Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research and Everyday Experience, 3rd Edition

  • includes Coglab Manual
  • E. Bruce Goldstein University of Pittsburgh and University of Arizona
  • ISBN-10: 0840033559
  • ISBN-13: 9780840033550
  • 480 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2005
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.75 
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Connecting the study of cognition to everyday life in an unprecedented way, E. Bruce Goldstein's COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: CONNECTING MIND, RESEARCH, AND EVERDAY EXPERIENCE gives equal treatment to both the landmark studies and the cutting-edge research that define this fascinating field. The text employs a wealth of concrete examples and illustrations that help students understand the theories of cognition--driving home both the scientific importance of the theories and their relevance to students' daily lives. Goldstein's accessible narrative style blends with an art program that makes difficult concepts understandable. Students gain a true understanding of the "behind the scenes" activity that happens in the mind when humans do such seemingly simple activities as perceive, remember, or think. Goldstein's also focuses on the behavioral and physiological approaches to cognition by including physiological materials in every chapter. As is typical of his work, this is a major revision that reflects the most current aspects of the field. To help reinforce concepts, the text is packaged with COGLAB 2.0: THE ONLINE COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY LABORATORY, which gives both students and instructors the chance to participate as subjects in research experiments.


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Features/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 Memory and Working Memory." A story about false identifications of people in criminal investigations (memory errors) appears in Chapter 8, "Everyday Memory and Memory Errors."
  • "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.

What's New

  • The Third Edition reflects the latest advances in research, with an emphasis on neuropsychology, neuroimaging, and advances in cognitive theory.
  • The art program has been enhanced; all illustrations throughout the text are now in full color.
  • The number of chapters on memory has been expanded from 3 to 4. Long-term memory (LTM) has been divided into two chapters; one now focuses on LTM's Structure while the other discusses Encoding and Retrieval.
  • More than half of the chapter-opening vignettes have been rewritten to even more effectively capture student interest. Similarly, more than half 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.
  • All chapters have been rewritten with an eye towards making difficult concepts more accessible to students, in part based on feedback from the author's own students.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.
2. Cognition and the Brain: Basic Principles.
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. Reasoning and Decision Making.

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Cengage Advantage Books: Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research and Everyday Experience  (ISBN-10: 0495914975 | ISBN-13: 9780495914976)

Connecting the study of cognition to everyday life in an unprecedented way, E. Bruce Goldstein's COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: CONNECTING MIND, RESEARCH, AND EVERDAY EXPERIENCE gives equal treatment to both the landmark studies and the cutting-edge research that define this fascinating field. The text employs a wealth of concrete examples and illustrations that help students understand the theories of cognition--driving home both the scientific importance of the theories and their relevance to students' daily lives. Goldstein's accessible narrative style blends with an art program that makes difficult concepts understandable. Students gain a true understanding of the "behind the scenes" activity that happens in the mind when humans do such seemingly simple activities as perceive, remember, or think. Goldstein's also focuses on the behavioral and physiological approaches to cognition by including physiological materials in every chapter. As is typical of his work, this is a major revision that reflects the most current aspects of the field. To help reinforce concepts, the text is packaged with COGLAB 2.0: THE ONLINE COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY LABORATORY, which gives both students and instructors the chance to participate as subjects in research experiments.

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Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research and Everyday Experience  (ISBN-10: 0840033494 | ISBN-13: 9780840033499)

Connecting the study of cognition to everyday life in an unprecedented way, E. Bruce Goldstein's COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: CONNECTING MIND, RESEARCH, AND EVERDAY EXPERIENCE gives equal treatment to both the landmark studies and the cutting-edge research that define this fascinating field. The text employs a wealth of concrete examples and illustrations that help students understand the theories of cognition--driving home both the scientific importance of the theories and their relevance to students' daily lives. Goldstein's accessible narrative style blends with an art program that makes difficult concepts understandable. Students gain a true understanding of the "behind the scenes" activity that happens in the mind when humans do such seemingly simple activities as perceive, remember, or think. Goldstein's also focuses on the behavioral and physiological approaches to cognition by including physiological materials in every chapter. As is typical of his work, this is a major revision that reflects the most current aspects of the field. To help reinforce concepts, the text is packaged with COGLAB 2.0: THE ONLINE COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY LABORATORY, which gives both students and instructors the chance to participate as subjects in research experiments.

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Bruce Goldstein's COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY connects the study of cognition to your everyday life. This accessible book introduces you to landmark studies as well as the cutting-edge research that define this fascinating field. To help you further experiment with and understand the concepts in the text, you can use COGLAB 2.0: THE ONLINE COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY LABORATORY. Available at www.iChapters.com, COGLAB contains dozens of classic experiments designed to help you learn about cognitive concepts and how the mind works.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

E. Bruce Goldstein

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).

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