Cognitive Psychology,
3rd Edition

E. Bruce Goldstein, Johanna C. van Hooff

ISBN-13: 9781473791282
Copyright 2024 | Published
552 pages | List Price: USD $69.75


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

  • E. Bruce Goldstein

    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 C. van Hooff

    Johanna 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.

  • Key new coverage on groundbreaking topics such as: magnetoencephalography (MEG); time-frequency analysis; goal-driven, stimulus-driven and history-driven selection; method of loci (MOL); retrieval-induced forgetting (RIF); and usage-based theories of language acquisition.

  • The latest cutting-edge research studies have been added throughout the text to ensure that students are learning about the latest developments.

  • Revised and updated end of chapter questions enable students to practice what they have learned including ones on ChatGPT and COVID.

  • Engaging research boxes highlight and explain recent studies to enhance students’ understanding of experimental design in the interpretation of results.

  • Demonstrations offer captivating but straightforward experiments showing how cognition works from first-hand experience.

  • Method boxes illustrate many of the ingenious methods which cognitive psychologists use to study the mind.

  • ‘Think About It’ features at the end of each chapter provide questions and projects to hone students’ critical thinking skills.

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  • A fully updated companion website is available, including PowerPoint slides and an instructor’s manual for each chapter.

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