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COGLAB 5, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, 5th Edition

  • Greg Francis
  • Ian Neath
  • ISBN-10: 1285461088
  • ISBN-13: 9781285461083
  • Mixed Media
  • Previous Editions: 2007
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

COGLAB is an interactive online laboratory where students can run demonstrations of more than 50 classical experiments and concepts from cognitive psychology. COGLAB lets the instructor set up class groups online and track the results when students interact with each of the cognitive demonstrations. Students can collect and analyze real data based on their specific class group. This hands-on experience helps students understand each experiment, its underlying cognitive concepts, the data, and the significance of the study. COGLAB can be accessed on the Internet from anywhere in the world by using any supported web browser.


  • More than 50 web-based demonstrations of classic experiments and concepts from cognitive psychology allow students to participate as subjects and then learn about data analysis using class and global data.

  • Students can choose to save their data in a global database that combines data from students all around the world. The global data is available to instructors and students, so even if your class does not show the expected result you can view the effect in the larger database.

  • Instructors can view textual and graphical data created by students (summary plot or data table and trial-by-trial data for the whole group) as they complete each experiment. COGLAB automatically computes average data across students in the group; you and your students can then view the average data.

  • COGLAB can work with between-subject designs, which allows for new kinds of experiments that let instructors compare groups as well as individuals.

  • Student registration is simple. Students create their own COGLAB accounts, so you don't have to distribute IDs and passwords.

  • Trial-by-trial data can be downloaded as a compressed zip file, allowing for much faster downloads.

  • Class averages and global data also provide standard deviations across students, allowing for some types of statistical analyses.

  • With a single button press, COGLAB prepares and displays a list of experiment averages for all of your students.

  • As an adopting instructor, you get an account at no charge, enabling you to test all experiments.

About the Author

Greg Francis

Greg Francis is a professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. He earned his Ph.D. in cognitive and neural systems from Boston University in 1993. His research investigates properties of neural networks and visual perception. He also was co-author of the COGLAB Reader, COGLAB on a CD, and Social Psychology Laboratory.

Ian Neath

Ian Neath is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University in 1991. His research currently focuses on seeking evidence for general principles of memory that apply widely over different time scales, different tests, and different hypothetical underlying memory systems. In addition to publishing many articles on memory in peer-reviewed journals, he co-authored the Cengage textbook HUMAN MEMORY: AN INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH, DATA, AND THEORY, 2nd edition; COGLAB on a CD; and COGLAB Reader.

Table of Contents

1. Signal Detection.
2. Simple Detection.
Part II: Perception.
3. Apparent Motion.
4. Garner Interference: Integral Dimensions.
5. Garner Interference: Separable Dimensions.
6. Müller-Lyer Illusion.
7. Visual Search.
8. Attentional Blink.
9. Change Detection.
10. Inhibition of Return.
11. Simon Effect.
12. Spatial Cueing.
13. Stroop Effect.
14. Blind Spot.
15. Brain Asymmetry.
16. Metacontrast Masking.
17. Modality Effect.
18. Partial Report.
19. Suffix Effect.
20. Brown-Peterson Task.
21. Position Error.
22. Sternberg Search.
23. Irrelevant Speech Effect.
24. Memory Span.
25. Operation Span.
26. Phonological Similarity Effect.
27. Word Length Effect.
28. Encoding Specificity.
29. Levels of Processing.
30. Production Effect.
31. Serial Position.
32. Von Restorff Effect.
Part IX: Metamemory.
33. False Memory.
34. Forgot It All Along.
35. Memory Judgment.
36. Remember-Know.
Part X: Imagery.
37. Link Word.
38. Mental Rotation.
Part XI: Speech.
39. Categorical Perception: Discrimination.
40. Categorical Perception: Identification.
Part XII: Language.
41. Lexical Decision.
42. Neighborhood Size Effect.
43. Word Superiority.
Part XIII: Concepts.
44. Absolute Identification.
45. Implicit Learning.
46. Prototypes.
47. Statistical Learning.
Part XIV: Judgment.
48. Decision Making.
49. Monty Hall.
50. Risky Decisions.
51. Typical Reasoning.
52. Wason Selection.

New to this edition

  • The improved COGLAB set-up and user interface provide instructors with quicker and easier access to student grades, group data, and global data that reflects results from students worldwide.
  • More convenient to use than ever, COGLAB no longer requires Java or additional plugs-ins for access and now works on iPads as well as on many other tablets. Support has also been added for different types of keyboards.
  • Instructors can now view global data on COGLAB prior to assigning any lab by logging into their account and selecting the "Global Data" tab.
  • All COGLAB labs have been carefully re-examined to better replicate results reported in literature. There are now more than 50 labs available, including new labs that illuminate concepts related to perception, attention, working memory, memory processes, and language.
  • A number of helpful COGLAB resources are now available online, including the student manual and test bank.