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by Arnold Lewis Glass


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Drawing on a modern neurocognitive framework, this full-color textbook introduces the entire field of cognition through an engaging narrative. Emphasizing the common neural mechanisms that underlie all aspects of perception, learning, and reasoning, the text encourages students to recognize the interconnectivity between cognitive processes. Elements of social psychology and developmental psychology are integrated into the discussion, leading students to understand and appreciate the connection between cognitive processing and social behavior. Numerous learning features provide extensive student support: chapter summaries encourage students to reflect on the main points of each chapter; end-of-chapter questions allow students to review their understanding of key topics; approximately two hundred figures, photos, and charts clarify complex topics; and suggestions for further reading point students to resources for deeper self-study. The textbook is also accompanied by eight hundred multiple-choice questions, for use before, during, and after class, which have been proven to dramatically improve student understanding and exam performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426625688
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Arnold Lewis Glass is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

1. The evolution of the pre-cognitive control of action; 2. The evolution of cognition; 3. Motor action and motor skills; 4. Mental attention: attention and consciousness; 5. Serial learning, perceptual skills, and talent; 6. Vision; 7. Semantic memory and language; 8. Infant learning and language learning; 9. Categorization and causal learning; 10. Semantic learning; 11. Recognition; 12. Recall; 13. Autobiographical memory; 14. Reasoning; 15. Problem solving and intelligence.

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