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The Resource Categorizing cognition : toward conceptual coherence in the foundations of psychology, Graeme S. Halford, William H. Wilson, Glenda Andrews, and Steven Phillips

Categorizing cognition : toward conceptual coherence in the foundations of psychology, Graeme S. Halford, William H. Wilson, Glenda Andrews, and Steven Phillips

Label
Categorizing cognition : toward conceptual coherence in the foundations of psychology
Title
Categorizing cognition
Title remainder
toward conceptual coherence in the foundations of psychology
Statement of responsibility
Graeme S. Halford, William H. Wilson, Glenda Andrews, and Steven Phillips
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"All sciences need ways to classify the phenomena they investigate; chemistry has the periodic table and biology a taxonomic system for classifying life forms. These classification schemes depend on conceptual coherence, demonstrated correspondences across paradigms. This conceptual coherence has proved elusive in psychology, although recent advances have brought the field to the point at which it is possible to define the type of classificatory system needed. This book proposes a categorization of cognition based on core properties of constituent processes, recognizing correspondences between cognitive processes with similar underlying structure but different surface properties. These correspondences are verified mathematically and shown not to be merely coincidental. The proposed formulation leads to general principles that transcend domains and paradigms and facilitate the interpretation of empirical findings. It covers human and nonhuman cognition and human cognition in all age ranges. Just as the periodic table classifies elements and not compounds, this system classifies relatively basic versions of cognitive tasks but allows for complexity. The book shows that a more integrated, coherent account of cognition would have many benefits. It would reduce the conceptual fragmentation of psychology; offer defined criteria by which to categorize new empirical results; and lead to fruitful hypotheses for the acquisition of higher cognition." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halford, Graeme S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.H288 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognition
  • Categorization (Psychology)
  • Concepts
  • Categorization (Psychology)
  • Cognition
  • Concepts
  • Gedächtnis
  • Kognitive Psychologie
  • Kognitiver Prozess
Label
Categorizing cognition : toward conceptual coherence in the foundations of psychology, Graeme S. Halford, William H. Wilson, Glenda Andrews, and Steven Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and statement of the problem -- Properties of cognitive processes -- Relational knowledge in higher cognition -- Cognitive complexities and correspondences -- Representational rank -- Acquisition of relational knowledge and the origin of symbols -- Neural nets as models of acquisition processes -- Human reasoning and relational knowledge -- Applications of relational knowledge theory -- Conclusion
Control code
878510092
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780262028073
Lccn
2014013236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)878510092
Label
Categorizing cognition : toward conceptual coherence in the foundations of psychology, Graeme S. Halford, William H. Wilson, Glenda Andrews, and Steven Phillips
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and statement of the problem -- Properties of cognitive processes -- Relational knowledge in higher cognition -- Cognitive complexities and correspondences -- Representational rank -- Acquisition of relational knowledge and the origin of symbols -- Neural nets as models of acquisition processes -- Human reasoning and relational knowledge -- Applications of relational knowledge theory -- Conclusion
Control code
878510092
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780262028073
Lccn
2014013236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)878510092

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