About the book
An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: Processes and Disorders is a comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students. It covers all the key areas of cognition, including: perception, attention, long-term memory, working memory, thinking and language. Uniquely, alongside the chapters on normal cognitive function, there are also chapters on the related clinical disorders (agnosia, amnesia, thought disorder and aphasia) which helps to provide a thorough insight into the nature of cognition. Key features include:
- This new edition has been has been carefully revised throughout to provide a comprehensive overview of current thinking in the field.
- Includes greater coverage of neuropsychological disorders, with additional material from the latest research using brain imaging.
- Accessibly written, by authors at the cutting edge of their subject areas.
- Specially designed textbook features such as chapter summaries, further reading, and a glossary of key terms.
Written to cover all levels of ability using helpful figures and illustrations, this book has sufficient depth to appeal to the most able students while the clear and accessible text, written by experienced teachers, will help students who find the material difficult. It will appeal to any student on an undergraduate psychology degree course as well as to medical students and those studying in related clinical professions such as nursing.
About the author
David Groome is Senior Academic in the Psychology Department at the University of Westminster. He has published three previous text books, together with many journal articles and conference presentations. His two main research areas at present are memory and mood disorders.
Hazel Dewart is Professor of Psychology at University of Westminster. Nicola Brace and Graham Pike are Senior Lecturers in Psychology at The Open University. Graham Edgar is Senior Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire. Helen Edgar is a chartered psychologist. Anthony Esgate is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Kingston University. Richard Kemp is Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of New South Wales. Tom Stafford is Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield.