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Cognitive Psychology 7th Edition

Robert J. Sternberg

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COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, 7TH EDITION balances practical writing and applications with research while interweaving biology throughout. Emphasizing that human cognition has evolved in order to adapt to the environment, the authors explore the basics of cognitive psychology. Content reviews cognitive neuroscience, attention and consciousness, perception, memory, knowledge representation, problem solving and creativity, decision making, cognitive development, and intelligence. The authors provide the most comprehensive coverage of any cognitive psychology resource with a "from lab to life" approach that discusses theory, lab work and field research while highlighting applications to everyday life. COGLAB is available.

Robert J. Sternberg, Cornell University

Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development and a member of the Graduate Field in Psychology at Cornell University. Formerly, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Psychology at Yale University, where he also was director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise. Dr. Sternberg received his B.A. from Yale and his Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University. He also holds 13 honorary doctorates. He has received numerous awards, including the James McKeen Cattell Award from the American Psychological Society; the Early Career and McCandless Awards from the APA; and the Outstanding Book, Research Review, Sylvia Scribner, and Palmer O. Johnson Awards from the AERA. Dr. Sternberg has served as President of the American Psychological Association and of the Eastern Psychological Association and is currently Immediate Past-President of the Federation of Associations of Brain and Behavioral Sciences. In addition, he is Editor of "Perspectives on Psychological Science" and has been editor of the "Psychological Bulletin" and of the "APA Review of Books: Contemporary Psychology." He is a member of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, the National Academy of Education, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association.

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  • "In the Lab of . . ." sections -- one per chapter -- feature leading cognitive psychologists who describe their research in their own words.
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  • A "Neuroscience and . . . " section in each chapter highlights the presentation of neuroscientific material.
  • "Concept Checks" after every section help students gauge their knowledge and mastery of the content.
  • Each chapter concludes with "Key Themes" and a comprehensive summary organized as answers to learning objective-based questions from the chapter opener. Also, each chapter ends with "Thinking about Thinking," questions, key terms, and references to specific CogLab experiments.

Cognitive Psychology


1. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.
2. Cognitive Neuroscience.
3. Visual Perception.
4. Attention and Consciousness.
5. Memory: Models and Research Methods.
6. Memory Processes.
7. Mental Images and Propositions.
8. The Organization of Knowledge in the Mind.
9. Language.
10. Language in Context.
11. Problem Solving and Creativity.
12. Decision Making and Reasoning.
13. Human Intelligence.

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