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Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research and Everyday Experience, 4th Edition

  • E. Bruce Goldstein University of Pittsburgh and University of Arizona
  • ISBN-10: 1285763882  |  ISBN-13: 9781285763880
  • 496 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005
  • © 2015 | Published
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Overview

Bruce Goldstein's COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: CONNECTING MIND, RESEARCH, AND EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE connects the study of cognition to your everyday life. A wealth of concrete examples and illustrations help you understand the theories of cognition-driving home both the scientific importance of the theories and their relevance to your daily life. This accessible book introduces you to landmark studies and cutting-edge research that define this fascinating field. To help you further experiment with and understand the concepts in the text, COGLAB: THE ONLINE COGNITION LAB, available separately, contains dozens of classic experiments designed to help you learn about cognitive concepts and how the mind works.

Features and Benefits

  • Goldstein presents a balance of cutting-edge research and classic studies. To keep the book both compelling and scholarly, he carefully selects research that best illustrates his point and then conveys it in a student-friendly style.
  • An emphasis on real-life examples makes cognition come to life for students. For example, looking up a phone number to order pizza illustrates the modal model of memory in Chapter 5, “Short-Term and Working Memory.”
  • “Demonstrations” features offer students illustrative exercises that show them exactly how cognition works.
  • “Test Yourself” questions, which appear in the middle and at the end of each chapter, are designed to get students to recall and review the information they have just read.
  • “Think About It” features at the end of each chapter use questions and doable projects to take students beyond the text material. For example, Chapter 6 instructs students to rent movies (e.g., Memento, 50 First Dates) that depict memory loss, and search the Internet for films in addition to those listed in the book. Students are asked to describe how memory loss is depicted in the movies, compare the problems with the cases of memory loss described in the chapter, conduct additional research if necessary, and determine the accuracy of the movies' depictions.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.
2. Cognitive Neuroscience.
3. Perception.
4. Attention.
5. Short-Term and Working Memory.
6. Long-Term Memory: Structure.
7. Long-Term Memory: Encoding and Retrieval.
8. Everyday Memory and Memory Errors.
9. Knowledge.
10. Visual Imagery.
11. Language.
12. Problem Solving.
13. Judgment, Decisions, and Reasoning.

What's New

  • The fourth edition reflects the latest advances in research, with an emphasis on neuropsychology, neuroimaging, and advances in cognitive theory. New topics include semanticization of remote memories, the role of visual imagery on food craving, “choking” under pressure, survival value as a determinant of encoding, the multiple trace hypothesis, consolidation and sleep, distractions while driving (texting and the Internet), and how pictures can create false memories.
  • All chapters have been rewritten with an eye towards making difficult concepts more accessible, in part based on feedback from the author's own students.
  • Many changes have been made in organization and explanation. For example, Chapters 3 and 4 (on perception and attention, respectively) have been completely reorganized. Schiffrin and Schneider's attention experiments in Chapter 4 and the discussion of connectionism in Chapter 9 have been simplified in response to student feedback.
  • Many of the chapter-opening vignettes have been rewritten to even more effectively capture student interest. Similarly, a number of the end-of-chapter “Something To Consider” sections, which describe interesting or cutting-edge research, have been updated or replaced by new topics to maximize student engagement. New topics include “'Taking Possession' by the Brain” (Chapter 4), “Effective Studying” (Chapter 7), “The Power of Pictures” (Chapter 8), and “Imagery and Food Craving” (Chapter 10).

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Online Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285767861 | ISBN-13: 9781285767864)

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The COGLAB online laboratory offers an experiential way to improve your understanding of cognitive psychology. COGLAB clarifies key concepts by allowing you to participate in a variety of classic and current experiments--and discover how the mind works. Nothing is more powerful than seeing the effects of these experiments for yourself. Participating in these important studies will help you understand each experiment, its data, its underlying cognitive concepts, and its significance to the field of psychology. You can access COGLAB from anywhere in the world through the Internet using any supported web browser.

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COGLAB 5, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285461088 | ISBN-13: 9781285461083)

The COGLAB online laboratory offers an experiential way to improve your understanding of cognitive psychology. COGLAB clarifies key concepts by allowing you to participate in a variety of classic and current experiments--and discover how the mind works. Nothing is more powerful than seeing the effects of these experiments for yourself. Participating in these important studies will help you understand each experiment, its data, its underlying cognitive concepts, and its significance to the field of psychology. You can access COGLAB from anywhere in the world through the Internet using any supported web browser.

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COGLAB 5, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285461134 | ISBN-13: 9781285461137)

The COGLAB online laboratory offers an experiential way to improve your understanding of cognitive psychology. COGLAB clarifies key concepts by allowing you to participate in a variety of classic and current experiments--and discover how the mind works. Nothing is more powerful than seeing the effects of these experiments for yourself. Participating in these important studies will help you understand each experiment, its data, its underlying cognitive concepts, and its significance to the field of psychology. You can access COGLAB from anywhere in the world through the Internet using any supported web browser.

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MindTap® Psychology with CogLab, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Goldstein’s Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research and Everyday Experience  (ISBN-10: 1337100064 | ISBN-13: 9781337100069)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

E. Bruce Goldstein

E. BRUCE GOLDSTEIN is Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona. He has received the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Pittsburgh for his classroom teaching and textbook writing. He received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Tufts University and his PhD in experimental psychology from Brown University; he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Biology Department at Harvard University before joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. Bruce has published papers on a wide variety of topics, including retinal and cortical physiology, visual attention, and the perception of pictures. He is the author of SENSATION AND PERCEPTION, 9th Edition (Cengage, 2014), and the editor of the BLACKWELL HANDBOOK OF PERCEPTION (Blackwell, 2001) and the two-volume SAGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PERCEPTION (Sage, 2010).