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Baddeley et al.: Memory.......................................................................2
Bruce et al.: Visual Perception, 4th Edition....................................7
Mather: Foundations of Sensation and Perception, 2nd Edition...................................................................................................2
Robertson: Problem Solving................................................................7 Styles: Attention, Perception and Memory....................................7
Velmans: Understanding Consciousness, 2nd Edition .............3
Manktelow: Reasoning and Thinking..............................................7
Harley: The Psychology of Language, 3rd Edition.......................4
Robertson: Types of Thinking.............................................................7
Power & Dalgliesh: Cognition and Emotion, 2nd Edition.......4
Eysenck: Fundamentals of Cognition...............................................5
Yantis: Visual Perception........................................................................8
Eysenck: Fundamentals of Psychology............................................5 Ward: The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience............6
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Eysenck & Keane: Cognitive Psychology, 5th Edition...............6
Tatsuoka: Cognitive Assessment.......................................................8
Groome: An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology, 2nd Edition...................................................................................................7
Boker & Wenger: Data Analytic Techniques for Dynamical Systems...................................................................................8
Niedenthal et al.: Psychology of Emotion . ..................................7
Cohen: Applied Data Analytic Techniques For Turning Points Research..........................................................................8
Herrmann et al.: Applied Cognitive Psychology .......................7 Styles: The Psychology of Attention, 2nd Edition.......................7
Kinnear & Gray: SPSS 16 Made Simple ...........................................8
Balota & Marsh: Cognitive Psychology...........................................7
Rosenbaum: MATLAB for Behavioral Scientists...........................8
Esgate & Groome: An Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology...................................................................................................7
Wenger & Schuster: Statistical and Process Models for Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging....................................................8
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Foundations of Sensation and Perception
Alan Baddeley, University of York, UK; Michael Eysenck, Royal Holloway University of London, UK; Michael Anderson, University of St. Andrews, UK “This book represents an exciting new text on human memory. The authors weave basic research from behavioral studies of memory with the latest in neuroscientific thinking. The writing is accessible and should make it a popular text with students and professors alike. I strongly recommend it.” - Henry L. Roediger, III, Washington University in St. Louis “This excellent book meets a long-standing need for an introductory text in human memory and learning. It has been written in an engaging down-to-earth style and the coverage is absolutely up-to-date yet grounded in classic ideas and observations. Recent work on underlying brain mechanisms is also included. I recommend the book enthusiastically to students and to the interested general reader.” - Fergus Craik, Rotman Research Institute and University of Toronto “Baddeley, Eysenck and Anderson are among the best known and most widely respected cognitive psychologists internationally. The result of their collaboration is a textbook that is comprehensive and soundly scientific, while remaining engaging and highly accessible to all students of human memory.” - R. Logie, University of Edinburgh ”I do not know of any Memory textbook that covers as many aspects of the topic in such a comprehensive and interesting way for a very broad audience.” - LarsGoran Nilsson, Stockholm University and Stockholm Brain Institute People generally seem to be intrigued by memory and its sometimes spectacular failure in (for example) people with amnesia. However, students do not always share this enthusiasm. The reason is clear: we can only understand memory by carrying out carefully-designed experiments, and these experiments can often seem boring even when they are exciting science. Fortunately, we now know enough about memory to relate laboratory studies to the world beyond. In other words, our scientific knowledge of memory and how it works can help us to explain those aspects of memory that most people find of greatest interest. This book presents a thorough, accessible and appealing overview of the field, written with students in mind, by some of the world’s leading researchers. It starts with a brief overview and explanation of the scientific approach to memory before going on to discuss the basic characteristics of the various memory systems and how they work. Summaries of short-term and working memory are followed by chapters on learning, the role of organization in memory, the ways in which our knowledge of the world is stored, retrieval, and on intentional and motivated forgetting. The latter half of the book involves the broader application of our basic understanding of memory, with chapters on autobiographical memory, amnesia, and on memory in childhood and aging. After chapters discussing eyewitness testimony and prospective memory, a final chapter addresses an issue of great importance to students – how to improve your memory. Each chapter of the book is written by one of the three authors, an approach which takes full advantage of their individual expertise, style and personality. This enhances students’ enjoyment of the book, allowing them to share the authors’ own fascination with human memory.
