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Comprehension: A Paradigm for Cognition (Hardback)
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Comprehension: A Paradigm for Cognition (Hardback)

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Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 13/01/1998
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In this landmark volume, Walter Kintsch presents a theory of human text comprehension that he has refined and developed over the past 20 years. Characterizing the comprehension process as one of constraint satisfaction, this comprehensive theory is concerned with mental processes - not primarily with the analysis of materials to be understood. The author describes comprehension as a two-stage process: first, approximate, inaccurate representations are constructed via context insensitive construction rules, which are then integrated via a process of spreading activation. In Part I, the general theory is presented and an attempt is made to situate it within the current theoretical landscape in cognitive science. In the second part, many of the topics are discussed that are typically found in a cognitive psychology text. The book addresses how relevant knowledge is activated during reading and how readers recognize and recall texts. It then draws the implications of these findings for how people solve word problems, act out verbal instructions and make decisions based on verbal information.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521583602
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 870 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 29 mm


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"The text is well written and should be on the "must read" list for cognitive psychologists who are interested in text and discourse processing." Journal of Mathematical Psychology
"The text is well written and should be on the "must read" list for cognitive psychologists who are interested in text and discourse processing." Journal of Mathematical Psychology

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