the process of acquiring intelligence and increasingly advanced thought and problem-solving ability from infancy to adulthood.
cognitive development [(kog-nuh-tiv)]
The growth of a person’s ability to learn.
noun, Psychology. 1. anxiety that results from simultaneously holding contradictory or otherwise incompatible attitudes, beliefs, or the like, as when one likes a person but disapproves strongly of one of his or her habits. noun 1. (psychol) an uncomfortable mental state resulting from conflicting cognitions; usually resolved by changing some of the cognitions n. 1957, […]
- Cognitive ethology
noun 1. a branch of ethology concerned with the influence of conscious awareness and intention on the behaviour of an animal
- Cognitive itch
noun See earworm
- Cognitive laterality quotient
cognitive laterality quotient n. A test designed to measure the difference in cognitive performance of left and right sides of the brain.