Category Archives: Cognition

The Conceptual Structure of Social Disputes – Cognitive-Affective Maps

We describe and illustrate a new method of graphically diagramming disputants’ points of view called cognitive affective mapping. The products of this method — cognitive-affective maps (CAMs) — represent an individual’s concepts and beliefs about a particular subject, such as … Continue reading

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The Development of Cognition, Emotion, Imagination and Creativity

Read This dissertation makes a number of inter-related arguments that, at an abstract level, converge on the methodological project of challenging the divide between method and object in conventional social science.  The three constituent claims that merge to create this … Continue reading

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The Scientific Basis of Individual and Team Innovation and Discovery

Scientific discovery and innovative engineering design are complex cognitive, social, and sociological acts and have been studied at many different levels. The history, sociology, and philosophy of science and technology are thriving entities, with large conferences and highly competitive journals. … Continue reading

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