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University of Toronto Scarborough
Gabriela Ilie

Cognitive Psychology: History, Methods, and Paradigms Chapter 1 Influences on the Study of Cognition Cognitive Psychology How people acquire, store, transform, use, and communicate information Cognitive Processes Attention mentally focusing on some Recognition familiarity stimulus Recall retrieval of information from the past Perception interpreting sensory information Reasoning to yield meaningful information Problem Solving Pattern recognition classifying a stimulus Knowledge Representation accumulation into a known category of knowledge over time Memory storage facilities and retrieval Language communication processes of cognition Decision Making how to deal with a situation Empiricism we learn from experiences Blank slatetabula rasa Empiricists recognize individual differences in genetics but emphasize the malleability of nature Believe people are the way they are, and what they are capable of because of what they were taught in the past o Mental association of two ideas Locke believes that two distinct ideas or experiences have nothing to do with each other These ideas could be joined in the mind because they occurred at the same time Environment plays a powerful role in determining ones intellectual abilities Nativism certain skills and abilities are hardwired into the brain We have innate beliefs (the mind is born with ideasknowledge) www.notesolution.com
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