Contents 1. What is Memory? 2. Short Term Memory. 3. Working Memory. 4. Learning. 5. Organization. 6. Stored Knowledge and Semantic Memory. 7. Autobiographical Memory. 8. Retrieval. 9. Incidental Forgetting. 10. Motivated Forgetting. 11. Amnesia. 12. Memory in Childhood. 13. Memory and Aging. 14. Eyewitness Testimony. 15. Prospective Memory. 16. Improving Your Memory.
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George Mather University of Sussex, UK ”This second edition adds tremendous value to an already excellent text. It presents a solid foundation in physiology and psychology of the senses in a very accessible and engaging manner. It is an excellent choice for introductory as well as advanced courses and has the breadth and depth to serve as a basic reference text for all.” - Patrick Cavanagh, Harvard University and Université Paris Descartes “Mather does an excellent job of bringing the topic of Sensation and Perception to life using many examples from the ‘real world’ as well as giving a comprehensive overview of both recent and classic experimental findings. The book is highly recommended for students who are new to the topic.” - Jamie Ward, University of Sussex “This is an excellent book with thorough coverage of all five senses grounded in clear descriptions of what is being sensed and why. The book has useful boxes that define key terms and excellent tutorials at the end of each chapter so that students can actively engage with the subject.” - Iain D. Gilchrist, University of Bristol “George Mather did it again! Students of perception will be even happier with this second edition, especially as it now includes state-of-the-art sections on two highly active research areas: multisensory processing and synesthesia. It will also prove to be an excellent source for anyone who is eager to find out about the fundamental role of our senses in perceiving the real and artificial world.” - Frans Verstraten, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Praise for the first edition: “Mather has included some excellent pedagogical features that put this book in a class by itself. … Moreover, Mather’s conversational and interactive style of writing results in a book that is enjoyable as well as informative. … Would I use it for my S&P course? The answer is a resounding yes.” - Stephen F. Davis, in PsycCRITIQUES The first edition of this comprehensive introduction to Sensation and Perception has been highly praised for its unique approach, which begins with the minor senses and progresses to vision. The book begins with an introductory chapter on general physiological, perceptual and theoretical principles which gives the reader the conceptual tools to build a clear understanding of how we perceive the world. The next two chapters then flesh out basic topics such as transduction, receptive fields, and sensory adaptation via coverage of the minor senses (touch, balance, smell, and taste). Later chapters on hearing and vision build on these foundations. This approach allows students to thoroughly grasp the fundamental principles in relation to the relatively simple sensory systems before moving on to the more complex topics. Unlike other perception textbooks, this has a whole chapter on Individual Differences, which considers potential sources of difference such as age, sex, expertise and culture. This full-color second edition has been revised and updated to include: • Revised and expanded coverage of taste processing and perception, touch perception, pitch perception, and receptive field modeling. •N ew sections on word perception, the size after-effect, crowding, scene perception, and optic flow • A completely new chapter devoted to multi-sensory processing and synesthesia, with a new tutorial on attentional effects in perception • A new tutorial on visual dysfunction in artists. The book includes a number of helpful textbook features, such as key terms, chapter summaries, and student and instructor supplementary resources. There are also ‘Tutorial’ sections in each chapter, which provide an opportunity for students to advance their studies by exploring supplementary information on recent or controversial developments. Further, over 700 references to original source material lead the interested reader into the specialist literature. Foundations of Sensation and Perception provides students with a thorough analysis of our perceptual experience, how it relates to the physical properties of the world and how it is linked to the biological properties of the brain. It will be an invaluable resource for those studying psychology and neuroscience, enabling the reader to achieve a firm grasp of current knowledge concerning the complex processes that underlie our perception of the world.
Student Resources: Perception Student Learning Program The student website includes our Perception Student Learning Program (Perception SLP) which offers a unique and innovative approach to study. The Perception SLP is available free of charge to departments adopting Foundations of Sensation and Perception by George Mather. Each chapter from Foundations of Sensation and Perception is condensed into a concise summary version, providing an effective set of revision notes. These notes also expand on and elucidate the book’s content, with references to specific pages in the textbook. ‘Must know’ information is presented in a clear, accessible style, along with sections to stretch more advanced students. The notes also provide an integrative framework for a range of interactive multimedia materials and features, including: • Animations and simulations of key perceptual phenomena • Fill-in-the-blank questions • Multiple-choice questions • Key-term definitions • Research studies • Short-essay questions • Links to related websites. Visit www.psypress.com/mather to view demo chapters from the Perception Student Learning Program.
