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Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook / Edition 5
     

Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook / Edition 5

by Michael W. Eysenck
 

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ISBN-10: 1841693588

ISBN-13: 9781841693583

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is a thorough revision and updating of the extremely successful third edition. As in previous editions, the following three perspectives are considered in depth: experimental cognitive psychology; cognitive science, with its focus on cognitive modelling; and cognitive neuropsychology with its focus on cognition following brain damage. In addition, and new to

Overview

This is a thorough revision and updating of the extremely successful third edition. As in previous editions, the following three perspectives are considered in depth: experimental cognitive psychology; cognitive science, with its focus on cognitive modelling; and cognitive neuropsychology with its focus on cognition following brain damage. In addition, and new to this edition, is detailed discussion of the cognitive neuroscience perspective, which uses advanced brain-scanning techniques to clarify the functioning of the human brain. There is detailed coverage of the dynamic impact of these four perspectives on the main areas of cognitive psychology, including perception, attention, memory, knowledge representation, categorisation, language, problem-solving, reasoning, and judgement.

The aim is to provide comprehensive coverage that is up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible. All existing chapters have been extensively revised and re-organised. Some of the topics receiving much greater coverage in this edition are: brain structures in perception, visual attention, implicit learning, brain structures in memory, prospective memory, exemplar theories of categorisation, language comprehension, connectionist models in perception, neuroscience studies of thinking, judgement, and decision making.

Cognitive Psychology: A Students Handbook will be essential reading for undergraduate students of psychology. It will also be of interest to students taking related courses in computer science, education, linguistics, physiology, and medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841693583
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface                                                       vii
1 Introduction 1
2 Visual Perception: Basic Processes 25
3Perception, Movement, and Action53
4Object Recognition83
5 Attention and Performance Limitations 119
6 Memory: Structure and Processes 151
7 Theories of Long-Term Memory 185
8Everyday Memory215
9 Knowledge: Propositions and Images 243
10 Objects, Concepts, and Categories 279
11 Speech Perception and Reading 305
12 Language Comprehension 335
13Language Production363
14 Problem Solving: Puzzles, Insight, and Expertise 393
15Creativity and Discovery427
16 Reasoning and Deduction 445
17 Judgement and Decision Making 475
18 Cognition and Emotion 489
19 Present and Future 513
Glossary 527
References 539
Author Index609
Subject Index 624

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