Purpose: The goal of this assignment is to start thinking about your cognitive world. It is useful to consider new perspectives and how they might affect our understanding of our environment or ourselves. For this chapter, I want you to think about how you use (or don’t use) mental Imagery in your every day life.
Task: The book has a section on “Individual difference in mental imagery” (if you have the 9th edition, you may need to contact a friend who has the 10th to read this short section). It describes different cognitive styles when it comes to the way may execute a mental images. However, it also cautions you to not treat these as distinct categories, everybody can probably do a mixture of both styles.
- For paragraph 1 for this discussion, I want you to explain in your own words what are the Visualizers vs Verbalizers which are the two cognitive styles used in mental imagery. How does this relate to or support propositional codes and analog codes?
- For the second paragraph is for fun, what type of cognitive style do you typically rely on? Provide an example of where you used one style, the other, or both? Or think think of an example where you struggled forming mental images.
Formatting: Short written response. Please write in complete sentences. Minimum 2 paragraphs (1 per question), though it can be longer. You can share resources or links that you find relevant in your response. You can even comment on other students’ ideas, but it is not required for this discussion.