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Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology
Theory, Process, and Methodology

Third Edition
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November 2022 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Cognitive Psychology: Theory, Process, and Methodology introduces students to the main topics of study in this exciting field through an engaging presentation of how cognitive processes have been and continue to be studied by researchers. Using a student-friendly writing style and focusing on methodology, authors Dawn M. McBride, J. Cooper Cutting, and Corinne Zimmerman cover such core content as perception, attention, memory, language, reasoning and problem solving, and cognitive neuroscience. Updates to the Third Edition include a reorganization of core chapters, new research and citations, a new chapter 14 on cognitive development, and a fully executed plan to include more diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout.

Chapter 1 • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
Chapter 2 • Cognitive Neuroscience
Chapter 3 • Perception
Chapter 4 • Attention
Chapter 5 • Memory Structures and Processes
Chapter 6 • Long-Term Memory Retrieval
Chapter 7 • Memory Errors
Chapter 8 • Language
Chapter 9 • Concepts and Knowledge
Chapter 10 • Imagery
Chapter 11 • Problem Solving
Chapter 12 • Reasoning
Chapter 13 • Decision Making
Chapter 14 • Cognitive Development


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  • Lecture Notes
  • Stop and Think Answers
  • All tables and figures from the textbook
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Key features


  • Updated and added photos throughout give the text a more colorful and modern feel that visually appeals to today’s readers.
  • A reorganization of long-term memory topics improves readability for students.
  • More detailed figure captions make it easier for readers to understand the captions and the purpose of figures.
  • Additional concepts in the glossary and index allow students to find concepts in the text more quickly and learn them more easily.
  • Additional design and results figures from studies described in chapters help students more effectively process and interpret the findings from key studies.
  • SAGE coursepacks allows instructors to import high-quality content into their school’s learning management system (LMS) with no access codes.


  • Connections between the different topics within chapters show students the large overlap between the mental processes in cognitive psychology.
  • A focus on the methods used to study each topic aids students in understanding the science behind the methodology.
  • Chapter-ending Thinking About Research sections contain summaries of published studies and critical thinking questions about the design and the reasons for the design used in the study.
  • Stop and Think sections prompt students to assess their understanding of the material they just read and connect it to their own lives.
  • SAGE edge provides students with helpful study tools, including eQuizzes, eFlashcards, web resources, and more, in one easy-to-use online environment. 

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