The Nature of Cognition / Edition 1

The Nature of Cognition / Edition 1

by Robert J. Sternberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262692120

ISBN-13: 9780262692120

Pub. Date: 02/19/1999

Publisher: MIT Press

Most cognitive psychology texts are organized around empirical findings on standard substantive topics such as perception, memory, vision, and language.
This book is the first to introduce the study of cognition in terms of the major conceptual themes that underlie virtually all the substantive topics. Taking a dialectical approach, the chapters contrast

Overview

Most cognitive psychology texts are organized around empirical findings on standard substantive topics such as perception, memory, vision, and language.
This book is the first to introduce the study of cognition in terms of the major conceptual themes that underlie virtually all the substantive topics. Taking a dialectical approach, the chapters contrast alternative approaches to the underlying themes (e.g., domain-generality vs. domain-specificity), then show how a synthesis of the two approaches provides the best understanding.

The book is organized into six sections: general issues in cognition, representation and process in cognition, methodology in cognition, kinds of cognition, group and individual differences in cognition, and a conclusion.

Contributors: Rhianon
Allen, Axel Buchner, Patricia A. Carpenter, Stephen J. Ceci, Michael Cole, Eduardus
DeBruyn, Randall W. Engle, Peter A. Frensch, Elena L. Grigorenko, Earl Hunt, P.N.
Johnson-Laird, Marcel Adam Just, Michael Kahana, John F. Kihlstrom, Geoffrey Loftus,
Valerie S. Makin, Timothy P. McNamara, Thomas O. Nelson, Raymond S. Nickerson,
Natalie Oransky, Elizabeth A. Phelps, Dennis R. Proffitt, Arthur S. Reber, Paul J.
Reber, Daniel N. Robinson, Tina B. Rosenblum, Brian H. Ross, Steven Sloman, Robert
J. Sternberg.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262692120
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/19/1999
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
748
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
I General Issues in Cognition
1 What Is a Theory of Thought?
Earl Hunt
2 A Dialectical Basis for Understanding the Study of
Cognition
Robert J. Sternberg
3 Rationalism versus Empiricism in Cognition
Daniel N. Robinson
II Representation and Process in Cognition
4 SingleCode versus MultipleCode Theories in
Cognition
Timothy P. McNamara
5 DomainGenerality versus DomainSpecificity in
Cognition
Peter A. Frensch and AXel Buchner
6 Conscious versus Unconscious Cognition
John F. Kihlstrom
7 Prototype versus EXemplar Models in Cognition
Brian H. Ross and Valerie S. Makin
III Methodology in Cognition
8 Computational Modeling of HighLevel Cognition versus
Hypothesis Testing
Patricia A. Carpenter and Marcel Adam Just
9 Brain versus Behavioral Studies of Cognition
Elizabeth A. Phelps
10 Response Time versus Accuracy in Human Memory
Michael Kahana and Geoffrey Loftus
11 Laboratory versus Field Approaches to Cognition
Stephen J. Ceci, Tina B. Rosenblum, and Eduardus DeBruyn
12 Basic versus Applied Research
Raymond S. Nickerson
IV Kinds of Cognition
13 Inferential versus Ecological Approaches to
Perception
Dennis R. Proffitt
14 Implicit versus EXplicit Learning
Arthur S. Reber, Rhianon Allen, and Paul J. Reber
15 MultiStore versus Dynamic Models of Temporary
Storage in Memory
Randall W. Engle and Natalie Oransky
16 Rational versus Arational Models of Thought
Steven A. Sloman
17 Formal Rules versus Mental Models in Reasoning
P. N. JohnsonLaird
18 Cognition versus Metacognition
Thomas O. Nelson
V Group and Individual Differences in
Cognition
19 CultureFreeversus CultureBased Measures of
Cognition
Michael Cole
20 Heredity versus Environment as the Basis of Cognitive
Abilities
Elena L. Grigorenko
Contributors
Author IndeX
Subject IndeX

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