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 have been put to use. The book explores all of the major areas of cognitive psychology, including attention, perception, memory, thinking and decision making, as well as some of the factors that affect cognitive processes, such as drugs and biological cycles.

Now in full colour, this new edition has been thoroughly updated to include cutting-edge research and theories. There are also new chapters on perceptual errors and accidents, the influence of emotion, and the role of cognitive factors in music and sport.

Written by well-respected experts in the field, this textbook will appeal to all undergraduate students of cognitive psychology, as well as professionals working in the areas covered in the book, such as education, police work, sport, and music.

chapter 2|30 pages

Perception and attention

Errors and accidents

chapter 4|28 pages

Auditory perception

chapter 7|22 pages

Everyday memory

chapter 9|26 pages

Decision making

chapter 12|20 pages

Emotion and cognition

chapter 14|22 pages

Sporting performance, pressure and cognition

Introducing attentional control theory: sport