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The nature of cognition

Author: Robert J Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text introduces the study of cognition in terms of the major conceptual themes that underlie virtually all the substantive topics. The chapters contrast alternative approaches to the underlying  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nature of cognition.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999
(DLC) 97047622
(OCoLC)38130543
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Sternberg
ISBN: 9780262284363 0262284367 0585039232 9780585039237
OCLC Number: 42854655
Language Note: English.
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: 1 online resource (x, 736 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. What is a theory of thought? / by Earl Hunt --
2. A dialectical basis for understanding the study of cognition / by Robert J. Sternberg --
3. Rationalism versus empiricism in cognition / by Daniel N. Robinson --
4. Single-code versus multiple-code theories in cognition / by Timothy P. McNamara --
5. Domain-generality versus domain-specificity in cognition / by Peter A. Frensch and Axel Buchner --
6. Conscious versus unconscious cognition / by John F. Kihlstrom --
7. Prototype versus exemplar models in cognition / by Brian H. Ross and Valerie S. Makin --
8. Computational modeling of high-level cognition versus hypothesis testing / by Patricia A. Carpenter and Marcel Adam Just --
9. Brain versus behavioral studies of cognition / by Elizabeth A. Phelps --
10. Response time versus accuracy in human memory / by Michael Kahana and Geoffrey Loftus --
11. Laboratory versus field approaches to cognition / by Stephen J. Ceci, Tina B. Rosenblum and Eduardus DeBruyn --
12. Basic versus applied research / by Raymond S. Nickerson --
13. Inferential versus ecological approaches to perception / by Dennis R. Proffitt --
14. Implicit versus explicit learning / by Arthur S. Reber, Rhianon Allen and Paul J. Reber --
15. Multi-store versus dynamic models of temporary storage in memory / by Randall W. Engle and Natalie Oransky --
16. Rational versus arational models of thought / by Steven A. Sloman --
17. Formal rules versus mental models in reasoning / by P.N. Johnson-Laird --
18. Cognition versus metacognition / by Thomas O. Nelson --
19. Culture-free versus culture-based measures of cognition / by Michael Cole --
20. Heredity versus environment as the basis of cognitive abilities / by Elena L. Grigorenko.
Responsibility: edited by Robert J. Sternberg.

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"The breadth of coverage and the expertise of the authors make thisvolume an invaluable research and teaching resource." Sam Glucksberg , Professor of Psychology, Princeton University

 
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