Rigorously researched and accessibly written, Cognitive Psychology: A Student’s Handbook is widely regarded as the leading undergraduate textbook in the field. The book is clearly organised, and offers comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of cognitive psychology. With a strong focus on considering human cognition in context, the book has been designed to help students develop a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of cognitive psychology, providing them with detailed knowledge of the very latest advances in the field.
New to this edition:
- Thoroughly revised throughout to include the latest research and developments in the field
- Extended coverage of cognitive neuroscience
- Additional content on computational cognitive science
- New and updated case studies demonstrating real life applications of cognitive psychology
- Fully updated companion website
Cognitive Psychology: A Student’s Handbook will be essential reading for all undergraduate students of psychology. Those taking courses in computer science, education, linguistics, physiology, and medicine will also find it an invaluable resource.
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About the Author
Michael W. Eysenck is Professor Emeritus in Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also a Professorial Fellow at Roehampton University. He is the best-selling author of a number of textbooks including Fundamentals of Cognition (2006), Memory (with Alan Baddeley and Michael Anderson, 2014) and Fundamentals of Psychology (2009).
Mark T. Keane is Chair of Computer Science at University College Dublin.
Table of Contents
Preface. 1. Approaches to Human Cognition. Part 1. Visual Perception and Attention. 2. Basic Processes in Visual Cognition. 3. Object and Face Recognition. 4. Perception, Motion and Action. 5. Attention and Performance. Part 2. Memory. 6. Learning, Memory and Forgetting. 7. Long-Term Memory Systems. 8. Everyday Memory. Part 3. Language. 9. Reading and Speech Perception. 10. Language Comprehension. 11. Language Production. Part 4.: Thinking and Reasoning. 12. Problem Solving and Expertise. 13. Judgement and Decision Making. 14. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning. Part 5. Broadening Horizons. 15. Cognition and Emotion. 16. Consciousness. Glossary. References.
What People are Saying About This
"In summary, I think this is an outstanding text, and this revision will ensure that it remains my first choice."----Trevor Harley, University of Dundee
This book is a worthy successor to previous editions and will continue to provide first and second year psychology undergraduates with a firm foundation in cognitive psychology. The breadth of coverage is staggering, yet the authors maintain coherence throughout. Theories, scientific approaches, methods and data are all clearly explained, evaluated and summarised, helping the reader to critically reflect as they learn. These qualities make this volume a true 'handbook'." ----Liz Styles, Buckinghamshire Chilterus University College.
"Eysenck and Keane have set a well established precedent for authoritative, comprehensive and lucid treatment of cognitive psychology ... This new edition demonstrates the significant recent progress ... together with informative discussion of the theoretical, empirical and methodological context from which this progress has arisen... It was a pleasure to read." ----Robert Logie, University of Aberdeen