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These differences in perspective also explain some of the problems with trying to describe how various theories relate to each other. It is perhaps more useful to characterize theories by the sorts of questions they are looking into rather than the answers they are finding. For example, many theories of cognition emphasize one of the following questions:
- What is the role of symbolic systems in cognition?
- What is the role of social relationships in cognition?
- What is the role of physical and social environments in cognition?
- What is the role of the body in cognition?