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Foundations of Cognitive Psychology : Core Readings: United States Edition

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This collection of readings is suitable for an undergraduate psychology course, for self-study, or as a resource for researchers in the field. Its 32 chapters are written by respective experts in their subfields of cognitive psychology. Three unique aspects are the inclusion of articles on theory of mind, on evolutionary psychology, and on the psychology of music. This book has been used successfully as a text at dozens of universities by many thousands of students, from Harvard to UCLA, University of Oregon to University of South Florida, and McGill University where the author is based. Author video! Click here to view a brief video message from author Daniel Levitin: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcREslwdyAg
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  • Hardback | 768 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 1,133.98g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0205711472
  • 9780205711475

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About Daniel J. Levitin

Daniel Levitin on CTV's "The Hour" talks about his trade book "The World in Six Songs": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGam4e0X2cw&NR=1 Daniel J. Levitin is the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he also holds appointments in the Departments of Computer Science, Music, and Education. An award-winning teacher, he has also taught at Dartmouth College, University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, and University of Oregon. He is the author of the international best-sellersThis Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession andThe World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature.
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Table of contents

Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core ReadingsEdited by Daniel J. Levitin SECTION I: PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONSVisual Awareness by Stephen E. Palmer.............................................................. x - xx Where Am I? by Daniel C. Dennett...................................................................... xx - xx Can Machines Think? by Daniel C. Dennett....................................................... xx - xx Minds, Brains, and Programs by John R. Searle................................................. xx - xx SECTION II: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNExperimental Design in Psychological Research by Daniel J. Levitin........... xx-xxx SECTION III: PERCEPTIONPerception by Phillip G. Zimbardo and Richard J. Gerrig............................. xx - xxx The Auditory Scene by Albert S. Bregman........................................................ xx - xxx SECTION IV: CATEGORIZATIONPrinciples of Categorization by Eleanor Rosch................................................ xx - xxx Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein................................... xx - xxx Knowledge Representation by Edward E. Smith & Stephen M. Kosslyn.... xx - xxx SECTION V: LEARNING & MEMORYIntroduction to Learning by Douglas H. Hintzman......................................... xx - xxx Experimental Procedures in Animal Learning, by Douglas H. Hintzman.. xx - xxx Memory for Musical Attributes by Daniel J. Levitin....................................... xx - xxx Memory by R. Kim Guenther.............................................................................. xx - xxx SECTION VI: ATTENTIONAttention by Mark H. Ashcraft............................................................................ xx - xxx Features and Objects in Visual Processing by Anne M. Treisman................ xx - xxx SECTION VII: MUSIC COGNITIONThe Development of Music Perception and Cognition by W. Jay Dowling...................................................................................................... xx - xxxCognitive Psychology and Music by Roger N. Shepard and Daniel J. Levitin................................................................................................... xxx - xxx SECTION VIII: EXPERTISEProspects and Limits of the Empirical Study of Expertise: An Introduction. K. Anders Ericsson and Jacqui Smith............................................................... xxx - xxxThinking and Learning by John R. Hayes....................................................... xxx - xxx Musical Expertise by John A. Sloboda............................................................. xxx - xxx SECTION IX: JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKINGJudgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases by Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman xxx - xxx Decision Making by Arthur Markman and Douglas L. Medin.................... xxx - xxx SECTION X: EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGYAdaptations, exaptations, and spandrels by David M. Buss, Martie G. Haselton, Todd K. Shackelford, April L. Bleske & Jerome C. Wakefield.................................... xxx - xxx Toward Mapping the Evolved Functional Organization by John Tooby and Leda Cosmides xxx - xxx SECTION XI: LANGUAGEThe Invention of Language by Children by Lila R. Gleitman and Elisa L. Newport xxx - xxx Statistical Learning by Jenny R. Saffran........................................................... xxx - xxx Logic and Conversation by H. Paul Grice....................................................... xxx - xxx SECTION XII: INTELLIGENCEThe Theory of Multiple Intelligences by Howard E. Gardner..................... xxx - xxx Individual Differences in Cognition by R. Kim Guenther............................ xxx - xxx SECTION XIII: COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCELocalization of Cognitive Operations in the Human Brain by Michael I. Posner, Steven E. Petersen, Peter T. Fox, and Marcus E. Raichle................................................................. xxx - xxx Cognitive Psychology: Mind and Brain by Edward E. Smith and Stephen M. Kosslyn xxx - xxx SECTION XIV: CROSS CULTURAL COGNITION Cross-Cultural Cognition: Cognitive Anthropology by Roy G. D'Andrade xxx - xxx
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