Instructor Resources We offer web-based, password-protected resources free of charge to instructors who recommend Foundations of Sensation and Perception by George Mather. These resources include: • A comprehensive chapter-by-chapter slideshow lecture course • A set of short-answer questions per chapter to stimulate discussion. Contents 1. General Principles. Introduction. Classification of the Senses. Methods Used to Study Perception. General Principles of Sensation and Perception. Chapter Summary. Tutorials. 2. The Chemical Senses. Introduction. Smell. Taste. Flavor. Evaluation. Chapter Summary. Tutorials. 3. The Body Senses. Introduction. The Somatosensory System. The Vestibular System. Chapter Summary. Tutorials. 4. The Physics and Biology of Audition. Introduction. Sound as a Physical Stimulus. The Physiology of the Auditory System. Chapter Summary. Tutorials. 5. Perception of Sound. Introduction. Loudness Perception. Pitch Perception. Auditory Localization. Speech Perception. Auditory Scene Analysis. Hearing Dysfunction. Chapter Summary. Tutorials. 6. The Physics of Vision – Light and the Eye. Introduction. What is Light? Some Important Properties of Light. The Eye. Chapter Summary. Tutorials. 7. Visual Physiology. Introduction. The Retina. The Visual Pathway. The Visual Cortex. Chapter Summary. Tutorials. 8. Spatial Vision. Introduction. Fundamental Functions. Representation at Multiple Spatial Scales. Uses of Spatial Filters. Chapter Summary. Tutorials. 9. Shape and Object Perception. Introduction: The Three-stage Model. Shape Representation. Object Representation. Chapter Summary. Tutorials. 10. Depth Perception. Introduction. The Multiplicity of Depth Cues. Cue Combination. Chapter Summary. Tutorials. 11. Visual Motion Perception. Introduction. Detecting Movement. The Integration of Motion Detector Responses. Multiple Processes in Motion Perception. Chapter Summary. Tutorials. 12. Color Vision. Introduction. Color Space. Color Mixture. Dual-process Theory. Color Interactions. Color Deficiency. Chapter Summary. Tutorials. 13. Multi-sensory Processing in Perception. Introduction. Multi-sensory Processing. Synesthesia. Chapter Summary. Tutorials. 14. Individual Differences in Perception. Introduction. Age. Sex. Culture. Expertise. Idiosyncratic Individual Differences. Chapter Summary. Tutorials. References.
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Understanding Consciousness Second Edition Max Velmans Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Visiting Professor of Consciousness Studies at the University of Plymouth, UK “This is an important book. It offers an excellent review of the whole range of philosophical and scientific attempts to understand consciousness, interwoven with a compelling account of the author’s own preferred option (i.e., ‘reflexive monism’), for which he is already well known. This further account of his views will be welcomed by all concerned.” - Christopher M.H. Nunn, Associate Editor, Journal of Consciousness Studies Praise for the first edition: “This is among the best books written about consciousness over the last decade. … It sets a high standard in the natural philosophy of mind.” - Adam Zeman, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, in The Lancet “Understanding Consciousness presents a lucid, indeed masterly, account of the philosophical issues involved.” - Jeffrey Gray, Institute of Psychiatry, London, in the Times Higher Educational Supplement “Those who are engaged in the cognitive sciences should read this book so as to stimulate their own thinking. … The implications for the field are quite profound.” Igor Aleksander, Imperial College, London, in Trends in Cognitive Sciences “This is a fine book. In what has become a crowded field, it stands out as direct, deep, and daring. It should place Max Velmans amongst the stars in the field.” Greg Nixon, Prescott College, Arizona, in Journal of Consciousness Studies Understanding Consciousness, Second Edition provides a unique survey and evaluation of consciousness studies, along with an original analysis of consciousness that combines scientific findings, philosophy and common sense. Building on the widely praised first edition of the book, this new edition adds fresh research, and deepens the original analysis in a way that reflects some of the fundamental changes in the understanding of consciousness that have taken place over the last ten years. The book is divided into three parts. Part