Cognitive Psychology

Paperback | April 1, 2012

EditorNick Braisby, Angus Gellatly

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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 confusionof truth and lies. Cognitive Psychology, Second Edition unravels 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 Edition is the ideal course companion for all psychology students. The Online Resource Centre to accompany Cognitive Psychology, Second Edition includes: 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.

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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 confusionof truth and lies. Cognitive Psychology, Se...

Nick Braisby first developed an interest in experimental and cognitive psychology during his undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. He then went on to study for a PhD in Cognitive Science at the Centre for Cognitive Science in Edinburgh. Following that, he took up a three year British Academy postdocto...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:768 pagesPublished:April 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199236992

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1. Prof Nick Braisby and Prof Angus Gellatly: Foundations of cognitive psychology2. Dr Peter Naish: Attention3. Dr Graham Pike, Dr Graham Edgar, and Dr Helen Edgar: Perception4. Dr Graham Pike and Dr Nicola Brace: Recognition5. Prof Nick Braisby: Concepts6. Prof Gareth Gaskell: Language Processing7. Prof Simon Garrod and Prof Anthony J. Sanford: Language In Action8. Dr Andrew Rutherford, Dr Gerasimos Markopoulos, Dr Davide Bruno and Dr Mirjam Brady-Van den Bos: Long Term Memory9. Prof Graham Hitch: Working Memory10. Dr Alison Greene and Prof Ken Gilhooly: Problem Solving11. Prof Peter Ayton: Judgement and Decision Making12. Prof Mike Oaksford: Reasoning13. Dr Gianna Cocchini: Cognitive Neuropsychology14. Dr Ingrid Johnsrude and Dr Olaf Hauk: Neuroimaging15. Dr David Okai and Prof Anthony David: Neuropsychiatry16. Dr Jenny Yiend, Dr Bundy Mackintosh, and Mr George Savulich: Cognition and Emotion17. Dr Chris Moulin and Dr Clare Rathbone: Autobiographical memory and the working self18. Prof Jackie Andrade: Consciousness19. Dr Stuart Watt: Cognitive modelling and cognitive architectures20. Prof Martin Davies: Theoretical Issues in Cognitive Psychology

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"The explanations are amongst the best I have seen in an introductory textbook in Cognitive Psychology." --Mr Stephen Kilpatrick, University of Northampton