Cognitive Psychology

By Phillip Quinlan
October 2008
Prentice Hall
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9780131298101
744 pages
$87.50 Paper Original

Cognitive Psychology provides a lively and engaging introduction to this field and offers complete coverage of all the British Psychological Society (BPS) required topics. This text provides a clear and detailed account of key experiments, theories and concepts, and the examples, full colour photos and illustrations found throughout animate theoretical discussion and enable students to grasp the practical applications of Cognitive Psychology.


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Guided tour



Chapter 1  Foundations

Chapter 2  Information processing and nature of the mind

Chapter 3  Visual processes and visual sensory memory

Chapter 4  Masking, thresholds and consciousness

Chapter 5  An introduction to perception

Chapter 6  Theories of perception

Chapter 7  Mental representation

Chapter 8  Attention I: general introduction, basic models and data

Chapter 9  Attentional constraints and performance limitations

Chapter 10  Human memory: an introduction

Chapter 11  Human memory: fallibilities and failures

Chapter 12  Semantic memory and concepts

Chapter 13  Object recognition

Chapter 14  The nature of language and its relation to the other mental faculties

Chapter 15  Reasoning

Chapter 16  Cognition and emotion





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

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