Principles of Cognitive Psychology

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Psychology - 436 pages
This is a title in the modular "Principles of Psychology Series", designed for A-level and other introductory courses. Cognitive psychology is a large and expanding area within psychology as a whole. However, there are certain topics, such as perception, memory, language and reasoning, which are generally regarded as being of fundamental importance. It is this core of cognitive psychology which is the focus of this book. If you have ever wondered how we perceive the world, or use language, or remember information, then this book aims to provide insights into our performance of these activities.
 

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Contents

Major perceptual processes
13
Object recognition
65
Attention and pattern recognition
113
Shortterm memory and learning
157
Longterm memory
189
Basic language processes
231
Language comprehension and production
277
Problem solving and decision making
315
Reasoning
351
Glossary
381
References
389
Author Index
423
Subject Index
431
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