This new major work in a key area of psychological study and research has been bought together by one of Europe’s leading Cognitive scientists and will be included as part of the Sage Benchmarks in Psychology series. Drawing upon highly influential classic and contemporary sources, Koen Lambert guides readers through the central defining papers that anchor the field of Cognitive Science. Taken together, the six volumes will provide access to the key debates within the field and all the main lines of research that have emerged. This resource presents an interdisciplinary collection of wide ranging readings taken from leading behavioral sciences publications, including highly cited theoretical articles and empirical articles that have had great impact on the key debates in the field.

Cognitive Science in Action
Cognitive science in action

Part III completes our studies of the components of a research program in psychology that could qualify as genuinely scientific, according to the ideals of the natural sciences. It is time to apply all this to some worked examples. The three chapters that comprise this part illustrate the hybrid research paradigm in detail. Each concerns a major aspect of human cognitive practices and skills.

Our studies in the philosophy of science have highlighted the two main phases in building a science in any domain.

A comprehensive yet flexible classification system must be available to bring order to the phenomena of interest. To facilitate this part of the project we may need to make use of analytical models.

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