Cognitive psychology addresses many fascinating questions about memory, emotion and language:
Can our identity be reduced to our memories?
What are emotions for?
Are we born with an innate knowledge of language?
This introductory text is a concise guide to the core fundamentals of cognitive psychology, rather than an encyclopaedic volume. The authors cover a broad range of topics, using their wealth of teaching experience to select the key theories and most engaging examples. Lively and thought-provoking, this new book conveys the sense of discovery that makes the subject so exciting to study.
Fernand Gobet is an established Professor at Brunel University and has taught cognitive psychology for 10 years. Phillipe Chassy is a research fellow at the National Centre for Scientific Research, Tolouse. He specialises in cognitive neuroscience, imaging work, memory and methods. Merim Bilalic is a research fellow at Tubingen. He has taught on Intro Cognitive Psych. His interests include creativity, problem solving and intelligence - all core areas of cognition.
Preface Part 1: Introduction Introduction to Cognitive Psychology History A brief introduction to neuroscience Part 2: Basic Processes Perception Attention Short term memory Long term memory Part 3: Complex Cognition Concepts and formations Language Reasoning and Decision Making Problem Solving Expertise Creativity Emotion and Cognition Part 4: Advanced Topics Computational Modelling Advanced Cognitive neuroscience Consciousness Social Cognition Part 5: Putting it all together Putting it all together References Glossary