Handbook of Applied Cognition / Edition 1

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Overview

Cognitive psychology is the basis of many applications in almost every area of technology, business, industry, and education. This book provides workers in applied arenas with presentations of research aimed directly at the problems and issues that confront them. It will cover key areas including business and industry, computers and technology, education and information, and health and law.

Disc. research & theoretical controversies; reports basic & applied research findings in law, computers, learning, etc

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471977650
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 904
  • Product dimensions: 7.15 (w) x 9.86 (h) x 2.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Durso received his PhD from SUNY at Stony Brook andhis BS from Carnegie-Mellon University. He is Professor ofPsychology at Texas Tech University on the faculties of the humanfactors program and the applied cognition program. He currently ispresident-elect of APA’s Applied Experimental division, ischair of the Aerospace Technical Group of Human Factors and on theexecutive council of the Society for Applied Research on Memory andCognition. He was President of the Southwestern PsychologicalAssociation and founder of the Oklahoma Psychological Society. Afellow of APA and APS, he serves on the editorial boards of theJournal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, HumanFactors, Air Traffi c Control Quarterly, andCognitive Technology. He is recipient of the Regents’Award for Research and the Kenneth E. Crook award for instructionfrom the University of Oklahoma where he served as professor andfounding director of OU’s Human–Technology InteractionCenter. He has been funded by NSF and the FAA, the lattercontinuously since 1990. His research interests have focused oncognitive factors in dynamic situations, in particular air traffi ccontrol. He is coauthor (with Nancy Cooke) of the forthcoming booktitled Stories of Human–Technology Failures and CognitiveEngineering Successes designed to promote cognitive engineeringto students and the public.

Raymond S. Nickerson received a PhD in experimentalpsychology from Tufts University in 1965. He was a researcher andmanager at Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc. for 25 years and retired asa senior vice president; he is now a research professor at TuftsUniversity. He is a fellow of the American Association for theAdvancement of Science, the American Psychological Association(Divisions 1, 3, 21), the Association for Psychological Science,the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the Society ofExperimental Psychologists, and a recipient of the Franklin V.Taylor award from the APA’s Division of Applied Experimentaland Engineering Psychology (1991). Dr Nickerson was founding editorof the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied and ofReviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, and is a past chairof the National Research Council’s Committee on HumanFactors. He is the author of several books, the more recent ofwhich are Looking Ahead: Human Factors Challenges in a ChangingWorld (1992), Psychology and Environmental Change(2003), and Cognition and Chance: The Psychology ofProbabilistic Reasoning (2004).

Susan Dumais is a Principal Researcher in the AdaptiveSystems and Interaction Group at Microsoft Research. She has beenat Microsoft Research since 1997 and has published widely in theareas of human–computer interaction and informationretrieval. Her current research focuses on personal informationmanagement, user modeling and personalization, novel interfaces forinteractive retrieval, and implicit measures of user interest andactivity. She has worked closely with several Microsoft productgroups on search-related innovations. Prior to joining MicrosoftResearch, she was at Bellcore and Bell Labs for many years, whereshe worked on Latent Semantic Indexing (a statistical method forconcept-based retrieval), combining search and navigation,individual differences, and organizational impacts of newtechnology. Susan has published more than 170 articles in the fields of information science, human–computer interaction, andcognitive science, and holds several patents on novel retrievalalgorithms and interfaces. She is Past-Chair of ACM’s SpecialInterest Group in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), and was elected tothe CHI Academy in 2004. She serves on numerous government panels,editorial boards and conference organizing committees. Susan is anadjunct professor in the Information School at the University ofWashington, and has been a visiting faculty member at StevensInstitute of Technology, New York University, and the University ofChicago.

Stephan Lewandowsky obtained his PhD from the Universityof Toronto in 1985 and has held academic posts at the University ofToronto, University of Oklahoma, and University of WesternAustralia since then. He has been a Professor of Psychology at theUniversity of Western Australia since 2000. He has held posts asVisiting Professors at the University of Potsdam, Germany, and theUniversity of Bristol, UK. He is currently serving on the editorialboard of Psychological Review and is Associate Editor of theJournal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, andCognition. His research seeks to synthesize basic scientifi cresearch in the context of potential application to everydayproblems. His research has been funded by several agencies,including the US Federal Aviation Administration and the AustralianResearch Council. He has edited three books and has published 26refereed articles since 2000 (with a lifetime total of over 90publications).

Timothy Perfect graduated with his PhD in 1989 from theUniversity of Manchester. From there he worked first at theUniversity of Liverpool and then the University of Bristol. He iscurrently Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University ofPlymouth, where he heads the Memory Research Group. His researchinterests are broadly in the area of the applied psychology ofmemory, and he has published on topics of eyewitness confi dence,face recognition, retrieval induced forgetting, unconsciousplagiarism and cognitive aging. His work has been funded by severalUK funding councils and charitable trusts: the Economic and SocialResearch Council, the Biotechnology and Biology Research Council,the Medical Research Council, The Leverhulme Trust, and The Nuffield Foundation. He is currently on the editorial board of thejournals Applied Cognitive Psychology and Memory, andis a member of the Experimental Psychology Society, the Society forApplied Research in Memory and Cognition, and the PsychonomicSociety. He is married (to Tara) and has two sons (Jake and Sam),and he harbours the ambition to score a century at cricket for hislocal team.

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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

OVERVIEWS.

Applying Cognitive Psychology: Bridging the Gulf Between BasicResearch and Cognitive Artifacts (D. Gillan & R.Schvaneveldt).

Applications of Attention Research (W. Rogers, et al.).

Knowledge and Expertise (N. Charness & R. Schultetus).

Applications of Social Cognition: Attitudes as Cognitive Structures(L. Fabrigar, et al.).

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY.

The Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Engineering of IndustrialSystems (N. Moray).

Applied Cognition in Consumer Research (J. Alba & J.Hutchinson).

COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY.

Devices that Remind (D. Herrmann, et al.).

Knowledge Elicitation (N. Cooke).

INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION.

Statistical Graphs and Maps (S. Lewandowsky & J.Behrens).

Instructional Technology (R. Mayer).

Cognitive Psychology Applied to Testing (S. Embretson).

HEALTH AND LAW.

Medical Cognition (V. Patel, et al.).

Designing Healthcare Advice for the Public (P. Wright).

Perspectives on Jury Decision-Making: Cases with Pretrial Publicityand Cases Based on Eyewitness Identifications (J. Devenport, etal.).

Indexes.

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