Cognitive Psychology: Key Readings

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D. A. Balota, Elizabeth J. Marsh
Psychology Press, 2004 - Psychology - 766 pages
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Cognitive psychology is an enormous field with a rich history. One problem confronting instructors in cognitive psychology courses is covering such diverse topics as pattern recognition, attention, memory, language, decision-making, and problem solving. It is virtually impossible to both cover these topics and also provide details regarding the beauty of the experimental studies that have tackled important topics in a single textbook or in a semester of lectures. The goal of this book is to help fill this void and provide students with the opportunity to learn about the details of the actual articles and chapters that have had major influences in the development of this discipline. Each article has been carefully selected for its accessibility and importance to the field. In addition to introductory material written by the editors, the volume contains questions for class discussion, annotated bibliographies and full author and subject indexes, which make it an ideal, user-friendly textbook for undergraduate and graduate cognitive psychology courses.
 

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Contents

An Overview
1
READING
6
READING 1
26
READING 2
48
READING 3
75
READING 4
100
READING 5
109
Pattern Recognition
125
READING 24
379
PART VI
391
READING 26
403
READING 27
418
READING 28
431
READING 29
448
Concepts and Conceptual Structure
482
READING 32
507

READING 7
151
READING 8
159
READING 9
167
READING 10
186
READING 11
193
READING 30
196
READING 12
205
READING 13
224
READING 14
239
READING 15
254
READING 17
278
READING 18
296
READING 19
309
READING 20
319
READING 31
330
READING 21
338
Working Memory
355
READING 23
362
READING 33
523
READING 34
538
Functional Neuroanatomy of the Cognitive Process of Mapping
557
READING 36
558
READING 37
577
READING 38
590
during Discourse Comprehension
603
READING 40
621
READING 41
631
READING 42
643
READING 43
657
READING 44
683
READING 45
690
How to Read a Journal Article in Cognitive Psychology
723
Author Index
735
Subject Index
753
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David Balota is a Cognitive Psychologist working in the areas of Psycholinguistics and Age-Related Changes in Attention and Memory. His work has been consistently been funded by NIH and/or NSF. In addition to being on numerous editorial boards, he has been Associate Editor at the Journal of Memory and Language and is currently Editor for the Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. He is currently President of Division 3, Experimental Psychology, and is on the governing board of the Psychonomic Society.

Elizabeth Marsh received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Stanford University in 1999. She completed an NIMH funded postdoctoral research fellowship at Washington University before moving to her present faculty position at Duke University. Her research is focused on human memory, especially autobiographical memories, the acquisition and source of general world knowledge, and memory illusions.

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