Cognition Theories And Applications

Author: Stephen K. Reed
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285401204
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Dr. Stephen Reed's Ninth Edition of COGNITION: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS focuses on the theories that underlie cognitive phenomena as well as empirical data that establishes a traditional, information processing approach to cognitive psychology. This structure allows undergraduates to discover the direct relevance of cognitive psychology to many of their daily activities. The text incorporates unparalleled scholarship in a distinctive clear voice that allows for the emphasis of both contemporary and classical research through real-life examples and experiments. Revised and updated throughout to maintain a high degree of currency and accuracy, content reflects the ever-evolving field and is made relevant to students' lives through the inclusion of popular articles from well-known magazines and newspapers. As a result of its adherence to three criteria--the material must make an important contribution to cognitive psychology, be accessible, and be both understandable and interesting--the text is an invaluable tool in learning cognitive psychology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author: Stephen K. Reed
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534356415
Size: 16.93 MB
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Students will find coverage of the latest topicsusuch as mood-dependent memory, the power of suggestion in the creation of false memories, accident rates, jury instruction, speed reading, learning vocabularyuand much more in this updated Fifth Edition. Reed's COGNITION is well respected both for its breadth of coverage and for the careful way it walks readers step-by-step through some of the more difficult experimental material.The study guide is packaged at no additional charge with every copy of the text and consists of three or four complete exercises for students to perform outside of class, chapter outlines, and self-assessment exercises. The self-assessment exercises include approximately 10 true/false, 20 multiple choice, and 2 essay questions per chapter."

Creative Cognition

Author: Ronald A. Finke
Publisher: Bradford Books
ISBN: 9780262560962
Size: 75.62 MB
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Original and well articulated. . . . [A] benchmark for psychologists who are concerned to understand and explain one of the less tractable areas of human cognition. It can also be recommended as a rich source of practical ideas to anyone responsible for education and training in professions that depend on the regular exercise of creative thinking. -- John Richardson, "Times Higher Education Supplement" "Creative Cognition" combines original experiments with existing work in cognitive psychology to provide the first explicit account of the cognitive processes and structures that contribute to creative thinking and discovery. In separate chapters, the authors take up visualization, concept formation, categorization, memory retrieval, and problem solving. They describe novel experimental methods for studying creative cognitive processes under controlled laboratory conditions, along with techniques that can be used to generate many different types of inventions and concepts. "A Bradford Book"

Handbook Of Implicit Social Cognition

Author: Bertram Gawronski
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606236741
Size: 51.45 MB
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Virtually every question in social psychology is currently being shaped by the concepts and methods of implicit social cognition. This tightly edited volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the field. Foremost authorities synthesize the latest findings on how automatic, implicit, and unconscious cognitive processes influence social judgments and behavior. Cutting-edge theories and data are presented in such crucial areas as attitudes, prejudice and stereotyping, self-esteem, self-concepts, close relationships, and morality. Describing state-of-the-art measurement procedures and research designs, the book discusses promising applications in clinical, forensic, and other real-world contexts. Each chapter both sums up what is known and identifies key directions for future research.

Embodied Cognition

Author: Filippo Gomez Paloma
ISBN: 9781536105674
Size: 41.57 MB
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This book was carried out with the intention of showing the peculiarities of the scientific paradigm of Embodied Cognition (EC) (Gallese, 2005), by highlighting its application in practice (Sousa, 2010), especially in the world of education. The new perspective proves to be significant, mainly due to the importance of learning about brain development in the Evolutionary Age, understanding children and adolescents' behaviors and preventing possible problems at an early age. Moreover, it proves to be significant for highlighting the particular impact that social environment and cultural climate have on learning, as well as on the brain's ability to generate new neurons into older age, along with its changeability (concept of plasticity understood as modeling of the morphology and the function of neural networks mainly induced by experience). These key aspects have led to a multi-perspective view of the human minds' functioning.

