Cognitive psychology addresses many fascinating questions about memory, emotion, and language: Can our identity be reduced to our memories? What are emotions for? Are we born with an innate knowledge of language?

This introductory text is a concise guide to the core fundamentals of cognitive psychology, rather than an encyclopaedic volume. The authors cover a broad range of topics, using their wealth of teaching experience to select the key theories and most engaging examples.

Lively and thought-provoking, this book conveys the sense of discovery that makes the subject so exciting to study.