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Experimental Cognitive Psychology and Its Applications : Decade of Behavior - Alice F. Healy

Experimental Cognitive Psychology and Its Applications

Decade of Behavior

By: Alice F. Healy (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9781591471837
Number Of Pages: 328

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The study of cognition has experienced rapid growth in the last decade. This topic is fundamental both to the science of psychology and to its applications in real world problems. Yet there has traditionally been a huge gap between basic research findings in this area and practice in the field. Experimental Cognitive Psychology and Its Applications aims to bridge this gap by bringing together a group of distinguished experimental psychologists who show how their findings can be applied in daily life. Chapters cover key areas of cognitive psychological research including learning, memory, information processing, discourse, and knowledge representation. The contributors show how basic research in these areas has applications in the areas of mathematical problem solving, task requirements during training, cross-cultural investigations of intelligence, the investigation of recall, and the improvement in educational methods.

Contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
About the Honoreesp. xv
Symposiap. 1
Domain-Specific Knowledge in Intellectual Skills: A Symposium in Honor of Lyle E. Bourne, Jr.p. 3
Walter Kintsch: A Psychology Beyond Wordsp. 17
Cherchez Le Quadrant Pasteur! A Symposium in Honor of Tom Landauerp. 31
Learningp. 45
How Should a Theory of Learning and Cognition Inform Instruction?p. 47
The Procedural Reinstatement Principle: Studies on Training, Retention, and Transferp. 59
Material Appropriate Difficulty: A Framework for Determining When Difficulty Is Desirable for Improving Learningp. 73
Memoryp. 87
The Long-Term Neglect of Long-Term Memory: Reasons and Remediesp. 89
Rich False Memories: The Royal Road to Successp. 101
The Functionalist Agenda in Memory Researchp. 115
Information Processingp. 127
Attention, Automaticity, and Executive Controlp. 129
Roles of Task-Defined Associations and Reference Frames in Spatial Stimulus-Response Compatibilityp. 141
Discoursep. 155
Watching the Brain Comprehend Discoursep. 157
Learning to Construct and Integratep. 169
Computerized Learning Environments That Incorporate Research in Discourse Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Computational Linguisticsp. 183
Knowledge Representationp. 195
On Quantifying and Characterizing Human Knowledgep. 197
Finding Meaning in Psychologyp. 211
Cultural Explorations of the Nature of Intelligencep. 225
Word Association Spaces for Predicting Semantic Similarity Effects in Episodic Memoryp. 237
Author Indexp. 251
Subject Indexp. 259
About the Editorp. 265
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ISBN: 9781591471837
ISBN-10: 1591471834
Series: Decade of Behavior
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.76

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