Cognition and Motivation: Forging an Interdisciplinary by Shulamith Kreitler

By Shulamith Kreitler

This assortment examines the numerous inner and exterior components affecting cognitive procedures. Editor Shulamith Kreitler brings jointly quite a lot of foreign participants to provide a superb review of contemporary study within the box. those contributions transcend the normal procedure of analyzing the consequences of motivation and emotion to contemplate the contextual elements which could impression cognition. those huge and sundry elements comprise character, genetics, psychological healthiness, organic evolution, tradition, and social context. by means of contextualizing cognition, this quantity attracts out the sensible functions of theoretical cognitive study whereas bringing separate parts of scholarship into significant discussion.

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It focuses on the relation between knowledge and decision making on the basis of the relation between language, information, and reality, which depend on both cognition and motivation. In this context meaning-both as mediator as well as an explanatory way to think about the world – can play a decisive role, determining the limits of any formal decision support system. Both the interplay of knowledge and life and the scheme Language-Information-Reality are essential tools for analyzing the influence of meaning on the acceptance of decisions, and both contribute to an understanding of the relations between decision making and knowledge, cognition and emotion/motivation.

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