This psychology text provides comprehensive notes on cognitive processes. Each chapter of the book starts with learning objectives which give direction and ends with self-assessment questions. It aims to provide a clear focus upon key concepts, theories and principles. The book asks: how do we select what information to pay attention to and what to disregard?; how do we interpret the information presented to us by our senses?; what factors influence our perceptions of the world?; how do infants learn to speak?; and why do all humans learn to talk while animals do not? It also includes discussion on how concepts are formed.