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Cognitive Psychology

by Carol Brown SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
12/2006
ISBN:
9781412918398
Format:
Pbk 232 pages
Price:
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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 on a cognitive psychology course.

The Companion is designed to augment, rather than replace, existing textbooks for the course, providing:

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

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 PART THREE: STUDY AND REVISION SKILLS - In Collaboration with David McIlroy 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

Carol Brown is a lecturer in psychology at Oxford College of Further Education