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Contribution to Book
Cognition
The International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008)
  • Leonard J Shedletsky, University of Southern Maine
Abstract

Cognition refers to (1) the wide variety of mental entities we locate within the mind, including thoughts, → meanings, ideas, → attitudes, knowledge, beliefs, perceptions, intentions, memories, images, dreams, states of mind, consciousness and subconsciousness, and (2) the operations of the mind, such as association, search, comparison, → attention, and inference. Cognition is thinking.

Keywords
  • Communication Reception and Effects,
  • Information Processing and Cognitions Psychology,
  • Cognitive Psychology
Publication Date
2008
Editor
Wolfgang Donsbach
Publisher
Wiley/Blackwell
ISBN
1405131993
Publisher Statement
10.1111/b.9781405131995.2008.x
Citation Information
Leonard J Shedletsky. "Cognition" MaldenThe International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/leonard_shedletsky/27/