Textbooks: Cognitive Science

  • Evolutionary Psychology

    The New Science of the Mind, Fifth Edition

    By David Buss

     This book examines human psychology and behavior through the lens of modern evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary Psychology: The Ne w Science of the Mind, 5/e provides students with the conceptual tools of evolutionary psychology, and applies them to empirical research on the human mind.…

    Paperback – 2014-11-20
    Psychology Press

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2013-11-07
    Psychology Press

  • Motivation

    Biological, Psychological, and Environmental, Fourth Edition

    By Lambert Deckers

    This book provides a complete overview of motivation and emotion. Well-grounded in the history of the field, the fourth edition of Motivation: Biological, Psychological, and Environmental combines classic studies with current research. The text provides an overarching organizational scheme of…

    Paperback – 2013-07-27
    Psychology Press

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2012-01-04
    Psychology Press

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2011-09-21
    Psychology Press

  • Artificial Intelligence: The Basics

    By Kevin Warwick

    'if AI is outside your field, or you know something of the subject and would like to know more then Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a brilliant primer.'  - Nick Smith, Engineering and Technology Magazine November 2011 Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a concise and cutting-edge…

    Paperback – 2011-08-18
    The Basics

  • Philosophy of Perception

    A Contemporary Introduction

    By William Fish

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-03-17
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • 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.…

    Paperback – 2009-12-21
    Psychology Press

  • Learning and Memory

    Basic Principles, Processes, and Procedures, 4th Edition

    By W. Scott Terry

    This text explores the core principles of learning and memory in a clear, reader-friendly style, covering animal learning and human memory in a balanced fashion. A strong emphasis on practical applications to the college student's everyday life is evident in examples throughout, such as the…

    Hardback – 2008-10-13
    Psychology Press

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2008-03-14
    Psychology Press

  • Arguing About the Mind

    Edited by Brie Gertler, Lawrence Shapiro

    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. …

    Paperback – 2007-05-14
    Arguing About Philosophy

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2006-11-30
    Psychology Press

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