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Marvin Chun and Steven Most

24 March 2022

ISBN: 9780199950638

432 pages

In Stock

Price: £124.99

Chun and Most's Cognition brings new, modern vitality to course materials by presenting exciting findings from cognitive psychology in a way that students can easily grasp. If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your local campus representative to arrange a local price.



Chun and Most's Cognition brings new, modern vitality to course materials by presenting exciting findings from cognitive psychology in a way that students can easily grasp.

  • Discovery Labs offer a wide variety of interactive experiments, exercises, and animations designed to help students understand important concepts and principles.
  • See for Yourself demonstrations describe an activity or mental trick students can easily do themselves to see cognition in action.
  • Think for Yourself boxes provide an in-depth look at interesting subjects relevant to the chapter content.
  • Research Focus boxes highlight cutting-edge research studies, explaining methodology and results.
  • Checkpoint questions at the end of each major section help students test their understanding as they progress through a chapter.

About the Author(s)

Marvin Chun and Steven Most

Marvin M. Chun is the Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology at Yale University, with secondary appointments in the Cognitive Science Program and the Yale School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience. He received his Ph.D. in brain and cognitive sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by postdoctoral training at Harvard University. Professor Chun leads a cognitive neuroscience laboratory that uses functional brain imaging and machine learning to decode and predict how people see, attend, remember, and perform optimally. His research has been honored with a Troland Award from the US National Academy of Sciences, an early-career award from the American Psychological Association, and a Ho-Am Science Prize from Samsung (South Korea).

Steven B. Most is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia (UNSW Sydney), with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware. He received his B.A in psychology at Brandeis University and Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University, followed by postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt and Yale Universities. Dr. Most leads the Motivated Attention & Perception Lab, where his team uses behavioral and physiological measures to understand how attention, motivation, and emotion shape what people see, remember, and do, as well as how cognition affects safety and wellbeing in the real world (e.g., road safety). Before writing Cognition, Professors Chun and Most collaborated on research examining how emotional stimuli capture attention.

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: What Is Cognitive Psychology?
    Chapter 2: Cognitive Neuroscience
    Chapter 3: Perception and Mental Imagery
    Chapter 4: External Attention
    Chapter 5: Cognitive Control and Working Memory
    Chapter 6: Everyday Memory
    Chapter 7: Memory Systems
    Chapter 8: Language and Communication
    Chapter 9: Judgment and Decision Making
    Chapter 10: Reasoning and Problem Solving
    Chapter 11: Knowledge, Intelligence, and Cognitive Development
    Chapter 12: Social Cognition


"This textbook has a fresh feel to it with respect to the selection of topics, scholarly quality, and presentation style. The writing is clear, engaging, and at appropriate level of complexity for an introductory text. The chapters are informative and fun to read." - Shahram Ghiasinejad, University of Central Florida

"The text is very well organized and covers the relevant material in a compelling manner. The language chapter, which in most cognitive psychology texts does not present a full picture of psycholinguistics, is particularly comprehensive and tells an interesting story." - Louisa Slowiaczek, Bowdoin College

"The book is very accessible and presents a refreshed view of cognitive psychology. The integration of real world examples is specific strength that makes this book stand out." - Arturo Hernandez, University of Houston

"This text is accessible, yet comprehensive and challenging. The concepts are organized well, and explanations strike a balance that is not overly simplified nor excessively detailed." - Brandi Emerick, Indiana University

"This textbook is well organized and well written. It has a good combination of classic, groundbreaking, and recent research. Students will find the textbook easy to comprehend and a pleasure to read." - Robert Hines, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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