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Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook, 6th Edition / Edition 6

Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook, 6th Edition / Edition 6

by Michael W. Eysenck, Mark T. KeaneMichael W. Eysenck


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Previous editions have established this best-selling student handbook as THE cognitive psychology textbook of choice, both for its academic rigour and its accessibility. This sixth edition continues this tradition. It has been substantially updated and revised to reflect new developments in the field (especially within cognitive neuroscience).

Traditional approaches are combined with the cutting-edge cognitive neuroscience approach to create a comprehensive, coherent and totally up-to-date overview of all the main fields in cognitive psychology. The major topics covered include perception, attention, memory, concepts, language, problem solving, and reasoning, as well as some applied topics such as everyday memory.

New to this edition:

  • Presented in full-colour throughout, with numerous colour illustrations including photographs and brain scans
  • Increased emphasis on cognitive neuroscience, to reflect its growing influence on cognitive psychology
  • A NEW chapter on Cognition and Emotion
  • A WHOLE chapter on Consciousness
  • Increased coverage of applied topics such as recovered memories, medical expertise, informal reasoning, and emotion regulation incorporated throughout the textbook
  • More focus on individual differences in areas including long-term memory, expertise, reasoning, emotion and regulation.

The textbook is packed full of useful features that will engage students and aid revision, including key terms, which are new to this edition, chapter summaries, and suggestions for further reading.

Written by one of the leading textbook authors in psychology, this thorough and user-friendly textbook will continue to be essential reading for all undergraduate students of psychology. Those taking courses in computer science, education, linguistics, physiology, and medicine will also find it an invaluable resource.

This edition is accompanied by a rich array of supplementary materials, which will be made available to qualifying adopters completely free of charge. The online multimedia materials include:

  • A PowerPoint lecture course and multiple-choice question test bank
  • A unique Student Learning Program: an interactive revision program incorporating a range of multimedia resources including interactive exercises and demonstrations, and active reference links to journal articles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841695402
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 760
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Michael W. Eysenck is Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the best-selling author of a number of textbooks including Fundamentals of Cognition (2006), Memory (with Alan Baddeley and Michael Anderson) (2009), and Fundamentals of Psychology (2009).

Mark Keane is Chair of Computer Science at University College Dublin

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Approaches to Human Cognition. Part 1. Visual Perception and Attention. 2. Basic Processes in Visual Cognition. 3. Object and Face Recognition. 4. Perception, Motion and Action. 5. Attention and Performance. Part 2. Memory. 6. Learning, Memory and Forgetting. 7. Long-Term Memory Systems. 8. Everyday Memory. Part 3. Language. 9. Reading and Speech Perception. 10. Language Comprehension. 11. Language Production. Part 4.: Thinking and Reasoning. 12. Problem Solving and Expertise. 13. Judgement and Decision Making. 14. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning. Part 5. Broadening Horizons. 15. Cognition and Emotion. 16. Consciousness. Glossary. References.

What People are Saying About This

Trevor Harley

I welcome the frequent and thorough revision of this outstanding text. I recommend it as my standard text in cognitive psychology at the moment, and the publication of a new edition should ensure that I continue to do so in future. (Trevor Harley, Head of Department, Department of Psychology, University of Dundee)

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