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Cognitive Psychology,
2nd Edition

E. Bruce Goldstein, Johanna (Hannie) C. van Hooff

ISBN-13: 9781473774353 | ISBN-10: 1473774357

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 528 pages

List Price USD $70.25

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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.

Johanna (Hannie) C. van Hooff is Lecturer at the Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She received her Master’s degree (Cum Laude) and PhD in Physiological Psychology at Tilburg University. She then moved to the United Kingdom where she taught various cognitive and biological psychology courses at three different universities while continuing her research into attention and memory processes. Johanna has published many research papers in internationally renowned journals and she is an expert in the recording and analysis of event-related brain potentials (ERPs). She has been a long-standing member of the Psychophysiology Society and has organized conferences and workshops in that field. In 2009 she moved back to her home country, The Netherlands where the focus of her work shifted to the development and teaching of courses integrating cognitive and biological sciences.

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  • New coverage on key topics includes: resource models; person identification; the role of motivation and ‘does the internet weaken our memory?’
  • Revised and updated end of chapter questions enable students to practise what they have learned.
  • New and improved visual aids support students’ comprehension of this often complex subject matter.
  • Demonstrations offer interesting and straightforward experiments for students to conduct that show how cognition works from first-hand experience.
  • Method boxes highlight the ingenious methods cognitive psychologist have devised to study the mind.
  • A fully updated companion website is available, including PowerPoint slides and an Instructor’s Manual for each chapter.
  • Research boxes highlight recent studies providing helpful detail to enhance students’ understanding of experimental design and the interpretation of results.
  • ‘Think About It’ features at the end of each chapter provide questions and projects to develop students’ critical thinking skills.
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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. Knowledge
10. Visual Imagery
11. Language
12. Problem Solving
13. Judgment, Reasoning and Decisions

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Cognitive Psychology

  • ISBN-10: 1473774357
  • ISBN-13: 9781473774353

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