The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology

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Cognitive psychology has matured and flourished in the last half-century, as new theories, research tools, and theoretical frameworks have allowed cognitive psychologists and researchers to explore a broad array of topics. In the same vein, the depth of understanding and the methodological and theoretical sophistication have also grown in wonderful ways. Given the expanse of the field, an up-to-date and inclusive resource such as this handbook is needed for aspiring generalists who wish to read the book cover to cover, and for the many readers who are simply curious to know the current happenings in other cognition laboratories. Guided by this need, this volume's 64 chapters cover all aspects of cognition, spanning perceptual issues, attention, memory, knowledge representation, language, emotional influences, judgment, problem solving, and the study of individual differences in cognition. Additional chapters turn to the control of complex actions and the social, cultural, and developmental context of cognition. The authors include a mix of well-established influential figures and younger colleagues in order to gain an understanding of the field's forward trajectory. The volume also includes a mix of "tutorial" chapters and chapters that powerfully represent a particular research team's point of more

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  • Hardback | 1104 pages
  • 185.42 x 259.08 x 58.42mm | 2,041.16g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195376749
  • 9780195376746
  • 2,018,016

About Daniel Reisberg

Daniel Reisberg, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Reed College, in Oregon. His research focuses on a range of topics tied to perception and cognition, with special emphasis on visual imagery, and memory for emotional more

