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Flashcards in 1.4.1 Internal Mental Processes (Co) Deck (11):
1

What processes are seen as interconnected?

Perception
Attention
Memory
Language
Thinking

2

These processing systems allow us to do what?

Make sense of and respond to the world

3

What is perception?

The process of taking in and interpreting information from our senses

4

What is attention?

The process by which we focus on certain sources of information rather than others

5

What is memory?

The process of retaining and recalling information

6

What is language?

The study of communication and thinking in relation to language

7

What is thinking?

The process of manipulating information in the mind in order to reason, problem solve and make desicions

8

What does this assumption say?

Behaviour can be explained in terms of internal mental processes

9

Why is the internal mental processes assumption used to explain?

The behaviours we show as a result of decision making

10

According to internal mental processes explain an aggressive teenage boys behaviour:

• boy perceives someone approaching
• pays attention to the angry look on the persons face
• remembers last time someone looked like that he got beat up
• communicates by shouting
• decides to fight back and punched the person

11

According to internal mental processes explain the reaction to a fire alarm:

• hear the fire alarm
• pay attention to the noise
• recall the sound is associated with danger and remember where the fire exits are
• make the decision to leave the building

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