- Ronald T. Kellogg - Saint Louis University, USA
Advanced Psychology Text Series
Cognitive Psychology (General)
The book is divided into six sections: Part One introduces the discipline of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience; Part Two covers basic cognitive operations of perception, attention and memory; Part Three addresses learning, knowing and remembering; Part Four covers language; and Part Five explores thinking skills and concludes the book with an integrative chapter on intelligence, showing the centrality of cognitive psychology to a highly visible and important arena of psychology as a whole.
`Kellogg's textbook provides outstanding coverage of contemporary cognitive psychology. I especially welcomed chapters on Cognitive Neuroscience, providing neural underpinnings of cognition, and Intelligence. The latter topic is rarely included in books on cognition because the study of intelligence developed in a somewhat separate tradition from experimental cognitive psychology. Yet clearly intelligence should be considered as part of cognitive psychology, too. The coverage in the book is comprehensive and authoritative, but the chapters I read are also quite interesting and accessible. This book should be widely used as a text and a reference work' - Henry L Roediger, III
a very good book, quite in depth for level 3 but essential for university.
Excellent book. well laid out and enjoyable to read
excellent coverage of the broad domain of modern cognitive psychology. The chapter of cognitive neuroscience is particularly beneficial as it grounds the developmental elements of human cognition within the wider domain of neurological research which has been growing significantly over the last decades. This provides students with a comprehensive and authoritative coverage but not in a way that is inaccessible to students studying an undergraduate course in psychology.
Very good book for students at all levels
I liked the organization of the text plus the writing is an easy read
A detailed, well written, book.