Cognition, 7th Edition
October 2008, ©2009
2. Perceptual Processes I: Visual and Auditory Recognition.
3. Perceptual Processes II: Attention and Consciousness.
4. Working Memory.
5. Long-Term Memory.
6. Memory Strategies and Metacognition.
7. Mental Imagery and Cognitive Maps.
8. General Knowledge.
9. Language I: Introduction to Language and Language Comprehension.
10. Language II: Language Production and Bilingualism.
11. Problem Solving and Creativity.
12. Deductive Reasoning and Decision Making.
13. Cognitive Development Throughout the Lifespan.
- Individual Differences in Cognition : Brief description of a topic followed by discussion of a relevant journal article. Topics focus on individual differences in performance on a cognitive task.
- Clear, engaging writing with numerous examples: Students do not need to struggle to understand overly complex descriptions, yet Matlin's writing style is not condescending.
- Extensive, useful pedagogical devices: Students can read the chapters and master the material on their own, without requiring guidance from their professor.
- Application of cognitive psychology to other disciplines: Many applications relate to careers that students may intend to pursue, such as education, business, clinical psychology, and law.
- Author-tested text: Matlin has tested most of the material in each edition with her students and knows which topics are likely to be difficult for students and which examples are especially helpful.