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Summary: Cognition provides readers with a clear, balanced, and highly engaging coverage of the field, along with extensive pedagogical support and numerous applications to everyday life. The seventh edition includes a new Individual Difference in Cognition feature that shows the relevance of cognitive psychology in their careers. Readers will find up-to-date discussions of important research and theories. It arms psychologists with the latest and most comprehensive overview of cognition on t ...show morehe market today. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 7TH 09
Table of Contents
Ch. 1 An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology 1
A Brief History of Cognitive Psychology 4
Current Issues in Cognitive Psychology 12
An Overview of Your Textbook 21
Chapter Review Questions 27
Recommended Readings 29
Ch. 2 Perceptual Processes I: Visual and Auditory Recognition 31
Background on Visual Object Recognition 33
Top-Down Processing and Visual Object Recognition 44
Face Perception 51
Speech Perception 55
Chapter Review Questions 62
Recommended Readings 63
Ch. 3 Perceptual Processes II: Attention and Consciousness 65
Three Kinds of Attention Processes 67
Explanations for Attention 77
Chapter Review Questions 90
Recommended Readings 91
Ch. 4 Working Memory 93
The Classic Research on Working Memory (Short-Term Memory) 96
The Working-Memory Approach 104
Chapter Review Questions 117
Recommended Readings 118
Ch. 5 Long-Term Memory 119
Encoding in Long-Term Memory 122
Retrieval in Long-Term Memory 136
Autobiographical Memory 144
Chapter Review Questions 159
Recommended Readings 161
Ch. 6 Memory Strategies and Metacognition 163
Memory Strategies 165
Chapter Review Questions 197
Recommended Readings 198
Ch. 7 Mental Imagery and Cognitive Maps 201
The Characteristics of Mental Images 204
Cognitive Neuroscience Research on Mental Imagery 220
Cognitive Maps 223
Chapter Review Questions 236
Recommended Readings 237
Ch. 8 General Knowledge239
The Structure of Semantic Memory 242
Network Models 255
Schemas and Scripts 265
Chapter Review Questions 283
Recommended Readings 285
Ch. 9 Language I: Introduction to Language and Language Comprehension 287
The Nature of Language 290
Basic Reading Processes 304
Understanding Discourse 312
Chapter Review Questions 321
Recommended Readings 322
Ch. 10 Language II: Language Production and Bilingualism 323
Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition 340
Chapter Review Questions 351
Recommended Readings 353
Ch. 11 Problem Solving and Creativity 355
Understanding the Problem 358
Problem Solving Strategies 365
Factors That Influence Problem Solving 373
Chapter Review Questions 389
Key Terms 390
Recommended Readings 391
Ch. 12 Deductive Reasoning and Decision Making 393
Deductive Reasoning 395
Decision Making 405
Chapter Review Questions 436
Key Terms 437
Recommended Readings 438
Ch. 13 Cognitive Development Throughout the Lifespan 439
The Lifespan Development of Memory 442
The Lifespan Development of Metamemory 461
The Development of Language 467
Chapter Review Questions 478
Key Terms 479
Recommended Readings 479
Name Index 573
Subject Index 585
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