One surveys current theories of consciousness, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses. Part Two reconstructs an understanding of consciousness from first principles, starting with its phenomenology, and leading to a closer examination of how conscious experience relates to the world described by physics and information processing in the brain. Finally, Part Three deals with some of the fundamental issues such as what consciousness is and does, and how it fits into to the evolving universe. As the structure of the book moves from a basic overview of the field to a successively deeper analysis, it can be used both for those new to the subject and for more established researchers. Understanding Consciousness tells a story with a beginning, middle and end in a way that integrates the philosophy of consciousness with the science. Overall, the book provides a unique perspective on how to address the problems of consciousness and as such, will be of great interest to psychologists, philosophers, neuroscientists and other professionals concerned with mind/ body relationships. Contents Part 1. Mind-Body Theories and Their Problems. What is Consciousness? Conscious Souls, Brains and Quantum Mechanics. Are Mind and Matter the Same Thing? Are Mind and Consciousness Just Activities? Could Robots be Conscious? Part 2. A New Analysis: How to Marry Science with Experience. Conscious Phenomenology and Common Sense. The Nature and Location of Experiences. Experienced Worlds, The World Described by Physics, and The Thing Itself. Subjective, Intersubjective and Objective Science. How Consciousness Relates to Information Processing in the Brain. The Neural Causes and Correlates of Consciousness. Part 3. A New Synthesis: Reflexive Monism. What Consciousness is. What Consciousness Does. Self-consciousness in a Reflexive Universe.
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The Psychology of Language
Cognition and Emotion
From Data to Theory, Third Edition
From Order to Disorder, Second Edition
Trevor A. Harley University of Dundee, UK
Mick Power, University of Edinburgh, UK Tim Dalgleish, Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK “The conceptual angle of the book is compelling, and based on a measured, broad and informed view of the literature. The authors show a familiarity and knowledge of this wide domain of expertise which they convey with clarity and in an accessible style.” - Warren Mansell, University of Manchester “There is no other text that manages to weave strands of historical and contemporary approaches to emotion science from philosophical, psychological, and clinical perspectives into a rich tapestry as Power and Dalgleish achieve with the presentation of their SPAARS model.” Arvid Kappas, Jacobs University Bremen The relationship between thinking and feeling has puzzled philosophers for centuries, but more recently has become a dominant focus in psychology and in the brain sciences. This second edition of the highly praised Cognition and Emotion examines everything from past philosophical to current psychological perspectives in order to offer a novel understanding of both normal emotional experience and the emotional disorders. The authors integrate work on normal emotions with work on the emotional disorders. Although there are many influential theories of normal emotions within the cognition and emotion literature, these theories rarely address the issue of disordered emotions. Similarly, there are numerous theories that seek to explain one or more emotional disorders (e.g., depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias), but which rarely discuss normal emotions. The present book draws these separate strands together and introduces a theoretical framework that can be applied to both normal and disordered emotions. It also provides a core cognition and emotion textbook through the inclusion of a comprehensive review of the basic literature. The book includes chapters on the historical background and philosophy of emotion, reviews the main theories of normal emotions and of emotional disorders, and includes separate chapters organised around the five basic emotions of fear, sadness, anger, disgust, and happiness. Cognition and Emotion: From Order to Disorder provides both an advanced textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in addition to a novel approach with a range of implications for clinical practice for work with the emotional disorders.
