Cognition and the Symbolic Processes: Applied and Ecological Perspectives

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Robert R. Hoffman, David Stuart Palermo
Psychology Press, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 545 pages
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This volume is a festschrift dedicated to James J. Jenkins, a pioneer in many areas of experimental psychology. It has three major goals: to provide a forum for debate on current theoretical issues in cognitive psychology, to capture the "state of the art" in reviews of research methods and results, and to generate ideas for new research directions and methodologies. Contributors -- including Jenkins' former students and present colleagues -- ponder fundamental questions such as:

* How do people learn to read?

* What happens during the processes of speech perception?

* How do people acquire problem solving skills?

* How do cognitive and motor skills develop and integrate with one another?

Many chapters focus specifically on ecological and applied cognitive psychology. Specific topics covered include visual and speech perception, language, memory, motivation, child development, problem solving, and pedagogy.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Direct Perception and Other Forms of Knowing
17
Modularity and the Effects of Experience
33
A Note on Linguistic Nativism
39
Auditory Enhancement in Speech Perception
59
Holistic Models of Word Recognition
79
Syntactic Modularity in Sentence Comprehension
95
Global and Local Context Effects in Sentence
115
PEDAGOGY
303
Pragmatic Skills and the Acquisition of Linguistic
327
Possibilities
335
Understanding the Structure
351
Ecological Units of Analysis and Baseballs
371
The Role of Attractors in the Selforganization
387
Perception and Representation in
433
An Eventful Approach to Studying Mental
457

The Complexity of Reading
141
Ideology
153
Metaphor and Context in the Language
163
Fog Cat Fog
187
Accomplishments
255
l7 Understanding Memory Access
281
An Ecological Framework for Ergonomic
477
Methodological Problems in Applied Cognition
507
Author Index
519
Subject Index
537
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CARA HOFFMAN has won a New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for her work on violence and adolescents and has worked as an investigative reporter covering?New York State's rural and Rust Belt communities, where she reported on environmental politics and crime. She is at work on her next novel.

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