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Learning and Cognition

Learning and Cognition - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0130401991

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ISBN13: 978-0130401991
ISBN10: 0130401994
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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2001
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Learning and Cognition - 5TH 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130401991

Thomas Hardy Leahey and Richard Jackson Harris

ISBN13: 978-0130401991
ISBN10: 0130401994
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 01
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

Using a lively, engaging, non-technical approach to discuss sophisticated research and theory, this book provides a comprehensive survey of all aspects of human learning and cognition-- from the simplest phenomena of conditioning to complex reasoning and decision making. Designed to show readers clearly how psychology is important in their everyday lives, it features an abundance of practical examples throughout (including international examples) and a series of high-interest applications boxes. The book explores the biological bases of learning and cognition at all levels, from a balanced theoretical perspective. Learning and Cognition in History. Issues in the Study of Learning and Cognition. Fundamentals of Conditioning. Traditional Theories of Conditioning. Contemporary Theories of Conditioning. Early Information Processing: Recognition, Attention, and Working Memory. Long-term Memory. Language. Comprehension and Discourse. Thinking: Problem Solving, Reasoning, and Decision Making. Cognitive Science and the Mind-Body Problem. Neurophysiology of Learning and Cognition. Evolution of Learning and Cognition. The Origin and Development of Language. Development, Learning and Cognition. For anyone interested in learning and cognition.

Author Bio

Leahey, Thomas Hardy : Virginia Commonwealth University


Harris, Richard Jackson : Kansas State University

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION.

1. History and Issues.
2. Mind Design.

II. BEHAVIOR.

3. Fundamentals of Conditioning.
4. Behavioral Theories of Learning.

III. INFORMATION PROCESSING.

5. Early Information Processing: Recognition, Attention, and Working Memory.
6. Long-Term Memory.

IV. HIGHER MENTAL PROCESSES.

7. Language.
8. Comprehension and Discourse.
9. Thinking: Problem Solving, Reasoning, and Decision Making.

V. DEVELOPMENT.

10. Cognitive Development.
11. Language Development.

VI. COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE.

12. Neurophysiology of Learning and Cognition.
13. Emotion.
14. Evolutionary Psychology.

References.
Index.

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