Cognitive vs. Conative - What's the difference?


  • Cognitive (adjective)

    Relating to the part of mental functions that deals with logic, as opposed to affective which deals with emotions.

  • Cognitive (adjective)


  • Cognitive (adjective)

    Cognate; which is to be recognized as cognate.

  • Cognitive (noun)


  • Conative (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a striving action.

    "The conative, as opposed to the cognitive or affective, relates to purposeful, but not necessarily ultimately rational, action."

Webster Dictionary

  • Cognitive (adjective)

    Knowing, or apprehending by the understanding; as, cognitive power.

  • Conative (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to conation.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Cognitive (adjective)

    of or being or relating to or involving cognition;

    "cognitive psychology"

    "cognitive style"

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