chapter  1
The Value and Appeal of Research on Everyday Thought
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Introduction Some Examples of Laboratory and Real-World Memory and Problem Solving Some General Issues in Everyday Cognition Differences Between Everyday Reasoning and Problem Solving and Their Lab

Analogues The Social and Cultural Dimensions: Some of the Differences Between the

Everyday Cognition of Social and Nonsocial Objects Some Models of Everyday Cognition General Summary


The subject of this book (and of the example just cited) is everyday thought or cognition. In the chapters that follow, I demonstrate that the study of everyday cognition (a) is enjoying a dramatic increase in popularity in recent years, (b) is of major significance for cognitive psychology and related disciplines, (c) merits closer examination, both conceptually and as a topic for future research, and (d) is damn interesting in its own right.