The Psychology of Human Thought
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Sternberg, Robert J. and Funke, Joachim (Eds.): The Psychology of Human Thought: An Introduction, Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2019.

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Published 31.07.2019.


Robert J. Sternberg, Joachim Funke (Eds.)

The Psychology of Human Thought

An Introduction

The “Psychology of Human Thought” is an “open access” collection of peer-reviewed chapters from all areas of higher cognitive processes. The book is intended to be used as a textbook in courses on higher process, complex cognition, human thought, and related courses. Chapters include concept acquisition, knowledge representation, inductive and deductive reasoning, problem solving, metacognition, language, expertise, intelligence, creativity, wisdom, development of thought, affect and thought, and sections about history and about methods. The chapters are written by distinguished scholarly experts in their respective fields, coming from such diverse regions as North America, Great Britain, France, Germany, Norway, Israel, and Australia. The level of the chapters is addressed to advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students.

Robert J. Sternberg, Professor of Human Development, Cornell University, USA; Honorary Professor of Psychology, Heidelberg University, Germany.  Areas of research: Intelligence, creativity, wisdom, reasoning, problem solving.

Joachim Funke, Professor for Cognitive and Theoretical Psychology at Heidelberg University, Germany. Areas of research: Reasoning, problem solving, thinking, creativity.

Front Matter
List of Contributors
Robert J. Sternberg, Joachim Funke
Robert J. Sternberg, Joachim Funke
1 The Psychology of Human Thought: Introduction
Robert J. Sternberg
2 History of the Field of the Psychology of Human Thought
Arndt Bröder
3 Methods for Studying Human Thought
Kimery R. Levering, Kenneth J. Kurtz
4 Concepts: Structure and Acquisition
Art Graesser, Anne M. Lippert, Keith T. Shubeck
5 Knowledge Representation and Acquisition
Klaus Fiedler, Rakefet Ackerman, Chiara Scarampi
6 Metacognition: Monitoring and Controlling One’s Own Knowledge, Reasoning and Decisions
Jonathan St. B. T. Evans
7 Deductive Reasoning
Janet E. Davidson
8 Inductive Reasoning
Joachim Funke
9 Problem Solving
Julia Nolte, David Garavito, Valerie Reyna
10 Decision Making
Lisa von Stockhausen, Joachim Funke
11 Nature of Language
Andrea Bender
12 Language and Thought
David Z. Hambrick
13 Expertise
Oliver Wilhelm, Ulrich Schroeders
14 Intelligence
Todd Lubart, Branden Thornhill-Miller
15 Creativity: An Overview of the 7C’s of Creative Thought
Judith Glück
16 Wisdom
Kathleen M. Galotti
17 Development of Human Thought
Joseph Forgas
18 Affect and Thought: The Relationship Between Feeling and Thinking
Mary Gauvain
19 Culture and Thought
Subject Index
Author Index