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Cognitive Psychology
In and Out of the Laboratory

Fifth Edition
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Cognitive Psychology | Psychology

June 2015 | 500 pages | SAGE Texts

This textbook provides a fresh perspective to the study of the various cognitive processes and their development through a balanced approach to the theories and their real-life relevance.
 
The author’s accessible writing style and the use of real-life examples engage the readers throughout. This book is unique in its coverage of the development of cognition from infancy through adolescence and includes chapters on individual differences and cross-cultural approaches to cognition.

The fifth edition has been updated to reflect the latest research findings in the field of cognitive psychology. The overall organization has been improved for easier use in semester courses.

Key Features

•  Encourages engagement with the topics learnt through hands-on practice and reinforcement

•  Aims at bridging the gap between laboratory research and real-life relevance of research findings

•  Incorporates relevant work from the field of cognitive neuroscience throughout the text

•  Includes a dedicated chapter on Gender and Individual Differences, along with recent work on learning styles

•  Explores the key topics of Cognitive Development through Adolescence; Individual, Aging, and Gender Differences and Cognition in Cross-Cultural Perspective in respective chapters

 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: History, Methods, and Paradigms
 
THE BRAIN: An Overview of Structure and Function
 
PERCEPTION: Recognizing Patterns and Objects
 
ATTENTION: Deploying Cognitive Resources
 
WORKING MEMORY: Forming and Using New Memory Traces
 
RETRIEVING MEMORIES FROM Long-Term Storage
 
KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION: Storing and Organizing Information in Long-Term Memory
 
VISUAL IMAGERY AND SPATIAL COGNITION
 
LANGUAGE
 
THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
 
REASONING AND DECISION MAKING
 
Cognitive Development Through Adolescence
 
INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN COGNITION
 
COGNITION IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
 
Glossary
 
Credits and Sources
 
References
 
Index

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Kathleen M. Galotti

Kathleen M. Galotti holds a B.A. in psychology and economics from Wellesley College, as well as an M.A. and a Ph.D. in psychology and an M.S.E. in computer and information sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. At Carleton College she holds the title Professor and Director of Cognitive Science, an interdisciplinary program, which she helped establish in 1989. She also is a former department chair of Psychology. She teaches courses in cognitive and developmental psychology and cognitive science, and has also taught courses in statistics and introductory psychology. Dr. Galotti is the author or coauthor of dozens of peer-reviewed... More About Author

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