Knowledge acquisition

Definition: The process by which the mind decodes or extracts, stores, and relates new information to existing information in long term memory. Given the complex structure and nature of knowledge, this process is studied in the philosophical field of epistemology, as well as the psychological field of learning and memory.

Related terms: Epistemology, Information, Learning

Reference: Brule and Blount (1989)

Drafted and Reviewed by: Oscar Lecuona, Bradley Baker, Helena Hartmann, Kai Krautter, Graham Reid

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