Thomas A. Farmer; Margaret W. Matlin
The study of human cognitive processes not only gives us an understanding of why we behave or react, but it also enables us to forecast our behavior in the future. The authors Thomas Farmer and Margaret Matlin present in their book Cognition a fascinating and extremely accessible investigation of how these processes operate and how they are accountable for how we see and make sense of the world around us. This text emphasizes the link between conceptual cognitive psychology and real-world experience, and it combines case studies, current trends, and historical perspectives to provide a comprehensive understanding of core principles and theories. Although it has a broad scope, the text does not sacrifice the depth of detail that it provides.
This new Tenth Edition has been revised to incorporate the most recent findings of research, advancements in technology, and ideas, as well as to provide more in-depth treatment of issues that are becoming increasingly important in the field's current knowledge base. Expanded explanations strike a balance between traditional and modern methods of approaching particular subjects, and the inclusion of additional experiments as well as an emphasis on methodology and experimental design makes it easier to gain a deeper appreciation for the rigorous nature of the research in this field.