Problem Solving and Decision Making Presentation

Slide 1 Notes Problem Solving and Decision Making—Authored by Coy Stoker for PSY360 Cognitive Psychology while attending the University of Phoenix. Slide 2 Notes The personal, psychological representation of problem solving and decision making is mediated by several mental constructs, least of which the logic of Western thought as formulated by Aristotelian syllogistic thought (Syllogism,... Continue Reading →

The Process of Memory from Perception to Retrieval

Using the text, Cognition: The Thinking Animal, the University Library, the Internet, and/or other resources, answer the following questions. Your response to each question should be at least 150 words in length. 1. What is primary memory? What are the characteristics of primary memory? Primary memory is more commonly known as short-term memory. Primary memory is... Continue Reading →

What Were You Doing on 9/11?

Why can you remember what you were doing when catastrophes occurred (e.g., terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, the Challenger disaster, assassination of John F. Kennedy)? Your initial response is due by Day 4. I think this goes back to our understanding of the way in which long-term memory, or secondary memory,... Continue Reading →

The Difference Between Mitosis and Meiosis

Why are the processes of mitosis and meiosis both important to a living organism? Mitosis is the process by which existing cells asexually reproduce to create sister cells. Without this process, there would be no way for our bodies to replace damaged, infected, or dead cells. Since cell theory states that all cells are created... Continue Reading →

The Evolution of DNA in the Body

What are some of the benefits of squeezing so much data into virtually every cell in the body? Why did we not evolve with one central repository of DNA rather than having it replicated throughout the body? One of the benefits has to be that our genetic information cannot be lost simply by removing one... Continue Reading →

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