An Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Psychology - 327 pages
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Co-Authors: Kevin Baker, Corriene Reed, David Heathcote, Moira Maguire & Richard Kemp

An Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology offers a student friendly review of recent research in the application of cognitive methods, theories and models to real-world scenarios. The authors approach cognitive psychology by looking at how people use basic cognitive skills in everyday environments. In this way, they explore how people use their knowledge to influence their behaviour in life, and throw light on the inter-relationships between each part of the cognitive system. The central areas of visual perception, attention, memory, language, thinking, decision making and human performance are covered, as in conventional cognitive textbooks, but they are addressed in terms of practical applications to skill training, expertise and skilled behaviour. Whereas experimental psychology often remains in the laboratory, this book will show undergraduates how the implications and methodological insights of theoretical work can be brought into the real world, and vice versa.

 

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Contents

Chapter
2
Memory improvement
9
Everyday memory
36
Working memory and performance
89
Skill attention and cognitive failure
109
Biological cycles and cognitive
137
Drugs and cognitive performance
163
SUMMARY
191
LOTTERIES UNREMARKABLE COINCIDENCES
202
Auditory perception
220
Reading and dyslexia
253
REFERENCES
273
SUBJECT INDEX
309
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The critically acclaimed novel "Dreamland established Kevin Baker as "one of America's best new writers" ("Boston Herald). Now, with "Paradise Alley, he emerges as one of the most important voices of his generation. Currently at work on the third volume of his "City of Fire" trilogy, Mr. Baker is also the author of the novel "Sometimes You See It Coming and served as chief historical researcher for the nonfiction bestseller "The American Century. He is married and lives in New York City.

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