Cognitive Psychology for Dummies

  • by Peter Hills, Michael Pake
  • Narrated by Damian Lynch
  • 12 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Demystify the core concepts of cognitive psychology.
Written specifically for psychology students - and not other academics - Cognitive Psychology for Dummies is an accessible and entertaining introduction to the field. Unlike the dense and jargon-laden content found in most psychology textbooks, this practical guide provides listeners with easy-to-understand explanations of the fundamental elements of cognitive psychology so that they are able obtain a firm grasp of the material.
Cognitive Psychology for Dummies follows the structure of a typical university course, which makes it the perfect supplement for students in need of a clear and enjoyable overview of the topic. The complexities of a field that explores internal mental processes - including the study of how people perceive, remember, think, speak, and solve problems - can be overwhelming for first-year psychology students. This practical resource cuts through the academic-speak to provide a clear understanding of the most important elements of cognitive psychology.


Obtain a practical understanding of the core concepts of cognitive psychology
Supplement required course reading with clear and easy-to-understand overviews
Gain confidence in your ability to apply your knowledge of cognitive psychology
Prepare for upcoming exams or topic discussions

Cognitive Psychology for Dummies is the perfect resource for psychology students who need a clear and listenable overview of the core concepts of cognitive psychology.

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Excellent listen...

I found this audible spot on.

Relevant subject matter, and narrators voice interesting and easy on the ear.

Thoroughly enjoyed.
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- diversity

Well written but too much like a reference book

The style of writing in this book is very easy to listen to and the narrator certainly gets this across well. The concepts of how the brain works and how our senses interact with our brains is thorough. As the book is sequential in nature, it reads like a reference book. This makes it heavy going to listen to. Cases studies are very short as you would expect in a reference book but given that the book is an audible book, longer case studies would have helped a narrative thread. This is my main criticism of the book.
The one thing that the book doesn't say is how cognitive psychology helps people or give solid ideas to the reader about how he/she could use it. A greater focus on case studies and ideas for the reader would have been best.
The recording is good although whenever the narrator says the word, "Psychology" the sibilance is painful!
An interesting book but not really effective as an audio book given it's reference type structure.
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- C. Stocker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios