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- manipulating mental representations for a purpose.
- most of the time we think using mental images and mental models
cognitive shortcuts are known as:
they allow us to:
- make rapid judgements - can sometimes lead to irrational choices :P
explicit cognition involves:
conscious manipulation of representations
implicit cognition involves:
cognition outside of our awareness
emotion and motivation play a substantial role in everyday cognition as they:
may substantially influence the way people risk assess
connectionism asserts that:
most cognitive processes occur simultaneously through the action of multiple activated networks
the process people generate and evaluate argument and beliefs
problem solving is:
the process transforming one situation into another to meet a goal
decision making is:
weighing the pros and cons of different alternatives in order to make a choice
a system of symbols, sounds, meanings and rules which allows communication amond humans
communication largely relies on non-verbal communication which involves:
- tone of voice
- body language
- physical distance
- facial expressions
a concept is:
a mental representation of a class of objects, ideas or events that share common properties
the process of identifying an object to belong ti a certain category.
inductive reasoning is:
reasoning from specific observations to more general propositions
deductive reasoning is:
logical reasoning that draws a conclusion from a set of assumptions or premises that are based on the rules of logic.
a syllogism consists of:
2 things that lead to a logical conclusion.
- e.g. -
- (A) all dogs have fur
- (B) Neville is a dog
- (C) Neville has fur
is the process where people understand a novel situation by comparing it to a similar one.