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- DescriptionClear explanations and illustrations clearly define concepts. The text also contains a range of useful tasks to support student engagement and recognition of possible application. The critical thinking activities are also well organised to support students to develop analytical approaches. - Julie Prentice, Department of Childhood Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University This accessible text addresses the core kwledge domain of cognitive psychology, with focused coverage of the central concepts, research and debates in this key area. The engaging text provides detailed information on thinking and reasoning, learning and memory, language, perception, attention, and consciousness. A final chapter examines cognitive neuropsychology. There is an emphasis on the way the properties of cognition relate to our everyday lives. Learning features including case studies, research summaries, short review questions and assignment topics, are provided throughout to aid students' understanding and promote a critical approach. In addition extended critical thinking and skill builder activities develop the reader's higher level skills.
- Author BiographyMatthew Coxon is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University. His subject specialisms are Cognitive Psychology and Research Methods, which he teaches at undergraduate level. Matthew has a particular interest in the development of critical thinking skills as a means of tackling the transition to studying at University.
- Author(s)Matthew Coxon
- PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
- Date of Publication22/02/2012
- SubjectPsychology: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleCritical Thinking in Psychology Series
- Place of PublicationExeter
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintLearning Matters Ltd
- Content Note25 illustrations
- Weight384 g
- Width171 mm
- Height246 mm
- Spine11 mm
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