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Ch 6: Cognition: Homework Help

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The Cognition chapter of this Introduction to Psychology Homework Help course helps students complete their cognitive psychology homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your cognition homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your cognition homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Basics of intelligence
  • History of intelligence testing
  • Biology and intelligence
  • Multiple intelligences
  • Creativity and divergent thinking
  • Language definition
  • Acquisition of language
  • Information processing steps
  • Methods for categorizing memory
  • Attention and top-down processing
  • Bottom-up processing method
  • Ways to improve short-term and long-term memory
  • Distorted memories
  • Categories of heuristics

43 Lessons in Chapter 6: Cognition: Homework Help
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Studying Intelligence: History, Psychologists & Theories

1. Studying Intelligence: History, Psychologists & Theories

We all want to be smart in one way or another, but what exactly is general intelligence? This lesson takes a look at the possible factors behind intellectual development and how this controversial topic has been examined by psychologists.

History of Intelligence Testing in Psychology

2. History of Intelligence Testing in Psychology

Throughout the years, there have been many methods used that attempted to accurately quantify and measure human intelligence. You've probably heard of or taken an IQ test, but what does an IQ test actually measure? Find out in this lesson.

Studying Intelligence: Biological vs. Environmental Factors

3. Studying Intelligence: Biological vs. Environmental Factors

Have you ever wondered if your intelligence is entirely due to genetics or if it's shaped by the environment surrounding you? In this lesson, you'll learn about the factors that affect and influence a person's intelligence.

What is Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

4. What is Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

Which types of intelligence do you identify with? As you watch this video on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, you'll learn that intelligence can be a diverse concept not limited to one area.

Analytical Intelligence, Divergent Thinking & Creativity

5. Analytical Intelligence, Divergent Thinking & Creativity

Some people tend to think more analytically, while some are creative thinkers by nature. Is creativity an important skill for solving problems? In this lesson, we'll learn the differences between creative and analytical thinking and discover ways to nurture creative thinking.

What Is Language?

6. What Is Language?

Have you ever wondered how human language is constructed to form meaning? Why is language more complex than animal calls? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the basic units language and learn how meaning is formed.

Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

7. Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

Have you ever wondered how humans are able to learn, process, comprehend and speak a language? In this lesson on language acquisition, we'll take a look at some distinctions between languages and learn how babies come to understand and speak a language.

Information Processing: Encoding, Storage & Retrieval

8. Information Processing: Encoding, Storage & Retrieval

How does your brain remember information and recall it later? In this lesson, you'll look at the steps your brain takes as it processes data from short-term memory and stores it as long-term memory.

Categories of Memory: Sensory & Long-Term

9. Categories of Memory: Sensory & Long-Term

Did you know that there are several types of memories? How does your brain keep track of them all? In this lesson, as you observe your surroundings at an art museum, you'll come to understand how your brain categorizes memory so you can remember your experiences.

Attention and Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Processing

10. Attention and Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Processing

Are you a big-picture person or do you get caught up in the details? Explore two ways that you can use your cognitive resources to focus your attention. This lesson provides both the details and the big picture for top-down and bottom-up processing.

George Miller's Psychological Study to Improve Short-Term Memory

11. George Miller's Psychological Study to Improve Short-Term Memory

Wouldn't it be nice to improve your short-term memory? According to one psychological study, there are, in fact, ways you can organize sets of new information to make them easier to remember. Based on the study, this lesson examines a method that can increase your short-term memory.

Using Psychology to Improve Long-Term Memory

12. Using Psychology to Improve Long-Term Memory

What are some tips for improving your memory? This memorable lesson on memory covers self-referencing, mnemonic devices, spaced repetition and rehearsal. You won't want to cram for exams once you learn these better ways to improve your long-term memory!

Memory Distortion: Source Amnesia, Misinformation Effect & Choice-Supportive Bias

13. Memory Distortion: Source Amnesia, Misinformation Effect & Choice-Supportive Bias

With all the information we learn and process every day, it can be difficult to remember things accurately. Because of this, our memory can become distorted. In this lesson, we'll learn how our brain can trick us into falsely remembering details of our past experiences.

Types of Heuristics: Availability, Representativeness & Base-Rate

14. 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.

Alfred Binet: Theory & Test

15. Alfred Binet: Theory & Test

Alfred Binet was a pioneer in the development of intelligence tests used today to determine IQ. Learn more about the development of the intelligence test and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

Bell Curve: Definition & Impact on Grades

16. Bell Curve: Definition & Impact on Grades

You may have been graded on a curve in a high school or college class. This lesson explains the basic concepts behind the bell curve and grading on a curve, as well as their impact on grades.

Chomsky's Nativist Theory of Language: Definition & Development

17. Chomsky's Nativist Theory of Language: Definition & Development

This lesson covers the noted linguist Noam Chomsky's nativist theory of language, which argues language acquisition is an innate or biological ability. We will focus on the major concepts of this important linguistic theory.

Chunking Method: Definition & Examples

18. Chunking Method: Definition & Examples

Following completion of this lesson, you will be able to define the term chunking in the context of short-term memory. After reading this lesson, you will have an opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Declarative Memory: Definition & Examples

19. Declarative Memory: Definition & Examples

Declarative memory is a type of long term memory. Learn more about declarative memory, how it differs from procedural memory, and the different types of declarative memory.

Divergent Thinking in Psychology: Definition & Examples

20. Divergent Thinking in Psychology: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn to define divergent thinking and be given two examples of divergent thinking that are used in everyday situations. Following the lesson, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Fluid Intelligence: Definition & Examples

21. Fluid Intelligence: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn to define fluid intelligence and give examples of its use in everyday situations. Following the lesson, you will have a chance to test your new knowledge with a short quiz.

