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Cognitive psychology is a large and expanding field, whose insights now impact on all other branches of psychology. The second edition of Principles of Cognitive Psychology provides an up-to-date approach to cognitive psychology, with an emphasis on accessibility and clarity of style. Thoroughly revised and updated, this book covers the fundamental topics in cognitive psychology such as perception, attention and pattern recognition, memory, language, problem solving and reasoning. It provides an intriguing insight into how we perform these complex activities. New to this edition is a focus on the evaluation of the various theoretical approaches to basic cognitive processes.
Principles of Cognitive Psychology can be easily read by those with no previous knowledge of cognitive psychology. It contains chapter summaries and practice essay questions which will be helpful for undergraduate students.
|1||What is cognitive psychology?||1|
|The real world||8|
|2||Sensory systems and perception||11|
|Theories of perception||35|
|Selective or focused attention||43|
|Short-term and long-term memory||68|
|Levels of processing||77|
|Organisation in memory||81|
|Why do we forget?||89|
|5||Language comprehension and production||102|
|Basic processes in reading||104|
|Language and thought||125|
|Decision making and judgement||158|