Using real-world examples to illustrate various theoretical positions and an engaging writing style to hold student interest, Dr. Galotti now includes a stronger focus on memory and the most recent work on neuropsychological findings in perception, attention, and imagery. Throughout the text, the author incorporates gender and cultural influences, individual differences, and non-laboratory settings, and successfully shows students the relevance and accessibility of a broad range of topics.
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About the Author
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 ContentsPART I: OVERVIEW. 1. Cognitive Psychology: History, Methods and Paradigms. PART II: BASIC PROCESSES. 2. Perceiving Objects and Recognizing Patterns. 3. Paying Attention. 4. Forming and Using New Memory Traces. 5. Retrieving Memories from Long-Term Storage. PART III: REPRESENTATION AND ORGANIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE. 6. Narrative and Autobiographical Memory. 7. Memory for General Knowledge. 8. Concepts and Categorization. 9. Visual Imagery. PART IV: USE AND MANIPULATION OF INFORMATION. 10. Language. 11. Thinking and Problem Solving. 12. Reasoning. 13. Making Decisions. PART V: INDIVIDUAL AND SITUATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN COGNITION. 14. Cognitive Development Through Adolescence. 15. Individual and Gender Differences. 16. Cognition in Cross Cultural Perspective. GLOSSARY. REFERENCES. CREDITS. AUTHOR INDEX. SUBJECT INDEX.