Cognition, First Canadian Edition

Paperback | February 15, 2009

byMark H. Ashcraft, Raymond Klein

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This text strives to strike a balance between basic, core material and cutting-edge topics.  It uses a first person narrative to draw you in and convey the excitement of the field.  It thoroughly covers the foundations of the field, then goes on to reflect the increasing use of new technologies to study memory and cognition, and to cover other important developments central to its study. 

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This text strives to strike a balance between basic, core material and cutting-edge topics.  It uses a first person narrative to draw you in and convey the excitement of the field.  It thoroughly covers the foundations of the field, then goes on to reflect the increasing use of new technologies to study memory and cognition, and to cov...

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The scientific study of human memory and cognition deals with compelling questions and ideas, such as how we think, reason, remember, learn, and use language. Cognition Canadian edition captures some of the excitement of the field for students and strives to strike a balance between basic, core material, important new developments, and...

  Our Canadian adaptor, Ray Klein, is a senior cognition researcher at Dalhousie University.  He has taught the undergraduate cognition course there for over 15 years.  Among his many academic distinctions he is co-founder and past president of Canadian Society for Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science, past Associate Editor for Jo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:648 pages, 10.25 × 8.25 × 1 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:013605286X

ISBN - 13:9780136052869

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1         Cognitive Psychology: An Introduction
Chapter 2         The Cognitive Science Approach
Chapter 3         Perception and Pattern Recognition
Chapter 4         Attention
Chapter 5         Short-Term, Working Memory
Chapter 6         Learning and Remembering
Chapter 7         Knowing
Chapter 8         Using Knowledge in the Real World
Chapter 9         Language
Chapter 10       Comprehension: Written and Spoken Language
Chapter 11       Decisions, Judgments, and Reasoning
Chapter 12       Problem Solving

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This is the best chapter on short-term memory I have seen.  It presents a very clear explanation of the history and differences between short term and working memory…[the book] is very clear, pitched at the right level, and seems to present a coherent and unified picture of what cognition is about. - Robert West, Department of Psychology, Carleton University   I really like the fact that the text is broken up into manageable chunks.  The tables and figures are very clearly presented…The writing style is excellent…very accessible and I actually enjoyed reading passages of the text!...I really like what the author is trying to do…I think the book could prove to be very popular in the Canadian market.  - Sukhvinder S. Obhi, Wilfrid Laurier University