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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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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
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.
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