PSY 2000 Final: EXAM 2 PSY
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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 2000
Professor
William Aronson
Semester
Fall

Description
Cognition* (aka thinking) mental activity that goes on in the brain when a person is organizing and attempting to understand andor communicate information with others Mental Images* mental representations that stand for objects or events and have a picturelike quality Concepts* ideas that represent a class or group, of objects, events, or activities that share common characteristics or attributes Formal Concepts* concepts formed by learning the specific rules or features that define it Natural Concepts* concepts formed as a result of peoples experience in the real world Concepts: Prototype* an example that closely matches the defining characteristics (or common features) of a concept Decision Making* process of evaluating alternatives and choosing among them Problem Solving* the thoughts and actions required to achieve a certain goal Problem Solving: Trial and Error (mechanical solutions)* trying one possible solution after another until finding one that works
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