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Cognitive Psychology / Edition 5

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This fifth edition of the best-selling international cognitive psychology textbook has been substantially updated and restructured to reflect new developments in cognitive psychology, and made more student-friendly.

Established approaches covered in depth include:

  • Experimental cognitive psychology

  • Cognitive science with its focus on modelling

  • Cognitive neuropsychology with its focus on cognition following brain damage.

Extensive new material in this edition includes:

  • Cognitive neuroscience approaches such as brain scanning and imaging studies which illustrate the principles of brain function

  • New material on consciousness.

Throughout, the new material is fully integrated with more traditional approaches to create a comprehensive, coherent and totally current overview of perception, attention, memory, concepts, language, problem solving, judgement and reasoning.

A two-colour design, plus a rich array of supplementary multimedia materials, make this edition more accessible and entertaining for students.

The multimedia materials include:

  • A PowerPoint lecture course and MCQ Test Bank free to qualifying adopters

  • A unique web-based Student Learning Program. This is an interactive revision program incorporating a rich array of multimedia resources including interactive exercises and demonstrations, and active reference links to journal articles. This is offered on a subscription basis to departments adopting the text. A free demonstration of a sample chapter is available to potential subscribers at .
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What People Are Saying

Trevor Harley
I welcome the frequent and thorough revision of this outstanding text. I recommend it as my standard text in cognitive psychology at the moment, and the publication of a new edition should ensure that I continue to do so in future. (Trevor Harley, Head of Department, Department of Psychology, University of Dundee)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841693583
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Approaches to cognitive psychology 1
Pt. I Visual perception and attention 31
2 Basic processes in visual perception 33
3 Object recognition 69
4 Perception, motion, and action 111
5 Attention and performance limitations 141
Pt. II Memory and concepts 187
6 Learning and memory 189
7 Long-term memory systems 229
8 Everyday memory 261
9 Concepts and categories 293
Pt. III Language 315
10 Reading and speech perception 321
11 Language comprehension 359
12 Language production 397
Pt. IV Thinking and reasoning 429
13 Problem solving and expertise 433
14 Creativity and discovery 465
15 Judgement and decision making 481
16 Reasoning and deduction 507
Pt. V Present and future 533
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