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Cognitive Psychology In and Out of the Laboratory

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Author: Galotti, Kathleen M.

Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc

Edition: 6

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 520

Release Date: 16-08-2017

Details: Product Description Cognitive Psychology In and Out of the Laboratory presents balanced, up-to-date coverage of cognitive psychology and shows readers that research conducted in the lab truly does impact the real world. Using her signature, accessible writing style, author Kathleen M. Galotti masterfully connects cognitive psychology to students′ everyday lives through current, relevant examples. The Sixth Edition has been updated to reflect the rapidly changing field of cognitive psychology with new references, streamlined content that gives more attention to key topics like memory, and material on advances in research that enhance our understanding of how people acquire and use information.  Review "Galotti has gathered the most important topics in modern cognitive psychology and approaches them with a conversational writing style―supplemented with examples and figures―bringing abstract concepts to life." -- Darrell Rudmann "I strongly agree with Galotti’s sentiment. Cognitive psychology is so much more than the rigorous experimental research that dominates most textbooks in the field. While it is important to facilitate an appreciation for experimental design and behavioral testing methodologies, I feel it is equally important to highlight the application of research in cognitive psychology to our everyday, real-world problems." -- Dunja L. Trunk "I feel that Dr. Galotti did a very good job on providing real-life examples and making them accessible to the readers." -- Xiaowei Zhao "Galotti’s Chapter Summaries are very strong; the important, big-picture concepts and themes presented in the chapter are condensed down to approximately one page. For a student, this makes for a very useful tool, assuming they have in fact read the chapter in the first place." -- James Scepansky "Galotti’s textbook provides comprehensive coverage of cognitive psychology…The text would give a wonderful foundation for advanced students who plan to attend graduate programs in cognitive psychology/cognitive science." -- Hildur Halliday Schilling About the Author Kathleen M. Galotti holds a B.A. in psychology and economics from Wellesley College, as well as an M.A. and a Ph.D. in psychology and an M.S.E. in computer and information sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. At Carleton College she holds the title Professor and Director of Cognitive Science, an interdisciplinary program, which she helped establish in 1989. She also is a former department chair of Psychology. She teaches courses in cognitive and developmental psychology and cognitive science, and has also taught courses in statistics and introductory psychology. Dr. Galotti is the author or coauthor of dozens of peer-reviewed studies in cognitive and developmental psychology. Her research centers on the development of reasoning and decision-making skills from the preschool period through adulthood and on the styles with which adolescents and adults plan for the future, make important life commitments, and learn new information. Her research has been funded through the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. She is the author of Making Decisions That Matter: How People Face Important Life Choices (Erlbaum, 2002), as well as a textbook, Cognitive Development: Infancy Through Adolescence (SAGE, 2011).

Package Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.3 x 0.9 inches

Languages: English