Culture and Cognition

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Our representation of the world relies on subjective and imperfect processes including sensation, perception, attention, memory, thinking, judging and problem solving.

We represent the world using cognitive processes. The key word re-presentation implies that the world is first presented to us, and we then organize the information into new or already existing representations or schemas. We never experience the world that exists outside of our brain in a perfect, objective, or pure way. Instead, our representation of the world relies on subjective and imperfect processes including sensation, perception, attention, memory, thinking, judging and problem solving. We will cover many of these concepts in the chapter.

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Culture and Psychology by L D Worthy; T Lavigne; and F Romero is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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