“I want this book for me, not just for my students. For the student, it’s an exceptionally thorough, but lively, introduction to language use in a wider context. For me, it’s a valuable reminder of psycholinguistics’ evolution from its concerns with the psychological reality of grammar, to its current spot at the center of modern cognitive neuroscience.” - Gary S. Dell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “Harley’s book offers an excellent means of enhancing our understanding of language. It provides a clear, comprehensive and thorough review of the current state of play in psycholinguistics, making it an ideal choice for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.” Annukka Lindell, University of Wales, Bangor The Psychology of Language, Third Edition is a thorough revision and update of the popular second edition. It contains everything the student needs to know about the psychology of language, including how we acquire, understand, produce, and store language. The new edition contains new chapters on how children learn to read, and how language is used in everyday settings. It also describes recent research on the impact of new techniques of brain imaging. The text is comprehensive and written in a lively and accessible style. It covers all the main topics in this complex field, focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and listening in both adult and child language. There is an emphasis on language processing as well as language production and coverage of the social basis of language. The text covers recent connectionist models of language, describing complex ideas in a clear and approachable manner. Following a strong developmental theme, the text describes how children acquire language (sometimes more than one), and also how they learn to read. The Psychology of Language also demonstrates how language is related to the brain and to other aspects of cognition. For the first time, supplementary materials are available to accompany the textbook, which include: • Chapter-by-chapter lecture slides • Interactive chapter-by-chapter multiple-choice question test bank • Multiple-choice questions in paper and pen format. The supplementary resources are available on CD-ROM and online, and are free of charge to adopters. The Psychology of Language assumes no prior knowledge other than a grounding in the basic concepts of cognitive psychology. This edition will be essential reading for any student of cognition, psycholinguistics or the psychology of language. It will also be useful for those on speech and language therapy courses. Contents Preface. How to Use This Book. Part 1. Introduction. The Study of Language. Describing Language. Part 2. The Biological and Developmental Bases of Language. The Foundations of Language. Language Development. Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition. Part 3. Word Recognition. Recognizing Visual Words. Reading. Learning to Read and Spell. Understanding Speech. Part 4. Meaning and Using Language. Understanding the Structure of Sentences. Word Meaning. Comprehension. Part 5. Production and Other Aspects of Language. Language Production. How Do We Use Language? The Structure of the Language System. New Directions.
Contents Introduction. 1. The Cognitive Philosophy of Emotion. 2. Cognitive Theories of Emotion. 3. Cognitive Theories of Emotional Disorder. 4. Towards an Integrated Cognitive Theory of Emotion: The SPAARS Approach. 5. Fear. 6. Sadness. 7. Anger. 8. Disgust. 9. Happiness. 10. Overview and Conclusions.
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Fundamentals of Cognition Michael Eysenck Royal Holloway, University of London, UK “Cognition – the study of the basic mental processes which underlie behaviour – has developed a powerful and elegant set of methods and models since its beginnings forty or so years ago. Eysenck’s exceptionally readable book covers the core topics of perception, memory, language, reasoning, and so on, organised around everyday questions such as ‘how do we perceive depth?’, ‘why do we forget?’, and ‘how do cognition and emotion interact?’ This stimulating and comprehensive text will engage anyone interested in learning how the mind works.” - David R. Shanks, University College London “Eysenck’s state-of-the-art account of findings and theories in cognitive psychology does an excellent job of conveying the excitement of research, and of relating the ideas to everyday experience. Written in an engaging personal style, the book provides a clear and accessible introduction to current work in the area, with balanced examples drawn from experiments, clinical cases, computer simulations and cutting-edge brain imaging research.” - Fergus Craik, Rotman Research Institute, Toronto How come some people always remember a face? Is it really possible to do two things at once? Fundamentals of Cognition is a clear and reader-friendly introduction that will help students understand and answer these kinds of questions. Taking his cue from modern cognitive psychology, and drawing from coverage in his previous book, Principles of Cognitive Psychology, Second Edition, which this book replaces, Mike Eysenck explores the key processes that allow us to make sense of the world around us. Whether we are aware of their workings or not, our abilities in attention, perception, learning, memory, language, problem solving, thinking and reasoning all help us to make decisions about how to cope with everyday life. This book takes a close look at all the relevant key findings and issues. It also offers accessible explanations of the more complex debates which spring up around them. Fundamentals of Cognition guides students through all the classic topics in cognitive psychology. New research from approaches in cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience is integrated and evaluated in a lively (but systematic) approach. The book provides a broad overview of current thinking and a thorough evaluation of the various theoretical approaches to basic cognitive processes. Written with introductory-level students in mind, it can be read easily by those with no previous knowledge of cognitive psychology. However, it also includes directions for more detailed and advanced study. Contents Approaches to Cognitive Psychology. Part 1. Visual Perception and Attention. Visual Illusions: Seeing and Acting. How Far Away is That Object? Perception Without Awareness? What is This I See Before Me? What’s in a Face? Seeing with the Mind’s Eye. In Sight But Out of Mind. What Do We Attend to in Vision? Multitasking. Part 2. Learning and Memory. The Long and the Short of Human Memory. Short-term or Working Memory. Learning Without Awareness? It’s Slipped my Mind. The Story of my Life. Should we Believe Eyewitnesses? Part 3. Language. Read All About It! What are you Saying? What does this Mean? Talking the Talk. What’s in a Concept? Part 4. Thinking and Reasoning. How Accurate are our Judgements? What am I Going to Do? Finding the Solution. How do you Become an Expert? Reasoning. Part 5. Broader Issues. Cognition and Emotion. What is Consciousness?
