Cognition and Learning Textbooks

New, Upcoming and Key Titles 2014

The Psychology of Language, Reading and Writing

  1. Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

    By David Kemmerer

    Language is one of our most precious and uniquely human capacities, so it is not surprising that research on its neural substrates has been advancing quite rapidly in recent years. Until now, however, there has not been a single introductory textbook that focuses specifically on this topic....

    To Be Published November 13th 2014 by Psychology Press

  2. A Cognitive Neuropsychological Approach to Assessment and Intervention in Aphasia

    A clinician's guide, 2nd Edition

    By Anne Whitworth, Janet Webster, David Howard

    This is a second edition of the highly popular volume used by clinicians and students in the assessment and intervention of aphasia. It provides both a theoretical and practical reference to cognitive neuropsychological approaches for speech-language pathologists and therapists working with people...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Psychology Press

  3. The Psychology of Language

    From Data to Theory, 4th Edition

    By Trevor A. Harley

    Now in full colour, this fully revised edition of the best-selling textbook provides an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the psychology of language for undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers. It contains everything the student needs to know about how we acquire, understand,...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Psychology Press

  4. The Psychology of Language

    From Data to Theory, 4th Edition

    By Trevor A. Harley

    Now in full colour, this fully revised edition of the best-selling textbook provides an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the psychology of language for undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers. It contains everything the student needs to know about how we acquire, understand,...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Psychology Press

  5. The Psychology of Language

    From Data to Theory, 4th Edition

    By Trevor A. Harley

    Now in full colour, this fully revised edition of the best-selling textbook provides an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the psychology of language for undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers. It contains everything the student needs to know about how we acquire, understand,...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Psychology Press

  6. Uncommon Understanding (Classic Edition)

    Development and disorders of language comprehension in children

    By Dorothy Bishop

    Series: Psychology Press Classic Editions

    This is a Classic Edition of Dorothy Bishop's award-winning textbook on the development of language comprehension, which has been in print since 1997, and now includes a new introduction from the author. The book won the British Psychological Society book award in 1999, and is now widely seen as a...

    Published July 14th 2013 by Psychology Press

  7. Psychology of Reading

    2nd Edition

    By Keith Rayner, Alexander Pollatsek, Jane Ashby, Charles Clifton Jr.

    Reading is a highly complex skill that is prerequisite to success in many societies in which a great deal of information is communicated in written form. Since the 1970s, much has been learned about the reading process from research by cognitive psychologists. This book summarizes that important...

    Published November 9th 2011 by Psychology Press

  8. Talking Heads

    The Neuroscience of Language

    By Gianfranco Denes

    The origin, development, and nature of language has been the focus of theoretical debate among philosophers for many centuries. Following the pioneering clinical observations 150 years ago of loss of language following a cerebral lesion, language started to be considered a biological system, that...

    Published September 7th 2011 by Psychology Press

  9. Language and Cognition in Bilinguals and Multilinguals

    An Introduction

    By Annette M.B. de Groot

    Psycholinguistics – the field of science that examines the mental processes and knowledge structures involved in the acquisition, comprehension, and production of language – had a strong monolingual orientation during the first four decades following its emergence around 1950. The awareness that a...

    Published November 14th 2010 by Psychology Press

  10. 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 21st 2009 by Psychology Press

  11. Understanding Developmental Language Disorders

    From Theory to Practice

    Edited by Courtenay Frazier Norbury, J. Bruce Tomblin, Dorothy V.M. Bishop

    Developmental language disorders (DLD) occur when a child fails to develop his or her native language often for no apparent reason. Delayed development of speech and/or language is one of the most common reasons for parents of preschool children to seek the advice of their family doctor. Although...

    Published June 30th 2008 by Psychology Press