Embodied Cognition as a Current Trend in Cognitive Psychology

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Abstract

The article describes one of the main trends in cognitive psychology — theoretical models associated with the phenomenon of embodied knowledge. We set shortcomings of the classical symbolic approach, the first theoretical approach established in cognitive psychology in 1950–70 years. The main branches of the new trend associated with embodied knowledge are described: grounded cognition, enactivism, phenomenological approach, neo-ecological approach, theory of dynamic systems. The first two of them are characterized in details.

General Information

Keywords: embodied cognition, embodiment, cognitive psychology, grounded cognition, enactivism, theory of perceptual symbols, indexical hypothesis

Journal rubric: General Psychology, Personality Psychology, History of Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Loginov N.I., Spiridonov V.F. Embodied Cognition as a Current Trend in Cognitive Psychology. Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Psychology, 2017. Vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 25–42. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Nikita I. Loginov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Chair of General Psychology, Psychological Department, RANEPA, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5994-4191, e-mail: lognikita@yandex.ru

Vladimir F. Spiridonov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor Dean of Psychological Department, Head of Laboratory of Cognitive Research, Psychological Department, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5081-879X, e-mail: vfspiridonov@yandex.ru

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