One of the top sellers in the field, Cognitive Psychology is well-written, humorous, and remains one of the most comprehensive and balanced books in the area of cognition. MacLin and MacLin, inheriting the book from the late Robert L. Solso, boldly revised and reorganized the Eighth Edition to reflect emerging trends in the field, while retaining the strengths that made it one of the most popular books in the field. The book features a sequential model of human cognition from sensation to perception, to attention, to memory, to higher-order cognition, and features new cutting-edge coverage of consciousness, cognitive neuroscience, memory and forgetting, and evolutionary psychology.
The organization of this textbook follows an information processing sequence that starts with the perception of signals by the sensory/brain system to higher order processes such as memory, language, and thinking. The sixth edition removes some out of date studies, and adds recent findings in neurocognitive imaging technology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)