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Author Willingham, Daniel T., author.

Title Cognition : the thinking animal / Daniel T. Willingham, Cedar Riener
Edition Fourth edition
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (x, 466 pages)
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: Cognitive psychologists' approach to research ; 2. Methods of cognitive psychology ; 3. Visual perception; 4. Attention; 5. Sensory and working memory; 6. Long term memory structure; 7. Long term memory processes. Memory encoding; 8. Memory retrieval ; 9. Concepts and categories; 10. Language structure; 11. Language processing; 12. Visual imagery ; 13. Decision making and reasoning; 14. Problem solving
Summary By describing experiments that control, manipulate and measure mental processes, this book shows how we can discover the answers to key questions about the mind, such as: 'Can we focus attention on more than one thing?' and 'Is language unique to humans?' Written in a down-to-earth narrative prose that avoids jargon, addresses the reader directly and draws on the authors' unique style ('suppose Willingham split his pants at a junior high dance ... '), this text takes complex experiments in cognitive psychology and describes them for undergraduate students. Willingham has a record of excellence in translating cognitive psychology research for K-12 teachers with his bestselling Why Don't Students Like School? and other popular books. This book applies the clear and approachable prose style towards building foundational knowledge in cognitive psychology for undergraduates
Notes Revised edition of Cognition, ©2007
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Subject Cognitive psychology.
Cognitive psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author Riener, Cedar, 1976- author.
ISBN 1316271986