Cognitive Psychology In and Out of the Laboratory: In and Out of the Laboratory

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Cengage Learning, 2008 - Psychology - 704 pages
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Succeed in the course with COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY IN AND OUT OF THE LABORATORY! This understandable cognitive psychology textbook provides you with the tools you need to master the concepts and improve your performance on exams. With everyday examples, the

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Just a fair read. Sometimes, it beats around the bush for a few topics. I prefer Goldstein to this t/b.


Basic Processes
Representation and Organization of Knowledge
Use and Manipulation of Information
Individual and Situational Differences in Cognition
Author Index
Subject Index

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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 of Cognitive Science, and serves as the director of that 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 studies in cognitive and developmental psychology. Her research centers on the development of reasoning and decision-making skills from the preschool period through adulthood and on the styles with which adolescents and adults plan for the future, make important life commitments, and learn new information. Her research has been funded through the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. She is the author of Making Decisions That Matter: How People Face Important Life Choices (Erlbaum, 2002), as well as a textbook, Cognitive Psychology In and Out of the Laboratory (4th ed) (Cengage, 2008). She has also authored or co-authored dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals.

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