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Drawing on a modern neurocognitive framework, this full-color textbook introduces the entire field of cognition through an engaging narrative. Emphasizing the common neural mechanisms that underlie all aspects of perception, learning, and reasoning, the text encourages students to recognize the interconnectivity between cognitive processes. Elements of social psychology and developmental psychology are integrated into the discussion, leading students to understand and appreciate the connection between cognitive processing and social behavior. Numerous learning features provide extensive student support: chapter summaries encourage students to reflect on the main points of each chapter; end-of-chapter questions allow students to review their understanding of key topics; approximately two hundred figures, photos, and charts clarify complex topics; and suggestions for further reading point students to resources for deeper self-study. The textbook is also accompanied by eight hundred multiple-choice questions, for use before, during, and after class, which have been proven to dramatically improve student understanding and exam performance.Read more
- Emphasizes the common neural mechanisms and brain systems at the foundation of all aspects of cognition, rather than treating each cognitive process as a separate subject
- Relates cognitive processing to social behavior, clearly demonstrating the relevance of the subject to students' everyday lives
- Clarifies complex topics and reinforces student understanding through an extensive set of figures, photos, tables, charts, and multiple-choice questions
- Honourable Mention, 2017 PROSE Award for Textbook/Best in Social Sciences
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'This new textbook is great! Glass' writing is outstanding and will make learning about cognition interesting to students, and his selection and coverage of topics is excellent. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking a state-of-the-field introduction to cognitive psychology.' Dr Elizabeth Loftus, University of California, IrvineSee more reviews
'Arnold Glass has witnessed much of the history of modern cognitive psychology. In this engaging book, he boldly presents the best research and ideas that have emerged from the field in a clear and readable form. His coverage is impressive, extending from work on sensation and perception, through the various facets of memory, and up to humans as social animals. The unified treatment he provid[es] of these disparate areas makes for a valuable textbook.' Dr Steven Sloman, Brown University
'Too often, cognition textbooks read as grab-bags of this quirky finding here, that influential theory there, this clinical disorder, that cool demonstration, et cetera. In contrast, Glass' Cognition provides an organizing theme of two major systems in the brain supporting cognition, offering theoretical continuity from beginning to end - a definite strength.' Dr Patrick Davidson, University of Ottawa
'The opening[s] of the chapters are very stimulating and grab the reader's interest. Also, the author does a good job of including many well-thought out and well-chosen examples … to help the reader to understand the abstract concepts presented in the chapters.' Dr Shahram Ghiasinejad, University of Central Florida
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- Date Published: May 2016
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107088313
- dimensions: 255 x 195 x 26 mm
- weight: 1.31kg
- contains: 21 tables
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. The evolution of the pre-cognitive control of action
2. The evolution of cognition
3. Motor action and motor skills
4. Mental attention: attention and consciousness
5. Serial learning, perceptual skills, and talent
7. Semantic memory and language
8. Infant learning and language learning
9. Categorization and causal learning
10. Semantic learning
13. Autobiographical memory
15. Problem solving and intelligence.
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