ISBN 9789351502777,Cognitive Psychology: In and Out of the Laboratory

Cognitive Psychology: In and Out of the Laboratory



Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd.

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789351502777

ISBN-10 9351502775


Edition 5th
Number of Pages 500 Pages
Language (English)

Cognitive Psychology

The authors accessible writing style and the use of real-life examples engage the readers throughout. This book is unique in its coverage of the development of cognition from infancy through adolescence and includes chapters on individual differences and cross-cultural approaches to cognition.
The fifth edition has been updated to reflect the latest research findings in the field of cognitive psychology. The overall organization has been improved for easier use in semester courses.
Key Features
Encourages engagement with the topics learnt through hands-on practice and reinforcement
Aims at bridging the gap between laboratory research and real-life relevance of research findings
Incorporates relevant work from the field of cognitive neuroscience throughout the text
Includes a dedicated chapter on Gender and Individual Differences, along with recent work on learning styles
Explores the key topics of Cognitive Development through Adolescence; Individual, Aging and Gender Differences and Cognition in Cross-Cultural Perspective in respective chapters

Kathleen M. Galotti holds a B.A. in psychology and economics from Wellesley College, as well as an M.A. and a Ph.D. in psychology and an M.S.E. in computer and information sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. At Carleton College she holds the title Professor and Director of Cognitive Science, an interdisciplinary program, which she helped establish in 1989. She also is a former department chair of Psychology. She teaches courses in cognitive and developmental psychology and cognitive science and has also taught courses in statistics and introductory psychology. Dr. Galotti is the author or coauthor of dozens of peer-reviewed studies in cognitive and developmental psychology. Her research centers on the development of reasoning and decision-making skills from the preschool period through adulthood and on the styles with which adolescents and adults plan for the future, make important life commitments and learn new information. Her research has been funded through the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. She is the author of Making Decisions That Matter - How People Face Important Life Choices (Erlbaum, 2002), as well as a textbook, Cognitive Development: Infancy Through Adolescence (SAGE, 2011).
Table of contents :-
About the Author
Cognitive Psychology: History, Methods, and Paradigms
The Brain: An Overview of Structure and Function
Perception: Recognizing Patterns and Objects
Attention: Deploying Cognitive Resources
Working Memory: Forming and Using New Memory Traces
Retrieving Memories from Long-Term Storage
Knowledge Representation: Storing and Organizing Information in Long-Term Memory
Visual Imagery and Spatial Cognition
Thinking and Problem Solving
Reasoning and Decision Making
Cognitive Development Through Adolescence
Individual Differences in Cognition
Cognition in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Credits and Sources