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Stanovich, Keith E. – Educational Psychologist, 2016
The Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded in 2002 for work on judgment and decision-making tasks that are the operational measures of rational thought in cognitive science. Because assessments of intelligence (and similar tests of cognitive ability) are taken to be the quintessence of good thinking, it might be thought that such measures would…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Tests, Cognitive Science, Intelligence Tests
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Bergin, David A. – Educational Psychologist, 2016
Where does enduring individual interest come from? One answer is, through social experience that derives from a need for belongingness. Because of this need, students seek social links that influence the development of individual interest. This may occur through experiences with parents, friends, passionate affinity groups, competition, public…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Student Interests, Socialization, Transformative Learning