[From Coon, Introduction to Psychology, Exploration and Application]
Selective Combination - Bringing together seemingly unrelated bits of useful information.
Selective Comparison - The ability to compare new problems with old information or with problems already solved.
Selective Encoding - Refers to selecting information that is relevant to a problem, while ignoring distractions.
[Coon, Dennis. Introduction to Psychology, Exploration and Application. St. Paul: West Publishing Company, 1989. Chapter: Learning & Cognition]
R E F E R E N C E S
1 Select adj [L selectus, pp. of seligere to select, fr. se- apart (fr. sed, se without) + legere to gather, select -more at Suicide, Legend]  1: chosen from a number or group by fitness or preference 2a: of special value or excellence: Superior, Choice b: exclusively or fastidiously chosen often with regard to social, economic, or cultural characteristics 3: judicious or restrictive in choice: Discriminating [pleased with the __ appreciation of his books -Osbert Sitwell]
2 Select vt : to choose [as by fitness or excellence] from a number or group: pick out -vi: to make a choice
3 Select n : one that is select -often used in pl
Selection n [ca 1623] 1: the act or process of selecting: the state of being selected 2: one that is selected: Choice also: a collection of selected things 3: a natural or artificial process that results or tends to result in the survival and propagation of some individuals or organisms but not of others with the result that the inherited traits of the survivors are perpetuated -compare Darwinsim, Natural Selection
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
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