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Acquisition and performance of cognitive skills / ed. Ann M. Colley, John R. Beech

Secondary Author Colley, Ann M.
Beech, John R.
Country Reino Unido. Publication Chichester : John Wiley, cop. 1989 Description XVIII, 348 p. ; 24 cm Series Wiley Series in Human Performance and Cognition ISBN 0-471-91461-4 CDU 159.95
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Investigates the acquisition of cognitive skills and considers factors that affect their performance. Reviews both laboratory-based and applied research on problem-solving, reading, computing, dual task performance, exceptional memory and motor skills, including the affects on performance due to diurnal variations, stress, drugs and aging.

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This book treats an important topic in contemporary cognitive psychology: the development of cognitive skills such as playing chess or programming computers. These tasks require complex cognitive operations, and there has been keen research interest in identifying what the key operations are, how they develop, and what factors influence them. This volume contains 12 chapters addressing these issues. Half of the chapters deal with variables that influence cognitive skills such as age, stress, and time of day. The other chapters attend to theoretical issues in this area and the acquisition of specific cognitive skills. The book succeeds in providing good introductory summaries of research related to cognitive skills. This entire field, however, is in an early stage of development, and so the information presented in the book is tentative, inconclusive, and not in a form that can be directly applied to practical problems. This makes the work most likely to be relevant for upper-division and graduate students specifically interested in cognitive psychology. -R. Madigan, University of Alaska, Anchorage

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