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Revisiting the Classic Studies is a series of texts that introduces readers to the studies in psychology that changed the way we think about core topics in the discipline today. It provokes students to ask more interesting and challenging questions about the field by encouraging a deeper level of engagement both with the details of the studies themselves and with the nature of their contribution. Edited by leading scholars in their field and written by researchers at the cutting edge of these developments, the chapters in each text provide details of the original works and their theoretical and empirical impact, and then discuss the ways in which thinking and research has advanced in the years since the studies were conducted.
Cognitive Psychology: Revisiting the Classic Studies traces 14 ground-breaking studies by researchers such as Chomsky, Tulving and Stroop to re-examine and reflect on their findings and engage in a lively discussion of the subsequent work that they have inspired.
Suitable for students on cognitive psychology courses at all levels, as well as anyone with an enquiring mind.
Michael W. Eysenck is Professorial Fellow at Roehampton University and Emeritus Professor and Honorary Fellow at Royal Holloway University of London. He has published 49 books and approximately 160 articles and book chapters. He has written numerous textbooks on cognitive psychology and his main research area is concerned with the relationship between anxiety and cognition. His hobbies include bridge, croquet, travelling, and walking. David Groome was Principal Lecturer in the Psychology Department at the University of Westminster, London. He retired in 2011, but he retains a research connection with the department. His research interests mainly involve cognition and memory, especially memory suppression and retrieval-induced forgetting, and he has also published papers on the effects of drugs and mood disorders on cognition. He is the author/co-author of six cognitive psychology textbooks. In 2009 he was awarded the BPS Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Psychology. His hobbies include running, travel, dogs, and music. In his spare time he is a keen guitarist, and is still waiting for his big break as a rock star.
Chapter 1: An introduction to classic studies in cognitive psychology - Michael Eysenck and David Groome Chapter 2: Attention: Beyond Cherry's (1953) cocktail party problem - Michael Eysenck Chapter 3: Perception: Beyond Gibson's (1950) direct perception - Vicki Bruce & Yoav Tadmor Chapter 4: Computational approaches to perception: Beyond Marr's (1982) computational approach to vision - George Mather Chapter 5: Perception and action: Beyond Goodale and Milner's (1992) separate visual pathways - Glyn Humphreys Chapter 6: Attention: Beyond Stroop's (1935) colour-word interference phenomenon - Colin MacLeod Chapter 7: Amnesia: Beyond Scoville and Milner's (1957) research on HM - Howard Eichenbaum Chapter 8: Working memory: Beyond Baddeley and Hitch's (1974) Working Memory - Robert Logie Chapter 9: Memory systems: Beyond Tulving's (1972) episodic and semantic memory - Michael Eysenck & David Groome Chapter 10: Encoding and retrieval: Beyond Tulving and Thomson's (1973) encoding specificity principle - James Nairne Chapter 11: Human problem solving: Beyond Newell, Shaw, & Simon's (1958) theory of human problem solving - Fernand Gobet & Peter Lane Chapter 12: Heuristics and biases: Beyond Tversky and Kahneman's (1974) Judgment under uncertainty - Klaus Fiedler & Momme von Sydow Chapter 13: Decision making under risk: Beyond Kahneman and Tversky's (1979) prospect theory - Ben Newell Chapter 14: Language: Beyond Chomsky's (1957) syntactic structures - Trevor Harley and Siobhan MacAndrew Chapter 15: Cognitive neuropsychology of language: Beyond Marshall and Newcombe's (1973) patterns of paralexia - Max Coltheart