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Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook

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This 5th edition has been substantially updated and restructured in line with new developments in cognitive psychology and the way it is studied at the undergraduate level. Established approaches covered in depth include: experimental cognitive psychology; cognitive science, with its focus on cognitive modeling; and cognitive neuropsychology, with its focus on cognition fo

Paperback, Sixth Edition, 752 pages
Published January 27th 2010 by Psychology Press (first published 1990)
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Mar 31, 2016 Siobhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very useful book for those interested in the subject.

A lot is covered in this one, allowing you to gain information in a range of areas. As always, with books like this, I wouldn’t recommend it as your sole referencing point but it is useful alongside other books to help you gain more knowledge on the subject.
May 11, 2010 Navi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An extremely competant take on Cognitive Psychology, was chosen by my lecturer as a recommended read and I must agree.

Covering almost all the essential areas of cognition,with a subtle humourous undertone. And connects the chapters beautifully, after all cognition is not unitary.

Although,presentation of some key sub-categorises should have been better signposted rather than just making it bold. It made revision that bit harder.

If you want a 1:1 or an insight into the way we "think" this is the
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Apr 07, 2014 Mona Bahgat rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Horrible book about a wonderful subject. More cognitive neuroscience than anything else, this book is more of a review of recent research than anything else. Considering that the main topics here are how issues of attention and perception are handled in the brain, the authors fail miserable to make use of their learnings to engage or educate the reader. Honestly, I would opt for a root canal over this book. Too bad, because the field is interesting and worthy of study. Just not with this book as ...more
I read this as exam preparation for one of my courses at uni. Even though the topic is very interesting, it was hard for me to grasp most of the content. In my opinion, the style was very dry, there were too many empirical studies and not enough examples. Also, the layout was quite dull and not helpful at all. Some more diagrams and sidenotes would've been nice.
Sep 03, 2015 Matthias rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good introduction to the field. Written in a straight-to-the-point, crystal clear manner (just the way I like it), and covering a lot of ground.
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