In this third edition Kellogg offers expanded coverage of neuroimaging, electroencephalography, and magnetoencephalography. Throughout all of the chapters, the neuroscience of cognitive processes is stressed. Other key areas of expanded coverage include multitasking, the impact of emotion on memory encoding and retrieval, the discovery of individuals with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, and much more. With discussions of new research implemented throughout, the author strives to effectively blend the new with the old to provide a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts of cognition.
Ronald T. Kellogg is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Saint Louis University. His education includes degrees from the University of Iowa (BS, psychology) and the University of Colorado (MA and PhD, experimental psychology) and postdoctoral study at Stanford University. His past research has examined attention, long-term memory, concept learning, and cognitive processes in writing. His current work focuses on working memory in written composition and hemispheric differences in the semantic processing of language production. He has authored numerous technical journal articles and book chapters plus several books, including The Psychology of Writing (1994), Cognitive Psychology, 2nd Ed. (2003), and The Making of the Mind: The Neuroscience of Human Nature (2013).
Chapter 1: Introduction Scope of Cognitive Psychology Core Concepts The Brain Research Methods Chapter 2: Perception Visual Consciousness Pattern Recognition Modularity Chapter 3: Attention Filter Theories Capacity Theories Filter Theories and Capacity Theories: Conclusion Automatic Processes The Central Bottleneck Visual Attention Chapter 4: Memory Systems Sensory Memory Short-Term Versus Long-Term Memory Working Memory Chapter 5: Remembering Events Types of Long-Term Memory Mental Time Travel Prospective Memory Encoding and Storing Events Retrieval Processes Study Strategies Chapter 6: Memory Distortions Reconstructive Retrieval Encoding Distortions Source Monitoring Eyewitness Testimony Chapter 7: Imagery and Knowledge Representation Imagery and Abstract Representation Representing Concepts Using Semantic Memory Chapter 8: Language Defining Language Contrasts to Animal Communication Representations of Language Comprehension of Language Reading Chapter 9: Problem Solving Types of Thinking A General Model of Problem Solving Creativity Fluid Intelligence Chapter 10: Reasoning and Decision Making Syllogistic Reasoning Conditional Reasoning Decision Making