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Ch 8: Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 8: Cognition and Language

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The Cognition and Language chapter of this Glencoe Understanding Psychology textbook companion course helps students learn the essential concepts and theories of cognition and language. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Cognition and Language textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Understanding Psychology Cognition and Language chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the cognition and language topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Mental images
  • Concepts and prototypes for creating categories
  • Syllogistic reasoning
  • Types of heuristics
  • Types of problems and problem solving strategies
  • Functional fixedness and mental set
  • Cognitive thinking
  • Stages of language development
  • Linguistics
  • The nativist perspective
  • Bilingual and multicultural education

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8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 8: Cognition and Language
Types of Heuristics: Availability, Representativeness & Base-Rate

1. Types of Heuristics: Availability, Representativeness & Base-Rate

Did you know that our brain uses strategies to process information and draw conclusions? Although we're able to reach conclusions through these mental strategies, sometimes, our reasoning can be off. Read on to discover how our brain draws these conclusions and why they can be wrong.

Types of Problems & Problem Solving Strategies

2. Types of Problems & Problem Solving Strategies

We solve hundreds of small problems everyday. This lesson covers different types of problems, such as routine vs. non-routine, and many of the different problem-solving strategies we use, including algorithms, heuristics, graphic representations and the IDEAL Strategy.

Cognitive Thinking: Creativity, Brainstorming and Convergent & Divergent Thinking

3. Cognitive Thinking: Creativity, Brainstorming and Convergent & Divergent Thinking

Creativity is useful in almost any situation, but how is creativity defined? This lesson covers the definition of creativity and discusses how creativity requires several different types of thinking, including divergent thinking and synthetic, analytic, and practical intelligence. This lesson also defines and describes brainstorming.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

4. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.

Linguistics: Language Development in Children

5. Linguistics: Language Development in Children

How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.

The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

6. The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

In this lesson, learn how we develop language according to the nativist perspective. Discover Noam Chomsky's idea of the language acquisition device (LAD) and its role in this process.

Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

7. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

Educators use many approaches for second-language instruction. The approaches vary based on the individual needs of the learner, focusing on his or her current language abilities, background, and cultural experiences. This lesson will differentiate between the different types of second-language instruction, including immersion, bilingual education, and multicultural education.

What Are Cognitive Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Training

8. What Are Cognitive Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Training

Children develop cognitive skills rapidly in the first few years of life and build on them progressively throughout grade school. In this lesson, you'll learn about three essential cognitive skills, as well as explore cognitive milestones from two to 12 years of age.

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