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The Blackwell dictionary of cognitive psychology / ed. Michael W. Eysenck; advisory ed. Andrew Ellis, Earl Hunt, Philip Johnson-Laird

Secondary Author Eysenck, Michael W.
Ellis, Andrew
Hunt, Earl
Johnson-Laird, Philip
Country Reino Unido. Publication Oxford : Blackwell, imp. 1994 Description XVI, 390 p. ; 25 cm ISBN 0-631-19257-3 CDU 159.95
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The Blackwell Dictionary of Cognitive Psychology, now available in paperback, provides a comprehensive and in-depth account of the discipline, in 140 alphabetically arranged entries. Entries, written by specialists in each field, are encyclopedic in style and written at considerable length to cover most of the more important areas to which cognitive psychology has made a major contribution. Subject areas dealth with include decision making, developmental psychology, emotion, intelligence, language, personality, and social psychology. All entries include suggestions for further reading, and the Dictionary has a comprehensive index. The ways in which the cognitive approach has revolutionized applied psychology are also discussed.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • List of Contributors
  • Introduction
  • The Blackwell Dictionary of Cognitive Psychology
  • Index

Reviews provided by Syndetics


Cognitive psychology, a relatively new discipline of psychology, has finally gained the recognition that it deserves with its own dictionary. This new resource is actually encyclopedic in nature: only 140 terms are defined in a rather lengthy manner. With so few terms, there are bound to be gaps. For example, information on psycholinguistics is inadequately scattered about the dictionary, including a cross-reference to the much broader term "linguistics." In another example, "form perception" is the place to find information on "pattern recognition." However, the reader will also find expected information in this dictionary including entries on aphasia, imagery and perception, language comprehension, and memory development. All entries also include bibliographic notes for further reading. Specialists in the field have contributed to this unique volume, and the main editor, Michael Eysenck, is well known for his previous work on anxiety and on cognitive psychology (A Handbook of Cognitive Psychology, 1984). The introduction states that one of the main intentions of this book is to "provide the reader with the scope and diversity of contemporary cognitive psychology." The contributors have succeeded in this mission with their clear and well-written essays. Highly recommended for use by upper-division undergraduate and graduate students of psychology. -K. Condic, Oakland University

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Michael W. Eysenck is Professor and Head of Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London, and formerly Reader in Psychology, Birbeck College, London.

Andrew Ellis is Professor and Head of Department of Psychology, University of York.

Earl Hunt is Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington.

Philip Johnson-Laird is Professor of Psychology at Princeton University.

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