PSY210H5 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Task Analysis, Metacognition, Inta

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Human thinking can be adapted to many different situations. Limitations of the human cognitive system: the amount of information that it can process at one time, the speed with which it can process information. Cognitive development is a self-modifying process: child uses strategies she has acquired from earlier problem solutions to modify her responses to a new problem, children play an active role in their own cognitive development. Without a specific effort, such as rehearsal, we generally lose information from short-term memory within 15-30 seconds. Contains information about objects, events, rules, types of problems and ways to solve them, and general knowledge about the world. Long-term stores the strategies for building new knowledge. Neo-piagetian informaiton-processing models: neo-piagetian theories theories of cognitive development that reinterpret. Piaget"s concepts from an information-processing perspective: like piaget, there are four stages that entails an increasingly sophisticated. Cognitive processes way that the human mental system operates on information.

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