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Published: 01 March 2012

744 Pages | 180 colour line drawings


ISBN: 9780199236992

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Cognitive Psychology

Second Edition

Edited by Nick Braisby and Angus Gellatly

  • A broad, engaging introduction to cognitive psychology, which encourages students to become actively involved in their learning.
  • Chapters from internationally recognised experts, carefully edited by experienced instructors to lead students through the subject in a coherent way.
  • Boxes throughout link the theory of cognitive psychology with aspects of everyday life, presenting material in contexts to which students can relate and understand, and link research findings with the techniques used to elucidate them, to develop the students' awareness and appreciation of scientific method.
  • Regular summaries within the chapters help students to consolidate their learning and ensure that they understand the key information.
  • The study of cognition is presented in the broader context of themes, challenges, and issues - not just theory - to enthuse the student more readily and encourage them to take a more critical approach to their subject.
  • The accompanying Online Resource Centre includes figures from the book available to download to facilitate lecture preparation, and interactive experiments to enable students to explore material covered in the book using problem-based learning.

New to this Edition:

  • New chapters on Neuroimaging, Cognitive Neuropsychology, and Neuropsychiatry introduce students to contemporary topics that have expanded enormously in the last five years
  • The content of many of the chapters has been expanded to give more depth, answering questions like 'what technique can help patients with brain damage recognise everyday objects?' and 'if we are hypnotised, what happens in our brain?'
  • The order of chapters has been changed to give the material a better narrative flow.
  • New eye-catching, full colour design.
  • Expanded Online Resource Centre includes new 'Journal Clubs' to encourage students to engage with the primary literature, and better understand how investigators explore the subject.

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