Cognitive psychology: a student’s handbook

The fully updated eighth edition of Cognitive Psychology: A Student’s Handbook provides comprehensive yet accessible coverage of all the key areas in the field ranging from visual perception and attention through to memory and language. Each chapter is complete with key definitions, practical real-life applications, chapter summaries and suggested further reading to help students develop an understanding of this fascinating but complex field. Widely regarded as the leading undergraduate textbook in the field of cognitive psychology, this new edition comes complete with an enhanced accompanying companion website. The website includes a suite of learning resources including simulation experiments, multiple-choice questions, and access to Primal Pictures’ interactive 3D atlas of the brain.

Book contents:

  1. Approaches to human cognition

  2. Basic processes in visual perception

  3. Object and face recognition

  4. Motor perception and action

  5. Attention and performance

  6. Learning, memory and forgetting

  7. Long-term memory systems

  8. Everyday memory

  9. Speech perception and reading

  10. Language comprehension

  11. Language production

  12. Problem solving and expertise

  13. Judgement and decision making

  14. Reasoning and hypothesis testing

  15. Cognition and emotion

  16. Consciousness