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Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology

Third Edition
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March 2015 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

With its reader-friendly style, this concise text offers a solid introduction to the fundamental concepts of cognitive psychology. Covering neuroimaging, emotion, and cognitive development, author Ronald T. Kellogg integrates the latest developments in cognitive neuroscience for a cutting-edge exploration of the field today. With new pedagogy, relevant examples, and an expanded full-color insert, the Third Edition is sure to engage students interested in an accessible and applied approach to cognitive psychology.

 
Chapter 1: Introduction
Scope of Cognitive Psychology

 
Core Concepts

 
The Brain

 
Research Methods

 
 
Chapter 2: Perception
Visual Consciousness

 
Pattern Recognition

 
Modularity

 
 
Chapter 3: Attention
Filter Theories

 
Capacity Theories

 
Filter Theories and Capacity Theories: Conclusion

 
Automatic Processes

 
The Central Bottleneck

 
Visual Attention

 
 
Chapter 4: Memory Systems
Sensory Memory

 
Short-Term Versus Long-Term Memory

 
Working Memory

 
 
Chapter 5: Remembering Events
Types of Long-Term Memory

 
Mental Time Travel

 
Prospective Memory

 
Encoding and Storing Events

 
Retrieval Processes

 
Study Strategies

 
 
Chapter 6: Memory Distortions
Reconstructive Retrieval

 
Encoding Distortions

 
Source Monitoring

 
Eyewitness Testimony

 
 
Chapter 7: Imagery and Knowledge Representation
Imagery and Abstract Representation

 
Representing Concepts

 
Using Semantic Memory

 
 
Chapter 8: Language
Defining Language

 
Contrasts to Animal Communication

 
Representations of Language

 
Comprehension of Language

 
Reading

 
 
Chapter 9: Problem Solving
Types of Thinking

 
A General Model of Problem Solving

 
Creativity

 
Fluid Intelligence

 
 
Chapter 10: Reasoning and Decision Making
Syllogistic Reasoning

 
Conditional Reasoning

 
Decision Making

 

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • Cognition Demonstrations that can be used as a classroom or laboratory supplement to Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology and your lectures, and are designed to be introduced whenever you need to break up content.  The demos are accompanied by an Introduction to the Demonstrations with tips for making the most of this resource.  
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content. 
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.

“The advantages of this text are its approachable scale and ease of reading for introductory students. The tone and breadth of this text is very appealing, yet at the same time it’s not a simplification of core topics.”

Allen Salo, University of Maine at Presque Isle

“I think the attention and memory chapters are the best. Concepts are thoroughly described in a concise way.”

James Hoelzle, Marquette University

“This book covers the essentials in a straightforward, no-nonsense manner at a very reasonable price. It's an excellent value.”

Joanne Dufilho, Brevard College

PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS

"Ronald T. Kellogg's Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology is a very informative and user-friendly introductory textbook for students and general readers alike. This is a book that I would recommend to general readers and undergraduate students alike."

Robert J. Belton, PSYCHCRITIQUES

PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS

"Kellogg lucidly presents the basics of what historical and contemporary psychological science has taught us about the workings of the human mind. Students will enjoy learning from this book."

Elizabeth Loftus, University of California, Irvine

This book is very useful and informative for Psy. undergrad students. I will continue using this book for the next semester as well.

Mrs Banu Femir
Cognitive Psychology, Beykoz University
December 31, 2019

A very good book generally for undergraduates studying cognitive psychology. It covers the essentials of the course and gives a good introduction for students in general. This certainly is not over simplified however still makes reading easy.

Mrs Emma Richards
Department of Psychology, Swansea University
July 8, 2015

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ISBN: 9781483347585
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