Culture plays role in how individuals conceptualize communications and lifestyles based upon my personal experience. Sternberg (2006) noted a specific area of language comprehension that can influence behavioral decisions. For example, if there are cognitive gaps in speech perception using the method of decoding, which was phonemes describing subsets of language, morphemes which are distinctive lexicon’s of language, phrases, and sentences. This has been important to me from a learning perspective for cognitive psychology because language comprehension has been something that I had taken for granted before. The ability to comprehend speech has been demonstrated for me in which I know recognize the importance of categorical perception in language.
I have recognized the challenges children face when they can not communicate effectively and this has encouraged me to have compassion for children that are ESL (English Second Language). I am not a teacher, just a neighbor, but I understand the speech comprehension process now.
Sternberg, R. (2006). Cognitive psychology (4th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth.