Textbooks: Thinking, Reasoning & Problem Solving

  • Skill Acquisition and Training

    Achieving Expertise in Simple and Complex Tasks

    By Addie Johnson, Robert W. Proctor

    Skill Acquisition and Training describes the building blocks of cognitive, motor, and teamwork skills, and the factors to take into account in training them. The basic processes of perception, cognition and action that provide the foundation for understanding skilled performance are discussed in…

    Paperback – 2016-09-08 
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology

    2nd Edition

    By David Groome, Michael Eysenck

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-03-23
    Psychology Press

  • Straight Choices

    The Psychology of Decision Making, 2nd Edition

    By Ben R. Newell, David A. Lagnado, David R. Shanks

    Should I have this medical treatment or that one? Is this computer a better buy than that one? Should I invest in shares or keep my money under the bed? We all face a perplexing array of decisions every day. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, the new edition of Straight Choices provides…

    Paperback – 2015-06-15
    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

  • Thinking and Reasoning

    An Introduction to the Psychology of Reason, Judgment and Decision Making

    By Ken Manktelow, Niall Galbraith

    The area of psychological research reviewed in this book is one that is not only increasing in popularity in college curricula, but is also making an ever larger impact on the world outside the classroom. Drawing upon research originally cited in Ken Manktelow’s highly successful publication…

    Paperback – 2012-02-14
    Psychology Press

  • Introducing Cognitive Development

    By Laura Taylor

    Interest in cognitive development has been resurgent in recent years as a result of continuing improvements in technology and the new methods of research these enable. Introducing Cognitive Development brings a new focus and clarity to this theoretically complex area. Using numerous illustrations…

    Paperback – 2005-10-06
    Psychology Press

  • Types of Thinking

    By S. Ian Robertson

    Types of Thinking provides a basic grounding in the psychology of thinking for undergraduate students with little previous knowledge of cognitive psychology. This clear, well-structured overview explores the practical aspects and applications of everyday thinking, creative thinking, logical and…

    Paperback – 1999-04-22
    Routledge

  • Reasoning and Thinking

    By K.I. Manktelow

    This undergraduate textbook reviews psychological research in the major areas of reasoning and thinking: deduction, induction, hypothesis testing, probability judgement, and decision making. It also covers the major theoretical debates in each area, and devotes a chapter to one of the liveliest…

    Paperback – 1999-02-28
    Psychology Press

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