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Culture in Cognition

Give an explanation of how culture provides a context for one or more aspects of cognition (e.g. perception, memory, learning, etc.).

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Give an explanation of how culture provides a context for one or more aspects of cognition you studied in this course (e.g. perception, memory, learning, etc.).

Cognition shapes the way people process and understand information, and is studied from a number of perspectives. One aspect of cognition is concerned with how one learns. Learning can be defined as the ability to obtain new information (Stiller, 2001). Learning is a fundamental concept in cognitive psychology as several events in scientific inquiry are based on experiences of learning such as: knowledge, habits, attitudes and behaviors that are all associated with conditions of learning. For instance, research shows that cognition has an important role in influencing performance and intellectual ability. Further, as Stiller points out, knowledge can be acquired through learning processes to explain phenomena experienced in the environment. Researchers have presented theories on how individuals learn such as the heritability of intelligence [Frances Galton], and mental abilities based on performance of cognitive tasks [Alfred Binet] (Cohen & Swerdlik, 2005). For instance, learning involves cognitive factors such as: (a) verbal comprehension, (b) memory, (c) ability, (d) perception and reasoning, (e) problem-solving skills and (f) ...

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