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Cognition, 9th Edition

Cognition, 9th Edition

Margaret W. Matlin, Thomas A. Farmer

ISBN: 978-1-119-17774-6

Oct 2015

592 pages

$76.00

Description

Margaret Matlin and new co-author Thomas Farmer’s Cognition demonstrate how cognitive processes are relevant to everyday, real-world experiences, and frequently examines how cognition can be applied to other disciplines such as clinical psychology, social psychology, consumer psychology, education, communication, business, medicine, and law. The 9th edition continues to relate cognitive topics to applications in everyday life. This edition is fully updated with research and additional anecdotes. It also includes more research on neuroscience.

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CHAPTER 1 An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

Chapter Introduction

What is Cognitive Psychology?

A Historical Perspective on Cognitive Psychology

The Relationship Between Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Overview of Your Textbook

Chapter Review Questions

Keywords

Recommended Readings

CHAPTER 2 Visual and Auditory Recognition

Chapter Introduction

Overview of Visual Object Recognition

Top-Down Processing and Visual Object Recognition

Specialized Visual Recognition Processes

Speech Perception

Chapter Review Questions

Keywords

Recommended Readings

CHAPTER 3 Attention and Consciousness

Chapter Introduction

Overview of Attention

Eye Movements in Reading

Neuroscience of Attention

Theories of Attention

Consciousness

Chapter Review Questions

Keywords

Recommended Readings

CHAPTER 4 Working Memory

Chapter Introduction

Classical Research on Short-Term Memory

The Turn to Working Memory

Working Memory Effects on Academic Performance and Relationships to Mental Health

Chapter Review Questions

Keywords

Recommended Readings

CHAPTER 5 Long-Term Memory

Chapter Introduction

Brief Overview of Long-Term Memory

Encoding in Long-Term Memory

Retrieval in Long-Term Memory

Autobiographical Memory

Special Topics in Long-Term Memory

Chapter Review Questions

Keywords

Recommended Readings

CHAPTER 6 Memory Strategies and Metacognition

Chapter Introduction

Memory Strategies I: Memory Strategies Informed by Memory Concepts

Memory Strategies II: Practice and Mnemonics

Metamemory

Chapter Review Questions

Keywords

Recommended Readings

CHAPTER 7 Mental Imagery and Cognitive Maps

Chapter Introduction

Classical Research on Visual Imagery

Factors That Influence Visual Imagery

Auditory Imagery

Cognitive Maps

Chapter Review Questions

Keywords

Recommended Readings

CHAPTER 8 General Knowledge

Chapter Introduction

Background and Approaches to Semantic Memory

Network Models of Semantic Memory

Schemas and Scripts

Chapter Review Questions

Keywords

Recommended Readings

CHAPTER 9 Language I: Introduction to Language and Language Comprehension

Chapter Introduction

Overview of Psycholinguistics

On-Line Sentence Comprehension

Brain and Language

Reading

Discourse Comprehension

Chapter Review Questions

Keywords

Recommended Readings

CHAPTER 10 Language II: Language Production and Bilingualism

Chapter Introduction

Speaking I: Overview of Production Processes

Speaking II: Language Production and Naturalistic Communication

Language Production and Writing

Bilingualism

Proficiency and Second Language Acquisition

Chapter Review Questions

Keywords

Recommended Readings

CHAPTER 11 Problem Solving and Creativity

Chapter Introduction

Understanding the Problem

Problem-Solving Strategies

Factors That Influence Problem Solving

Creativity

Chapter Review Questions

Keywords

Recommended Readings

CHAPTER 12 Deductive Reasoning and Decision Making

Chapter Introduction

Deductive Reasoning

Decision Making I: Overview of Heuristics

Decision Making II: Applications of Decision-Making Research

Chapter Review Questions

Keywords

Recommended Readings

CHAPTER 13 Cognitive Development Throughout the Lifespan

Chapter Introduction

The Lifespan Development of Memory

The Lifespan Development of Metamemory

The Development of Language

Chapter Review Questions

Keywords

Recommended Readings

Glossary

Index

 

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The 9th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. A partial list of changes includes the following:

  • Chapter 2 includes a more thorough treatment of theoretical considerations and neuroscientific evidence regarding specialized recognition processes.
  • Chapter 3 now includes a more precise treatment of research on eye-movements during reading.
  • Chapter 4 was modified to further clarify the theoretical reasons for adopting the working-memory based model of early memory. Cognitive deficits in ADHD and other clinical populations are now discussed, as well as a more updated view of executive functioning.
  • Chapter 5 provides greater clarity on the relationship between encoding and retrieval in long-term memory.
  • Chapter 6 includes an increased discussion of the testing effect. Recent work on the testing effect served to motivate the inclusion of practice quiz questions at the end of each section. 
  • Clear, engaging writing with numerous examples: Students do not need to struggle to understand overly complex descriptions, yet authors’ 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: Prof. Matlin and Prof. Farmer have tested most of the material in each edition with their students and know which topics are likely to be difficult for students and which examples are especially helpful.