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Published: 20 December 2016

560 Pages | 73 photos; 144 figures; 12 tables

10.0 x 8.0 inches

ISBN: 9780199019700

Bookseller Code (04)


Sixth Edition

Scott Sinnett, Daniel Smilek, and Alan Kingstone

  • Demonstrates how theory can be applied to real-life situations, providing a practical introduction for first-time students of cognitive psychology.
  • Covers key topics such as perception, memory, language, problem-solving, creativity, and reasoning, giving students a well-rounded introduction to the field.
  • Cites classic and current research from around the world, including Canada, the U.S., and Europe, offering students a global perspective on the study of cognition.
  • Key historical information at the start of each chapter offers context for the material that follows.
  • Student-friendly pedagogy encourages active learning of key concepts.
  • Chapter-opening case studies invite students to see how concepts explored in the text relate to real-world situations.
  • Case studies are revisited at the end of each chapter, giving students the opportunity to reconsider each case based on material covered in the chapter.
  • Cognition in Action boxes connect real-life examples with chapter material.
  • Think Twice boxes feature creative review exercises that invite students to engage with ideas and issues raised in the chapter.
  • Consider This boxes highlight notable and cutting-edge research findings.
  • In the Know review questions at the end of each chapter provide further opportunity for students to test their comprehension.
  • Also includes a running glossary, highlighted key terms, learning objectives, chapter summaries, and suggestions for further reading.
  • A vibrant full-colour design - with over 200 images - helps students visualize concepts and theories.

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