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This handbook, part of the Oxford Library of Psychology, explores the many facets of cognitive psychology including attention, memory, language, emotion, and judgment, among others. It is full of research and authored by an international group of experts... The chapters are organized fairly uniformly with abstract, key words, text, conclusion, future directions, and references. The many figures help clarify the concepts, and the 20-page index is helpful... This is a comprehensive, yet readable, exploration of cognitive psychology, covering 65 different topics. It is a great reference for both students and clinicians. * Gary B. Kaniuk, Cermac Health Services, for Doody's, July 2013 *show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction to the Handbook ; Daniel Reisberg ; Part One: Gaining Information about the Visual World ; 2. Perceptual Organization in Vision ; Mary A. Peterson and Ruth Kimchi ; 3. Object Recognition ; John E. Hummel ; 4. Face Recognition ; Gillian Rhodes ; 5. Eye Movements ; John M. Henderson ; 6. Event Perception ; Barbara Tversky and Jeffrey M. Zacks ; Part Two: Attention and Awareness ; 7. Perception and Attention ; Ronald A. Rensink ; 8. Spatial Attention ; Kyle R. Cave ; 9. Disorders of Attention ; Robert H Logie ; 10. The Nature and Status of Visual Resources ; Steven L. Franconeri ; 11. Automaticity ; Agnes Moors ; 12. Unconscious Processes ; John F. Kihlstrom ; Part Three: Memory ; 13. Episodic Memory ; David A. Gallo and Mark E. Wheeler ; 14. Semantic Memory ; Ken McRae and Michael Jones ; 15. Implicit Memory ; Neil W. Mulligan and Miri Besken ; 16. The Sources of Memory Errors ; Cara Laney ; 17. Through the SCAPE Looking-Glass: Sources of Performance and Sources of Attribution ; Jason P. Leboe and Bruce W. A. Whittlesea ; 18. Event-Based Prospective Remembering: An Integration of Prospective Memory and Cognitive Control Theories ; Julie M. Bugg, Mark A. McDaniel, and Gilles O. Einstein ; 19. Metamemory ; John Dunlosky and Keith W. Thiede ; 20. Memory in Educational Settings ; Elizabeth J. Marsh and Andrew C. Butler ; Part Four: Knowledge and mental representation ; 21. The Nature of Mental Concepts ; Arthur B. Markman and Jonathan R. Rein ; 22. Culture, Expertise, and Mental Categories ; Kathy E. Johnson ; 23. Models of Categorization ; Andy J. Wills ; 24. The Perceptual Representation of Mental Categories ; Diane Pecher ; 25. Mental Images ; Daniel Reisberg ; Part Five: Text and Language ; 26. Speech Perception ; Sven L. Mattys ; 27. Spoken Word Perception ; James S. Magnuson, Daniel Mirman, and Emily Myers ; 28. Basic Processes in Reading ; Keith Rayner and Alexander Pollatsek ; 29. Text Comprehension ; Morton Ann Gernsbacher and Michael P. Kaschak ; 30. Discourse Comprehension ; Arthur C. Graesser and Carol Forsyth ; 31. Early Word Learning ; Melissa Koenig and Caitlin Cole ; 32. Relations between Language and Thought ; Lila Gleitman and Anna Papafragou ; 33. The Evolution of Language ; Derek Bickerton ; Part Six: The Role for Emotion ; 34. Emotion Perception: Putting the Face in Context ; Maria Gendron, Batja Mesquita, and Lisa Feldman Barrett ; 35. Emotion, Stress, and Memory ; Siobhan M. Hoscheidt, Bhaktee Dongaonkar, Jessica Payne, and Lynn Nade ; 36. Emotion-Cognition Interaction ; Jeffrey R. Huntsinger and Simone Schnall ; 37. An Emotion Regulation Perspective on Belief Change ; Matthew Tyler Boden and James J. Gross ; Part Seven: Judgment, Reasoning, and Choice ; 38. Judgment under Uncertainty ; Ben R. Newell ; 39. Induction ; Brett K. Hayes and Evan Heit ; 40. Reasoning ; Jonathan St T Evans ; 41. The Mental Models Perspective ; Philip N. Johnson-Laird ; 42. Analogical Learning and Reasoning ; Dedre Gentner and Linsey A. Smith ; 43. Decision Making ; Maarten Speekenbrink and David R. Shanks ; 44. Affective Forecasting and Well Being ; Barry Schwartz and Roseanna Sommers ; Part Eight: Thinking in Specialized Domains ; 45. Spatial Reasoning ; Holger Schultheis and Laura A. Carlson ; 46. Causal Reasoning ; Michael R. Waldmann and York Hagmayer ; 47. Moral Thinking ; Liane L. Young ; Part Nine: Problem Solving and Creativity ; 48. Problem Solving ; Richard E. Mayer ; 49. Insight ; Jessica I. Fleck, Mark Beeman, and John Kounios ; 50. Creativity ; Dean Keith Simonton and Rodica Ioana Damian ; Part X: How Do We Differ? ; 51. Contemporary Theories of Intelligence ; James C. Kaufman, Scott Barry Kaufman, and Jonathan A. Plucker ; 52. Genes and Intelligence ; Thais S. Rizzi and Danielle Posthuma ; 53. Cognitive Style ; Maria Kozhevnikov ; Part Eleven: Practice and Skilled Performance ; 54. Planning and Performing Physical Actions ; David A. Rosenbaum ; 55. The Psychology of Practice: Lessons from Spatial Cognition ; David H. Uttal and Nathaniel G. Meadow ; 56. Experts and Their Superior Performance ; K. Anders Ericsson and Tyler J. Towne ; Part Twelve: The Social and Cultural Context ; 57. Self-Knowledge ; Isabelle M. Bauer and Roy F. Baumeister ; 58. Person Perception ; Gordon B. Moskowitz and Michael J. Gill ; 59. Theory of Mind ; Dana Samson ; 60. Attitude Change ; Galen V. Bodenhausen and Bertram Gawronski ; 61. Cultural Differences and Their Mechanisms ; Yuri Miyamoto and Brooke Wilken ; Part Thirteen: A Developmental Perspective ; 62. The Development of Cognitive Control from Infancy through Childhood ; Katherine C. Morasch, Vinaya Raj, and Martha Ann Bell ; 63. The Development of Attention ; Greg D. Reynolds, Mary L. Courage, and John E. Richards ; 64. Cognitive Aging ; Paul Verhaeghen ; 65. Epilogue: Looking Forward ; Daniel J. Reisbergshow more