Defining and expanding upon the terms will be of great assistance in explaining why it is important for theories of cognition and psychology of technology to be integrated into learning and communication solutions.
Simply put, theories of cognition explore the question, "How do people know?" It may help to conceptualize "knowing" on a continuum.
1. At one end is "not knowing".
2. Instinct relies upon more primitive processes, and evolutionary theorists are interested in how those primitive physical processes inform us in matters of survival.
3. Intuition is often marked by a "gut feeling," even though there is no conscious processing of information. Theorists in social psychology explain that intuition is a result of subconsciously processing experiences.
This article applies cognitive theory and the psychology of technology to communication problems and learning.