An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology : Processes and Disorders

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David Groome with Nicola Brace, Hazel Dewart, Graham Edgar, Helen Edgar, Anthony Esgate, Richard Kemp, Graham Pike, and Tom Stafford.

An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: Processes and Disorders is a comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students. It covers all the key areas of cognition, including perception, attention, long-term memory, working memory, thinking and language. Uniquely, alongside the chapters on normal cognitive function, there are also chapters on the related clinical disorders (agnosia, amnesia, thought disorder and aphasia) which helps to provide a thorough insight into the nature of cognition. Key features:

This new edition has been carefully revised throughout to provide a comprehensive overview of current thinking in the field
Includes greater coverage of neuropsychological disorders, with additional material from the latest research using brain imaging
Accessibly written, by authors at the cutting edge of their subject areas
Specially designed textbook features such as chapter summaries, further reading, and a glossary of key terms.

Written to cover all levels of ability using helpful figures and illustrations, this book has sufficient depth to appeal to the most able students while the clear and accessible text, written by experienced teachers, will help students who find the material difficult. It will appeal to any student on an undergraduate psychology degree course as well as to medical students and those studying in related clinical professions such as nursing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 174 x 242 x 22mm | 938.95g
  • Psychology Press Ltd
  • Hove, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 125 Line drawings, black and white; 13 Halftones, black and white; 2 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1841695440
  • 9781841695440
  • 696,418

Table of contents

Introduction. Perception. Attention. Disorders of perception and attention. Long-term memory. Working memory. Disorders of memory. Thinking. Disorders of thinking. Language. Disorders of language. Computational models of cognition.
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"This is a very interesting introduction to cognitive psychology, distinguished from many of its competitors. It enhances theoretical insight by systematically combining chapters on normal and disordered cognitive functioning. It also continually highlights that cognitive functions are not independent, but instead form an integrated system aimed at understanding the world and producing coherent goal-directed behavior." - Gezinus Wolters, Association Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Leiden University, The Netherlands
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About David Groome

University of Westminster
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