Category Archives: Interaction

The Language Instinct – The New Science of Language and Mind

Language is so tightly woven into human experience that it is scarcely possible to imagine life without it. Chances are that if you find two or more people together anywhere on earth, they will soon be exchanging words. When there … Continue reading

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Social Networks, Settlement Scaling and Increasing Returns

A key property of modern cities is increasing returns to scale—the finding that many socioeconomic outputs increase more rapidly than their population size. Recent theoretical work proposes that this phenomenon is the result of general network effects typical of human … Continue reading

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Interactive Inequalities and Equality in the Social Bond

Based upon the results of three empirical studies conducted in Chile, this paper discusses: (1) the expansion of the perception of a specific type of inequalities in this society: interactive inequalities. These are perceived inequalities that focus on the treatment … Continue reading

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Integrating Metacognition Instruction in Interactive Learning Environments

Metacognition is a higher order thinking process responsible for active control over cognitive processes. It is an important ingredient for learning as empirical studies have shown that metacognitively aware students perform better than less aware ones. Theories of metacognition emphasize … Continue reading

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The Role of Metacognition in Human Social Interactions

Metacognition concerns the processes by which we monitor and control our own cognitive processes. It can also be applied to others, in which case it is known as mentalizing. Both kinds of metacognition have implicit and explicit forms, where implicit … Continue reading

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On the Role of Social Interaction in Individual Agency

Is an individual agent constitutive of or constituted by its social interactions? This question is typically not asked in the cognitive sciences, so strong is the consensus that only individual agents have constitutive efficacy. In this article, we challenge this … Continue reading

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