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Fundamentals of Psychology Michael Eysenck Royal Holloway, University of London, UK “This must be surely one of the most comprehensive psychology textbooks in existence. It covers the diverse and multi-leveled discipline that psychology is and it does so in a highly sophisticated yet also readable and interesting way. I appreciated the historical perspective, and the focus on long-standing issues that perplexed and fascinated psychological scientists over the years, and found new framings with the introduction of new methods and techniques of inquiry.” - Arie W. Kruglanski, University of Maryland “Twenty years ago Eysenck revolutionized the teaching of cognitive psychology with his most helpful handbook in which thoroughness was combined with clarity of exposition. In the present book the author repeats this achievement for general psychology. Eysenck has picked out the most interesting and inspiring illustrations of the topics typically included in introductory books. On every other page I came across a new study, a new insight or a new twist, which I ticked for future use in my lectures. “ - Marc Brysbaert, Ghent University “In my opinion Eysenck is the finest textbook author in the world at this level. The sheer breadth of material with which he is comfortable is most impressive, and he has a unique ability to communicate complex and contemporary material so as to make it accessible and interesting.” Matt Jarvis, Southampton and Keele Universities Aimed at those new to the subject, Fundamentals of Psychology is a clear and reader-friendly textbook that will help students explore and understand the essentials of psychology. This text offers a balanced and accurate representation of the discipline through a highly accessible synoptic approach, which seamlessly brings together all the various related topics. In particular, it gives sufficient emphasis to the place of cognitive psychology in the field and also includes substantial coverage of current research. Fundamentals of Psychology combines an authoritative tone, a huge range of psychological material and an informal, analogy-rich style. The text expertly blends admirably up-todate empirical research and real-life examples and applications, and is both readable and factually dense. The book introduces all the main approaches to psychology, including social, developmental, cognitive, biological, individual differences, and abnormal psychology, as well as psychological research methods. However, it also includes directions for more detailed and advanced study for the interested student. Fundamentals of Psychology incorporates many helpful textbook features which will aid students and reinforce learning, such as: • Key-term definitions • Extremely clear end-of-chapter summaries • Annotated further reading sections • Evaluations of significant research findings • Numerous illustrations presented in attractive full color. This textbook is also accompanied by a comprehensive program of resources for both students and instructors, which is available free to qualifying adopters. The resources include a web-based Student Learning Program, as well as chapter-by-chapter lecture slides and an interactive chapter-by-chapter multiple-choice question test bank. Combining exceptional content, abundant pedagogical features, and a lively full-color design, Fundamentals of Psychology is an essential resource for anyone new to the subject and more particularly those beginning undergraduate courses. The book will also be ideal for students studying psychology within education, nursing and other healthcare professions. Contents Introduction. Historical and Conceptual Issues. Part 1. Introduction to Biological Psychology. Human Motivation. Emotion, Stress, and Coping. States of Awareness. Part 2. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology. Visual Perception and Attention. Conditioning and Learning. Human Memory. Thinking: Problem Solving and Decision Making. Language. Part 3. Introduction to Individual Differences. Intelligence. What Does Personality Look Like? Part 4. Introduction to Developmental Psychology. Cognitive Development: Specific Abilities. Theories of Cognitive Development. Social Development in Everyday Life. Attachments and Friendships. Part 5. Introduction to Social Psychology. Social Cognition. Social Behavior and Relationships. Group Processes. Intergroup Processes. Part 6. Introduction to Abnormal Psychology. Approaches to Abnormality. Therapeutic Approaches. Part 7. Introduction to Research Methods. Psychological Inquiry. Design of Investigations. Data Analysis.
