The Cognitive Sciences
An Interdisciplinary Approach
- Carolyn P. Sobel - Hofstra University, USA
- Paul Li - University of California, Berkeley, USA
An interdisciplinary introduction to the cognitive sciences, including historical development and classic research studies
A good outline and introduction.
Suitable for those looking to increase their knowledge and supplement their main course reading
The book provides a nice introduction to cognitive science for students with an easy to understand writing style. My course attracts students from computer science, biochemistry, and other science fields. These students do not have the background that psychology students have. The book is useful with such a diverse type of class.
The book offers comprehensive overview of cognitive sciences and is highly suitable for the preparatory course for master students. Excellent teacher and student companion site makes it an even more valuable addition to an intensive two-week course, since self-study phase can be clearly steered by the resources the site provides.
Not only did I find this book applying well to understanding brain function and human behaviour throughout natural development, but the book (being interdisciplinary) works well as a key textbook for any student of the social sciences to keep handy. A worthy book for any student's bookcase!
Supplement to course readings.