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Cognition

Cognition - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0470087640

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ISBN13: 978-0470087640
ISBN10: 0470087641
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 09
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No

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Cognition - 7TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0470087640

Margaret W. Matlin

ISBN13: 978-0470087640
ISBN10: 0470087641
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 09
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
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 the market today.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology 1

Introduction 2

A Brief History of Cognitive Psychology 4

Current Issues in Cognitive Psychology 12

An Overview of Your Textbook 21

Chapter Review Questions 27

Keywords 28

Recommended Readings 29

Ch. 2 Perceptual Processes I: Visual and Auditory Recognition 31

Introduction 32

Background on Visual Object Recognition 33

Top-Down Processing and Visual Object Recognition 44

Face Perception 51

Speech Perception 55

Chapter Review Questions 62

Keywords 63

Recommended Readings 63

Ch. 3 Perceptual Processes II: Attention and Consciousness 65

Introduction 66

Three Kinds of Attention Processes 67

Explanations for Attention 77

Consciousness 84

Chapter Review Questions 90

Keywords 91

Recommended Readings 91

Ch. 4 Working Memory 93

Introduction 94

The Classic Research on Working Memory (Short-Term Memory) 96

The Working-Memory Approach 104

Chapter Review Questions 117

Keywords 117

Recommended Readings 118

Ch. 5 Long-Term Memory 119

Introduction 120

Encoding in Long-Term Memory 122

Retrieval in Long-Term Memory 136

Autobiographical Memory 144

Chapter Review Questions 159

Keywords 161

Recommended Readings 161

Ch. 6 Memory Strategies and Metacognition 163

Introduction 164

Memory Strategies 165

Metacognition 182

Chapter Review Questions 197

Keywords 198

Recommended Readings 198

Ch. 7 Mental Imagery and Cognitive Maps 201

Introduction 202

The Characteristics of Mental Images 204

Cognitive Neuroscience Research on Mental Imagery 220

Cognitive Maps 223

Chapter Review Questions 236

Keywords 237

Recommended Readings 237

Ch. 8 General Knowledge239

Introduction 240

The Structure of Semantic Memory 242

Network Models 255

Schemas and Scripts 265

Chapter Review Questions 283

Keywords 284

Recommended Readings 285

Ch. 9 Language I: Introduction to Language and Language Comprehension 287

Introduction 288

The Nature of Language 290

Basic Reading Processes 304

Understanding Discourse 312

Chapter Review Questions 321

Keywords 322

Recommended Readings 322

Ch. 10 Language II: Language Production and Bilingualism 323

Introduction 324

Speaking 325

Writing 335

Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition 340

Chapter Review Questions 351

Keywords 352

Recommended Readings 353

Ch. 11 Problem Solving and Creativity 355

Introduction 356

Understanding the Problem 358

Problem Solving Strategies 365

Factors That Influence Problem Solving 373

Creativity 384

Chapter Review Questions 389

Key Terms 390

Recommended Readings 391

Ch. 12 Deductive Reasoning and Decision Making 393

Introduction 394

Deductive Reasoning 395

Decision Making 405

Chapter Review Questions 436

Key Terms 437

Recommended Readings 438

Ch. 13 Cognitive Development Throughout the Lifespan 439

Introduction 440

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

Glossary 481

References 497

Credits 571

Name Index 573

Subject Index 585