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Foundations of Cognitive Psychology

Foundations of Cognitive Psychology

Core Readings: International Edition
2nd Edition

Daniel Levitin

Mar 2011, Paperback, 768 pages
ISBN13: 9780205189083
ISBN10: 0205189083
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This collection of readings is suitable for an undergraduate psychology course, for self-study, or as a resource for researchers in the field. Its 32 chapters are written by respective experts in their subfields of cognitive psychology.

Three unique aspects are the inclusion of articles on theory of mind, on evolutionary psychology, and on the psychology of music. This book has been used successfully as a text at dozens of universities by many thousands of students, from Harvard to UCLA, University of Oregon to University of South Florida, and McGill University where the author is based.

Author video! Click here to view a brief video message from author Daniel Levitin: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcREslwdyAg

Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core Readings

Edited by Daniel J. Levitin

SECTION I: PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS

  1. Visual Awareness by Stephen E. Palmer.............................................................. x - xx
  2. Where Am I? by Daniel C. Dennett...................................................................... xx - xx
  3. Can Machines Think? by Daniel C. Dennett....................................................... xx - xx
  4. Minds, Brains, and Programs by John R. Searle................................................. xx - xx

SECTION II: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

  1. Experimental Design in Psychological Research by Daniel J. Levitin........... xx-xxx

SECTION III: PERCEPTION

  1. Perception by Phillip G. Zimbardo and Richard J. Gerrig............................. xx - xxx
  2. The Auditory Scene by Albert S. Bregman........................................................ xx - xxx

SECTION IV: CATEGORIZATION

  1. Principles of Categorization by Eleanor Rosch................................................ xx - xxx
  2. Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein................................... xx - xxx
  3. Knowledge Representation by Edward E. Smith & Stephen M. Kosslyn.... xx - xxx

SECTION V: LEARNING & MEMORY

  1. Introduction to Learning by Douglas H. Hintzman......................................... xx - xxx
  2. Experimental Procedures in Animal Learning, by Douglas H. Hintzman.. xx - xxx
  3. Memory for Musical Attributes by Daniel J. Levitin....................................... xx - xxx
  4. Memory by R. Kim Guenther.............................................................................. xx - xxx

SECTION VI: ATTENTION

  1. Attention by Mark H. Ashcraft............................................................................ xx - xxx
  2. Features and Objects in Visual Processing by Anne M. Treisman................ xx - xxx

SECTION VII: MUSIC COGNITION

  1. The Development of Music Perception and Cognition by

W. Jay Dowling...................................................................................................... xx - xxx

  1. Cognitive Psychology and Music by Roger N. Shepard and

Daniel J. Levitin................................................................................................... xxx - xxx

SECTION VIII: EXPERTISE

  1. Prospects and Limits of the Empirical Study of Expertise: An Introduction.

K. Anders Ericsson and Jacqui Smith............................................................... xxx - xxx

  1. Thinking and Learning by John R. Hayes....................................................... xxx - xxx
  2. Musical Expertise by John A. Sloboda............................................................. xxx - xxx

SECTION IX: JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING

  1. Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases by Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman xxx - xxx
  2. Decision Making by Arthur Markman and Douglas L. Medin.................... xxx - xxx

SECTION X: EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY

  1. Adaptations, exaptations, and spandrels by David M. Buss, Martie G. Haselton, Todd K. Shackelford, April L. Bleske & Jerome C. Wakefield.................................... xxx - xxx
  2. Toward Mapping the Evolved Functional Organization by John Tooby and Leda Cosmides xxx - xxx

SECTION XI: LANGUAGE

  1. The Invention of Language by Children by Lila R. Gleitman and Elisa L. Newport xxx - xxx
  2. Statistical Learning by Jenny R. Saffran........................................................... xxx - xxx
  3. Logic and Conversation by H. Paul Grice....................................................... xxx - xxx

SECTION XII: INTELLIGENCE

  1. The Theory of Multiple Intelligences by Howard E. Gardner..................... xxx - xxx
  2. Individual Differences in Cognition by R. Kim Guenther............................ xxx - xxx

SECTION XIII: COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

  1. Localization of Cognitive Operations in the Human Brain by Michael I. Posner, Steven E. Petersen, Peter T. Fox, and Marcus E. Raichle................................................................. xxx - xxx
  2. Cognitive Psychology: Mind and Brain by Edward E. Smith and Stephen M. Kosslyn xxx - xxx

SECTION XIV: CROSS CULTURAL COGNITION

  1. Cross-Cultural Cognition: Cognitive Anthropology by
Roy G. D'Andrade xxx - xxx

  • Seminal readings by outstanding leaders in the field: Posner, Kahneman, Tversky, Treisman, Gardner, Shepard, Rosch, etc.
  • Readings on philosophy of mind by Dennett, Searle, and others.
  • Proven success in use for self-study, as a sole classroom text for undergraduate cognitive psychology courses in Universities, or as a supplementary text.
  • Compiled by award-winning teacher and author Daniel J. Levitin, the previous edition was used in his classes at McGill with 6,000 students over ten years.
  • Includes definitive readings on evolutionary psychology, and cross-cultural psychology, often-overlooked in cognition books.

Daniel Levitin on CTV's "The Hour" talks about his trade book "The World in Six Songs": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGam4e0X2cw&NR=1

Daniel J. Levitin is the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he also holds appointments in the Departments of Computer Science, Music, and Education. An award-winning teacher, he has also taught at Dartmouth College, University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, and University of Oregon. He is the author of the international best-sellersThis Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession andThe World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature.

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