Cognitive Styles


This entry is structured in five sections. In the first section the concept of ‘cognitive styles’ (CS) is defined and the evolution of how CS have been theorized and assessed is briefly outlined. In the second section an overall picture of the kinds of instruments and procedures employed to measure CS is given. In the third section some main CS are reported together with the description of the corresponding testing tools. In the fourth section future directions concerning CS assessment are discussed. Finally, a perspective about the integration of different CS is proposed.

What Are Cognitive Styles?

A Definition

CS refer to a person's habitual, prevalent, or preferred mode of perceiving, memorizing, learning, judging, decision-making, problem-solving. Individual differences about how people carry out tasks involving these functions ...

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