Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research, and Everyday Experience,
5th Edition

E. Bruce Goldstein

ISBN-13: 9781337408271 | ISBN-10: 1337408271

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 496 pages

List Price USD $191.95


A lot goes on in your head when you’re doing something simple like remembering (or forgetting!) to do your next assignment. Bruce Goldstein explains all this activity going on in your mind in COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: CONNECTING MIND, RESEARCH, AND EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE. Concrete examples and illustrations help you understand both the scientific importance of theories and their relevance to you, including research-based suggestions for better ways to study. Also available to clarify and reinforce concepts: MindTap, including CogLab 5: The Online Cognition Lab.

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E. Bruce Goldstein is an associate professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and is affiliated with the department of psychology at the University of Arizona. He received the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Pittsburgh for his classroom teaching and textbook writing. Before joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the biology department at Harvard University. Dr. Goldstein has published papers on a wide variety of topics, including retinal and cortical physiology, visual attention and the perception of pictures. The author of COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: CONNECTING MIND, RESEARCH AND EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE, 5th Edition (Cengage, 2019) and THE MIND: CONSCIOUSNESS, PREDICTION AND THE BRAIN (MIT, 2020), he edited the BLACKWELL HANDBOOK OF PERCEPTION (Blackwell, 2001) and the two-volume SAGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PERCEPTION (Sage, 2010). He is currently teaching courses in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, for learners over 50, at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Arizona, including Your Amazing Mind, Cognition and Aging, The Social and Emotional Mind, and The Mystery and Science of Shadows. He received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Tufts University and his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Brown University.

  • CogLab is now easier to use through MindTap with seamless sign-on capabilities, avoiding the need for extra codes.
  • MindTap also includes more questions per chapter to test basic understanding, in addition to the popular MasteryTraining distributed practice learning tool.
  • New demonstrations and interactions in MindTap give students a greater understanding of cognitive phenomenon. Students can participate in mini experiments with animations, videos, and interactives.
  • Updated material in the text presents the latest research in Cognitive Psychology. Notable revised content covers mirror neurons as well as recent research on networks, including the default mode network, structural and functional connectivity and connections between procedural and semantic memory. Goldstein also presents new "brain decoding" research.
  • "Demonstrations" features offer illustrative exercises that show students exactly how cognition works.
  • Explorations - Students explore, watch and respond to videos, demos, animations, and interviews to expand their understanding of key chapter concepts.
  • The book is accessible and clear, making complex studies and concepts easy for students to understand. A new example in the attention chapter discusses the dynamic nature of neural networks. Goldstein draws an analogy between observations of changes in traffic flow by a helicopter hovering over a city and changes in the effective connectivity of neural networks in response to changing demands of a situation.
  • The text emphasizes themes such as the challenge of determining what's happening in the mind when the mind can't be measured directly; the importance of inference and prediction across different areas, such as perception, attention, memory, language and thinking; and how technological advances have helped expand our understanding in all areas of Cognitive Psychology.
  • CogLab 5.0 - The COGLAB online laboratory offers students an experiential way to improve their understanding of cognitive psychology. COGLAB clarifies key concepts by allowing students to participate in a variety of classic and current experiments--and discover how the mind works. Participating in these activities will help students understand each experiment, its data, its underlying cognitive concepts, and its significance to the field of psychology.
  • Goldstein presents a balance of cutting-edge research and classic studies. To keep the book both compelling and scholarly, he carefully selects research that best illustrates his point and then conveys it in a student-friendly style.
  • "Test Yourself" questions, which appear in the middle and at the end of each chapter, are designed to get students to recall and review the information they've just read.
  • "Think About It" features at the end of each chapter use questions and doable projects to take students beyond the text material.
  • Mastery Training - Built on the science of distributed practice, his adaptive learning engine presents concepts to students, and adapts to each student’s performance helping them learn more efficiently, and master core concepts.
  • The text connects cognitive research and everyday life. Some new examples: recent research on the effect of distraction caused by cell phones, the internet and mind wandering (Ch. 4 on attention); comparing note taking by hand and by laptop (Ch. 7 on long-term memory); using music to retrieve memories in Alzheimer's patients, connections between music and language (Ch. 8 on everyday memory and Ch. 11 on language); and how erroneous thinking can lead to incorrect conclusions, with a nod to illusions of memory, reasoning errors and fake news (Ch. 8 on everyday memory and Ch. 13 on reasoning).

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.
2. Cognitive Neuroscience.
3. Perception.
4. Attention.
5. Short-Term and Working Memory.
6. Long-Term Memory: Structure.
7. Long-Term Memory: Encoding, Retrieval, and Consolidation.
8. Everyday Memory and Memory Errors.
9. Conceptual Knowledge.
10. Visual Imagery.
11. Language.
12. Problem Solving.
13. Judgment, Decisions, and Reasoning.

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