Messages from the sense that make up the raw information that affects many kinds of behavior and mental processes. Perception - The process through which people take raw sensations from the environment and interpre
What Do Sensory Illusions Demonstrate? Streams of information coming from different senses can interact. Experience can change the sensations we receive. "Reality" differs from person to person.
Our sensory systems
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What Is Social Psychology? How do we perceive others in our social environment? How do we relate to others? How are we influenced by others?
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Social Comparison Types of nonobjective comparisons:
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Conformity What do we conform to?
General social norms Group or peer norms
Can we easily resist pressures to conform?
Asch's classic study
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Stimuli Similar to Those Used in the Asch Conformity Studies