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EssentiCognitive Psychology (Classic Edition).

Author: Alan J Parkin
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Psychology Press classic editions.
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This classic edition of Alan Parkin's landmark textbook provides a clear, fundamental grounding in cognitive psychology for undergraduate students new to the subject. Essential Cognitive Psychology presents the reader with highly accessible overviews of all the core topics in the field. These introductions are designed to provide a strong basis for developing further interest in cognitive psychology, whilst at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Parkin, Alan J.
EssentiCognitive Psychology (Classic Edition).
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan J Parkin
ISBN: 9781135005115 1135005117
OCLC Number: 854977118
Notes: Suggested further reading.
Description: 1 online resource (363 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Essential Cognitive Psychology: Then and now; Alan J. Parkin; Preface; 1 The origins of cognitive psychology; Behaviourism; Gestalt psychology; Skinner and language; The birth of modern cognitive psychology; The computer analogy; Using human information processing as a scientific theory; Nativism and nomotheism; Good and bad cognitive psychology; Connectionism; Cognitive neuropsychology; Cognitive neuroscience; Overview; Suggested further reading; Revision questions; 2 Visual perception; Forms of perceptual process. Object recognitionOverview of theories of perception; Overview; Suggested further reading; Revision questions; 3 Attention; Selective attention; Resource models of attention; Selection and resources in attention; Norman and Shallice's model; Covert attention; Overview; Suggested further reading; Revision questions; 4 Memory: Short- term storage; Memory and the behaviourist era; Memory and cognitive psychology; The serial position curve; Short-term and long-term store; Sensory memory; Echoic memory; Recency and STS capacity; Long-term recency; Is STS still a valid concept?; Drugs and STS. Amnesia and recency effectsOverview; Suggested further reading; Revision questions; 5 Memory: Long-term store; The organisation of long-term store; A three component model of LTS; Experimental evidence; Amnesia and the episodic-semantic distinction; Implicit and explicit memory; Implicit learning; Overview; Suggested further reading; Revision questions; 6 Memory: Codes, processes, and loops; Memory codes; Codes in verbal memory; Levels of processing; Working memory; Overview; Suggested further reading; Revision questions; 7 Memory: Remembering and forgetting. How do we know memory is selective?Theories of remembering; Clarifying our terms; Generation-recognition; Forgetting; Context; Components of recognition memory; Subjective differences in recognition memory; Process dissociation framework; Repression, false memory, and hypnosis; Overview; Suggested further reading; Revision questions; 8 Knowledge; Experimental evidence; Meaning in terms of defining attributes; Overview; Suggested further reading; Revision questions; 9 Imagery; Knowledge as propositions; Imagery as an experimental variable; The dual coding hypothesis. Arguments against mental imageryImagery as perception; Neuropsychological evidence for mental imagery; Conclusion; Overview; Suggested further reading; Revision questions; 10 Language: Speech recognition; The nature of true language; Speech recognition; Overview; Suggested further reading; Revision questions; 11 Language: Word recognition and reading; Eye movements; Word recognition; Overview; Suggested further reading; Revision questions; 12 Language: Comprehension; Competence and performance; Transformational grammar; Syntax, clauses, and memory; Inference; Overview.
Series Title: Psychology Press classic editions.

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This classic edition of Alan Parkin's landmark textbook provides a clear, fundamental grounding in cognitive psychology for undergraduate students new to the subject. Essential Cognitive Psychology presents the reader with highly accessible overviews of all the core topics in the field. These introductions are designed to provide a strong basis for developing further interest in cognitive psychology, whilst at the same time forming self-contained accounts suitable for all students whose training requires a degree-level competence in Psychology. Beginning with a chapter on the o.

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