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Psychophysics: A Practical Introduction

by Frederick A.A. Kingdom & Nicolaas Prins

Psychophysics: A Practical Introduction, Second Edition, is the primary scientific tool for understanding how the physical world of colors, sounds, odors, movements, and shapes translates into the sensory world...


Emotions, Technology, and Health

by Sharon Tettegah & Yolanda E Garcia

Emotions, Technology, and Health examines how healthcare consumers interact with health technology, how this technology mediates interpersonal interactions, and the effectiveness of technology in gathering health-related...


Laterality: Exploring the Enigma of Left-Handedness

by Clare Porac

Eleven percent of the world's population are left handed. What makes a person left handed? Is there anything else different about a left hander in their brain or personality? This book summarizes scientific...


Dynamic Thinking: A Primer on Dynamic Field Theory

by Gregor Schvner, John Spencer & DFT Research Group

Dynamic Thinking: A Primer on Dynamic Field Theory introduces the reader to a new approach to understanding cognitive and neural dynamics using the concepts of Dynamic Field Theory (DFT). Dynamic Neural Fields...


Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind

by Jesse J. Prinz

“A loud counterblast to the fashionable faith of our times: that human nature is driven by biology . . . urgent and persuasive.”—Sunday Times (London) In this era of genome projects and brain scans, it...


Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing

by Jamie Holmes

An illuminating look at the surprising upside of ambiguity—and how, properly harnessed, it can inspire learning, creativity, even empathy

 

Life today feels more overwhelming and chaotic than ever. Whether...


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Teach Yourself

by Christine Wilding

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is now hugely popular, and as a self-help technique that has helped millions of people in the UK alone, and as an NHS-funded treatment for illnesses like depression.

Teach Yourself:...


International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities

by Robert M. Hodapp & Deborah J Fidler

International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities is an ongoing scholarly look at the latest research on the causes, effects, classification systems, syndromes, etc. of developmental disabilities....


Adaptive Learning and the Human Condition

by Jeffrey C. Levy

Adaptive Learning and the Human Condition presents the basic principles of classical (Pavlovian) and instrumental (Skinnerian) conditioning in a more coherent and expansive manner than is the case in other textbooks....


Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser

by Guy P. Harrison

Critical-thinking skills are essential for life in the 21st century. In this follow-up to his introductory guide Think, and continuing his trademark of hopeful skepticism, Guy Harrison demonstrates in a detailed...


Motivation: Biological, Psychological, and Environmental, Fourth Edition

by Lambert Deckers

This book provides a complete overview of motivation and emotion. Well-grounded in the history of the field, the fourth edition of Motivation: Biological, Psychological, and Environmental combines classic studies...


Learning and Behavior: Seventh Edition

by James E. Mazur

A thorough survey of the field of learning.

Learning & Behavior covers topics such as classical and operant conditioning, reinforcement schedules, avoidance and punishment, stimulus control, comparative cognition,...


Understanding Child Development

by Scientific American Editors

How exactly do children become the adults they were meant to be? In this eBook, Understanding Child Development, we investigate this profoundly complicated process from infancy through early childhood (the teenage...


Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

by Judith L. Herman

Trauma and Recovery is universally recognized as a classic in the field of psychology. In a new afterword written for this edition, Judith Herman describes the controversy that has surrounded her work, the new...


Games with a Purpose (GWAPS)

by Mathieu Lafourcade, Alain Joubert & Nathalie Le Brun

Human brains can be seen as knowledge processors in a distributed system. Each of them can achieve, conscious or not, a small part of a treatment too important to be done by one. These are also "hunter / gatherers"...


Animal Creativity and Innovation

by Allison B. Kaufman & James C. Kaufman

Animal Creativity and Innovation explores theories and research on animal innovation and creativity, comparing and contrasting it with theory and research on human creativity and innovation.  In doing so,...


Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain

by Joseph P. Huston, Marcos Nadal, Francisco Mora & Luigi F. Agnati et al.

Humans have engaged in artistic and aesthetic activities since the appearance of our species. Our ancestors have decorated their bodies, tools, and utensils for over 100,000 years. The expression of meaning...


The Mindfulness Workbook

by Martha Langley

l Understand the core concepts and key benefits of mindfulness

l Apply mindfulness skills to solve everyday problems and increase self-knowledge

l Learn how to use formal daily meditation, mindful movement and...


Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

by Adam Benforado

"A law professor sounds an explosive alarm on the hidden unfairness of our legal system." Kirkus Reviews, starred

 

A child is gunned down by a police officer; an investigator ignores critical clues in a...


Conditional Reasoning: The Unruly Syntactics, Semantics, Thematics, and Pragmatics of If

by Raymond Nickerson

Conditional reasoning is reasoning that involves statements of the sort If A (Antecedent) then C (Consequent). This type of reasoning is ubiquitous; everyone engages in it. Indeed, the ability to do so may be...