Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research and Everyday Experience / Edition 4 available in Hardcover
Bruce Goldstein's COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: CONNECTING MIND, RESEARCH, AND EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE connects the study of cognition to your everyday life. A wealth of concrete examples and illustrations help you understand the theories of cognition-driving home both the scientific importance of the theories and their relevance to your daily life. This accessible book introduces you to landmark studies and cutting-edge research that define this fascinating field. To help you further experiment with and understand the concepts in the text, COGLAB: THE ONLINE COGNITION LAB, available separately, contains dozens of classic experiments designed to help you learn about cognitive concepts and how the mind works.
About the Author
E. BRUCE GOLDSTEIN is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona. He received the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Pittsburgh for his classroom teaching and textbook writing. He received his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University and his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Brown University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Biology Department at Harvard University before joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Goldstein has published papers on a wide variety of topics, including retinal and cortical physiology, visual attention and the perception of pictures. He is the author of SENSATION AND PERCEPTION, 10th Edition (Cengage, 2017), and the editor of the BLACKWELL HANDBOOK OF PERCEPTION (Blackwell, 2001) and the two-volume SAGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PERCEPTION (Sage, 2010).
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology. 2. Cognitive Neuroscience. 3. Perception. 4. Attention. 5. Short-Term and Working Memory. 6. Long-Term Memory: Structure. 7. Long-Term Memory: Encoding and Retrieval. 8. Everyday Memory and Memory Errors. 9. Knowledge. 10. Visual Imagery. 11. Language. 12. Problem Solving. 13. Judgment, Decisions, and Reasoning.