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Cognitive Psychology by Ronald T. Kellogg

`An excellent example of an up-to-date text, and well worth exploring... detailed and thorough' - Physiotherapy

`The author has done an outstanding job of presenting in a coherent way what has become a very diverse and sometimes theoretically dense field of psychology... there's an excellent balance between anecdote, empirical research and theoretical stories' - Ira Fischler, University of Florida, Gainsville

The paperback edition of this highly successful textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to cognitive psychology. Drawing together diverse theoretical strands - from cognitive development to neuroscience - Cognitive Psychology offers a coherent and integrated guide to the field.

The book is divided into clear sections mapping out the central domains of research. These include basic cognitive operations such as perception, attention and memory, followed by sections on knowledge and skill, language, thinking and intelligence, and consciousness.

Authoritative and engagingly written, Cognitive Psychology offers a thorough overview of this important field. The text is enhanced by many helpful features including discussion boxes, clear chapter summaries and checklists as well as suggestions for further reading.

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Cognitive Psychology Reviews


`An excellent example of an up-to-date text, and well worth exploring... detailed and thorough' - Physiotherapy

`The author has done an outstanding job of presenting in a coherent way what has become a very diverse and sometimes theoretically dense field of psychology... there's an excellent balance between anecdote, empirical research and theoretical stories' - Ira Fischler, University of Florida, Gainsville

`The text is very well-written, current, comprehensive and does an excellent job of exploring concepts in the context of experimental tasks used to study them without becoming so detailed that students are distracted from the main point and tempted to memorize "facts". In sum, the material is extremely well presented at a conceptual level appropriate to the student interested in what scientific studies of cognitive processes have revealed about topics relevant to everyday life' - James I Chumbley, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

About Ronald T. Kellogg


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


PART ONE: INTRODUCTION The Discipline PART TWO: BASIC COGNITIVE OPERATIONS Sensation and Perception Attention Memory PART THREE: ACQUIRING AND USING KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL Learning, Remembering and Forgetting Knowledge Representation and Use Expertise PART FOUR: THE NATURE AND USE OF LANGUAGE Language Speaking and Listening Writing and Reading PART FIVE: THINKING SKILLS AND INTELLIGENCE Problem Solving Reasoning and Decision Making Intelligence and Thinking PART SIX: THE PAST AND FUTURE Consciousness DETAILS OF THE CHAPTERS PART ONE: INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE: THE DISCIPLINE Introduction to Cognitive Psychology; History of Cognitive Psychology; Contemporary Cognitive Psychology; Overview of the Text PART TWO: BASIC COGNITIVE OPERATIONS CHAPTER TWO: SENSATION AND PERCEPTION Perception as Informed Construction; Sensory Registration; Pattern Recognition Processes; Perceiving Objects in Scenes CHAPTER THREE: ATTENTION Filter Theories; Capacity Theories; Automatic Processes; Visual Attention: A Closer Look CHAPTER FOUR: MEMORY Short-Term versus Long-Term Memory; Revisions to the Multistore Model; Types of Long-Term Memory PART THREE: ACQUIRING AND USING KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL CHAPTER FIVE: LEARNING, REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING Encoding and Storing Events; Retrieval Processes; Schemas and Memory CHAPTER SIX: KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION AND USE Schemas; Schema Modification and Acquisition; Representational Codes; Using Semantic Memory CHAPTER SEVEN: EXPERTISE Characteristics of Expertise; Illustrations of Expertise; Computer Models of Expertise PART FOUR: THE NATURE AND USE OF LANGUAGE CHAPTER EIGHT: LANGUAGE Characteristics of Language; Grammars; Thought and Language CHAPTER NINE: SPEAKING AND LISTENING Speech Production; Speech Comprehension; The Relation of Production and Comprehension CHAPTER TEN: WRITING AND READING Text Production; Text Comprehension; Components of Reading Skill PART FIVE: THINKING SKILLS AND INTELLIGENCE CHAPTER ELEVEN: PROBLEM SOLVING Types of Thinking; A General Model of Problem Solving; Obstacles to Problem Solving; Creativity CHAPTER TWELVE: REASONING AND DECISION MAKING Syllogistic Reasoning; Conditional Reasoning; Inductive Reasoning; Decision Making CHAPTER THIRTEEN: INTELLIGENCE AND THINKING Traditional Views of Intelligence; Three Alternatives to Tradition; The Enhancement of Thinking Skills; Gender Differences PART SIX: THE PAST AND FUTURE CHAPTER FOURTEEN: CONSCIOUSNESS Varieties of Waking Consciousness; Dreaming and Daydreaming; Properties of Waking Consciousness; The Mind-Body Problem; The Future of Cognitive Psychology

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GOR002122945
Cognitive Psychology by Ronald T. Kellogg
Ronald T. Kellogg
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
1997-06-28
546
0761956956
9780761956952
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