Attention: Selection , Awareness, And Control / Edition 1

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Through the course of his long and distinguished career, Donald Broadbent has made major and lasting contributions to the field of applied psychology. His immensely important and varied body of work on attentional control of complex tasks, conscious awareness, stress, and the influences attention and selection have upon perceptual processes, was a strong influence on subsequent leaders in the field. Many of these experts address the impact of Broadbent's work on their own investigations in this book, a collection of authoritative, informative reviews as well as an homage to one of the most significant researchers in experimental psychology. It will be of great interest to researchers and students in applied psychology, including those specializing in information processing, human-computer interactions, and industrial/organizational psychology.

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Editorial Reviews

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"All of the chapters appear to be scientifically solid . . . . It is impossible to do full justice to this fine book in a short review." —E. Niedermeyer, Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198523741
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Churchill College, Cambridge

Magdalen College, Oxford

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Donald Broadbent
I. Perception: selection and attention
Introduction, Peter McLeod
1. The perception of features and objects, Anne Treisman
2. On the output of a visual fixation, Andries F. Sanders
3. Selection of input and goal in the control of behaviour, John Duncan
4. Filtering and physiology in visual search: a convergence of behavioural and neurophysiological measures, Peter McLeod and Jon Driver
5. Objects, streams, and threads of auditory attention, Dylan Jones
II: Attentional control of complex tasks
Introduction, Neville Moray
6. Designing for attention, Neville Moray
7. Motor programs and musical performance, L. Henry Shaffer
8. Working memory or working attention?, Alan Baddeley
9. Supervisory control of action and thought selection, Tim Shallice and Paul Burgess
10. Crystal quest: a search for the basis of maintenance of practised skills into old age, Patrick M. A. Rabbitt
III: Conscious awareness
Introduction, Lawrence Weiskrantz
11. Search for the unseen, Lawrence Weiskrantz
12. Implicit learning: reflections and prospects, Dianne Berry
13. Redefining automaticity: unconscious influences, awareness, and control, Larry L. Jacoby, Diane Ste-Marie, and Jeffrey P. Toth
14. Varieties of consciousness and levels of awareness in memory, Endel Tulving
IV: Attention, arousal, and stress
Introduction, Andrew Smith
15. Viral illnesses and performance, Andrew Smith
16. Cognitive-energetical control of mechanisms in the management of work demands and psychological health, G. Robert J. Hockey
17. Individual differences in personality and motivation: 'non-cognitive' determinants of cognitive performance, William Revelle
18. Selective effects of emotion on information-processing, John D. Teasdale
19. Interaction of arousal and selection in the posterior attention network, Michael I. Posner
20. Self-report questionnaires in cognitive psychology: have they delivered the goods?, James Reason
Name index
Subject index

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