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Cognition: Theories and Applications (PSY 384 Cognitive Psychology)

Cognition: Theories and Applications (PSY 384 Cognitive Psychology)
Author: Stephen K. Reed
ISBN 13: 9780495602309
ISBN 10: 495602302
Edition: 8
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2009-04-15
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 448
List Price: $327.95

Dr. Stephen Reed's Eighth Edition of COGNITION: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS focuses on the theories that underlie cognitive phenomena as well as empirical data that establishes a traditional, information processing approach to cognitive psychology. This structure allows readers to discover the direct relevance of cognitive psychology to many of their daily activities. The text incorporates unparalleled scholarship in a distinctive clear voice that allows for the emphasis of both contemporary and classical research through real-life examples and experiments. Revised and updated throughout to maintain a high degree of currency and accuracy, content reflects the ever-evolving field and is made relevant to students' lives through the inclusion of popular articles from well-known magazines and newspapers. By adhering to three criteria-the material must make an important contribution to cognitive psychology, be accessible, and be both understandable and interesting-the book becomes an invaluable tool in understanding cognitive psychology.


An undergraduate textbook for both psychology majors and students from unrelated fields who are interested in cognition theory. Emphasizes the practical applications by providing examples from newspapers. First published in 1982, most recently revised in 1992, and here altered slightly to make the information and connections more accessible and to report on new research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)