cognitive style

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A characteristic and self-consistent mode of intellectual and perceptual functioning. The earliest classification of cognitive styles was suggested in 1923 by the Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961), and a modified form of it is assessed through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). See also convergence-divergence, field dependence-independence, intolerance of ambiguity, locus of control, reflection-impulsivity.

Subjects: Psychology.

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