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Three Studies Addressing Psychology and Language
This paper assesses three different articles on language, cognition and psychology and discusses just what the human mind really is.
# 103807 | 3,656 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US


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This paper introduces three contrasting papers belonging to related fields of psychology. The writer looks at 'Representing Word Meaning and Order Information in a Composite Holographic Lexicon' by Michael N. Jones and Douglas J.K. Mewhort, 'Modeling the Successes and Failures of Interventions for Disabled Readers' by Harm, M.W., McCandliss, B.D. and Seidenberg, M.S. and 'An Integrated Theory of Mind' by Anderson, J.R., Bothell, D., Byrne, M.D., Douglass, S., Labiere, C and Qin Y. The writer notes that all the articles are interesting indications of how research in psychology varies strongly, according to the preparation and particular foci of researchers, how the human mind and its faculties are conceptualized, or what is considered salient. Examined, in turn, the three papers provide a glimpse of research or theoretical psychology that may not always sit well with a reader of different orientation. One sees a social scientific discipline that should continue examining and comparing its differences, avoiding too narrow approaches or realms of related study.

Outline:
Introduction
Michael N. Jones and Douglas J.K. Mewhort. (2007). Representing word meaning and order information in a composite holographic lexicon. Psychological Review, 114, 1-37.

Harm, M.W., McCandliss, B.D. and Seidenberg, M.S. (2003). Modeling the successes and failures of interventions for disabled readers. Scientific Studies in Reading, 7, 155-182.

Anderson, J.R., Bothell, D., Byrne, M.D., Douglass, S., Labiere, C and Qin Y. (2004). An Integrated Theory of Mind. Psychological Review, 111, 1036-1060.

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From the Paper:

"Perhaps most student readers will have to take Jones & Mewhort's work at face value, unable to draw upon their level of expertise, or what the researchers' findings really mean, in terms of earlier research or what may stand to be learned of language, memory, or other brain function, or language development. It does seems that the human mind capable of language is forever at work, whether speaking or not, for example, towards eventual word order that shows the mind's ability to give its own cues or phrases or associated concepts from diverse places."
"The mind's speech patterns can be plotted for analysis, as Jones & Mewhort tell us is true, most often in relation to similar nouns or verbs or words coming to be predictable in phrases or their uses. When this article is reread, again there is the feeling of needing more information, or perhaps being helped by information on the applications of the research. For example, if memory that aids language is stored in a distributive way, then where in the brain, or according to which processes does this take place?"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anderson, J.R., Bothell, D., Byrne M.D, Douglass, S.K, Labiere, C. and Qin Y. (2004). An Integrated Theory of Mind. Psychological Review, 111, 1036-1060.
  • Harm, M.W., McCandliss, B.D, and Seidenberg, M.S. (2003). Modeling the Successes and Failures of interventions for disabled readers. Scientific Studies in Reading, 7, 155-182.
  • Harm, M.W. and M.S. Seidenberg. (1999). Phonology, reading acquisition, and dyslexia - insights from connectional models. Psychological Review, 106, 491-528.
  • Jones, M.N. and Mewhort, D.J.K. (2007). Representing word meaning and other information in a composite holographic lexicon. Psychological Review, 114, 1-37.
  • Murdock, B.B. (1972). A theory for the storage and retrieval of item and associative information. Psychological Review, 89, 609-626.

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