Cognitive Psychology In and Out of the Laboratory

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Intended for introductory cognition courses in departments of psychology at the sophomore/junior level. Prerequisites are introductory psychology, research and methods, and/or introductory statistics. Written by a well-known and respected instructor in the area of cognition, this book attempts to relate laboratory studies of cognitive phenomena to real-world and real-life experiences. The book includes both the traditional topics and some topics that are usually omitted D such as cognitive development, gender differences, and cross-cultural approaches to cognition. The book is concise in order to allow instructors to assign primary articles to supplement the text.

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Kathleen M. Galotti holds a B.A. in psychology and economics from Wellesley College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology and an M.S.E. in computer and information sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. A full professor of psychology and cognitive studies at Carleton College, she serves as the director of an interdisciplinary program in cognitive studies that she helped establish in 1989. She is a former chairperson of the psychology department at Carleton College and teaches courses in introductory psychology, statistics, cognitive, and developmental psychology. Kathleen Galotti is the author or co-author of dozen of 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 NSF, the Spencer Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. She recently authored a book entitled Making Decisions that Matter: How People Face Important Life Choices (Erlbaum, 2002).

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"The overall strengths . . . are: excellent use of examples that students will find relevant, unique emphasis on cognition in the context of culture, and presentation of rigorous scholarship in a reader-friendly manner."

"The prose is polished and the coverage is substantial. In general, there are very good examples and real-world illustrations provided. . . . Overall, this is a very polished book and the revision is even better."

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