"Completely updated, the new Seventh Edition of the leading text on cognition provides readers with the latest information on cognitive processes, current theoretical approaches, and innovative research techniques. It offers clear, balanced, and highly engaging coverage of the field, along with extensive pedagogical support and numerous applications to everyday life. Engaging topics include perceptual processes, working memory, long-term memory, mental imagery, general knowledge, language, problem solving, decision making, and cognitive development." The new Seventh Edition also demonstrates how our cognitive processes are relevant to our everyday, real-world experiences. It frequently examines how cognition can be applied to other disciplines, such as clinical psychology, social psychology, consumer psychology, education, communication, business, medicine, and law.
Provides an overview of the field, with chapters detailing perception, memory, imagery, general knowledge, language, problem solving and creativity, reasoning and decision making, and cognitive development. Chapters 2-12 each include a section which focuses on recent research about selected topics in cognitive psychology and provides details on research methods. Review questions, summaries, lists of key terms, and easy-to-perform demonstrations are also included. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Margaret W. Matlin received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She currently holds the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor of Psychology at SUNY Geneseo, where she has taught the course in cognitive psychology for 20 years.
Dr. Matlin is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Canadian Psychological Association. She received the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1977, the American Psychological Association’s Teaching of Psychology Award for four-year institutions in 1985, the American Psychological Foundation’s Distinguished Teaching in Psychology Award in 1995, and the Society for the Psychology of Women’s Heritage Award for outstanding lifetime contributions to the teaching of the psychology of women in 2001.