Attention in Cognition and Early Learning
Prior to beginning this discussion, please read the Frost and Lumia (2012) and the Rhodes, Rodriguez, and Shah (2014) required articles as well as the following selections from your required text:
- “Attention in Cognition and Early Learning” (pp. 71-77)
- “Cognition and Emotion” (pp. 78-84)
- “Memory” (pp. 85-91)
- “Intelligence” (pp. 92-98)
- “Concept learning” (pg. 99-103)
Review the information in The Critical Thinking Community. In your initial post, you will apply what you learned from each of the five articles from your text, but you will discuss the findings and implications for just one of these articles. The articles are assigned based on the first letter of your last name. Please see the list below to determine which of the articles you will focus on for your initial post.
- “Concept Learning”
Explain the empirical findings presented in your assigned article, applying appropriate citations and references. Describe, in your own words, how the research relates to your own experiences as well as how this area of neuroscience may have affected your past or current beliefs about knowledge development. Do the research findings refute or support your current beliefs, and in what ways? Are there variables about knowledge development for which you were unaware based on your article?
Based on the information presented in the five articles from the text, how prevalent are false autobiographical memories in your own life?
In your own words, describe how emotion and episodic memory development affect these memories. Apply the basic research findings from the “Intelligence” article (Sternberg, 2010) that intelligence is highly inheritable and fixed to your own experiences and compare them with the suggestions you drew from the findings of your assigned article.
Apply skeptical inquiry to the potential problems that might arise from the premise of fixed intelligence. Provide a rationale for whether or not this premise is valid and/or appropriate based on the findings reported by the assigned articles: “Attention in Cognition and Early Learning,” “Cognition and Emotion,” “Memory,” “Intelligence,” and “Concept Learning.” It is recommended that you research articles in the Library to support your assertions should the required articles not provide sufficient information.