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Title Cognitive psychology / edited by Nick Braisby and Angus Gellatly.

Publication Info. Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2012]

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Edition Second edition.
Description 1 online resource (xxix, 714 pages) : color illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of contributors; 1 FOUNDATIONS OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY; 1 Introduction; 2 What is cognitive psychology?; 3 A brief history of cognitive psychology; 3.1 Introspectionism; 3.2 Gestalt psychology; 3.3 Behaviourism; 3.4 The return of the cognitive; 4 Science, models, and the mind; 5 The cognitive approach; 5.1 Representation; 5.2 Computation; 6 Level-dependent explanations; 6.1 The computational level; 6.2 The algorithmic level; 6.3 The implementational level; 6.4 Using Marr's levels; 7 Conclusions; FURTHER READING; REFERENCES; PART 1 PERCEPTUAL PROCESSES; INTRODUCTION.
2 ATTENTION1 Auditory attention; 2 Visual attention; 3 Integrating information in clearly-seen displays; 4 Attention and distraction; 5 The neurology of attention; 6 Drawing it all together; FURTHER READING; REFERENCES; 3 PERCEPTION; 1 Introduction; 2 The Gestalt approach to perception; 3 Gibson's theory of perception; 4 Marr's theory of perception; 5 Constructivist approaches to perception; 6 The physiology of the human visual system; 7 Conclusion; FURTHER READING; REFERENCES; 4 RECOGNITION; 1 Introduction; 2 Different types of recognition; 3 Recognizing three-dimensional objects.
4 Face recognition5 Modelling face recognition; 6 Neuropsychological evidence; 7 Are faces 'special'?; 8 Conclusion; FURTHER READING; REFERENCES; PART 2 CONCEPTS AND LANGUAGE; INTRODUCTION; 5 CONCEPTS; 1 Introduction; 2 Explaining categorization; 3 Where next?; 4 Conclusion; FURTHER READING; REFERENCES; 6 LANGUAGE PROCESSING; 1 Introduction; 2 Word recognition; 3 The mental lexicon; 4 Sentence comprehension; 5 Conclusion; FURTHER READING; REFERENCES; 7 LANGUAGE IN ACTION; 1 Introduction; 2 Written language and discourse; 3 Language production and dialogue; 4 Conclusions; FURTHER READING.
FURTHER READINGREFERENCES; 11 JUDGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING; 1 Introduction; 2 Normative theory of choice under risk; 3 Findings from behavioural decision research; 4 Prospect theory; 5 Judgement under uncertainty; 6 Fast and frugal theories of decision making; 7 Conclusion; FURTHER READING; REFERENCES; 12 REASONING; 1 Introduction; 2 Deductive reasoning and logic; 3 Psychological theories of reasoning; 4 Conditional inference; 5 Wason's selection task; 6 Discussion; FURTHER READING; REFERENCES; PART 5 CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCES; INTRODUCTION; 13 COGNITIVE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY.
Summary Cognitive processes enable us to experience the world around us: to recognise a friendly face in a crowd, to communicate our passions, to recall memories from the past. When these processes stop working, it can turn friends into strangers, render speech impossible, and make history a confusion of truth and lies. Cognitive Psychology, Second Edition unravels these complex ideas, introducing the concepts behind them and looking at how techniques, such as neuroimaging, canprovide answers to questions that may at first seem unanswerable. The chapters - covering a broad range of topics, including a.
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Subject Cognitive psychology.
Cognitive Science -- methods.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Braisby, Nick.
Gellatly, Angus.
Other Form: Print version: Cognitive psychology. Second edition 9780199236992 (DLC) 2011943537 (OCoLC)761379367
ISBN 9780191666179 (electronic bk.)
0191666173 (electronic bk.)