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 interested 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.

chapter |9 pages


ByMichael S. Vitevitch

chapter 2|15 pages

Brain Network Architecture

Implications for Human Learning
ByMarcelo G. Mattar, Danielle S. Bassett

chapter 3|35 pages

Complexity, Chaos, and Catastrophe

Modeling Psychopathology as a Dynamic System
ByJolanda J. Kossakowski, Angélique O. J. Cramer

chapter 4|17 pages

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

ByRichard Schweickert, Hye Joo Han, Zhuangzhuang Xi, Charles Viau-Quesnel

chapter 5|20 pages

Compression Heuristics, Social Networks, and the Evolution of Human Intelligence

ByMatthew E. Brashears, Laura Aufderheide Brashears

chapter 6|19 pages

Networks and Creativity

The Socio-Cultural Side of Being Creative
ByElvis Mazzoni, Alice Chirico, Martina Benvenuti, Andrea Gaggioli

chapter 7|30 pages

Clinical Cognitive Networks

A Graph Theory Approach
ByYoed N. Kenett, Miriam Faust

chapter 8|18 pages

Modeling Early Word Learning through Network Graphs

ByTomas Engelthaler, Thomas T. Hills

chapter 9|14 pages

Can Network Science Connect Mind, Brain, and Behavior?

ByMichael S. Vitevitch