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Cognitive processes enable us to experience the world around us: to recognise a friendly face in a crowd, to communicate our passions, to recall memories from the past. When these processes stop working, it can turn friends into strangers, render speech impossible, and make history a confusion of truth and lies.Cognitive Psychology, Second Editionunravels these complex ideas, introducing the concepts behind them and looking at how techniques, such as neuroimaging, can provide answers to questions that may at first seem unanswerable. The chapters - covering a broad range of topics, including attention, perception, and neuropsychiatry - are written to inspire students, and come complete with helpful resources, including in-chapter summaries to consolidate learning, 'Activity' boxes to help students engage in the content, and 'Research study' boxes to encourage an awareness of scientific method. With chapters written by experts in their fields and edited by professors with a wealth of experience in teaching and learning,Cognitive Psychology, Second Editionis the ideal course companion for all psychology students. The Online Resource Centre to accompanyCognitive Psychology, Second Editionincludes: For lecturers: DT Figures from the book available to download. DT A text bank of multiple choice questions. DT Chapters from the Methods Companion to the first edition. For students: DT Software simulations. DT A flashcard glossary.
Table of Contents
1. Foundations of cognitive psychology, Prof Nick Braisby and Prof Angus Gellatly
2. Attention, Dr Peter Naish
3. Perception, Dr Graham Pike, Dr Graham Edgar, and Dr Helen Edgar
4. Recognition, Dr Graham Pike and Dr Nicola Brace
5. Concepts, Prof Nick Braisby
6. Language Processing, Prof Gareth Gaskell
7. Language In Action, Prof Simon Garrod and Prof Anthony J. Sanford
8. Long Term Memory, Dr Andrew Rutherford, Dr Gerasimos Markopoulos, Dr Davide Bruno and Dr Mirjam Brady-Van den Bos
9. Working Memory, Prof Graham Hitch
10. Problem Solving, Dr Alison Greene and Prof Ken Gilhooly
11. Judgement and Decision Making, Prof Peter Ayton
12. Reasoning, Prof Mike Oaksford
13. Cognitive Neuropsychology, Dr Gianna Cocchini
14. Neuroimaging, Dr Ingrid Johnsrude and Dr Olaf Hauk
15. Neuropsychiatry, Dr David Okai and Prof Anthony David
16. Cognition and Emotion, Dr Jenny Yiend, Dr Bundy Mackintosh, and Mr George Savulich
17. Autobiographical memory and the working self, Dr Chris Moulin and Dr Clare Rathbone
18. Consciousness, Prof Jackie Andrade
19. Cognitive modelling and cognitive architectures, Dr Stuart Watt
20. Theoretical Issues in Cognitive Psychology, Prof Martin Davies