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  • Paperback: 744 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (12 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131298100
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131298101
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 3.2 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 283,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“There are many strengths to this book . . . perhaps the most important of these is the conceptual framework around which each topic is discussed. The material is highly contemporary. Overall the content covers the appropriate material for the cognitive components of a degree in Psychology.”
–Dr Richard J. Tunney, Universityof Nottingham

“This book gives a refreshing insight into the basics of cognitive psychology, and it will stimulate students to think in a scientific way.”
Eric Soetens, University of Brussels(VUB), Belgium

 

What do looking for your suitcase on a baggagecarousel at 4 o’clock in the morning, sorting out clothes in time for the summer, and, waiting in the rain for the bus that never comes, all have in common?

They all demonstrate how the concepts of Cognitive Psychology can be found in everyday life.

Cognitive Psychologyprovides a lively and engaging introduction to the field, explaining how the principles of attention might be related to DJing, how the information processing framework allows a computer to encode Shakespeare, and, how the Incredible Hulk may well have inspired contemporary research on emotion. It also offers a complete coverage of all the British Psychological Society (BPS) required topics including memory, language and reasoning.

Underpinned throughout by classic and contemporary research, this text provides a clear and detailed account of key experiments, theories and concepts with critical analysis of the issues surrounding them.  Examples, full colour photos and illustrations are included throughout to animate the theoretical discussion and enable students to grasp the practical applications of Cognitive Psychology.

Features
A range of features have also been designed to help students consolidate their understanding of core concepts and promote engagement with ongoing research in the field. These include:

  • Opening examples and Reflective questions introduce the chapter and present the main theme of discussion within a lively framework.
  • Research focus boxes outline and critically analyse contemporary research discoveries.
  • For example . . . boxes present a real-world, topical illustration of important concepts and ideas discussed in the text.
  • What have we learnt? boxes offer a concise summary of contemporary topics, questions, theories and arguments in the book and develop skills in critical thinking.
  • Pinpoint questions encourage you to consolidate your understanding of the ideas and topics discussed.
  • Key terms provide useful definitions of the terms within the text.
  • Chapter summaries revisit the main arguments and themes covered in a chapter.

A Companion Website accompanying the book features a variety of interactive features to allow you to consolidate and further your understanding. This can be found at:

www.pearsoned.co.uk/quinlan

About the authors
Dr. Philip Quinlan is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of York, UK. Dr. Ben Dyson is Lecturer in Psychology at University of Sussex, UK.

 

 

 


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Pros: Excellent, well-written and presented text-book examining the subject as a whole. Displays well on PC app for Kindle.

Cons: Annoyingly and to my thorough disappointment, after purchasing this and attempting to download it to my Kindle Paperwhite, the device informed me the book is not readable with it. Prior to and subsequently to purchasing the book, no indication of this limitation appears on the book's product page (so far as I can see), and I feel strongly that such indication be made very clearly visible there. I'd hoped to have this tome handy in portable form, and it's worrying to contemplate that other, somewhat expensive, textbooks of this kind advertised as being in Kindle format that I might want to purchase in future would land me in the same disappointing circumstance.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Liam K on 19 April 2011
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Great book, starting University doing Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons) in September 2011.

Be a great book to start getting insight! Modern feel, very colourful, great use of diagrams and imagery.

Great for any undergraduate!!
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very happy with the product, was exactly what i wanted. was an accurate description of the product, came very quickly. would purchase again and recommend for other buyers
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Cathy on 5 Aug. 2012
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I have just discovered, three weeks into my semester, most of chapter four and chapter five are missing, they have instead, duplicated a large part of chapters two and three. I am not sure what to do, the content is examinable and I cannot afford to buy another textbook. I will not use this website again.
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