ISBN-10:
0262621592
ISBN-13:
9780262621595
Pub. Date:
10/25/2002
Publisher:
MIT Press
Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core Readings / Edition 1

Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core Readings / Edition 1

by Daniel J. Levitin

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Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core Readings / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262621595
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/25/2002
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

About the Author

Daniel Levitin on CTV's "The Hour" talks about his trade book "The World in Six Songs": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGam4e0X2cw&NR=1

Daniel J. Levitin is the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he also holds appointments in the Departments of Computer Science, Music, and Education. An award-winning teacher, he has also taught at Dartmouth College, University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, and University of Oregon. He is the author of the international best-sellers This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession and The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core Readings

Edited by Daniel J. Levitin

SECTION I: PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS

  1. Visual Awareness by Stephen E. Palmer.............................................................. x - xx
  2. Where Am I? by Daniel C. Dennett...................................................................... xx - xx
  3. Can Machines Think? by Daniel C. Dennett....................................................... xx - xx
  4. Minds, Brains, and Programs by John R. Searle................................................. xx - xx

SECTION II: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

  1. Experimental Design in Psychological Research by Daniel J. Levitin........... xx-xxx

SECTION III: PERCEPTION

  1. Perception by Phillip G. Zimbardo and Richard J. Gerrig............................. xx - xxx
  2. The Auditory Scene by Albert S. Bregman........................................................ xx - xxx

SECTION IV: CATEGORIZATION

  1. Principles of Categorization by Eleanor Rosch................................................ xx - xxx
  2. Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein................................... xx - xxx
  3. Knowledge Representation by Edward E. Smith & Stephen M. Kosslyn.... xx - xxx

SECTION V: LEARNING & MEMORY

  1. Introduction to Learning by Douglas H. Hintzman......................................... xx - xxx
  2. Experimental Procedures in Animal Learning, by Douglas H. Hintzman.. xx - xxx
  3. Memory for Musical Attributes by Daniel J. Levitin....................................... xx - xxx
  4. Memory by R. Kim Guenther.............................................................................. xx - xxx

SECTION VI: ATTENTION

  1. Attention by Mark H. Ashcraft............................................................................ xx - xxx
  2. Features and Objects in Visual Processing by Anne M. Treisman................ xx - xxx

SECTION VII: MUSIC COGNITION

  1. The Development of Music Perception and Cognition by

W. Jay Dowling...................................................................................................... xx - xxx

  1. Cognitive Psychology and Music by Roger N. Shepard and

Daniel J. Levitin................................................................................................... xxx - xxx

SECTION VIII: EXPERTISE

  1. Prospects and Limits of the Empirical Study of Expertise: An Introduction.

K. Anders Ericsson and Jacqui Smith............................................................... xxx - xxx

  1. Thinking and Learning by John R. Hayes....................................................... xxx - xxx
  2. Musical Expertise by John A. Sloboda............................................................. xxx - xxx

SECTION IX: JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING

  1. Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases by Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman xxx - xxx
  2. Decision Making by Arthur Markman and Douglas L. Medin.................... xxx - xxx

SECTION X: EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY

  1. Adaptations, exaptations, and spandrels by David M. Buss, Martie G. Haselton, Todd K. Shackelford, April L. Bleske & Jerome C. Wakefield.................................... xxx - xxx
  2. Toward Mapping the Evolved Functional Organization by John Tooby and Leda Cosmides xxx - xxx

SECTION XI: LANGUAGE

  1. The Invention of Language by Children by Lila R. Gleitman and Elisa L. Newport xxx - xxx
  2. Statistical Learning by Jenny R. Saffran........................................................... xxx - xxx
  3. Logic and Conversation by H. Paul Grice....................................................... xxx - xxx

SECTION XII: INTELLIGENCE

  1. The Theory of Multiple Intelligences by Howard E. Gardner..................... xxx - xxx
  2. Individual Differences in Cognition by R. Kim Guenther............................ xxx - xxx

SECTION XIII: COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

  1. Localization of Cognitive Operations in the Human Brain by Michael I. Posner, Steven E. Petersen, Peter T. Fox, and Marcus E. Raichle................................................................. xxx - xxx
  2. Cognitive Psychology: Mind and Brain by Edward E. Smith and Stephen M. Kosslyn xxx - xxx

SECTION XIV: CROSS CULTURAL COGNITION

  1. Cross-Cultural Cognition: Cognitive Anthropology by
Roy G. D'Andrade xxx - xxx

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