George Miller, Psychologist: Theories on Short Term Memory, Overview

22. George Miller, Psychologist: Theories on Short Term Memory, Overview

George Miller was a pioneer in the field of cognitive psychology. Learn more about George Miller, his theory on short-term memory and his definition of chunking in this lesson.

Howard Gardner: Biography, Theory & Books

23. Howard Gardner: Biography, Theory & Books

In this lesson, we'll take a look at Howard Gardner's biography, his theory on multiple intelligence, and the implication of the multiple intelligence theory for education. Test what you learned with the quiz afterwards.

James Flynn: Intelligence Researcher, Overview

24. James Flynn: Intelligence Researcher, Overview

Learn about James Flynn and his research on intelligence. Find out what the 'Flynn effect' is and the possible causes for it. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Linguistic Intelligence: Definition & Explanation

25. Linguistic Intelligence: Definition & Explanation

What do J.K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, and Johnny Cochran all have in common? They all have linguistic intelligence. Learn more about linguistic intelligence from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Semantic Memory: Examples & Definition

26. Semantic Memory: Examples & Definition

Semantic memory is one of the two types of declarative memory. Learn about the importance of semantic memory, how it differs from episodic memory, and more.

Sensory Register of Memory: Definition & Overview

27. Sensory Register of Memory: Definition & Overview

The sensory register is vital to your ability to remember and retain information you consider important. Learn what the sensory register is, how it works and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

Visual Intelligence: Definition & Explanation

28. Visual Intelligence: Definition & Explanation

What do Pablo Picasso, Donatella Versace, and Louis Braille all have in common? They all have visual intelligence. Learn more about visual intelligence from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Working Memory Model: Capacity & Explanation

29. Working Memory Model: Capacity & Explanation

Memory is an important aspect of what makes humans unique. In this lesson, you will learn about working memory and how it helps us process information.

What is Cognitive Science? - Definition & History

30. What is Cognitive Science? - Definition & History

Cognitive science is the study of the mind and what is does, including many scientific disciplines that touch on the subject. In this lesson, we will briefly explore the definition of cognitive science, and review its history.

Allen Cognitive Levels: Scale & Description

31. Allen Cognitive Levels: Scale & Description

When an individual has a cognitive deficit for any reason, how do you assess them? This lesson discusses the Allen Cognitive levels as to what they are, what the scale developed from the levels are, and how people are screened.

Cognitive Surplus: Definition & Book

32. Cognitive Surplus: Definition & Book

There are some people who utilize their energy, creativity and free time--cognitive surplus-- to create and produce things with technology. In this lesson, learn how one man named Clay Shirky defines cognitive surplus and writes a book on how it can help society and make the world a better place.

Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairment

33. Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairment

Cancer is not a cancer patient's only worry; sometimes negative effects from treatments such as chemotherapy can be a concern. Learn the definition, prevalence, causes, and treatment techniques of post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment in this lesson.

Reducing Cognitive Dissonance

34. Reducing Cognitive Dissonance

In this lesson, we'll talk about the theory of cognitive dissonance and strategies we can use to reduce the uncomfortable feelings associated with cognitive dissonance.

Situated Cognition: Theory & Definition

35. Situated Cognition: Theory & Definition

In this lesson, we'll talk about the theory of situated cognition, which is an approach to learning that emphasizes the importance of the social and cultural context in which learning occurs.

Cognitive Disability Model: Levels & Care

36. Cognitive Disability Model: Levels & Care

The cognitive disabilities model was developed to help caregivers assess the functional cognitive abilities of people they serve. In this lesson, we will learn about the levels of the model and how a person's stage informs the care they need.

Cognitive Disability: Characteristics & Management

37. Cognitive Disability: Characteristics & Management

There are a variety of recognized cognitive disabilities ranging from mild to severe. This lesson will review the characteristics of cognitive disabilities and provide some suggestions for managing and caring for people with such disabilities.

Cognitive Disability in Children vs. Adults

38. Cognitive Disability in Children vs. Adults

This lesson will review some of the major cognitive disabilities that can present themselves in children and adults. In addition to defining cognitive disabilities, the lesson will also differentiate between mild and severe cognitive disabilities.

Cognitive Disability vs. Intellectual Disability

39. Cognitive Disability vs. Intellectual Disability

Although cognitive disabilities and intellectual disabilities are related, the terms refer to different effects and conditions. In this lesson, we will discuss their similarities and differences, including where they overlap.

Connectedness in Psychology: Definition & Theory

40. Connectedness in Psychology: Definition & Theory

Are we individuals completely separate from everyone else, or are there areas of connectedness? This lesson looks at the idea of connectedness, how people connect and some disagreement as to the nature of connectedness.

Contemplation Stage of Change: Definition & Examples

41. Contemplation Stage of Change: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, identify major components from DiClemente and Prochaska's model of change, focusing on the contemplation stage. Understand how this stage of change works in a therapeutic setting by reviewing different examples that highlight this important transition when beginning to consider making changes.

Covert Attention: Definition & Example

42. Covert Attention: Definition & Example

Attention, which can be divided into overt (openly seen) and covert (akin to secret), is split because people see objects that are right in front of them and on the periphery. This lesson explores covert attention and offers several examples of how it is used.

Spatial Ability: Definition & Examples

43. Spatial Ability: Definition & Examples

This lesson will define spatial ability for you. Then, via numerous day to day as well as professional examples, you'll learn exactly how and where spatial abilities are used.

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