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Chapter 7 - Forming and Applying Concepts
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True/false: you form concepts by the interactive process of generalizing, interpreting, and acting upon those properties of the concept that make it applicable to situations that are well known
True/false:The way you classify reflects and influences the way you see the world and as such, the way you interact with individuals of lesser ability to think critically.
True/false:Making sense of our experience means finding the right concept to explain what is going on. To determine whether the concept we have selected fits the situation, we have to determine whether the requirements that form the concept are being met.
True/false:In determining whether the requirements of a concept are, we can ask ourselves, "Would something still be an example of this concept if it did not meet the requirements?"
True/false:The referents of a concept are the various ways in which the concept can be interpreted.
True/false: In order to be successful in college and in your career, you need the conceptualizing process
The process by which you group things based on their similarities.
A visual presentation of the ways in which concepts can be related to one another.
General ideas you use to organize your experience and, in doing so, bring order and intelligibility to your life.
Looking for different things to apply the concept to in order to determine if they meet the requirements of the concept we are developing.
When you apply a concept to an object, idea or experience, you are _____ the object, idea or experience by placing it into the group of things defined by the properties/requirements of the concept.
The ____ is the word or symbol used to name or designate the concept: for example, the word triangle
Along with reading, listening and speaking, mind mapping is also useful for what other ability?
You are taking an algebra class and you have not done very well on the past three quizzes. You might begin to think that mathematics in general is very hard. This process is what we call the creation of a ____
The _____ of the concept are the features that all things named by the word have in common, for example all triangles share the characteristic of being a polygon with three sides.
Suppose you and a friend go to the supermarket and your friend picks up a tomato and asks," Is a tomato and fruit or vegetable?" Your response would be based upon....
using a concept to classify the tomato
When you define a concept, you usually identify what part of the concept to determine when it can be applied?
We form concepts by ______ , by focusing on the similar features among different things.
The best way to understand the structure of a concept is to visualize them by means of a model. Name the aspects of that model.
sign, referents, properties
A ____ conceptualizing process is going on all the time in our minds, enabling us to think in a distinctly human way
all the various examples of a concept
word or symbol used to name the concept
qualities or features that all things named by a word or sign share in common
these are general ideas we use to indentify and organize our experience
This is the process which the person group things based on their similarities
is focusing on the common properties shared by a group of things
looking for different examples of a concept in order to determine whether they meet the requirements of that concept.
Why do the person classify the way they do?
Because based on our experience reflects the kind of individual we are and the way we think and feel about the world.
Why are boundaries important?
Because it helps to describe the concept based on our experience.
how to define a concept?
Identify the general qualities of the concept
Use examples to show the applications of the concept
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