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Author Quinlan, Philip T.

Title Cognitive psychology / Philip Quinlan & Ben Dyson.

Published Harlow : Pearson Education [distributor], [2008]


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Physical description xxxvi, 706 pages : illustrations, 1 map, portraits ; 27 cm
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foundations -- Information processing and nature of the mind -- Visual processes and visual sensory memory -- Masking, thresholds and consciousness -- An introduction to perception -- Theories of perception -- Mental representation -- Attention I: general introduction, basic models and data -- Attentional constraints and performance limitations -- Human memory: an introduction -- Human memory: fallibilities and failures -- Semantic memory and concepts -- Object recognition -- The nature of language and its relation to the other mental faculties -- Reasoning -- Cognition and emotion.
Summary "Cognitive Psychology provides a lively and engaging introduction to the field, offering complete coverage of all the British Psychological Society (BPS) required topics including memory, language and reasoning." "Underpinned throughout by classic and contemporary research, this text provides a clear and detailed account of key experiments, theories and concepts with critical analysis of the issues surrounding them. Examples, colour photos and illustrations are included throughout to illustrate the theoretical discussion and enable students to grasp the practical applications of Cognitive Psychology."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Dyson, Ben (Ben J.)
Subject Cognitive psychology.
ISBN 0131298100 (paperback)
9780131298101 (paperback)