An Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology offers an accessible review of recent research in the application of cognitive methods, theories, and models. Using real-world scenarios and engaging everyday examples this book offers clear explanations of how the findings of cognitive psychologists have been put to use. The book explores all of the major areas of cognitive psychology, including attention, perception, memory, thinking and decision making, as well as some of the factors that affect cognitive processes, such as drugs and biological cycles.
Now in full colour, this new edition has been thoroughly updated to include cutting-edge research and theories. There are also new chapters on perceptual errors and accidents, the influence of emotion, and the role of cognitive factors in music and sport.
Written by well-respected experts in the field, this textbook will appeal to all undergraduate students of cognitive psychology, as well as professionals working in the areas covered in the book, such as education, police work, sport, and music.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology David Groome 2. Perception and Attention: Errors and accidents Graham Edgar, Helen Edgar 3. Face Identification Richard Kemp, David White 4. Auditory Perception Kevin Baker 5. Working Memory and Performance Limitations David Heathcote 6. Memory Improvement David Groome, Robin Law 7. Everyday Memory David Groome 8. Witness Interviews and Crime Investigation Rebecca Milne, Ray Bull 9. Decision Making Ben Newell 10. The Effects of Drugs on Cognition Moira Maguire 11. Biological Cycles and Cognition Robin Law, Moira Maguire 12. Emotion and Cognition Jenny Yiend 13. Music and Cognition Catherine Loveday 14. Sporting Performance, Pressure, and Cognition: Introducing Attentional Control Theory: Sport Michael W. Eysenck, Mark Wilson
David Groome was formerly Principal Lecturer and Senior Academic in Psychology at the University of Westminster, where he worked from 1970 to 2011. He retired from teaching in August 2011 but continues to carry out research and write books. His research interests include cognition and memory, and their relationship with clinical disorders. He has published a number of research papers on these topics, and is the co-author of six previous textbooks.
Michael W. Eysenck is Professorial Fellow at Roehampton University and Emeritus Professor and Honorary Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is especially interested in cognitive psychology and most of his research focuses on the role of cognitive factors in anxiety within normal and clinical populations. He has published nearly 50 books and about 160 book chapters and journal articles.