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Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology / Edition 1

Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology / Edition 1

by Ronald T. Kellogg


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Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412936927
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/20/2007
Series: Cognitive Psychology Program Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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 Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Scope of Cognitive Psychology
Core Concepts
The Brain
Research Methods
Chapter 2: Perception
Visual Consciousness
Pattern Recognition
Chapter 3: Attention
Filter Theories
Capacity Theories
Filter Theories and Capacity Theories: Conclusion
Automatic Processes
The Central Bottleneck
Visual Attention
Chapter 4: Memory Systems
Sensory Memory
Short-Term Versus Long-Term Memory
Working Memory
Chapter 5: Remembering Events
Types of Long-Term Memory
Mental Time Travel
Prospective Memory
Encoding and Storing Events
Retrieval Processes
Study Strategies
Chapter 6: Memory Distortions
Reconstructive Retrieval
Encoding Distortions
Source Monitoring
Eyewitness Testimony
Chapter 7: Imagery and Knowledge Representation
Imagery and Abstract Representation
Representing Concepts
Using Semantic Memory
Chapter 8: Language
Defining Language
Contrasts to Animal Communication
Representations of Language
Comprehension of Language
Chapter 9: Problem Solving
Types of Thinking
A General Model of Problem Solving
Fluid Intelligence
Chapter 10: Reasoning and Decision Making
Syllogistic Reasoning
Conditional Reasoning
Decision Making

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