represents a class or category of objects,events or activities.
most general form of a type of concept. "fruit"
Basic level type
type of concept around which other similar concepts are organized. "pear"
mental activity goes on in brain when organizing and attempting to understand info and communicating info. to others.
most specific category of a concept."pear in hand"
defined by specific rules or features.
form as a result of their experiences
concept that closely matches the defining charactersitics of a concept.
ability to solve problems
Trial and error
one possible solution after another is tried until a succesful one is found
specific, step by step procedures for solving certain types of problems.
ruling out what won't work.
start there how do i get here.
affective solution to a problem.
problem seen as having only one answer, all lines of thinking will eventually lead to that single answer. using previous knowledge.
start with one point come up with ideas based on that one point.
excell in certain areas
block to problem solving. Thinking about objects in terms of only their typical functions.
solution stopped working keep trying.
search for evidence that fits one's beliefs while ignoring any evidence that does not fit those beliefs.
potential for learning.
Triarchic theory of intelligence
analytical, creative, and practical. (Sternberg's)
break down in parts to analize and solve.
deal with new and different concepts, come up with new ways of solving problems.
giving test, large group of people that reps. kind of people for whom test is designed.
test measures what it is supposed to measure.
test to produce same scores again and again each time it is given to the same people.