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The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience Jamie Ward University of Sussex, UK “Jamie Ward manages to explain complicated features of cognitive neuroscience by introducing examples, articles from the media, historical cameos and case studies to provide an engaging and challenging book. ... This is a seminal text that is all the more impressive for bringing cognitive neuroscience to life for subject students and non-experts alike.” - Dr. Judith Whitmarsh, University of Wolverhampton,in ESCalate, September 2006 “The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience is unique in that there are no comparable textbooks aimed at this level and it does an excellent job of providing a solid grounding in this broad field.” Charvy Narain, in Nature Neuroscience “This is a terrific book. It is timely, up-to-date, written in a lively and engaging style and full of helpful guides and illustrations. It is particularly useful in including chapters on methods as well as on more traditional topic areas, in integrating work from neuropsychology with electrophysiological and imaging studies, and in covering social and emotional processes as well as cognitive processing.” - Glyn Humphreys, University of Birmingham Reflecting recent changes in the way cognition and the brain are studied, this book provides a comprehensive and student-friendly guide to cognitive neuroscience. Following an introduction to neural structure and function, all the key methods and procedures of cognitive neuroscience are explained, with a view to helping students understand how they can be used to shed light on the neural basis of cognition. The second part of the book goes on to present an up-to-date overview of the latest theories and findings in all the key topics in cognitive neuroscience, including vision, attention, memory, speech and language, numeracy, executive function and social and emotional behaviour. Throughout, case studies, newspaper reports and everyday examples are used to provide an easy way in to understanding the more challenging ideas that underpin the subject. In addition each chapter includes: • Summaries of key terms and points • Example essay questions to aid exam preparation • Recommended further reading • Feature boxes exploring interesting and popular questions and their implications for the subject. Written in an engaging style by a leading researcher in the field, this book will be invaluable as a core text for undergraduate modules in cognitive neuroscience. It can also be used as a key text on courses in cognition, cognitive neuropsychology or brain and behaviour. Those embarking on research will find it an invaluable starting point and reference. We offer CD-ROM-based resources free of charge to instructors who recommend The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience by Jamie Ward. These resources include: • A chapter-by-chapter, illustrated slideshow lecture course • An innovative bank of multiple-choice questions, graded according to difficulty and which allow for confidence-weighted answers • Comprehensive lecture planning advice tailored to different length courses. Contents 1. Introducing Cognitive Neuroscience. 2. Introducing the Brain. 3. The Electrophysiological Brain. 4. The Imaged Brain. 5. The Lesioned Brain. 6. The Seeing Brain. 7. The Spatial Brain. 8. The Acting Brain. 9. The Remembering Brain. 10. The Speaking Brain. 11. The Literate Brain. 12. The Numerate Brain. 13. The Executive Brain. 14. The Social and Emotional Brain.
Cognitive Psychology A Student’s Handbook, Fifth Edition Michael W. Eysenck, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Mark T. Keane, University College Dublin, Ireland ”Eysenck and Keane describe complicated things elegantly and lucidly. The book is remarkably up-todate. I know that it will be well received in my own department, where there is a growing interest in fMRI, and I believe that this will be true of departments of psychology and cognitive science throughout the world. I do not think the material could have been better presented.” - Ian Gordon, University of Exeter This fifth edition of the best-selling international cognitive psychology textbook has been substantially updated and restructured to reflect new developments in cognitive psychology, and made more student-friendly. Established approaches covered in depth include: • Experimental cognitive psychology • Cognitive science with its focus on modelling • Cognitive neuropsychology with its focus on cognition following brain damage. Extensive new material in this edition includes: • Cognitive neuroscience approaches such as brain scanning and imaging studies which illustrate the principles of brain function • New material on consciousness. Throughout, the new material is fully integrated with more traditional approaches to create a comprehensive, coherent and totally current overview of perception, attention, memory, concepts, language, problem solving, judgement and reasoning. A two-color design, plus a rich array of supplementary multimedia materials, make this edition more accessible and entertaining for students. The multimedia materials include: • A PowerPoint lecture course and MCQ Test Bank free to qualifying adopters • A unique web-based Student Learning Program. This is an interactive revision program incorporating a rich array of multimedia resources including interactive exercises and demonstrations, and active reference links to journal articles. This is offered on a subscription basis to departments adopting the text. A free demo chapter is available to potential subscribers at www.psypress.com/ek5. Contents Approaches to Cognitive Psychology. Part 1. Visual Perception and Attention. Basic Processes in Visual Perception. Object Recognition. Perception, Motion and Action. Attention and Performance Limitations. Part 2. Memory and Concepts. Learning and Memory. Long-Term Memory Systems. Everyday Memory. Concepts and Categories. Part 3. Language. Reading and Speech Perception. Language Comprehension. Language Production. Part 4. Thinking and Reasoning. Problem Solving and Expertise. Creativity and Discovery. Judgement and Decision Making. Reasoning and Deduction. Part 5. Present and Future.
