Cognition

Cognition : The Thinking Animal

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For undergraduate courses or beginning graduate courses in Introductory Cognitive Psychology. Uses a unique question-and-answer format to help students understand why cognitive psychologists approach problems as they do. This text explains the questions cognitive psychologists ask, gives clear answers to students, and provides interesting, lively, and comprehensive coverage of controversies in the field. Pedagogical features ask students to apply what they have learned to their daily lives. "Neuroscience Boxes" in each chapter offer supplemental material for instructors to cover neuroscience in their courses if they choose.show more

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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 177 x 235 x 21mm | 883g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • ALLYN & BACON
  • Old Tappan, United States
  • 2nd International edition
  • 0131279092
  • 9780131279094

Table of contents

1. Cognitive Psychologists' Approach to Research. Interlude: The Brain. 2. Visual Perception. 3. Attention. 4. Sensory Memory and Primary Memory. 5. Memory Encoding. 6. Memory Retrieval. 7. Memory Storage. 8. Motor Control. 9. Visual Imagery. 10. Decision Making and Deductive Reasoning. 11. Problem Solving. 12. Language. Appendix. Answers to Questions. Glossary. References. Credits. Author Index. Subject Index.show more