mental activity that involves understanding, manipulating, and communicating information
planning, evaluating and monitoring mental activities; thinking about thinking
an object or an act that stands for something else
a mental structure used to categorize objects, people, or event that share similar characteristics
an original model on which others in the same category are patterned
directed thinking; thinking that is limited to available facts
a thought process that attempts to generate multiple solutions to a problem: nondirected thinking
How do people organize concepts?
Into hierarchies-In developing concepts, we can arrive at numerous combinations involving shape, color, size, function, and classification.
What is a concept?
Group of objects, events, or ideas with similar characteristics
If we think about thinking, what are we using?
Metacognition-Grounded in the work of psychologist John Flavell in 1979, this concept of "thinking about thinking" I= two categories: knowledge + experiences.
Thinking involves mentally grouping similar objects, events, and ideas into______________.
concepts - When you are presented with multiple objects, you automatically group them by properties.
If you are asked to think of a ball and you picture a white baseball in your mind, what are you thinking of?