Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core Readings / Edition 1

Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core Readings / Edition 1

by Daniel J. Levitin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262621592

ISBN-13: 9780262621595

Pub. Date: 09/09/2002

Publisher: MIT Press

Scientists from many disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology,
and neuroscience, contribute to the study of cognition. Cognitive psychology, the science of the human mind and of how people process information, is at the core of empirical investigations into the nature of mind and thought.

This anthology is based on the assumption that cognitive

Overview

Scientists from many disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology,
and neuroscience, contribute to the study of cognition. Cognitive psychology, the science of the human mind and of how people process information, is at the core of empirical investigations into the nature of mind and thought.

This anthology is based on the assumption that cognitive psychology is at heart empirical philosophy. Many of the core questions about thought, language, perception, memory,
and knowledge of other people's minds were for centuries the domain of philosophy.
The book begins with the philosophical foundations of inquiry into the nature of mind and thought, in particular the writings of Descartes, and then covers the principal topics of cognitive psychology including memory, attention, and decision making.

The book organizes a daunting amount of information,
underlining the essentials, while also introducing readers to the ambiguities and controversies of research. It is arranged thematically and includes many topics not typically taught in cognition courses, including human factors and ergonomics,
evolutionary psychology, music cognition, and experimental design.

The contributors include: Daniel Dennett, Daniel Kahneman,
Jay McClelland, Donald Norman, Michael Posner, Stephen Palmer, Eleanor Rosch, John
Searle, Roger Shepard, and Anne Treisman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262621595
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/09/2002
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
878
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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