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  • Ebook
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $80.00
  • December 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-69120-7
  • License Term (days): 360
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide


    Exploring the Science of the Mind

    Seventh Edition

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    Daniel Reisberg (Author, Reed College)


    A “big picture” focus on the science and applications

    One of the most successful texts ever published on its subject, the new Seventh Edition focuses on the insights and ideas that drive the field and supports student learning. Three exciting features—a new pedagogical program based on the “testing effect,” a comprehensive, author-created instructor’s guide, and ZAPS Cognition Labs—deliver a dynamic, interactive introduction to cognitive psychology today.


    Comprehensive new pedagogy based on the “testing effect”

    Based on thoroughly documented research concerning the “testing effect,” Reisberg has interwoven NEW Test Yourself questions throughout each chapter with the aim of strengthening student memory retention. NEW chapter-ending Think About It activities encourage critical thinking about the concepts, theories, and research covered in the chapter.

    Applies cognitive psychology to everyday life

    NEWCognition Outside the Lab applications highlight how cognitive psychology is connected to both student learning and everyday life. Additional essays on education and the law show students how cognitive psychology is relevant to study skills and the legal system.

    ZAPS Cognition Labs help students think like psychologists

    Each online lab has five parts: 1) a brief introduction to a concept from the text; 2) an experiment or experience in which the student generates data based on her responses; 3) analysis of the data generated by the individual student and peers; 4) examination of the theory behind the concept; and 5) a learning check that includes questions assessing student comprehension.

    A focus on the current research that drives the field

    Rigorously current, the Seventh Edition includes nearly 300 new research citations since 2014. With a focus on the research that has shaped the field and new discoveries in modern cognitive psychology, Cognition exposes students to the research that cognitive psychologists are conducting today.

    Dynamic, easy-to-use resources support your course goals

    Reisberg’s Interactive Instructor’s Guide (IIG) includes demonstrations, chapter-specific YouTube-style clips (selected and annotated by the author), expert teaching tips, and author-written essays that highlight applications for each chapter topic in the law and education. Instructor-only notes for ZAPS Cognition Labs are also included in this IIG’s searchable and sortable collection of resources.


      Part 1: The Foundations of Cognitive Psychology

      Chapter 1: The Science of the Mind

      Chapter 2: The Neural Basis for Cognition


      Part 2: Learning about the World around Us

      Chapter 3: Visual Perception

      Chapter 4: Recognizing Objects

      Chapter 5: Paying Attention


      Part 3: Memory

      Chapter 6: The Acquisition of Memories and the Working-Memory System

      Chapter 7: Interconnections between Acquisition and Retrieval

      Chapter 8: Remembering Complex Events


      Part 4: Knowledge

      Chapter 9: Concepts and Generic Knowledge

      Chapter 10: Language

      Chapter 11: Visual Knowledge


      Part 5: Thinking

      Chapter 12: Judgment and Reasoning

      Chapter 13: Problem Solving and Intelligence

      Chapter 14: Conscious Thought, Unconscious Thought