This textbook in cognitive psychology provides a framework for the understanding of key concepts, describes research methods, and outlines the main puzzles, problems, questions, and controversies in the field. Chapters concentrate on various aspects of acquiring information, memory, language, understanding, and thinking. In this edition, the material on each of these topics has been updated, the chapters covering memory have been reorganized, and the chapter on language acquisition has been removed. The three authors are researchers and teachers at American universities.
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In this update of the 1992 edition, Medin (Northwestern U.) and Ross (U. of Illinois) address the complexity of the cognitive processing of human "possibilities, information, and experience" (per the title of Chapter 1) and "approaches to the study of the mind" (Chapter 2). All the usual psychological domains<-->and their computer analogs<-- >are implicated: learning, memory, language, and thinking. Includes a summary, key terms, recommended readings, and references. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.