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Cognitive Psychology


July 2012 | 184 pages | Learning Matters

"Clear explanations and illustrations clearly define concepts. The text also contains a range of useful tasks to support student engagement and recognition of possible application. The critical thinking activities are also well organised to support students to develop analytical approaches."
- Julie Prentice, Department of Childhood Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University

This accessible text addresses the core knowledge domain of cognitive psychology, with focused coverage of the central concepts, research and debates in this key area. The engaging text provides detailed information on thinking and reasoning, learning and memory, language, perception, attention, and consciousness. A final chapter examines cognitive neuropsychology. There is an emphasis on the way the properties of cognition relate to our everyday lives.

Learning features including case studies, research summaries, short review questions and assignment topics, are provided throughout to aid students’ understanding and promote a critical approach. In addition extended critical thinking and skill builder activities develop the reader’s higher level skills.


 
Series Editor's Introduction
 
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
 
Thinking and Reasoning
 
Learning and Memory
 
Language
 
Perception
 
Attention
 
Consciousness
 
Cognitive Neuropsychology
 
Glossary
 
References

Interesting tasks to introduce in cognitive psychology for occupational therapist.

Mr DULCE ROMERO
DEPARTAMENTO DE PSICOLOGÍA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA-LA MANCHA
July 31, 2014

Clear explanations and illustrations clearly define concepts. The text also contains a range of useful tasks to support student engagement and recognition of possible application. The critical thinking activities are also well organised to support students to develop analytical approaches.

Mrs Julie Prentice
Department of Childhood Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
June 18, 2014

Extremely useful as a reference book, and for learning the fundamentals of the cognitive theories.

Miss Frances Jackson
Public Services, Peterborough Regional College
June 3, 2014

Excellent book but not available as an e-book on the platforms supported by our university library

Dr Sarah Rose
School of Psychology, Keele University
April 1, 2014

This textbook on Cognitive Psychology is very clear and well-organized and includes helpful case studies, tasks and activities. I found it suitable for Bachelor's level students, but I wish it was more in-depth in the areas of perception and attention.

Mrs Jurgita Babarskiene
Social Sciences, LCC International University
March 13, 2013

This book, despite not covering all the areas intended for this module in enough depth is a very accessible introduction to Cognitive Psychology that will be perfect for those students which might be struggling with the complexity of this subject.

Dr Antonina Pereira
Psychology, Chichester University
February 21, 2013

This was not adopted only because the focus of the book does not fit with my current teaching modules

Ms Jo Cruywagen
Department of Psychology, Roehampton University
February 13, 2013

The book has interesting critical thinking tasks but the texts that introduce the topics are too basic for my course.

Miss Sabine Reich
School, University of Mannheim
November 27, 2012

A very clear text taking the student through a complex maze with clarity and well supported discussion around key issues. A thought provoking text for those new to this area of study at undergraduate level

Mr Iain Campbell-King
Faculty of Health and Social Care (Southwark), London South Bank University
October 31, 2012

too text heavy

Dr Mark Hoelterhoff
Applied Psychology, University of Cumbria
May 3, 2012

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