First Edition   ©2013

Cognition: Theory and Practice

Russell Revlin (University of California, Santa Barbara)

  • ISBN-10: 0-7167-5667-6; ISBN-13: 978-0-7167-5667-5; Format: Cloth Text, 592 pages

Cognition: Theory and Practice provides the link between theory, experimental findings, and ordinary human activity, showing students how the field of cognitive psychology relates to their everyday lives. Engagingly written, the book captivates students by explaining common experiences such as why answering a cell phone while driving is as dangerous as closing your eyes for a half-second, but talking with your passenger for a minute can be perfectly safe. Research coverage draws heavily on the rapidly accumulating discoveries of human neuroscience and brain imaging.

“This is undoubtedly THE best Short-Term Memory/Working Memory chapter that I have ever read. In the 9 years that I have been teaching Cog Psych I have changed textbooks 6 times in search of an approachable yet rigorous text. I have finally found it! The writing is wonderful with excellent transitions between topics and sections. I also really like the repetition of concepts between sections.”
—Janice Snyder, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus