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Cognitive Mapping
Past, Present and Future

ISBN 9780415757805
Published October 12, 2015 by Routledge
279 Pages

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Book Description

This important work brings together international academics from a variety of disciplines to explore the topic of spatial cognition on a 'geographic' scale. It provides an overview of the historical origins of the subject, a description of current debates and suggests directions for future research.

Table of Contents

1. Cognitive mapping  Rob Kitchin and Scott Freundschuh2. Collecting and analysing cognitive mapping data  Rob Kitchin3. Levels and structure of spatial knowledge  Barbara Tversky4. Cognitive mapping and spatial decision making  Tommy Garling and Reginald G Golledge5. Route learning and way finding  Edward H. Cornell and C. Donald Heth6. Understanding and learning maps Robert Lloyd7. Understanding and learning virtual spaces Patrick Peruch, Florence Gaunet, Catherine Thinus-Blanc and Jack Loomis8. Micro and macro spaces  Scott Freundschuh9. Cognitive mapping in childhood  David Uttal and Lisa Tan10. Ageing and spatial behaviour in the elderly adult K.C. Kirasic11. A view of space through language  Holly Taylor12. Sex, gender and cognitive mapping  Carole Self and Reg Golledge13. Cognitive mapping without visual experience  Simon Ungar14. The future of cognitive mapping research  Rob Kitchin and Scott Freundschuh

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Rob Kitchin is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland. His research interests include cognitive geography, spatial behaviour, disability, cyberspace and social geography.
Scott Freundschuh is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, USA. His research interests include a wide range if topics concerning maps and spatial knowledge acquisition in children and adults.