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Cognitive psychology for dummies

Author: Peter J Hills; J Michael Pake
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, 2016.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Written specifically for psychology students and professionals, this hands-on guide provides an accessible and entertaining introduction to the field of cognitive psychology. Unlike the dense and jargon-laden content found in most psychology textbooks, it offers easy-to-understand explanations of the fundamental elements of cognitive psychology, giving you a firm grasp of the material."--page [4] of cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Hills; J Michael Pake
ISBN: 9781119953210 1119953219
OCLC Number: 940703303
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 352, [12] pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Getting started with cognitive psychology. Understanding cognition: how you think, see, speak and are! ; Studying cognitive psychology means studying the everyday ; Improving academic performance with cognitive psychology --
Part II. Attending to the subtleties of perception. Perceiving the world around you ; Seeing how people see depth and colour ; Recognising objects and people ; Atten-hut! Paying attention to attention --
Part III. Minding your memory. Where did I put my keys? Short-term memory ; You don't remember our wedding day? Long-term memory ; Knowing about knowledge ; Discovering why you forget things ; Memorising in the real world --
Part IV. Communicating what your brain thinks about language. Communicating the extraordinary nature of language ; Studying the structure of language ; Talking about language perception and production ; Discovering the links between language and thought --
Part V. Thinking your way around thought. Uncovering how people solve problems ; Thinking logically about reasoning ; Making up your mind: decision-making ; Thinking clearly about the role of emotions --
Part VI. The part of tens. Studying patients with brain damage ; Ten tips for writing successful research reports ; Busting ten cognitive psychology myths --
Index.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Dr. Peter J. Hills and Dr. J. Michael Pake.

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