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Cognitive PsychologyJeffrey Anastasi
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Cognitive Psychology

An Anthology of Theories, Applications, and Readings (Revised Edition)
Edited by Jeffrey Anastasi

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-62131-131-7, 798 pages

©2013

Description
Cognitive Psychology: An Anthology of Theories, Applications, and Readings introduces students to important topics in the field, and to the work of professionals who actively conduct research in those topic areas. The material exposes readers to the viewpoints of these authors and researchers, many of whom are considered to be the most knowledgeable in their respective fields.

Cognitive Psychology is organized into seventeen primary content chapters, each of which includes several readings. The text begins with an overview of the field of cognitive psychology, as well as a discussion of its history. This unit addresses the meaning of cognition, and discusses behavioral psychology and spatial learning. Subsequent chapters explore topics such as:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Perceptual Processes
  • Attention and Consciousness
  • Short and Long-term Memory
  • Memory Applications
  • Language Acquisition in Humans

The book also examines animal communication, imagery, general knowledge representation, thinking and problem-solving, judgment and reasoning, decision-making, and intelligence. The readings supplement information provided in standard course textbooks, and give students an invaluable resource for additional learning.

Cognitive Psychology is designed to promote lively classroom discussion, making it an excellent choice for seminar level courses.

Biography

Jeffrey S. Anastasi is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He studied cognitive (experimental) psychology at Binghamton University (SUNY) and received his Ph.D. in 1996. Upon completing his doctoral degree, he taught at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina, for six years and Arizona State University for five years before moving to Sam Houston State University in 2006. His diverse research focuses on cognitive psychology with an emphasis on memory. His research has involved such various topics as face recognition, eyewitness memory, false memory, hypermnesia, and helicopter cockpit design. Dr. Anastasi teaches a broad array of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has received several teaching awards for his work in the classroom.