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An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
Psychology of Emotion
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David Groome With Nicola Brace, Hazel Dewart, Graham Edgar, Helen Edgar, Anthony Esgate, Richard Kemp, Graham Pike & Tom Stafford “This is a very interesting introduction to cognitive psychology, distinguished from many of its competitors. It enhances theoretical insight by systematically combining chapters on normal and disordered cognitive functioning. It also continually highlights that cognitive functions are not independent, but instead form an integrated system aimed at understanding the world and producing coherent goal-directed behavior.” - Gezinus Wolters, Leiden University August 2006: 7x10: 472pp Hb: 978-1-84169-543-3: $88.00 Pb: 978-1-84169-544-0: $37.50 www.psypress.com/groome
Paula M. Niedenthal, Silvia Krauth-Gruber & François Ric Principles of Social Psychology Series “Niedenthal and her colleagues have produced an easyto-read, well-written text that maps much of the scientific terrain of emotion research in a comprehensive and accessible manner. They provide an admirable degree of integration with a multitude of theoretical perspectives, and offer a balanced summary of even the most hotly debated questions, making this book an essential guide for anyone who wants to be educated in the science of emotion.” - Lisa Feldman Barrett, Boston College September 2006: 73/8x9¼: 432pp Hb: 978-1-84169-401-6: $80.00 Pb: 978-1-84169-402-3: $41.95 www.psypress.com/principles
Applied Cognitive Psychology
The Psychology of Attention
Douglas J. Herrmann, Carol Y. Yoder, Michael Gruneberg & David G. Payne Challenges and Controversies in Applied Cognition Series The field of applied cognitive psychology represents a new emphasis within cognitive psychology. Although interesting applied research has been published over the last several decades, and more frequently in the last dozen years, this is the first comprehensive book written about the progress in this new applied area. This text presents the theory and methodology of cognitive psychology that may be applied to problems of the real world and describes the current range of cognitive applications to real-world situations. January 2006: 6x9: 312pp Hb: 978-0-8058-3372-0: $89.95 Pb: 978-0-8058-3373-7: $37.50
An Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology
Key Readings David Balota & Elizabeth J. Marsh (Eds.) Key Readings in Cognition Series June 2005: 7x9: 784pp Hb: 978-1-84169-064-3: $95.00 Pb: 978-1-84169-065-0: $47.50 www.psypress.com/keyreadings/cognition
Visual Perception Physiology, Psychology and Ecology, Fourth Edition Vicki Bruce, Patrick R. Green & Mark A. Georgeson August 2003: 6¼x9¼: 496pp Pb: 978-1-84169-238-8: $49.95 www.psypress.com/visualperception
Attention, Perception and Memory An Integrated Introduction Elizabeth Styles Psychology Focus Series February 2005: 5½x8½: 392pp Hb: 978-0-86377-658-8: $70.00 Pb: 978-0-86377-659-5: $34.50 www.psypress.com/psychologyfocus
“Although attention research forms a major part of cognitive psychology, students often find it difficult to grasp. This much improved new edition does a brilliant job of introducing attention from scratch, whilst at the same time being comprehensive and in-depth.” - Jan W. de Fockert, Goldsmiths College, University of London June 2006: 5½x8½: 352pp Hb: 978-1-84169-396-5: $90.00 Pb: 978-1-84169-397-2: $33.95
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Problem Solving S. Ian Robertson March 2001: 7x10: 288pp Pb: 978-0-415-20300-5: $29.95
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Types of Thinking S. Ian Robertson Psychology Focus Series September 1999: 5½x8½: 184pp Hb: 978-0-415-19105-0: $62.95 Pb: 978-0-415-19106-7: $23.50 www.psypress.com/psychologyfocus www.cognitivepsychologyarena.com
A Neuropsychological Approach
Key Readings Steven Yantis (Ed.) Key Readings in Cognition Series November 2000: 6¼x9¼: 432pp Hb: 978-0-86377-597-0: $100.00 Pb: 978-0-86377-598-7: $47.50 www.psypress.com/keyreadings/cognition
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