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Theories and Applications

Tenth Edition
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June 2022 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Now published by Sage!

A classic text for the undergraduate Cognitive Psychology course, Cognition: Theories and Applications provides an overview of the origins of this experimental field and makes connections with our current understanding of cognitive processes through deep dives into classic and current research findings. Author Stephen K. Reed offers streamlined coverage of classic and contemporary theories, an emphasis on real world applications, and an easy-to-follow explanatory style that demonstrates how cognitive processes are connected. This fully-revised Tenth Edition includes a new, standalone chapter dedicated to Action; full-color visuals; and new research findings in the areas of cognitive neuroscience, linguistics, and robotics.

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1. Introduction
P A R T 1 Cognitive Components
2. Pattern Recognition
3. Attention
4. Working Memory
5. Long-term Memory
6. Action
P A R T 2 Cognitive Representations
7. Memory Codes
8. Visual Images
9. Categorization
10. Semantic Organization
P A R T 3 Cognitive Skills
11. Language
12. Decision Making
13. Problem Solving
14. Expertise and Creativity


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Key features
  • The new edition is available as a digital option through Sage Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including video—all designed to enable students to better prepare for class. Learn more.
  • Cognitive research is reflected within Sage Vantage, where knowledge checks and end-of-chapter quizzes support retrieval and retention.
  • Thirteen Sage original video labs help students understand cognitive psychology and its experimental processes through active learning.
  • Offered in full, vibrant color to clarify understanding through its visual depictions.
  • The new edition includes hundreds of content updates and contemporary citations.
  • A new chapter covering Action helps learners understand how cognitive concepts impact real life.
  • A reorganized table of contents thoroughly supports teachers and learning.
  • Interwoven and current coverage of neuroscience underpins content throughout chapters.
  • Streamlined chapters support the key learning objectives covered in today’s undergraduate cognitive psychology courses.
  • Connections between concepts offer a holistic view of modern cognitive psychology.
  • Coverage is framed via three areas of cognition: Cognitive Components, Cognitive Representations, and Cognitive Skills.
  • Theories are introduced at the start of each chapter to help learners understand why and how cognitive research investigates and informs concepts.
  • Engaging, straightforward stories of research methodology help students to link scientific processes to theoretical coverage and real life.
  • Chronological coverage of research in chapters supports an understanding of the field today.
  • Each chapter offers applied examples that connect to day-to-day life.
  • Chapters conclude with a summary and list of recommended readings.
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