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    Reasoning

    Oaksford, Mike (2012) Reasoning. In: Braisby, N. and Gellatly, A. (eds.) Cognitive Psychology. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 366-392. ISBN 9780199236992.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: A broad, engaging introduction to cognitive psychology, which encourages students to become actively involved in their learning. Chapters from internationally recognised experts, carefully edited by experienced instructors to lead students through the subject in a coherent way. Boxes throughout link the theory of cognitive psychology with aspects of everyday life, presenting material in contexts to which students can relate and understand, and link research findings with the techniques used to elucidate them, to develop the students' awareness and appreciation of scientific method. Regular summaries within the chapters help students to consolidate their learning and ensure that they understand the key information. The study of cognition is presented in the broader context of themes, challenges, and issues - not just theory - to enthuse the student more readily and encourage them to take a more critical approach to their subject. The accompanying Online Resource Centre includes figures from the book available to download to facilitate lecture preparation, and interactive experiments to enable students to explore material covered in the book using problem-based learning. New to this edition New chapters on Neuroimaging, Cognitive Neuropsychology, and Neuropsychiatry introduce students to contemporary topics that have expanded enormously in the last five years The content of many of the chapters has been expanded to give more depth, answering questions like 'what technique can help patients with brain damage recognise everyday objects?' and 'if we are hypnotised, what happens in our brain?' The order of chapters has been changed to give the material a better narrative flow. New eye-catching, full colour design. Expanded Online Resource Centre includes new 'Journal Clubs' to encourage students to engage with the primary literature, and better understand how investigators explore the subject. Cognitive processes enable us to experience the world around us: to recognise a friendly face in a crowd, to communicate our passions, to recall memories from the past. When these processes stop working, it can turn friends into strangers, render speech impossible, and make history a confusion of truth and lies. Cognitive Psychology, Second Edition unravels these complex ideas, introducing the concepts behind them and looking at how techniques, such as neuroimaging, can provide answers to questions that may at first seem unanswerable. The chapters - covering a broad range of topics, including attention, perception, and neuropsychiatry - are written to inspire students, and come complete with helpful resources, including in-chapter summaries to consolidate learning, 'Activity' boxes to help students engage in the content, and 'Research study' boxes to encourage an awareness of scientific method.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2015 09:23
    Last Modified: 06 Oct 2020 07:46
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/11767

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