Ulric Neisser's 1967 publication of Cognitive Psychology earned him the title "Father of Cognitive Psychology."  The book is one of the earliest comprehensive reviews on the study of perception, attention, and memory, so it is considered the first textbook dedicated to cognitive psychology. Among those who embrace the over-simplified Intro-to-Cog narrative of the Cognitive Revolution (True Scientists triumph over the then-sacrosanct dogma of Watson & Skinner’s Evil Cult of Behaviorism), the publication of Cognitive Psychology is often characterized as a manifesto of sorts, timestamping the tipping point of the intellectual shift to cognitivism. Though the first chapter, "The Cognitive Approach," does challenge specific behaviorist assumptions, the text is primarily concerned with the application of the Human Information Paradigm to specific phenomena and with the presentation of an approach that carefully incorporates descriptions of mental events into experimental hypothesis and theory.

Belardinelli, M.O. (2012). The debt of cognitive science to Ulric Neisser. Cognitive Processing, 13(3), 189-191. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10339-012-0506-4

Neisser, U. (1967). Cognitive psychology. Appleton Century-Croft: New York

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