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Language and Thought. Open Learning Units

  • ID: 2246523
  • Book
  • January 1991
  • 48 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Open Learning Units offer a very flexible approach to the teaching of psychology. They are designed to be more than sufficient for the purposes of A/S and A–Level psychology, and the applied emphasis will appeal to various vocational courses such as those offered by BTEC and also to mature students on Access courses.

Their primary use will be in the classroom with a tutor′s guidance, but the interactive style makes them equally appropriate for the purposes of self–study. More advanced students might want to use the Units to learn at their own pace, and in all cases, the careful structure of the writing and the extensive use of Examples, Open Questions and Self–Assessment Questions make them ideal revision guides.
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Part 1: What is Language?.

Definitions of Language.

What Kinds of Knowledge Do We Need In Order To Use and Understand Language?.


Theories of Language Understanding.


Part 2: What is Thinking?.

Definitions of Thinking.

Theories of Thinking.


Part 3: Thinking in Words.

Concept Formation.

Concepts and Context.

How are Concepts Organized?.

The Role of Language in Concepts.

Acquisition of Concepts.


Part 4: Theories of the Relationship Between Language and Thinking.

Language Depends on the Reflects and Individual s Level of Cognitive Development.

Language d Thiking develop Separately at First ut Then Merge and Develop Together.

Thinking Depends on Language.

Summary and Conclusion.

Part 5: Applications and Implications of the Theories.

Educational Implications.

Sexism in Language.




Further Reading.



Answers to Self–assessment Questions.

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Judith Hartland
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