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Health, Coping, and Well-being: Perspectives From Social Comparison Theory

by Bram P. Buunk, Frederick X. Gibbons & A. Buunk

Over the past decades, the field of health psychology has witnessed a tremendous growth, and social psychologists have contributed substantially to the theoretical foundation of this field. Their research has...


Hypertension and Stress: A Unified Concept

by Alvin P. Shapiro

Understanding and treating hypertension has progressed significantly during the past 40 to 50 years. This progress has made a major contribution to health care concerns such as quality of life, prevention of...


Basic and Applied Perspectives on Learning, Cognition, and Development: The Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology, Volume 28

by Charles A. Nelson

Although current views of cognitive development owe a great deal to Jean Piaget, this field has undergone profound change in the years since Piaget's death. This can be witnessed both in the influence connectionist...


Chronic Diseases: Perspectives in Behavioral Medicine

by Marvin Stein, , Andrew S. Baum & Andrew S. Baum

Although considerable progress has been made in the understanding and treatment of a range of medical disorders, it had recently been pointed out that 85 percent of the population will be stricken by chronic...


Change and Development: Issues of Theory, Method, and Application

by Eric Amsel, K. Ann Renninger & Ann Renninger

This book and the symposium on which it was based were designed to cross the boundaries of subdiscipline and theoretical orientation to address four critical issues in understanding development: explanation...


Pretend Play Among 3-year-olds

by Hermina Sinclair & Mira Stambak

translated by Hermina and Morris Sinclair

This book was written by a group of researchers with a common theoretical-constructivist-framework and using the same methods of naturalistic observation and data analysis....


Sex Differences: Summarizing More than a Century of Scientific Research

by Evelyn Field, Lee Ellis & Scott Hershberger

This volume is the first to aim at summarizing all of the scientific literature published so far regarding male-female differences and similarities, not only in behavior, but also in basic biology, physiology,...


Measurement and Representation of Sensations

by Hans Colonius & Ehtibar N. Dzhafarov

Measurement and Representation of Sensations offers a glimpse into the most sophisticated current mathematical approaches to psychophysical problems. In this book, editors Hans Colonius and Ehtibar N. Dzhafarov,...


Cognitive Reserve: Theory and Applications

by Yaakov Stern

Cognitive reserve has emerged as a powerful concept for interpreting individual differences in susceptibility to, and recovery from, brain injury or pathology. Underlying cognitive reserve is the idea that individual...


Social Psychology and the Unconscious: The Automaticity of Higher Mental Processes

by John A. Bargh

Evidence is mounting that we are not as in control of our judgments and behavior as we think we are. Unconscious or 'automatic' forms of psychological and behavioral processes are those of which we tend to be...


Mild Cognitive Impairment: International Perspectives

by Holly A. Tuokko & David F. Hultsch

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) has been identified as an important clinical transition between normal aging and the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Since treatments for AD are most likely to be most...


Speech Production: Models, Phonetic Processes, and Techniques

by Jonathan Harrington & Marija Tabain

Speech Production: Models, Phonetic Processes and Techniques brings together researchers from many different disciplines - computer science, dentistry, engineering, linguistics, phonetics, physiology, psychology...


Close Relationships: Functions, Forms and Processes

by Patricia Noller & Judith A. Feeney

Close Relationships: Functions, Forms and Processes provides an overview of current theory and research in the area of close relationships, written by internationally renowned scholars whose work is at the cutting...


Evolution and Social Psychology

by Mark Schaller, Jeffry A. Simpson & Douglas T. Kenrick

Why do we think about and interact with other people in the particular ways that we do? Might these thoughts and actions be contemporary products of our long-ago evolutionary past? If so, how might this be,...


Intergroup Relations in States of the Former Soviet Union: The Perception of Russians

by Louk Hagendoorn, Hub Linssen & Sergei Tumanov

The disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 left 25 million Russians living outside the Russian Federation. This important new book explores their social identity, examining the mutually held perceptions,...


Hypothesis-testing Behaviour

by Fenna H. Poletiek

How do people search evidence for a hypothesis? A well documented answer in cognitive psychology is that they search for confirming evidence. However, the rational strategy is to try to falsify the hypothesis....


Memory, Consciousness and the Brain: The Tallinn Conference

by Endel Tulving

Memory and consciousness have been objects of fascination to psychologists and other brain scientists for over one hundred years. Because of the complexity of the two topics, however, and despite great efforts...


Cooperation in Groups: Procedural Justice, Social Identity, and Behavioral Engagement

by Tom Tyler & Steven Blader

This important new book explores the psychological motives that shape the extent and nature of people's cooperative behavior in the groups, organizations and societies to which they belong. Individuals may choose...


The Handbook of Adult Language Disorders

by Argye Hillis

This distinctive handbook is a key reference for both clinicians and researchers working in the scientific investigation of aphasia. The focus is on how the study of acquired language disorders has contributed...


Sex Differences in Social Behavior: A Social-role interpretation

by Alice H. Eagly

In presenting an innovative theory of sex differences in the social context, this volume applies social-role theory and meta-analytic techniques to research in aggression, social influence, helping, nonverbal,...