Małgorzata Kossowska
RIGIDITY AND MODES OF COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING

Summary. Problems of individual differences in the modes of cognitive functioning, discussed in the present study, are concerned with mental competence, its sources and impact on the effectiveness of initiated actions. The paper focuses on the role of cognitive rigidity in human intellectual functioning, its correlates and relationships with other characterisitcs as intelligence or personality. In the present study cognitive rigidity is understood, on the one hand, as the characteristic of cognitive system, on the other one, as a consequence of certain task situation. Therefore we ask whether the level of cognitive rigidity may be reduced (or modified) by tasks conditions, perosnality traits, intelligence ot their interactions.  Additionally we wonder if the choice of certain cognitive strategies may overcome rigidity and its negative effects on human intellectual functioning. Results of the research provide evidence supporting our hypotheses.
Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 15.05.2007, godz. 18:46 - Ewelina Soszyńska