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Network Science in Cognitive Psychology

1st Edition

Edited by Michael S. Vitevitch


216 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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This volume provides an integrative review of the emerging and increasing use of network science techniques in cognitive psychology, first developed in mathematics, computer science, sociology, and physics. The first resource on network science for cognitive psychologists in a growing international market, Vitevitch and a team of expert contributors provide a comprehensive and accessible overview of this cutting-edge topic.

This innovative guide draws on the three traditional pillars of cognitive psychological research – experimental, computational, and neuroscientific – and incorporates the latest findings from neuroimaging. The network perspective is applied to the fundamental domains of cognitive psychology including memory, language, problem solving, and learning, as well as creativity and human intelligence, highlighting the insights to be gained through applying network science to a wide range of approaches and topics in cognitive psychology

Network Science in Cognitive Psychology will be essential reading for all upper-level cognitive psychology students, psychological researchers interesting in using network science in their work, and network scientists interested in investigating questions related to cognition. It will also be useful for early career researchers and students in methodology and related courses.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The influence of social network properties on language processing and use

Chapter 2: Brain Network Architecture: Implications for Human Learning

Chapter 3: Complexity, Chaos and Catastrophe: Modelling Psychopathology as a Dynamic System

Chapter 4: Dreaming as a Random Walk through the Dreamer’s Associative Network

Chapter 5: Compression Heuristics, Social Networks, and the Evolution of Human Intelligence

Chapter 6: Networks and creativity: the socio-cultural side of being creative

Chapter 7: Clinical Cognitive Networks: A graph theory approach

Chapter 8: Modelling Early Word Learning Through Network Graphs

Chapter 9: Can network science connect mind, brain, and behavior?

About the Editor

Michael S. Vitevitch is Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas.

About the Series

Frontiers of Cognitive Psychology

Frontiers of Cognitive Psychology is a new series of cognitive psychology books, which brings together the very latest research in core and emerging topics in the field, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the current empirical, theoretical, and practical issues. Each volume provides handbook-like coverage a particular sub-area of cognitive psychology, yet is more focused and detailed than is possible in handbooks that attempt to cover the whole discipline. The series is an essential resource for senior undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and practitioners, and will be suitable as core textbooks in advanced courses dealing with specific sub-areas of cognitive psychology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Psycholinguistics
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Experimental Psychology