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This is the companion website for the seventh edition of Cognitive Psychology: A Student’s Handbook by Michael W. Eysenck and Mark T. Keane. As you will see from the links throughout the textbook, this companion website has many different types of feature to support students’ understanding of, and instructors’ teaching of, the concepts and theories covered in the book.

You will find on this site:

For students

  • Chapter summaries with web links to recommended sites
  • Research activities with related questions
  • Revision flash cards
  • Interactive exercises
  • Simulations of key experiments
  • Case studies
  • Multiple choice quiz

For instructors

  • Editable PowerPoint lecture slides

About the book

Rigorously researched and accessibly written, Cognitive Psychology: A Student’s Handbook is widely regarded as the leading undergraduate textbook in the field. The book is clearly organised, and offers comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of cognitive psychology. With a strong focus on considering human cognition in context, the book has been designed to help students develop a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of cognitive psychology, providing them with detailed knowledge of the very latest advances in the field.

New to this edition:

  • Thoroughly revised throughout to include the latest research and developments in the field
  • Extended coverage of cognitive neuroscience
  • Additional content on computational cognitive science
  • New and updated case studies demonstrating real-life applications of cognitive psychology

Cognitive Psychology: A Student’s Handbook will be essential reading for all undergraduate students of psychology. Those taking courses in computer science, education, linguistics, physiology and medicine will also find it an invaluable resource.

Michael W. Eysenck is Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the best-selling author of a number of textbooks, including Fundamentals of Cognition (2012), Memory (with Alan Baddeley and Michael Anderson) (2014) and Fundamentals of Psychology (2009).

Mark Keane is Chair of Computer Science at University College Dublin.

Specials thanks to Peter Hills, Professor of Psychology at the University of Bournemouth, who put the content of this site together based on this new edition of the book.

What scholars in the field are saying about the book

“A new edition of Eysenck and Keane is always a cause for rejoicing among teachers of cognitive psychology. I have been using this text for longer than I wish to remember, and although as expected the material is brought up to date, the pedagogy and clarity of exposition also improve with each edition. The highest recommendation though is that my students tell me they find this book to be invaluable.”
Trevor Harley, University of Dundee
“No better guide to Cognitive Psychology for students, or other readers, exists.  It is comprehensive, accurate, and insightful.”
Philip Johnson-Laird, Princeton University
“Eysenck and Keane cover the wide range of topics necessary for a sophisticated cognitive psychology text in a clear and straightforward manner, in lucid and unpretentious prose. Both the experimental and technical aspects as well as the content areas are explained on the basis of numerous well-chosen examples. Importantly, the authors also integrate many current references in an elegant way, providing an up-to-date account of the field. I wish I had had this when I was a student. Even my graduate students and post-docs will benefit from reviewing relevant chapters in this handbook.”
David Poeppel, Max-Planck-Institute, Frankfurt
“More than any other authors, Eysenck and Keane have followed the field of Cognitive Psychology over the last 30 years, and have managed to convey with simplicity and clarity the essential knowledge that has been gained, and the exciting changes associated with this ever-evolving field.”
Jonathan Grainger, Aix Marseille University
“This is the only handbook I know of that can be used both for an introductory course and a follow-up course after a general introduction to psychology. Not only are the empirical findings well covered and made up-to-date, they are also naturally embedded within the existing theoretical frameworks. The latter is a unique strength of the book. It makes the handbook so much richer than yet another collection of interesting and sensational findings without theoretical integration. This is a book I have recommended to many starting colleagues asked to teach a course of cognitive psychology.”
Marc Brysbaert, Ghent University