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Cognitive Psychology


December 2006 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Sage Course Companions are an exciting new series from Sage offering students an insider's guide into how to make the most of their undergraduate courses and extend their understanding of key concepts covered in their course.

Cognitive Psychology provides student readers with essential help with all aspects of their first course in cognitive psychology, including advice on revising for exams, preparing and writing course assessment materials, and enhancing and progressing their knowledge and skills in line with course requirements in cognitive psychology.

This Course Companion is designed to augment, rather than replace, existing textbooks for the course.

Key Features:
  • Helpful summaries of the course curriculum to aid lecture notes, seminars and written assignments Key summaries of the approach taken by the main cognitive psychology textbooks
  • Guidance on the essential study skills required
  • Help with developing critical thinking
  • Route-maps to aid the development of wider learning above and beyond textbooks
  • Pointers to success in course exams
  • A tutor's-eye view of what course examiners are looking for
  • An insider's view of what key course concepts are really all about
This companion is aimed at the cognitive psychology student who wants to gain the necessary skills allowing them to practically apply and fully utilize their general understanding of the core areas of this branch of psychology. It will be targeted, primarily, at the specifications of undergraduate students in psychology departments. The purpose is to provide pedagogical and assessment support, and an overview of the discipline. The book would also be of value to students of the social sciences in cognate disciplines taking cognitive psychology as an elective course.
 
PART ONE: THE BASICS OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
 
Definition
 
Cognitive Psychology and Related Disciplines/Theories
 
History of Cognitive Psychology
 
Founding Figures and Their Core Ideas
 
Thinking like a Cognitive Psychologist
 
Learning Outcomes and Assessment
 
Running Themes
 
PART TWO: COURSE COMPANION TO THE CURRICULUM
 
Visual Processing/Perception
 
Object Recognition
 
Speech/Word Recognition
 
Attention
 
Introduction to Memory, the Mulitstore Model, Encoding and Retrieval
 
Working Memory Model
 
Episodic and Semantic Memory
 
Learning and Memory
 
Speech Perception and Reading
 
Language Comprehension
 
Language (Speech) Production
 
Problem-Solving
 
Judgements and Decision Making
 
Reasoning and Deduction
In Collaboration with David McIlroy
PART THREE: STUDY AND REVISION SKILLS
 
Introduction
 
How to Get the most out of Your Lectures
 
How to Make the Most of Seminars
 
Essay Writing Tips
 
Revision Hints and Tips
 
Exam Tips
 
Tips on Interpreting Essay and Exam Questions
 
Summary

Sample Materials & Chapters

PDF of Introduction


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