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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 11 new and published textbooks in the subject of Cognitive Science — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Textbooks

  1. Thought and Knowledge

    An Introduction to Critical Thinking, 5th Edition

    By Diane F. Halpern

    This best-selling textbook, written by award-winning educator and past president of the American Psychological Association, Diane F. Halpern, applies theory and research from the learning sciences to teach students the thinking skills they need to succeed in today's world. This new edition retains...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Psychology Press

  2. Fundamentals of Cognition 2nd Edition

    By Michael Eysenck

    Is it possible to learn something without being aware of it? How does emotion influence the way we think? How can we improve our memory? Fundamentals of Cognition 2nd edition is a basic, reader-friendly introduction to the key cognitive processes we use to interact successfully with the world...

    Published January 3rd 2012 by Psychology Press

  3. Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities

    4th Edition

    By Diane F. Halpern

    The fourth edition of Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities critically examines the breadth of research on this complex and controversial topic, with the principal aim of helping the reader to understand where sex differences are found – and where they are not. Since the publication of the third...

    Published September 20th 2011 by Psychology Press

  4. Philosophy of Perception

    A Contemporary Introduction

    By William Fish

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    The philosophy of perception investigates the nature of our sensory experiences and their relation to reality. Raising questions about the conscious character of perceptual experiences, how they enable us to acquire knowledge of the world in which we live, and what exactly it is we are aware of...

    Published March 16th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Talking the Talk

    Language, Psychology and Science

    By Trevor A. Harley

    Language makes us human, but how do we use it and how do children learn it? Talking the Talk is an introduction to the psychology of language. Written for the reader with no background in the area or knowledge of psychology, it explains how we actually "do" language: how we speak, listen, and read....

    Published December 20th 2009 by Psychology Press

  6. Artificial Psychology

    The Quest for What It Means to Be Human

    By Jay Friedenberg

    Is it possible to construct an artificial person? Researchers in the field of artificial intelligence have for decades been developing computer programs that emulate human intelligence. This book goes beyond intelligence and describes how close we are to recreating many of the other capacities that...

    Published March 13th 2008 by Psychology Press

  7. Arguing About the Mind

    Edited by Brie Gertler, Lawrence Shapiro

    Series: Arguing About Philosophy

    Arguing About the Mind is an accessible, engaging introduction to the core questions in the philosophy of mind. This collection offers a selection of thought-provoking articles that examine a broad range of issues from the mind and body relation to animal and artificial intelligence. ...

    Published May 13th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Fundamentals of Cognition

    By Michael Eysenck

    How come some people always remember a face? Is it really possible to do two things at once? Fundamentals of Cognition is a clear and reader-friendly introduction that will help students understand and answer these kinds of questions. Taking his cue from modern cognitive psychology, and...

    Published November 29th 2006 by Psychology Press

  9. Cognitive Science

    An Introduction to Mind and Brain

    By Daniel Kolak, William Hirstein, Peter Mandik, Jonathan Waskan

    Cognitive Science is a major new guide to the central theories and problems in the study of the mind and brain. The authors clearly explain how and why cognitive science aims to understand the brain as a computational system that manipulates representations. They identify the roots of cognitive...

    Published September 28th 2006 by Routledge

  10. The Psychology of the Language Learner

    Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition

    By Zoltán Dörnyei

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Research results over the past decades have consistently demonstrated that a key reason why many second language learners fail--while some learners do better with less effort--lies in various learner attributes such as personality traits, motivation, or language aptitude. In psychology, these...

    Published November 29th 2005 by Routledge