9781412977852

Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412977852

  • ISBN10:

    1412977851

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/1/2011
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Summary

Integrating the latest developments in cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, emotion and cognitive development, author Ronald T. Kellogg provides a clear view of what is happening at the cutting edge of the field today. Written in an accessible style, the book explores applications of cognitive psychology underscoring the practical side of the field.New to the Second Edition:- Updated with the latest research in cognitive psychology including the recent discovery of how the default network of the brain integrates findings on remembering one's personal past, envisioning the future, seeing the world from the perspective of another person- Recent advances in networks of attention, prospective memory, emotion and cognition, creativity in problem solving, moral reasoning, fluid intelligence and working memory, and frugal heuristics in decision making.- More extensive coverage of applications of cognitive psychology to everyday life such as research on the risks of driving while talking on a cell phone and recent findings on memory retrieval and how to improve study skills

Table of Contents

Introduction
Scope of Cognitive Psychology
Core Concepts
The Brain
Research Methods
Perception
Visual Consciousness
Pattern Recognition
Modularity
Attention
Filter Theories
Capacity Theories
Filter Theories and Capacity Theories: Conclusion
Automatic Processes
The Central Bottleneck
Visual Attention
Memory Systems
Sensory Memory
Short-Term Versus Long-Term Memory
Working Memory
Remembering Events
Types of Long-Term Memory
Prospective Memory
Encoding and Storing Events
Retrieval Processes
Memory Distortions
Reconstructive Retrieval
Encoding Distortions
Source Monitoring
Eyewitness Testimony
Knowledge Representation
Representing Concepts
Propositions and Images
Using Semantic Memory
Language
Defining Language
Representations of Language
Comprehension of Language
Problem Solving
Types of Thinking
a General Model of Problem Solving
Creativity
Reasoning and Decision Making
Syllogistic Reasoning
Conditional Reasoning
Decision Making
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