Memory, Thinking and Language: Topics in cognitive psychology by Judith Greene pdf
What is thinking? It may seem obvious to the layman that thinking, knowledge and intelligence are interconnected. Indeed, they are often defined in terms of each other, intelligence being defined as knowing how to think constructively.
Yet, almost from the first emergence of psychology as a subject for study, there has been a division between psychometricians, whose aim is to devise tests of intelligent thinking, and experimental psychologists who study the general characteristics of human thinking and knowledge.
If asked to define thinking, most people would probably agree on a list of mental activities, including some of the following: daydreams, wishes, having ideas, philosophical theorizing, making decisions, planning a holiday, working out a problem. But how do we arrive at such a list?
2 Thinking and knowledge
3 The structure of knowledge
4 Active memory
5 Language and knowledge
6 Language and communication
7 Knowledge, speech and action: the halfway mark
9 Learning, acting and speaking
10 Implications for teaching
11 Knowing and doing: what’s it all about?
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