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Consciousness Explained

By Daniel C. Dennett
  • Writer : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Isbn : 0316439487
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Number of Pages : 528
  • Category : Psychology
  • Review Counts : 741
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  • Pdf : consciousness-explained.pdf

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"Brilliant...as audacious as its title....Mr. Dennett's exposition is nothing short of brilliant." --George Johnson, New York Times Book Review Consciousness Explained is a a full-scale exploration of human consciousness. In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional, commonsense theory of consciousness and presents a new model, based on a wealth of information from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence. Our current theories about conscious life-of people, animal, even robots--are transformed by the new perspectives found in this book.

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  • Pdf File: essential-cognitive-psychology.pdf

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This new textbook provides a clear, fundamental grounding in cognitive psychology for beginning undergraduates. Essential Cognitive Psychology fills the void between low level introductory texts and more advanced books on the topic. This book provides the reader with highly accessible overviews of all core topics in the field. These are designed to be a strong basis for developing further interest in cognitive psychology but, at the same time, provide a self-contained account suitable for all students in psychology whose training requires degree-level competence in the subject. Beginning with a chapter on the origins of cognitive psychology, which facilitates an understanding of the topic as a whole, the book goes on to cover visual perception, attention, memory, knowledge, imagery, language, and reasoning and problem solving. Each chapter in Essential Cognitive Psychology also contains a list of key terms highlighted in the text and a series of revision questions which address key issues in the chapter. There are also suggestions for further reading. Written by an internationally recognised scientist and established book author, Essential Cognitive Psychology will be welcomed by teachers and students who require a thorough grounding in the topic without the specialization of more advanced textbooks.

Hjärnan på 30 sekunder

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  • Publisher : Tukan Förlag
  • Isbn Code : 9176177076
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Science
  • Reviews : 694
  • Pdf File: hjärnan-på-30-sekunder.pdf

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Är det hjärnkemi som styr alla våra handlingar? Tror du att amygdala och hippocampus är märkliga sjöodjur? Vad kan MRT-undersökningar berätta för oss? Kan du förklara varför det inte fungerar att kittla sig själv? De mest spännande resultaten av flera hundra års hjärnforskning presenteras här på ett lättfattligt sätt och ger dig underlag till många intressanta middagssamtal. Hjärnan på 30 sekunder är det snabbaste sättet att lära sig mer om vad som händer inuti våra huvuden. Ledande experter på området förklarar de 50 mest tankeväckande teorierna inom neuro- vetenskapen på en halv minut - utan något annat till hjälp än två sidor, 300 ord och en bild. Lär dig mer om hur nätverken med över 90 miljarder nervceller samarbetar inom områden som perception, handlingar, kognition och känslor. Utforska sambandet mellan hjärnan och personligheten, och vad hjärnan sysslar med när du sover. Boken är illustrerad med tankeväckande bilder och innehåller porträtt av neurovetenskapens pionjärer - allt för att stimulera dina små grå celler. Bokens redaktör Anil Seth är professor i kognitiv och komputationell neurovetenskap och en av grundarna till Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science vid University of Sussex, England. Han har publicerat över 100 akademiska rapporter och texter, har föreläst och skrivit om neurovetenskap för en bred publik och hans forskning har uppmärksammats i bl.a. Guardian och New Scientist.

A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology

By Timothy M. Lionetti,Edward P. Snyder,Ray W. Christner
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn Code : 9781441962577
  • Number of Pages : 278
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reviews : 722
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Designed as a research-based yet matter-of-fact guide for beginning and future scientist-practitioners, A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology skillfully augments the reader’s training, supervision, and experience by providing a framework for honing essential skills in the field. This reader-friendly, evidence-based text encourages the continuing development of expertise in communication and collaborative skills, diversity awareness, technical knowledge, and other domains critical to building and maintaining an ethical, meaningful practice. Each chapter in this must-have volume examines a core area of expertise in depth, and provides checklists (linked to competencies set out in NASP’s Blueprint III) and the Development and Enhancement of Competencies Assessment Form are included to enable readers to gain a more complete understanding of their professional strengths and needs. The skill sets covered include: Developing cross-cultural competencies. Evaluating students with emotional and behavioral problems. Assessing student skills using a variety of approaches. Preventing and intervening in crisis situations. Consulting with families, colleagues, and the community. Facilitating mental health services in the school setting. A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology provides an invaluable set of professional development tools for new practitioners and graduate students in school psychology.

Culture and Early Interactions (Psychology Revivals)

By Tiffany M. Field,Anita Miller Sostek,Peter Vietze,P. Herbert Leiderman
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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Isbn Code : 1317658094
  • Number of Pages : 266
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reviews : 120
  • Pdf File: culture-and-early-interactions.pdf

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In the late 1960s, after a period of intense acceleration of the pace of research on human infancy, a number of investigators – some anthropologists, some psychologists, some psychiatrists and paediatricians, and even a few ethologists – developed the conviction that certain contributions to the understanding of infancy would come from, and perhaps only come from, cross-cultural and cross-population studies. This book, originally published in 1981, represents part of the first fruit of that conviction, and its impressive range of chapters justifies not only the belief itself but also the several rationales behind it.

