Language and Cognition

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This Language and Cognition study guide covers 9 topics in depth. These include Decision Making, Speech Perception, Reasoning and more, with multiple subtopics inside each of the main topic areas (see full list of topics below). It has been tailored to cater for Psychology students of all levels, from any University and has been specifically designed to improve both, the direction of your coursework research and the efficiency of your exam revision. 

  • Introduction
  • Sounds of Speech
    • Is natural language specific to people?
    • Vowels
    • Consonants
    • Syllables
    • The individual voice
    • Sociolinguistic variation
  • Classification and Categorisation
    • Concepts
    • Memory
    • Taxonomic Hierarchy
    • Schema
    • Prototype Theory
    • Feature Comparison Model
    • Exemplar Theory
    • Naïve Theories
  • Words and Meaning
    • Development
    • Categorisation Behaviour
    • First Words
    • Issues with Early Speech
    • Whole Object and Taxonomic Constraint
  • Speech Perception
    • Perceiving Speech
    • Motor Theories
    • Logogen Model
    • Cohort Theory
    • TRACE Theory
  • Understanding and Interpretation
    • Sentence processing
    • When is Context Applied?
    • Mental Models
  • Reasoning
    • Logic and Deduction
    • PSYCOP Model
    • Atmosphere hypothesis
    • Pragmatic Reasoning Schemas
    • Mental Models
  • Decision Making
    • Normative Standard
    • Judgements about Probabilities
    • Framing
    • Availability Heuristic
    • Anchoring
    • Conjunction Effect
    • People Neglect Base Rates
  • AI Creativity
    • Tests of Creativity
    • Wallas’ Four Stage Theory
    • Incubation
    • Insight
    • Attention and Eye-Movement on Problem Solving
    • Irrational Belief Perspective
    • When things go badly wrong
    • Expert Systems
    • Perceptions: Neural Network Learning

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