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Final Exam

Glossary Terms

All of the following terms should be included in your glossary. Do not use more than 2 sentences in explaining each term. You can certainly work with others to obtain initial definitions of the terms, but the definitions you turn in must be in your own words.

Mynatt and Doherty Terms

Memory (M&D 17,18,19)
  1. capacity of working memory
  2. primacy effect
  3. recency effect
  4. capacity of long term memory
  5. constructive processes in LTM
  6. mnemonics
  7. flashbulb memories
  8. how schemas facilitate learning
Cognition (M&D 20,21, 43)
  1. availability heuristic
  2. representativeness heuristic
  3. base rate
  4. hit/miss/false alarm
  5. algorithm
  6. Four mechanisms that produce confirmation bias
  7. Deviations from optimal decision making (text and lecture)

Ward, Finke, & Smith Terms

  1. Creative cognition
  2. Assumptions of the cognitive approach to creativity
  3. Criteria for a creative product
  4. Geneplore model
  5. Test-operate-test-exit
  6. Structured imagination
  7. Metacognition
  8. Simple concepts
  9. Fixed vs active view of concepts
  10. Basic concepts
  11. Abstraction
  12. Essential properties of concepts
  13. Metaphor and conceptual combination
  14. Schemas
  15. Mental models
  16. Mental imagery and memory
  17. Mental imagery and cognitive processing
  18. Preinventive forms
  19. Emergent features in images
  20. Structural connectedness
  21. Imaginative divergence
  22. Creative idealism
  23. Reproductive vs creative problem solving
  24. Well and ill defined problems
  25. Convergent vs divergent thinking
  26. Algorithms
  27. Heuristics
  28. Mental set
  29. Tip of the tongue
  30. Incubation and forgetting
  31. Intuition
  32. Insight

Essay

Answer the following short essay question in no more than 1 single spaced page. Be sure to use the rubric in generating and evaluating your answer.

How would Ward, Finke, & Smith critique Freud's and Skinner's approaches to creativity? How would Freud and Skinner critique the cognitive approach? Use examples from any of the application chapters in Ward Finke, and Smith (chapters 5 through 8).

 

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