Experiments in Personality: Volume 1 (Psychology Revivals)

By H.J. Eysenck
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1135017743
  • Number of Pages : 262
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reviews : 346
  • Pdf File: experiments-in-personality.pdf

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Originally published in 1960, the two volumes of Experiments in Personality report a number of experiments in psychogenetics, psychopharmacology, psychodiagnostics, psychometrics and psychodynamics, all of which formed part of the programme of research which had been developing from the late 1940s at the Maudsley Hospital. Presenting the studies together in a book, rather than the more usual route of journal articles, was itself felt to be an experiment at the time, especially given the wide area covered. The decision was deliberate because all the studies reported formed part of a larger whole, which would have been lost if published separately. Volume I looks at psychogenetics and psychopharmacology.

Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology

By Adam Joinson,Katelyn McKenna,Tom Postmes,Ulf-Dietrich Reips
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn Code : 0191008087
  • Number of Pages : 520
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reviews : 636
  • Pdf File: oxford-handbook-of-internet-psychology.pdf

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Over one billion people use the Internet globally. Psychologists are beginning to understand what people do online, and the impact being online has on behaviour. It's making us re-think many of our existing assumptions about what it means to be a social being. For instance, if we can talk, flirt, meet people and fall in love online, this challenges many of psychology's theories that intimacy or understanding requires physical co-presence. "The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology" brings together many of the leading researchers in what can be termed 'Internet Psychology'. Though a very new area of research, it is growing at a phenomenal pace. In addition to well-studied areas of investigation, such as social identity theory, computer-mediated communication and virtual communities, the volume also includes chapters on topics as diverse as deception and misrepresentation, attitude change and persuasion online, Internet addiction, online relationships, privacy and trust, health and leisure use of the Internet, and the nature of interactivity. With over 30 chapters written by experts in the field, the range and depth of coverage is unequalled, and serves to define this emerging area of research. Uniquely, this content is supported by an entire section covering the use of the Internet as a research tool, including qualitative and quantitative methods, online survey design, personality testing, ethics, and technological and design issues. While it is likely to be a popular research resource to be 'dipped into', as a whole volume it is coherent and compelling enough to act as a single text book. "The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology" is the definitive text on this burgeoning field. It will be an essential resource for anyone interested in the psychological aspects of Internet use, or planning to conduct research using the 'net'.

Psychology Library Editions: Child Development

By Various
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1351273833
  • Number of Pages : 5940
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reviews : 282
  • Pdf File: psychology-library-editions.pdf

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Psychology Library Editions: Child Development (20 Volume set) brings together a diverse number of titles across many areas of developmental psychology, from children’s play to language development. The series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1930 and 1993, with the majority from the 70s and 80s, includes contributions from many respected authors in the field and charts the progression of the field over this time.

The Principles of Psychology

By William James
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Isbn Code : 0486123499
  • Number of Pages : 720
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reviews : 694
  • Pdf File: the-principles-of-psychology.pdf

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Volume 1 of the famous long course, complete and unabridged. Covers stream of thought, time perception, memory, and experimental methods. Total in set: 94 figures.

Understanding Psychology for Medicine and Nursing

By Mohamed Ahmed Abd El-Hay
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1000754413
  • Number of Pages : 516
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reviews : 233
  • Pdf File: understanding-psychology-for-medicine-and-nursing.pdf

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The book presents a comprehensive updated approach to current psychological knowledge to facilitate a rapid review of the major subjects in psychology in medicine and to stimulate further detailed study. The book is divided into five Parts. Part One provides an elaborate background of the various sub-disciplines of psychology, the various theories and schools of thoughts encompassing them. Part Two discusses the links between the physical and psychological state of being human. Part Three elucidates the basic psychological processes that shape human cognizance. Part Four talks about the different factors which influence the human psyche. Part Five discusses the various aspects of clinical psychology and their implications for the physical well-being of people. Understanding Psychology for Medicine and Nursing distinguishes itself in providing a concise, clear understanding of most of the basic topics of psychology that are essential to all students of general psychology, but particularly to medical and nursing students, and to postgraduate trainees in psychiatry.

The Social Psychology of Bargaining and Negotiation

By Jeffrey Z. Rubin,Bert R. Brown
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn Code : 1483289079
  • Number of Pages : 359
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 364
  • Pdf File: the-social-psychology-of-bargaining-and-negotiation.pdf

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The Social Psychology of Bargaining and Negotiation focuses on the integrative survey of work done in social psychology on the processes of negotiation and bargaining. The publication first takes a look at bargaining relationship, an overview of social psychological approaches to the study of bargaining, and the social components of bargaining structure. Discussions focus on the number of parties involved in the bargaining exchange, factors affecting bargaining effectiveness, structural and social psychological characteristics of bargaining relationships, and availability of third parties. The text then examines the issue components of bargaining structure and bargainers as individuals, including individual differences in personality and background, interpersonal orientation, issue incentive magnitude and reward structure, and intangible issues in bargaining. The book ponders on social influence and influence strategies and interdependence. Topics include motivational orientation, parameters of interdependence in bargaining, overall pattern of moves and countermoves, and appeals and demands. The publication is a valuable source of data for researchers interested in the social psychology of bargaining and negotiation.