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Dimensions: 9. In a recent student survey, the overwhelming majority of students are assigned writing and research projects, for which they would use research and citation tools if they were available to them. MySearchLab is a website available at no additional charge in a package with a Pearson textbook and is also available as a standalone product. All rights reserved.
To the Student The psychology of human memory and cognition is fascinating, dealing with questions and ideas that are inherently interesting; how we think, reason, remember, and use language, to name just a few.
When cognitive psychologists talk research at conventions, they are agitated, intense, and full of energy. In contrast to this enthusiasm, however, undergraduate texts often portray the field as dull, too concerned with the minutiae of experimental method and technical jargon and not concerned enough with the interesting issues.
Without slighting the empirical foundation of the field, I have tried to capture some of the excitement of the area. All professors want their students to understand the material, of course, but I also want you to appreciate cognitive psychology as one of the most interesting and memorable topics of your student career.
Several features of the book are designed to accomplish this. To engage your interest and understanding, examples of the main points are sprinkled throughout the text.
Most of the chapters have a box that asks you to Prove It; it gives you a demonstration project that can be done quickly to illustrate the points being made in that chapter. You can conduct most of these miniature experiments with only moderate effort and little or no equipment. These are some of the best ways to see memory and cognition in action.
Mastering the terminology of a new field can be difficult. To help you with the jargon, critical terms are boldfaced in the text and defined immediately in italicized print. Try studying for exams by playing a Jeopardy-like game with the glossary; one person reads a definition, the other names the defined term.
Each major section of a chapter ends with a brief Section Summary. This along with the listing of glossary terms at the end of each chapter should help you check your understanding and memory as you study. The Web site also has Suggested Readings, articles and books that can help you pursue a particular topic. I have intentionally used a more colloquial style than is customary in the field or in texts in general , using the first person, posing direct questions to the reader, inserting parenthetical commentary, and so on.
Some professors may expect a more formal, detached style, of course. I would rather have you read and remember the material than have you cope with a book selected because of a carefully pedantic style. Besides, you will have plenty of time to deal with boring books in graduate school. To the Instructor Like the first two editions, this edition is directed primarily toward undergraduates at the junior and senior level, who are probably taking their first basic course in memory and cognition.
It has also been used successfully in introductory graduate surveys, especially when first-year students need a more thorough background in memory and cognition. Since the second edition of this book was published in , there has been a tremendous increase in the study of memory and cognition with the technologies and perspectives of cognitive neuroscience, or neurocognition, as I often call it.
To reflect the centrality of those approaches to the topic, the book no longer segregates the neurocognitive evidence in a separate chapter. Instead, this edition integrates that material throughout the book. There has also been some careful pruning of topics and streamlining of presentation.
As in the first two editions, I have tried to strike a balance between basic, core material and cutting-edge topics. As cognitive psychology continues to evolve, it is important to maintain some continuity with older topics and evidence. Students need to understand how we got here, and instructors cannot be expected to start from scratch each time they teach the course.
But revising the book continues to be a very revealing exercise in how cognitive psychology has changed in the past few years. In a variety of ways, this edition uses Web-based resources for professors and students alike. Each chapter includes Web-based activities, denoted by the CW symbol in the margins.
Where possible, I note which readings are appropriate for undergraduates and which are too difficult for students at that level. A test item file also is available via the Web; make sure your Prentice Hall sales representative gives you the necessary information to take advantage of these e-resources.
I hope that the balance between classic research and current topics, the style I have adopted, and the standard organization I have used will make the text easy to teach from and easy for students to read and remember. More important, I hope that you will find my portrayal of the field of cognitive psychology useful. As always, I am delighted to receive the comments and suggestions of those who use this book, instructors and students alike.
My e-mail address is m. Acknowledgments The list of students, colleagues, and publishing professionals who have helped shape this project continues to grow. Professional colleagues who have assisted across the years include R. Nairne, Marjorie Reed, Gregory B. Mark H. Ashcraft 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. Great information, but boring By anon The book has a lot of information, I just find it to be dry.
I am highly interested in the topic, but reading this seems like pulling teeth. There must be a more interesting way to introduce interesting topics. Cognition is one of the harder subjects Cognition is one of the harder subjects in psychology, but this text makes it a lot easier and interesting.
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