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This new textbook provides a clear, fundamental grounding in cognitive psychology for beginning undergraduates. Essential Cognitive Psychology fills the void between low level introductory texts and more advanced books on the topic. This book provides the reader with highly accessible overviews of all core topics in the field. These are designed to be a strong basis for developing further interest in cognitive psychology but, at the same time, provide a self-contained account suitable for all students in psychology whose training requires degree-level competence in the subject. Beginning with a chapter on the origins of cognitive psychology, which facilitates an understanding of the topic as a whole, the book goes on to cover visual perception, attention, memory, knowledge, imagery, language, and reasoning and problem solving. Each chapter in Essential Cognitive Psychology also contains a list of key terms highlighted in the text and a series of revision questions which address key issues in the chapter. There are also suggestions for further reading. Written by an internationally recognised scientist and established book author, Essential Cognitive Psychology will be welcomed by teachers and students who require a thorough grounding in the topic without the specialization of more advanced textbooks.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780863776731
ISBN-10: 0863776736
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 172mm x 18mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Psychology Press Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan J. Parkin

Alan Parkin is Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex. He is author of a number of successful texbooks including Memory: Phenomena, Experiment and Theory, Explorations in Cognitive Neuropsychology, and Memory and Amnesia, 2nd Edition.

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