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Weiten Chapter 8 Powerpoint Language and Thought

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* Chapter 8 Language And Thought Psychology: Themes and Variation Wayne Weiten, 8e * Chapter 8 Contents Intro: The Cognitive Revolution Language: Turning Thoughts into Words Problem Solving: In Search of Solutions Decision Making: Choices and Chances Understanding Pitfalls in Reasoning About Decisions Shaping Though with Language * Intro: The Cognitive Revolution Cognition: mental processes involved in acquiring knowledge 19th Century focus on the mind Introspection yielded unreliable results Behaviorist focus on overt responses Cognitive psychologists believe behaviorism yields an incomplete picture of human functioning Empirical study of cognition ? 1956 Chomsky ? new model of language Simon and Newell ? problem solving Miller ? memory

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