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Published by North-Holland in Amsterdam .
Written in English


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  • Motivation (Psychology) -- Congresses.,
  • Human information processing -- Congresses.

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Statementedited by Géry d"Ydewalle.
SeriesProceedings of the XXIII International Congress of Psychology of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS), Acapulco, Mexico, September 2-7, 1984 -- v. 3
ContributionsYdewalle, Géry d"., International Union of Psychological Science.
LC ClassificationsBF311 .I567 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 753 p. :
Number of Pages753
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21510686M
ISBN 100444877835

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Section 2, Article 3 - A cognitive developmental theory offered in contrast to Piaget’s theory is information processing theory. As the name implies, this theory proposes that cognition is a. Cognition refers, quite simply, to thinking. There are the obvious applications of conscious reasoning—doing taxes, playing chess, deconstructing Macbeth—but thought takes . The study of cognitive theory is the study of the information processing of the mind. All processes of thought fall within the realm of cognition. These processes operate by manipulating. One helpful way of exploring human development is to conceptualize emotions, cognition, and language as information-processing systems—procuring knowledge, to better help us survive and adapt.

The most developed framework of distributed cognition uses the same computational basis to understand human behavior as cognitive psychology and applies the same notions of information. Motivation and Entrepreneurial Cognition As discussed in Chap. 2, opportunity identi cation is one of the most essential skills of successful entrepreneurs (Ardichvili et al.