Cognition Essays

Article Critique_ the Tyranny of Choic

I will be writing a Article Critique on the article “The Tyranny of Choice” by Barry Schwartz. In this Critique I will addressing many psychological concepts, including what is a maximizer and satisficers. Also I will test myself to see which one fits me the most with the decision I made in my life and the ones I will make in the future. A maximizer is someone who tries to get the best out of ever situation or tries every…

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Thinking and Decision Making Paper

            Although a buzz-word with an almost chameleon-like ability to change meaning depending upon context or professional field, metacognition is a concept that allows an increased understanding of processed thought, and theoretically allows for a greater degree of success regarding the fruition of such thought.  After all, the ability to monitor one’s own thought process can allow for the realization of potential beyond expectations.  This is especially true when considering styles of thinking, as each style represents a different overall…

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Decision Making Case Study

Is decision making a science or an art? Perfectly diplomatic answer is ‘No one knows, really’. If it is to be assumed as a science, then it should be governed by a set of universally acceptable and applicable principles. Are there such principles? Not, really. If it is to be accepted as an art, one should perfect it with practice. Did it ever happen that way? Not, really. That is precisely the probable reason why there’s no structured course yet…

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Who Never Made a Mistake Never Made a Discovery

“He who never made a mistake never made a discovery”- is a quote by Samuel Smiles. Everyone has made a discovery at least once in their lives whether it has been unintentional or made through curiosity it can be a key aspect of transforming an individual in some way. I am here to inform you about the value of studying a new area of study; discovery for you year elevens. Discoveries can be unexpected and can be confronting but these…

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Culture and Cognition

Culture may be defined as a combination of different traits of a social group. These traits or ways of life can be language, arts, sciences, thoughts, spirituality, social activities, interactions, and many more (“Definition”, n. d. ). The world has many peoples and thus many cultures, thus each has their own beliefs, traditions, and customs. Another characteristic of a certain culture may be cognition. Because of human diversity in traditions and customs, there is also diversity in intelligence. According to…

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Idiographic Versus Nomothetic Approaches to Psychology

The approach of investigating large groups of people in order to find general laws of behaviour that apply to everyone Nomos= laws in ancient Greek; this approach assumes that an individual is a complex combination of many universal laws; it is best to study people on a large scale. Quantitative Experimental methods are best to identify the universal laws governing behaviour. The individual will be classified with others and measured as a score upon a dimension, or be a statistic…

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Brief Summary of Daniel Willingham – why Don’t Student Like School

The answer to the question ‘why don’t students like school’ was explained very clearly on the first chapter. It was made clear that our brains are slow and unrealiable. Our brains tend to avoid thinking, which makes it unlikely for us to like thinking. But apparently our brains release some amount of dopamine when there are cases of ‘successful thinking’. So the trick is to give students problems that are challenging but also solvable. There are 3 types of memory…

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Morality and Obligation

1. Two preliminary steps taken, that may be necessary, before one can intuitively appreciate the rightness of an action are thinking fully about the consequences of an action. In other words, think before you act. Also give thought (consideration) to the persons involved in said action or your relation(ship) with the persons involved. 2. An action is considered morally good in addition to being right when it is the right thing to do, while also stemming from a good place….

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Nature Vs. Nurture

ABSTRACT The subject of nature versus nurture is addressed. Both nature and nurture have strong effects on how humans learn and are able to learn. Observations of three children discuss how nature has caused conditions that hinder development as well as how human intervention has enabled these children to grow despite their conditions. Nature and nurture have negative aspects that may or may not be improved to foster development. Nature and nurture interact in human development. Keywords: Nature, nurture, Piaget,…

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Four Learning Styles

1.Sensing-Thinking or Mastery Learners What Motivates Mastery Learners? Master learners rely on sensing as a mode of perception and thinking as a means of judgment or decision making. They prefer well-organized, highly-reutilized classrooms where expectations are clearly described and strongly related to practical outcomes such as good grades, things they can make or do, and practical connections to jobs and careers. More than anything else Mastery learners want to appear competent, able to complete the work assigned as well or…

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I Got a D for This Tok

4. The traditional TOK diagram indicates four ways of knowing. Propose the inclusion of a fifth way of knowing selected from intuition, memory or imagination, and explore the knowledge issues it may raise in two areas of knowledge. Word count: 1207 Memory is a tool people use to process things they come to learn about the world. In psychology memory is described by the term cognitive processes which include perception, thinking, problem solving, memory, language and attention. Cognition is ones…

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Veneration Without Understanding

Constantino describes the shallow knowledge of Filipinos about Rizal and Nationalism. Because of the developing time and world, many Filipinos do not have enough knowledge and knowings about it. They are not aware of what the history has brought us. A little thankful that I will know, where is my part of being a Filipino now. I think that everyone should be aware of this article because it will help us a lot on how we will measure our nationalism….

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Strategies May Help you Achieve Your Career Goals

Although some strategies may help you achieve your career goals, they may be unacceptable to you on other grounds. What factors should be taken into account when judging the personal acceptability of a career strategy? Have you pursued, avoided, or abandoned a career strategy that was personally unacceptable? What were the consequences of this decision? Hereby, I would like to illustrate the application of this chapter on my own career strategy: When developing a career strategy one need to consider…

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Man as a Social Being

Man is a social being and can never live a mundane routine always. Man undergoes different swings and moods in his daily life. Hence,the saying “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” holds very true. Unlike a computer or any mechanical tool,man gets worn out or gets tired easily.He cannot perform any repeated activity continuously without a break. Let me take an example of a particular student who was a typical bookworm .He was very hardworking and…

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The Benefits of Video Games

Video games are becoming a common modern element in today’s society, and while their popularity grows, so does the need to research their psychological effects on the player. Unfortunately, researchers generally focus on the negative effects such as increased aggression, and because of that it can be easy to forget that video games are actually quite beneficial, “First, the overwhelming majority of players describe game play as a positive emotional experience” (Oswald, Prorock, and Murphy 10). Since video games receive…

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