A Cognitive Approach To Situation Awareness Theory And Application

Author: Sébastien Tremblay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351962655
Size: 78.41 MB
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The importance of 'situation awareness' (SA) in assessing and predicting operator competence in complex environments has become increasingly apparent in recent years. It has been widely established that SA is a contributing factor to many commercial and military accidents and incidents. Yet determining exactly what constitutes SA is a very difficult task, given the complexity of the construct itself, and the many different processes involved with its acquisition and maintenance. This volume brings together recent developments from researchers and practitioners from around the world who are studying and applying SA from a cognitive perspective. The 41 contributors represent many different theoretical perspectives, research approaches and domains of application. Each chapter has a primary emphasis around one of three main topics - theory, measurement and application and examines the considerable inter-linkage between them. To bring further coherence to the book, all of the contributors received draft manuscripts of those chapters most relevant to their own. Designed to be completely international and interdisciplinary, the authors themselves present varied perspectives from academic departments and industrial organisations from around the world, and from broad applications - with contributions from researchers in the domains of process control, sport, aviation, transportation, and command and control. The readership includes practitioners, academics and researchers within human factors, ergonomics and industrial psychology; Graduate and Undergraduate students specialising within these areas during their final year.

Cognitive Reserve

Author: Yaakov Stern
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 113495445X
Size: 47.38 MB
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Cognitive reserve has emerged as a powerful concept for interpreting individual differences in susceptibility to, and recovery from, brain injury or pathology. Underlying cognitive reserve is the idea that individual differences in how cognitive tasks are mediated in the brain allow some people to cope with pathology to a greater degree than others. Cognitive Reserve: Theory and Applications describes in depth the source of these individual differences. This volume provides a comprehensive review of theory, research and clinical application of the cognitive reserve. Chapters explore the theoretical underpinnings of cognitive reserve, and evidence for its existence. Various approaches for studying this concept are addressed, including epidemiologic, cognitive experimental, and neuroimaging. Possible genetic and physiologic underpinnings of cognitive reserve are presented. Application of this concept to a wide range of situations, including child development, aging, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, HIV, and head injury is discussed. The result is an up-to-date, global treatment of cognitive reserve that will be of interest to someone new to the concept or the experienced investigator.

Cognitive Computing Theory And Applications

Author: Vijay V Raghavan
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444637516
Size: 39.25 MB
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Cognitive Computing: Theory and Applications, written by internationally renowned experts, focuses on cognitive computing and its theory and applications, including the use of cognitive computing to manage renewable energy, the environment, and other scarce resources, machine learning models and algorithms, biometrics, Kernel Based Models for transductive learning, neural networks, graph analytics in cyber security, neural networks, data driven speech recognition, and analytical platforms to study the brain-computer interface. Comprehensively presents the various aspects of statistical methodology Discusses a wide variety of diverse applications and recent developments Contributors are internationally renowned experts in their respective areas

An Introduction To Cognitive Education

Author: Adrian Ashman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134796013
Size: 21.82 MB
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This book provides an accessible introduction to the field of cognitive education. It explains the concepts commonly found in the cognitive psychology and cognitive education literatures, theories and models of human thinking and intelligent behavior, and how these have been applied to psychoeducational assessment, instruction, and the adaption of student behavior. The book includes numerous examples to explain the concepts, theories, and applications, and includes supplementary reading lists and study questions.

Clinical Advances In Cognitive Psychotherapy

Author: Robert Leahy, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826123074
Size: 16.15 MB
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A virtual Who's Who in the field of cognitive psychotherapy! Tracing the history and derivation of cognitive psychotherapy, the authors discuss its recent developments as an evolving and integrative therapy. Chapters illustrate the applications of cognitive psychotherapy to treat such disorders as anxiety, depression, and social phobia. Other chapters discuss integration with therapy models such as schema-focused and constructivism. New empirically-based research is cited for treating the HIV-positive depressed client, the anorexic or bulimic sufferer, as well as applying cognitive therapy to family and group issues. Aaron Beck, E. Thomas Dowd, Robert Leahy, W.J. Lyddon, Michael Mahoney, Robert A. Neimeyer are among the stellar contributors to this book.