Cognition

Book & Toy | March 10, 2016

byScott Sinnett, Daniel Smilek, Alan Kingstone

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Cognition, 6e is a comprehensive introduction to the field of cognitive psychology. It examines the mental processes behind how we acquire knowledge and understanding about the world through thought, experience, and the senses. Covering a wide range of topics such as perception, memory,reasoning, and language, as well as the common cognitive disorders associated with each, the sixth edition also offers a brand new chapter on consciousness. Accompanied by online Discovery Labs and a robust suite of ancillaries, Cognition applies real-life examples to the key theories, creating anaccessible, yet comprehensive primer to the field.

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Cognition, 6e is a comprehensive introduction to the field of cognitive psychology. It examines the mental processes behind how we acquire knowledge and understanding about the world through thought, experience, and the senses. Covering a wide range of topics such as perception, memory,reasoning, and language, as well as the common cog...

Scott Sinnett is an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Daniel Smilek is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo. Alan Kingstone is a professor at the University of British Columbia.
Format:Book & ToyDimensions:528 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.81 inPublished:March 10, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199019703

ISBN - 13:9780199019700

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From the PublisherPreface and AcknowledgmentsList of Boxes1. IntroductionCase Study: What Is Cognition?Cognitive Psychology and Information ProcessingInformation TheoryModels of Information-ProcessingEcological ValidityMetacognition and Cognitive PsychologyThe Range of Cognitive Psychology2. Cognitive NeuroscienceCase Study: Head OfficeThe Brain as the Organ of the MindThe Relation between Mind and BrainMethods in Cognitive Neuroscience3. PerceptionCase Study: Some Unusual Perceptual ExperiencesThe Physiology of Visual PerceptionPerception and AwarenessPerception as a Function of the EnvironmentPattern RecognitionContext and KnowledgeThe Grand IllusionPerceiving Whole Objects: Gestalt Psychology4. The Varieties of AttentionCase Study: A Total WreckJames's Description of AttentionSelective AttentionDual Tasks and the Limits of AttentionTask SwitchingSustained AttentionOvert Visual Attention5. Memory SystemsCase Study: What Was That Movie . . . ?Understanding Memory SystemsModal Model of Memory: Sensory MemoryModal Model of Memory: Long-Term MemoryWorking MemoryCategorizing Long-Term MemoryThe Development of the Theory of Memory SystemsThe Perceptual Representation SystemTip-of-the-Tongue PhenomenonConnectionist Models of MemoryAging and Memory Disorders6. Memory Traces and Memory SchemasCase Study: Picking CottonSchema-based Theories of MemoryEncoding SpecificityThe Trace TheoryScriptsLevels of ProcessingTwo Approaches to Memory Research7. ImageryA-heads TK8. ConceptsCase Study: Grasping a New ConceptThe Classical ApproachLearning Complex RulesWittgenstein's Analysis of ConceptsRosch and PrototypicalityEmbodied CognitionFolk Biology9. LanguageCase Study: Reading in the "Olden Days"The Structure of LanguageTransformational GrammarThe Innateness HypothesisCommunication and ComprehensionThe Social Context of LanguageLanguage, Cognition, and Culture10. Problem-SolvingCase Study: Vaccinating in the Wake of WakefieldInsight Problems and the Gestalt Theory of ThinkingCurrent Approaches to Insight ProblemsFunctional Fixedness and the Design of ToolsThe Flexibility-Rigidity DimensionArtificial Intelligence Approaches to Problem-SolvingThinking Aloud as a Method for Studying Human Problem-SolvingCan Computer Programs Experience Insight?Solving Problems in Science11. Reasoning, Judgment, and ChoiceCase Study: The (In)famous Hockey StickReasoningJudgment and ChoiceEcological RationalityTraining in Statistical Reasoning12. Intelligence and CreativityCase Study: A Child ProdigyThe Concept of Intelligence: Historical BackgroundGeneral Intelligence (g)The Flynn EffectSternberg's Theory of Successful IntelligenceHoward Gardner and the Theory of Multiple IntelligencesExpertiseCreativity13. ConsciousnessA-heads TKGlossaryReferencesPhoto CreditsIndex