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John G. Benjafield

Cognition Third Edition
ISBN-13: 9780195422863

About the Book

This core text for undergraduate courses in Cognitive Psychology provides a rich historical context for current research, covering the breadth of the field in engaging, straightforward, and easy-to-read style. Even difficult concepts are presented clearly and understandably. Navigating theoretical controversies without bias, Cognition, Third Edition, provides exceptional depth of analysis and a strong sense of the field's dynamism. Hundreds of updates and new references have been added to this edition, and full chapters on personal cognition and applied cognitive psychology provide details on research areas of special interest to students such as autobiographical memory and successful learning strategies.

  • Comprehensive coverage, including key topics such as memory, language, problem-solving, creativity, and reasoning, provides a thorough introduction to the entire field
  • Comprehensive coverage, including key topics such as memory, language, problem-solving, creativity, and reasoning, provides a thorough introduction to the entire field
  • Covers topics such as personal cognition and applied cognitive psychology often ignored or inadequately treated in competing texts
  • Each chapter begins with key historical studies of particular phenomena, providing useful background that enhances student comprehension
  • Chapter features designed to stimulate student interest include: boxed material discussing topics of special interest in greater detail; lists of annotated readings to encourage further research; links to other chapters to help students navigate through the text; questions for study and discussion; and key concepts to assist students in reviewing material. In addition, throughout the text, brief activities and links to relevant websites engage students in exploring their own cognitive processes.
  • Thorough neuroscience coverage, the introduction of ecological considerations, and more integration of mental processes within social and emotional contexts set the text apart
  • Cites important research from around the world, including the US, Canada, and Europe

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