1) What does “Individuals need not always “create” a coherent knowledge structure. “ mean? Individuals need not always “create” a coherent knowledge structure. In many cases, they can rely on their prior knowledge to provide them with an already existing structure. Not surprisingly, this existing structure has a pronounced impact on storage and retrieval processes. If the incoming information is consistent with the prior knowledge, it is sufficient to store a link to the prior knowledge structure rather than to store the new information again. For example, when one of the party guests talks about having gone out for dinner, the listener does not need to store that the guest made reservations, that the waitress escorted them to the table, and that she brought the menu, etc. All this information is already part of the person’s general knowledge about “going out for dinner.” 1) What does “Individuals need not always “create” a coherent knowledge structure. “ mean? Could you explain to me? HELP
Oct 26, 2018 1:14 PM
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Need not is a fancy way of saying don't need. From this paragraph we understand that there is "prior" knowledge structure and "coherent" knowledge structure. Prior knowledge structure is when you don't need to remind yourself how to do things you already know how to do such as eating. But for example if you're new to driving, you'll rely on your coherent knowledge structure as you have no prior knowledge structure or experience.
October 26, 2018
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