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Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook, 4th Edition [Paperback]

Mark T. Keane , Michael W. Eysenck
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10 Aug 2000 0863775519 978-0863775512 4
This is a thorough revision and updating of the extremely successful third edition. As in previous editions, the following three perspectives are considered in depth: experimental cognitive psychology; cognitive science, with its focus on cognitive modelling; and cognitive neuropsychology with its focus on cognition following brain damage. In addition, and new to this edition, is detailed discussion of the cognitive neuroscience perspective, which uses advanced brain-scanning techniques to clarify the functioning of the human brain. There is detailed coverage of the dynamic impact of these four perspectives on the main areas of cognitive psychology, including perception, attention, memory, knowledge representation, categorisation, language, problem-solving, reasoning, and judgement.

The aim is to provide comprehensive coverage that is up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible. All existing chapters have been extensively revised and re-organised. Some of the topics receiving much greater coverage in this edition are: brain structures in perception, visual attention, implicit learning, brain structures in memory, prospective memory, exemplar theories of categorisation, language comprehension, connectionist models in perception, neuroscience studies of thinking, judgement, and decision making.

Cognitive Psychology: A Students Handbook will be essential reading for undergraduate students of psychology. It will also be of interest to students taking related courses in computer science, education, linguistics, physiology, and medicine.

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  • Paperback: 637 pages
  • Publisher: Psychology Press; 4 edition (10 Aug 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0863775519
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863775512
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 18.6 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Michael W. Eysenck is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London and Professorial Fellow at Roehampton University. He is the author of more than 40 books on psychology including research monographs and numerous textbooks. Among his recent best-selling books are Fundamentals of Cognition (2006), Memory (with Alan Baddeley and Michael Anderson) (2009), Fundamentals of Psychology (2009), and Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook (2010).

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'Although a fourth edition, this is a current text, relating all major areas of cognition to neuropsychological function and dysfunction, written in an accessible style with a well-illustrated format.' - Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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This book, aimed at the undergraduate combines a good amount of depth with enough coverage of the material required for a course in Cognitive psychology. it covers all essential areas such as Memory, Perception, Language and Attention as well as having good summeries and having an easy to read text.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cognitive Psychology 29 Mar 2003
I was reluctant to order the book at first as my knowledge on this field is basic and I thought it might not offer practical information easily comprehensible to a nonspecialist. However, I found a lot of information about perception and memory which I think can cast some light on the different ways students understand and recall language. I particularly enjoyed chapter 12 which referred to language comprehension and dealed with the ways in which information is processed explaining terms such as 'parsing' and 'pragmatics' which enabled me see my students' comprehension problems at reading and listening from a different point of view.
Apart from that, there was some information about the abilities of chess masters and other experts which I enjoyed reading. Generally, I think the book is a source of knowledge for anyone who is interested in mental processes and in the way they affect our abilities and skills.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent easy to read informative text 1 Mar 2002
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I am a student and found this book a must for studying cognitive psychology. This was the first time I had studied this area and found the book extremely well written. It is easy to read with good summaries. Eysenck has certainly done himself proud with this book!
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
This is a must for any OU student studying D309, but it also compliments perfectly both the foundation and child development courses. Eysenck has definitely mastered this field of psychology! The style and presentation of what is undoubtly a complex subject means you can "dip in" to any area of any chapter.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cognitive Psychology A Student's Handbook 11 Sep 2003
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This book covers all major areas within cognitive psychology, which was very useful for my course, but it is a very dry and boring read! Some chapters are rather hard to grasp. I found, it gave enough detail and information about most topics, and once I got used to the way it was written, I found it useful but not the best reference for my studies.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cognitive Psychology At its most informative 1 Feb 2005
When I first acquired this book I was a first year psychology student and I found that each page I seemed to read went way over my head. However the more I studied psychology the more understandable and informative this book became. Although at times you do feel overwhelmed and utterly bewildered, for any student of psychology in this day and age this should be an essential requirement. It is up to date with probably one of the most advanced perspectives in psychology today.
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