Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology


By (author) Philip Quinlan, By (author) Ben Dyson


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  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Format: Paperback | 744 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 264mm x 29mm | 1,402g
  • Publication date: 31 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 0131298100
  • ISBN 13: 9780131298101
  • Sales rank: 42,580

Product description

Cognitive Psychology provides a lively and engaging introduction to this field and offers complete coverage of all the British Psychological Society (BPS) required topics. This text provides a clear and detailed account of key experiments, theories and concepts, and the examples, full colour photos and illustrations found throughout animate theoretical discussion and enable students to grasp the practical applications of Cognitive Psychology.

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Table of contents

List of figures and tables Guided tour Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Foundations Chapter 2 Information processing and nature of the mind Chapter 3 Visual processes and visual sensory memory Chapter 4 Masking, thresholds and consciousness Chapter 5 An introduction to perception Chapter 6 Theories of perception Chapter 7 Mental representation Chapter 8 Attention I: general introduction, basic models and data Chapter 9 Attentional constraints and performance limitations Chapter 10 Human memory: an introduction Chapter 11 Human memory: fallibilities and failures Chapter 12 Semantic memory and concepts Chapter 13 Object recognition Chapter 14 The nature of language and its relation to the other mental faculties Chapter 15 Reasoning Chapter 16 Cognition and emotion Bibliography Glossary Index