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With an accessible, easy-to-understand writing style, the fifth edition of COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY will give you the tools you need to be successful in the course! This text covers cognitive neuroscience, attention and consciousness, perception, memory, knowledge representation, language, problem-solving and creativity, decision-making and reasoning, cognitive development, and intelligence. Common themes at the end of every chapter will help you spend more time studying important information and less time trying to figure out what you need to know. The author provides a "from lab to life" approach covering theory and lab and field research, as well as applications to everyday life.
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Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development and a member of the Graduate Field in Psychology at Cornell University. Formerly, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Psychology at Yale University, where he also was director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise. Dr. Sternberg received his B.A. from Yale and his Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University. He also holds 13 honorary doctorates. He has received numerous awards, including the James McKeen Cattell Award from the American Psychological Society; the Early Career and McCandless Awards from the APA; and the Outstanding Book, Research Review, Sylvia Scribner, and Palmer O. Johnson Awards from the AERA. Dr. Sternberg has served as President of the American Psychological Association and of the Eastern Psychological Association and is currently Immediate Past-President of the Federation of Associations of Brain and Behavioral Sciences. In addition, he is Editor of "Perspectives on Psychological Science" and has been editor of the "Psychological Bulletin" and of the "APA Review of Books: Contemporary Psychology." He is a member of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, the National Academy of Education, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association.
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