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Applied Cognitive Psychology

An Information-Processing Framework, 1st Edition

By Paul Barber


224 pages

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Originally published in 1988 Applied Cognitive Psychology draws on the psychology of perception, attention, and cognition to give an understanding of some everyday activities and skills. Paul Barber focuses on processes involved in selecting simple actions, face perception, reading, and tasks requiring attention skills. He uses practical problems as starting points for discussion, including mental overloading in air-traffic controllers, cooker-hob design, the use of Photokit/identikit, and reading from computer screens. The book also examines the strengths and limitations of the basic analytical approach of ‘information-processing’ in psychology.

As well as providing a textbook for students of psychology and ergonomics, Applied Cognitive Psychology will still be welcomed by those from other disciplines – management studies, education, sports science – who need to understand skilled behaviour in applied settings.

Table of Contents

Figures. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. On the Application of Psychology 2. The Information-Processing Approach 3. Faces: Their Perception and Memory 4. Design for Action 5. Mental Workload, Attention, and Performance 6. Visual and Cognitive Aspects of Reading 7. Applications, Implications, and Conclusions. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology