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Language and thought closing - Intro to Psychology

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    Humans have evolved such that we can learn language easily from our verbal
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    communities, and it is easy to overlook the revolutionary effect that human
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    language has had in our evolution and development as a species, as well as our
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    ability to communicate and pass on knowledge from generation to generation.
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    There is a regular sequence in which we acquire language Beginning with cooing,
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    then babbling, one-word utterances, and finally, by age three we speak in
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    grammatical sentences. The case study of Genie demonstrates that there are
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    critical periods for acquiring language. And after that window of opportunity,
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    language acquisition is very difficult. We also discussed an important
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    principle of science and that not all scientists always agree an explanations
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    and theories. In particular we saw how Skinner and Chomsky had different
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    explanations for language, a behaviorist view or a nativist view. We covered
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    the psychology of thought in cognition. And discussed how we represent ideas
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    both visually and verbally, and use concepts, categories and hierarchies to
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    organize our thoughts, and to understand our world. We discussed different
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    kinds of reasoning, deductive and inductive, and how critical thinking can make
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    us better consumers of information and ideas. Finally, we demonstrated how we
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    use mental shortcuts, or heuristics, in making decisions, and how those can
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    help, but sometimes bias our decision-making.
タイトル:
Language and thought closing - Intro to Psychology
Video Language:
English
Team:
Udacity
プロジェクト:
PS001: Intro to Psychology
Duration:
01:26

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