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, 640 pages

“The best cognition text to come around in many years – use it!”
 —Janice Snyder, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

"A particular strength of the book—and what makes it different from other texts—[is] the skilled weaving of demonstrations with the narrative, which gives students a hands-on sense of what experimental science is like."
—Kara Federmeier, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

“[Revlin’s text is] student-friendly due to its writing style, use of real-life examples, and use of relevant graphics, and instructor-friendly due to the demonstrations and review questions.”
—Kristin Ritchey, Ball State University 

“The text is very engaging and highly accessible to those studying cognition for the first time.”
 —Roberto G. de Almeida, Concordia University

“Excellent coverage of the material both in terms of experiment and theory. The chapters and the book are well organized and easy to follow.  Including working memory and short-term memory takes advantage of the current state of the research. The greatest strength is the coverage of the current research. It is thoroughly covered…. I have often heard students complain that the book I currently use reads too much like a journal article, with one experiment after another. The current book has a nice mix of experiment and narrative, and this should not be overwhelming for students.… The author has done an excellent job. It is easy to read and interesting.”
 —Jeffrey Neuschatz, University of Alabama, Huntsville 

“Good integration of past and present research, while staying accessible to students.”
—Joel Hagaman, University of the Ozarks 

“Easy to understand, colorful, and provides a lot of helpful demonstrations and examples.”
—Adam Hutcheson, University of South Carolina

“Very clearly written and accessible to students of varying abilities. Excellent overview of much of the literature. I thought the examples were all very clear and helped to solidify major concepts in terms that everyone would understand. Also, I really liked the section that applied concepts of [short-term memory and working memory] to successful study habits; I thought this was a great real-world application. I think that the organization of Revlin’s [chapter on short-term and working memory] is exceptional and the content is thorough.”
—Hillary Schwarb, Georgia Institute of Technology