Chapter 8: Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
Web Essay 8.1: The Nature of Cognitive Psychology
http://server.bmod.athabascau.ca/html/aupr/cognitive.shtmlClick on some of the
links found at this Web site. From your reading, what can you say about the
general nature of the field of “cognitive psychology?” Cognitive psychology is an
umbrella for a wide variety of topics. What are some of the things these topics
seem to have in common? Put your thoughts into a cohesive, brief essay.
Web Essay 8.2: Concept Mapping
http://users.edte.utwente.nl/lanzing/cm_home.htm Have a look at this site that
summarizes “concept mapping.” Try a map yourself, and then write an essay on
the value of concept mapping.
Web Essay 8.3: Primate Language?
There is a continuing controversy in psychology as to whether or not primates
other than humans have real language. Have a look at this site. What do you
conclude about the debate from the information provided? How is the author of
this Web site defining language? How does the information provided at this Web
site support or contradict information provided in your textbook? Place your
answers into an essay.