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  • Meta-Cognition and Social Cognition

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    Meta-Cognition and Social Cognition Amy L Walker Grand Canyon University: PSY-354 September 27, 2015 Meta-cognition and social cognition both influence interpersonal behaviors by using knowledge, personal beliefs, and views and beliefs of others around us. Meta-cognition is how we view our own self and process to create the best me that we can be. Social cognition is what we perceive about others around and how it affects how we view ourselves and others. Every person needs to have both

  • Language and Cognition

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    Language and Cognition Axia College of the University of Phoenix PSY360 September 12, 2011 Language and Cognition Language is considered unique among humans. Language, as defined below, occurs only among the human species and does not exist elsewhere in the animal kingdom. Therefore, the study of how humans learn, process, and create meaning from linguistic utterances and the written word is a central feature of cognitive psychology. The many questions that arise from this line of research

  • Situated Cognition

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    Situated cognition is “the notion of learning knowledge and skills in contexts that reflect the way they will be used in real life” (Brown, Collins, & Duguid, 1989). A close relative of cognitive apprenticeship and constructivism, this concept encourages educators to construct an environment that mimics as closely as possible the setting in which their instruction will actually be put to use. Whereas cognition and the situation it was learned in had historically been considered separate entities

  • The Amygdala And Social Cognition

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    1. What does the amygdala contribute to social cognition? Choose two or three specific social cognitive processes and review the evidence in support of amygdala participation. (Please note that you DO NOT need to read outside of our articles. The importance of the amygdala in social cognitions has been examined in both primate and human studies. Use of primates to study the social brain suggests that the amygdala contributes to social cognition. Kluver and Bucy made large bilateral lesions in monkey

  • Cognitive Dissonances Of Cognitions

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    What are cognitions? It is a way of knowing, believing, judging, and thoughts (West & Turner, 2014, p. 110). Leon Festinger used the theory of Cognitive Dissonance to explain imbalances of cognitions. So Cognitive Dissonance simply is the discomfort that is caused by holding conflicting cognitions. The theory argues that dissonance is an uncomfortable feeling that motivates people to take steps to reduce it (West & Turner, 2014, p. 110). The reason to for wanting to reduce it is because when people

  • Essay On Cognition Enhancers

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    A common trend on college campuses is the use of performance enhancing drugs for both academic and athletic motives. Most college students know of someone who abuses one of these drugs with the most common being cognition enhancers like Adderall and Ritalin. (Greely 2008) These medications are only available legally by prescription, therefore students are illegally dealing to each other for the buying and selling of these drugs. Their purpose for using is to have an advantage over their peers, despite

  • Essay on Social Cognition

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    Everyday people use social cognition as a tool to help them thrive in social world. There are many important aspects of social cognition that are helpful to us in making decisions and help us to interpret the world around us. An important aspect that is linked to social cognition is that of thought suppression. Thought suppression is when a person tries to force particular thoughts, memories or feelings out of their minds that may be unpleasant or may cause a great deal of stress for the individual

  • Human Cognition In The Hosts

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    draws both similarities and differences to true human cognition. Within the world of the show, Hosts are controlled via a tablet and are programed to attend to Newcomer’s fantasies. While the Newcomers can do whatever they like to the Host, the Hosts literally cannot hurt the Newcomers. The Hosts operate without knowledge of what they are, aka not human. However, in many aspects they function similarly to human cognition. The components of cognition that Humans and Host can in common are all functions

  • Short Term Cognition

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    The term cognition refers to all the mental structures and processes involved in reception, storage, and use of knowledge, which involves the analysis of memory and mind. (Psychology book) Copious research has been conducted by psychologists on memory and different methods to how to better recall words. Studies by Atkinson and Shiffrin, Paivio, and Bower accordingly came to the conclusion that words tied to visual imagery have a stronger chance of being remembered than just their verbal associations

  • Human Cognition And The Social World

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    The child rocked back and forth for no apparent reason; this was due to intrinsic motivation. He did it because it gave him pleasure; his cognition motivated him to do it from within. An example of extrinsic cognition is the school instruction he was receiving from his teacher. He was receiving motivation from outside sources such as his teacher and the housekeeper. The child’s participation in the social world led his to cognitive