Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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With its reader-friendly style, this concise text offers a solid introduction to the fundamental concepts of cognitive psychology. Covering neuroimaging, emotion, and cognitive development, author Ronald T. Kellogg integrates the latest developments in cognitive neuroscience for a cutting-edge exploration of the field today. With new pedagogy, relevant examples, and an expanded full-color insert, Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology, Third Edition is sure to engage students interested in an accessible and applied approach to cognitive psychology.
About the Author
Ronald T. Kellogg is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Saint Louis University. His education includes degrees from the University of Iowa (BS, psychology) and the University of Colorado (MA and PhD, experimental psychology) and postdoctoral study at Stanford University. His past research has examined attention, long-term memory, concept learning, and cognitive processes in writing. His current work focuses on working memory in written composition and hemispheric differences in the semantic processing of language production. He has authored numerous technical journal articles and book chapters plus several books, including The Psychology of Writing (1994), Cognitive Psychology, 2nd Ed. (2003), and The Making of the Mind: The Neuroscience of Human Nature (2013).
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Introduction Scope of Cognitive Psychology Core Concepts The Brain Research MethodsChapter 2: Perception Visual Consciousness Pattern Recognition ModularityChapter 3: Attention Filter Theories Capacity Theories Filter Theories and Capacity Theories: Conclusion Automatic Processes The Central Bottleneck Visual AttentionChapter 4: Memory Systems Sensory Memory Short-Term Versus Long-Term Memory Working MemoryChapter 5: Remembering Events Types of Long-Term Memory Mental Time Travel Prospective Memory Encoding and Storing Events Retrieval Processes Study StrategiesChapter 6: Memory Distortions Reconstructive Retrieval Encoding Distortions Source Monitoring Eyewitness TestimonyChapter 7: Imagery and Knowledge Representation Imagery and Abstract Representation Representing Concepts Using Semantic MemoryChapter 8: Language Defining Language Contrasts to Animal Communication Representations of Language Comprehension of Language ReadingChapter 9: Problem Solving Types of Thinking A General Model of Problem Solving Creativity Fluid IntelligenceChapter 10: Reasoning and Decision Making Syllogistic Reasoning Conditional Reasoning Decision Making