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New and Published Books

  1. Aspects of Rationality

    Reflections on What It Means To Be Rational and Whether We Are

    By Raymond S. Nickerson

    What does it mean to be rational – to reason well and effectively? How does rationality, broadly conceived, relate to the knowledge one acquires, the beliefs one forms, the explanations one constructs or appropriates, the judgments and decisions one makes, the values one adopts? What is the...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Psychology Press

  2. The Development of Language Processing Strategies

    A Cross-linguistic Study Between Japanese and English

    By Reiko Mazuka

    Ever since the notion of explanatory adequacy was promoted by Chomsky in his 1965 Aspects, linguists and psycholinguists have been in pursuit of a psychologically valid theory of grammar. To be explanatorily adequate, a theory of grammar can not only describe the general characteristics of a...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Psychology Press

  3. Memory Distortions and Their Prevention

    Edited by Deborah L. Best, Margaret J. Intons-Peterson

    Series: Challenges and Controversies in Applied Cognition Series

    This volume explores the well-documented phenomena of memory distortion in a variety of settings, as well as how it can be ameliorated or prevented altogether. The editors have recruited some of the very best researchers in the applied cognitive field to address these issues. These authors examine...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Psychology Press

  4. Situation Models and Levels of Coherence

    Toward a Definition of Comprehension

    By Isabelle Tapiero

    The mental representation of what one reads is called a "situation model" or a "mental model." The process of reading causes an interaction of the new knowledge with what is already known. Though a number of theories and models have been proposed to describe this interaction, Tapiero proposes a new...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Biological and Cultural Bases of Human Inference

    Edited by Riccardo Viale, Daniel Andler, Lawrence A. Hirschfeld

    Biological and Cultural Bases of Human Inference addresses the interface between social science and cognitive science. In this volume, Viale and colleagues explore which human social cognitive powers evolve naturally and which are influenced by culture. Updating the debate between innatism and...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Psychology Press

  6. Deductive Reasoning and Strategies

    Edited by Walter Schaeken, Gino De Vooght, Andr‚ Vandierendonck, G‚ry d'Ydewalle, Gery d'Ydewalle

    This book brings together both theoretical and empirical research directed toward the role of strategies in deductive reasoning. It offers the first systematic attempt to discuss the role of strategies for deductive reasoning. The empirical chapters correspond well with the main issues in the study...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. on Human Memory

    Evolution, Progress, and Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Atkinson-shiffrin Model

    Edited by Chizuko Izawa

    The model of human memory proposed in 1968 by Atkinson and Shiffrin has the distinction of having revolutionized information-processing theory. It catapulated a whole generation of cognitive psychologists into sustained research programs that continue to be productive year after year. The book's...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Psychology Press

  8. Mental Logic

    Edited by Martin D.S. Braine, David P. O'Brien, Martin Braine

    Over the past decade, the question of whether there is a mental logic has become subject to considerable debate. There have been attacks by critics who believe that all reasoning uses mental models and return attacks on mental-models theory. This controversy has invaded various journals and has...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Psychology Press

  9. Conceptual Coordination

    How the Mind Orders Experience in Time

    By William J. Clancey

    This book bridges the gap between models of human behavior that are based on cognitive task analysis and those based on neural networks. The author argues that these approaches are incomplete and not properly related to each other. His synthesis reconciles the very different conceptualizations of...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Psychology Press

  10. Cognitive Systems

    Human Cognitive Models in Systems Design

    Edited by Chris Forsythe, Michael L. Bernard, Timothy E. Goldsmith

    The leading thinkers from the cognitive science tradition participated in a workshop sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories in July of 2003 to discuss progress in building their models. The goal was to summarize the theoretical and empirical bases for cognitive systems and to present exemplary...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Psychology Press