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Cognition: Exploring the Science of the Mind Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder with eBook and ZAPS, 7th Edition

  • Daniel Reisberg
  • ISBN-10: 0393665070
  • ISBN-13: 9780393665079
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

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.

Table of Contents

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

New to this edition

  • 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.