Fundamentals of Comparative Cognition

ISBN-10: 0195343107
ISBN-13: 9780195343106
Edition: 2013
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 3/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792

With the growing accessibility of original journal articles and papers, a staggering number of professors teaching junior/senior level courses are turning away from the use of textbooks in favor of primary research papers. The Fundamentals of Cognition series covers the main topics in thefield of Cognitive Psychology, and will address the need professors have for a brief, yet detailed, overview of specific topics in cognitive psychology. The books in this series will serve as a unifying discussion of the topic and provide continuity and cohesion to the discussion of primaryresearch papers. These primers will be written by prominent cognitive scientists with the ability to write accessibly about complex subjects. They will capture the current state of this fast moving field and reflect the authors' views.Comparative Cognition has countless connections to the rest of psychology and encompasses the comparative and evolutionary basis of development and social psychological processes as well as every aspect of cognition. Comparative research also provides the basis for the animal models used inbehavioral neuroscience and genetics. This text on the Fundamentals of Comparative Cognition will convey the richness and excitement of this diverse field while addressing the fundamental questions of what makes us uniquely human and what we share with other creatures. Professors' experience withShettleworth's graduate text and her clear, direct, and interesting writing style makes them very excited about the possibility of Shettleworth writing an undergraduate text in this field.

Series Introduction
Preface
What Is Comparative Cognition About?
"From Darwin to Behaviorism": A Little History
Research in the Twenty-First Century: Tool-Using Crows
How This Book Is Organized
Basic Processes
Perception and Attention
Memory
Associative Learning
Discrimination, Classification, and Concepts
Physical Cognition
Spatial Cognition: How Do Animals Find Their Way Around?
Two Timing Systems
Numerical Cognition
Putting It Together: Foraging and Planning
Using Tools
Social Cognition
Social Behavior: The Basics
Social Learning
Communication
Comparative Cognition and Human Uniqueness
Different in Degree or Kind?
Clues from Modularity and Development
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

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