Title Cognition, 7/e (International Student Edition)
Subtitle Exploring the Science of the Mind
Author Daniel Reisberg
ISBN 9780393665093
List price USD 149.63
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 712
Book size 204 X 254 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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A “big picture” focus on the science and applications.

One of the most successful texts ever published on its subject, the new Seventh Edition focuses on the insights and ideas that drive the field and supports student learning. Three exciting features—a new pedagogical programme based on the “testing effect”, a comprehensive, author-created instructor’s guide, and ZAPS Cognition Labs—deliver a dynamic, interactive introduction to cognitive psychology today.



Part 1: The Foundations of Cognitive Psychology

Chapter 1. The Science of the Mind • The Scope of Cognitive Psychology • The Cognitive Revolution • Research in Cognitive Psychology: The Diversity of Methods • Applying Cognitive Psychology • Chapter Review

Chapter 2. The Neural Basis for Cognition • Explaining Capgras Syndrome • The Study of the Brain • Sources of Evidence about the Brain • The Cerebral Cortex • Brain Cells • Moving On • Cognitive Psychology and Education: Food Supplements and Cognition • Chapter Review

Part 2: Learning About the World Around Us

Chapter 3. Visual Perception • The Visual System • Visual Coding • Form Perception • Constancy • The Perception of Depth • Cognitive Psychology and Education: An “Educated Eye” • Chapter Review

Chapter 4. Recognizing Objects • Recognition: Some Early Considerations • Word Recognition • Feature Nets and Word Recognition • Descendants of the Feature Net • Face Recognition • Top-Down Influences on Object Recognition • Cognitive Psychology and Education: Speed-Reading • Chapter Review

Chapter 5. Paying Attention • Selective Attention • Selection via Priming • Spatial Attention • Divided Attention • Practice • Cognitive Psychology and Education: ADHD • Chapter Review

Part 3: Memory

Chapter 6. The Acquisition of Memories and the Working-Memory System • Acquisition. Storage, and Retrieval • The Route into Memory • A Closer Look at Working Memory • Entering Long-Term Storage: The Need for Engagement • The Role of Meaning and Memory Connections • Organizing and Memorizing • The Study of Memory Acquisition • Cognitive Psychology and Education: How Should I Study? • Chapter Review

Chapter 7. Interconnections between Acquisition and Retrieval • Learning as Preparation for Retrieval • Encoding Specificity • The Memory Network • Different Forms of Memory Testing • Implicit Memory • Theoretical Treatments of Implicit Memory • Amnesia • Cognitive Psychology and Education: Familiarity Can Be Treacherous • Chapter Review

Chapter 8. Remembering Complex Events • Memory Errors, Memory Gaps • Memory Errors: A Hypothesis • The Cost of Memory Errors • Avoiding Memory Errors • Forgetting • Memory: An Overall Assessment • Autobiographical Memory • How General Are the Principles of Memory? • Cognitive Psychology and Education: Remembering for the Long Term • Chapter Review

Part 4: Knowledge

Chapter 9. Concepts and Generic Knowledge • Understanding Concepts • Prototypes and Typicality Effects • Exemplars • The Difficulties with Categorizing via Resemblance • Concepts as Theories • The Knowledge Network • Concepts: Putting the Pieces Together • Cognitive Psychology and Education: Learning New Concepts • Chapter Review

Chapter 10. Language • The Organization of Language • Phonology • Morphemes and Words • Syntax • Sentence Parsing • Prosody • Pragmatics • The Biological Roots of Language • Language and Thought • Cognitive Psychology and Education: Writing • Chapter Review

Chapter 11. Visual Knowledge • Visual Imagery • Chronometric Studies of Imagery • Imagery and Perception • Visual Imagery and the Brain • Individual Differences in Imagery • Images Are Not Pictures • Long-Term Visual Memory • The Diversity of Knowledge • Cognitive Psychology and Education: Using Imagery • Chapter Review

Part 5: Thinking

Chapter 12. Judgment and Reasoning • Judgment • Detecting Covariation • Dual-Process Models • Confirmation and asconfirmation • Logic • Decision Making • Cognitive Psychology and Education: Making People Smarter • Chapter Review

Chapter 13. Problem Solving and Intelligence • General Problem-Solving Methods • Drawing on Experience • Defining the Problem • Creativity • Intelligence • Intelligence beyond the ID Test • The Roots of Intelligence • Cognitive Psychology and Education The Goals of “Education” • Chapter Review

Chapter 14. Conscious Thought, Unconscious Thought • The Study of Consciousness • The Cognitive Unconscious • Disruptions of Consciousness • Consciousness and Executive Control • The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness • The Role of Phenomenal Experience • Consciousness: What Is Left Unsaid • Cognitive Psychology and Education: Mindfulness • Chapter Review


Appendix: Research Methods




Author Index

Subject Index

About the Author:

Daniel Reisberg is The Patricia and Clifford Lunneborg Professor of Psychology at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Professor Reisberg’s research has focused on the nature of mental imagery as well as on people’s ability to remember emotionally significant events. He has served on the editorial boards of many cognitive psychology journals, and is the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology. Reisberg also consults extensively with law enforcement and the justice system, and is the author of The Science of Perception and Memory: A Pragmatic Guide for the Justice System.

Target Audience:

Student and academicians of psychology.


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