Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Lead Author(s): Elan Barenholtz

Student Price: $66.00

Cognitive Psychology uses a clear, relatable narrative to engage students in their learning.

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Key features in this textbook

Top Hat’s Cognitive Psychology textbook uses a conversational, engaging tone of writing that introduces the content in a much more approachable and interesting way than traditional texts.
Built-in assessment questions embedded throughout chapters so students can read a little, do a little, and test themselves to see what they know!
Special content sections on how concepts in cognitive psychology apply to the exciting emerging field of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)

Comparison of Cognitive Psychology Textbooks

Consider adding Top Hat’s Cognitive Psychology to your upcoming course. We’ve put together a textbook comparison to make it easy for you in your upcoming evaluation.

Top Hat

Elan Barenholtz et. al, “Cognitive Psychology”, Only One Edition needed

Pearson

Mark H. Ashcraft & Gabriel A. Radvansky – Cognition, 6e

Cengage

Robert J. Sternberg & Karin Sternberg – Cognitive Psychology 7e

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

$66

Accessible on any device for lifetime access

$75.95

E-book

$234

Hardcover print text only

$239.95

Hardcover print text only

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Content meets standard for Cognitive Psychology. Constantly revised and updated by a community of professors with the latest content

In-Book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

BUILT-IN INTERACTIVE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

Assessment questions with feedback embedded throughout textbook

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Top Hat

Elan Barenholtz et. al, “Cognitive Psychology”, Only One Edition needed

$66

Accessible on any device for life

Pearson

Mark H. Ashcraft & Gabriel A. Radvansky – Cognition, 6e

$75.95

E-book

$234

Hardcover print text only

Cengage

Robert J. Sternberg & Karin Sternberg – Cognitive Psychology 7e

$239.95

Hardcover print text only

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Content meets standard for Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology course, and is updated with the latest content

Top Hat

Elan Barenholtz et. al, “Cognitive Psychology”, Only One Edition needed

Pearson

Mark H. Ashcraft & Gabriel A. Radvansky – Cognition, 6e

Cengage

Robert J. Sternberg & Karin Sternberg – Cognitive Psychology 7e

In-book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Top Hat

Elan Barenholtz et. al, “Cognitive Psychology”, Only One Edition needed

Pearson

Mark H. Ashcraft & Gabriel A. Radvansky – Cognition, 6e

Cengage

Robert J. Sternberg & Karin Sternberg – Cognitive Psychology 7e

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

Top Hat

Elan Barenholtz et. al, “Cognitive Psychology”, Only One Edition needed

Pearson

Mark H. Ashcraft & Gabriel A. Radvansky – Cognition, 6e

Cengage

Robert J. Sternberg & Karin Sternberg – Cognitive Psychology 7e

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Top Hat

Elan Barenholtz et. al, “Cognitive Psychology”, Only One Edition needed

Pearson

Mark H. Ashcraft & Gabriel A. Radvansky – Cognition, 6e

Cengage

Robert J. Sternberg & Karin Sternberg – Cognitive Psychology 7e

About this textbook

Lead Author

Dr. Elan Barenholtz, Ph.DRutgers University

Dr. Elan Barenholtz holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Rutgers University/New Brunswick and previously completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University in Cognitive Science. Dr. Barenholtz Joined Florida Atlantic University in 2007 as Director of the Visual Mind Lab, which conducts behavioral and computational work in vision science, learning and memory.

Contributing Authors

Lauren MavicaFlorida Atlantic University

Hillary WeheDavis & Elkins College

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Welcome to Cognitive Psychology!

Hi there, and welcome to Top Hat's Cognitive Psychology textbook! We hope you have a great experience with this course and our text. To start, we would like to introduce you to some of our features so that you are comfortable with your new textbook.

Among the things you will frequently encounter in our texts are embedded questions. Depending on your professor, these may be graded for participation or correctness. There are seven types of questions we have to offer. Let's take a look at one of each:

1) Multiple Choice: Simply click on the correct answer. There may be more than one correct answer, which is indicated with, "Select all of the above that apply."

Question 1.01 - Example Multiple Choice

Which of these topics would not be considered part of 'cognition'.

A

Memory

B

Language

C

Digestion

D

Perception


2) Word Answer: Type your answer into the appropriate box. Be careful with your spelling!

Question 1.02 - Example Word Answer

This textbook is about _______.


3) Numeric Answer: These questions require an answer that is a number.

Question 1.03 - Example Numeric Question

There are _____ chapters in this book.


4) Matching: Click on an item in the left-hand column, then click on its match in the right-hand column to align them.

Question 1.04 - Example Matching Question

Match the concept to its correct definition.

Premise
Response
1

Sensory receptor neurons

A

Receive input from the external world

2

Motor neurons

B

Receive signals from the CNS with axons that terminate on muscle fibers


5) Click on Target: These questions will be accompanied by a picture. You must click on the correct part of the picture, usually an indicated "hotspot." Sometimes multiple clicks are allowed.

Question 1.05 - Example Click on Target Question

Click on the graph that shows a positive correlation.


6) Sorting: Click on an option and drag it into the proper order.

Question 1.06 - Example Sorting Question

Sort these items based on the order in which light enters the eye.

A

Cornea

B

Lens

C

Pupil


7) Discussion: This type of question is indicated in the top banner. Type your answer in the appropriate space below the question.  

Question 1.07 - Example Discussion Question

f you had to explain what cognition was to a friend who has never taken this class, what would you say?

Throughout the book you will see this banner, indicating sections within a chapter that will tell you how the concepts you are learning apply to real-world applications in the exciting field of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.).


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