Abstract: A balanced survey of the higher cognitive processes -- human thinking, problem solving, learning, analogical reasoning.
Keywords: book review, psychology, thought, thinking, problem solving, learning, analogical reasoning, cognition.
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Title: Thinking, Problem Solving, Cognition, Second Edition
Author: Richard E. Mayer
Publisher: W H Freeman and Company
Date Published: April 1992
ISBN: 0716722151
LOCN: BF441.M35 1991
Dewey: 153.4/2 20
Pages: 560
Bibliography: 711
Figures: 247
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Part I: Historical Perspective

Chapter 1: Beginnings

Chapter 2: Associationism: Thinking as Learning by Reinforcement

Chapter 3: Gestalt: Thinking as Restructuring Problems

Part II: Basic Thinking Tasks

Chapter 4: Inductive Reasoning: Thinking as Hypothesis Testing

Chapter 5: Deductive Reasoning: Thinking as Logically Drawing Conclusions

Part III: Information-Processing Analysis of Cognition

Chapter 6: Computer Simulation: Thinking as a Search for a Solution Path

Chapter 7: Mental Chronometry: Thinking as a Series of Mental Operations

Chapter 8: Schema Theory: Thinking as an Effort After Meaning

Chapter 9: Question Answering: Thinking as a Search of Semantic Memory

Part IV: Implications and Applications

Chapter 10: Cognitive Development: Thinking as Influenced by Growth

Chapter 11: Intelligence: Thinking as a Measurable Ability

Chapter 12: Creativity Training: Thinking as a Learnable Skill

Chapter 13: Expert Problem Solving: Thinking as Influenced by Experience

Chapter 14: Analogical Reasoning: Thinking as Based on Analogs, Models, and Examples

Chapter 15: Mathematical Problem Solving: Thinking as Based on Domain-Specific Knowledge

Chapter 16: Everyday Thinking: Thinking as Based on Social Contexts


Author:        Mayer, Richard E., 1947-
Title:         Thinking, problem solving, cognition / Richard E.
Edition:       2nd ed.
Published:     New York : W.H. Freeman, c1992.
Description:   xi, 560 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series:        A Series of books in psychology
LC Call No.:   BF441.M35 1991
Dewey No.:     153.4/2 20
ISBN:          0716722143
               0716722151 (pbk.)
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references (p. 509-543)
                  and indexes.
Subjects:      Thought and thinking.
               Problem solving.
Control No.:   91018492 


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