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Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook: A Student's Handbook 5th Edition,9781841693590

Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook: A Student's Handbook 5th Edition

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5th
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9781841693590

ISBN10:
1841693596
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/13/2005
Publisher(s):
Psychology Pres
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Summary

Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook has become the textbook of choice for students and lecturers in the field. This fifth edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect new directions in cognitive psychology and to be more student friendly. Topics include: New material on cognitive neuroscience approaches, such as brain scanning and imaging studies, to illustrate the principles of brain function, New coverage of current research on consciousness, Experimental cognitive psychology, Cognitive science, with its focus on cognitive modelling, Cognitive neuropsychology, with its focus on cognition following brain damage, New introductory and concluding chapters putting research developments into context.

Table of Contents

Preface viii
1. Approaches to cognitive psychology 1(30)
Introduction
1(2)
Experimental cognitive psychology
3(2)
Cognitive neuropsychology
5(5)
Computational cognitive science
10(8)
Cognitive neuroscience
18(10)
Outline of this book
28(1)
Chapter summary
28(2)
Further reading
30(1)
PART I VISUAL PERCEPTION AND ATTENTION 31(156)
2. Basic processes in visual perception
33(36)
Introduction
33(1)
Brain systems
33(16)
Colour perception
49(5)
Perception without awareness
54(4)
Depth and size perception
58(8)
Chapter summary
66(1)
Further reading
67(2)
3. Object recognition
69(42)
Introduction
69(1)
Perceptual organisation
70(4)
Theories of object recognition
74(11)
Brain systems in object recognition
85(7)
Face recognition
92(9)
Visual imagery
101(7)
Chapter summary
108(2)
Further reading
110(1)
4. Perception, motion, and action
111(30)
Introduction
111(1)
Direct perception
111(4)
Visually guided movement
115(7)
Planning-control model
122(4)
Motion perception
126(7)
Change blindness
133(5)
Chapter summary
138(1)
Further reading
139(2)
5. Attention and performance limitations
141(46)
Introduction
141(1)
Focused auditory attention
142(5)
Focused visual attention
147(15)
Crossmodal effects
162(3)
Visual search
165(5)
Divided attention
170(8)
Automatic processing
178(6)
Chapter summary
184(1)
Further reading
185(2)
PART II MEMORY AND CONCEPTS 187(129)
6. Learning and memory
189(40)
Introduction
189(1)
The architecture of memory
189(6)
Working memory
195(10)
Memory processes
205(5)
Implicit learning
210(5)
Theories of forgetting
215(12)
Chapter summary
227(1)
Further reading
228(1)
7. Long-term memory systems
229(32)
Introduction
229(4)
Declarative memory: Episodic and semantic memory
233(6)
Procedural memory and the perceptual representation system
239(8)
Amnesia
247(11)
Chapter summary
258(1)
Further reading
259(2)
8. Everyday memory
261(32)
Introduction
261(2)
Autobiographical memory
263(9)
Memorable memories
272(9)
Eyewitness testimony
281(7)
Prospective memory
288(2)
Evaluation of everyday memory research
290(1)
Chapter summary
291(1)
Further reading
292(1)
9. Concepts and categories
293(23)
Introduction
293(2)
Organisation of concepts
295(8)
Concept learning
303(6)
Concept meaning
309(3)
Chapter summary
312(1)
Further reading
313(3)
PART III LANGUAGE
The Whorfian hypothesis
316(5)
10. Reading and speech perception
321(38)
Introduction
321(1)
Reading: Introduction
322(2)
Word identification
324(4)
Reading aloud
328(8)
Reading: Eye-movement studies
336(5)
Listening to speech
341(6)
Theories of spoken word recognition
347(6)
Cognitive neuropsychology
353(4)
Chapter summary
357(1)
Further reading
358(1)
11. Language comprehension
359(38)
Introduction
359(1)
Parsing
360(8)
Pragmatics
368(4)
Individual differences: Capacity theory
372(4)
Discourse processing
376(7)
Story processing
383(12)
Chapter summary
395(1)
Further reading
396(1)
12. Language production
397(32)
Introduction
397(2)
Basic aspects of spoken language
399(4)
Theories of speech production
403(8)
Cognitive neuropsychology: Speech production
411(5)
Writing: The main processes
416(5)
Spelling
421(5)
Chapter summary
426(1)
Further reading
427(2)
PART IV THINKING AND REASONING 429(104)
13. Problem solving and expertise
433(32)
Introduction
433(1)
Problem solving
434(11)
Transfer of training
445(6)
Expertise
451(4)
Theories of expertise
455(8)
Chapter summary
463(1)
Further reading
464(1)
14. Creativity and discovery
465(16)
Introduction
465(1)
Creativity
465(5)
Hypothesis testing
470(5)
Scientific discovery
475(4)
Chapter summary
479(1)
Further reading
480(1)
15. Judgement and decision making
481(26)
Introduction
481(1)
Judgement research
482(12)
Decision making
494(10)
Chapter summary
504(1)
Further reading
505(2)
16. Reasoning and deduction
507(26)
Introduction
507(1)
Deductive reasoning
507(7)
Theories of deductive reasoning
514(8)
Dual-system theories
522(2)
Brain systems in thinking and reasoning
524(3)
Are humans rational?
527(3)
Chapter summary
530(2)
Further reading
532(1)
PART V PRESENT AND FUTURE 533(22)
Introduction
533(1)
Consciousness: Nature and functions
534(3)
Theories of consciousness
537(6)
Perception without awareness
543(2)
Is consciousness unitary?
545(3)
Whither brain imaging?
548(5)
Chapter summary
553(1)
Further reading
554(1)
Glossary 555(12)
References 567(54)
Author index 621(16)
Subject index 637


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