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Language, Gesture, and Space

by Karen Emmorey & Judy S. Reilly

This book brings together papers which address a range of issues regarding the nature and structure of sign languages and other gestural systems, and how they exploit the space in which they are conveyed.


A Symbolic and Connectionist Approach To Legal Information Retrieval

by Daniel E. Rose

Many existing information retrieval (IR) systems are surprisingly ineffective at finding documents relevant to particular topics. Traditional systems are extremely brittle, failing to retrieve relevant documents...


Development and Vulnerability in Close Relationships

by Gil G. Noam & Kurt W. Fischer

The contributors to this book aim to establish a firm foundation for the role of relationships in human activity and health and to promote strong research by bringing together in one place most of the best research...


Implicit and Explicit Mental Processes

by Kim Kirsner, Craig Speelman & Murray Maybery

The need for synthesis in the domain of implicit processes was the motivation behind this book. Two major questions sparked its development: Is there one implicit process or processing principle, or are there...


Goal-Based Decision Making: An Interpersonal Model

by Stephen Slade

This work presents a goal-based model of decision making in which the relative priorities of goals drive the decision process -- a psychological alternative to traditional decision analysis. Building on the...


Theories of the Evolution of Knowing: The T.C. Schneirla Conferences Series, Volume 4

by Gary Greenberg & Ethel Tobach

This volume presents current thought and criticism on evolutionary epistemology -- the evolution of knowledge and knowing.


The Development and Meaning of Psychological Distance

by Rodney R. Cocking, K. Ann Renninger & Ann Renninger

One of the paradoxes in developmental theory is the child's simultaneous intrapsychic and interpsychic development. While the child is growing in mental capacity and struggling to define self, behaviors are...


The Dynamics of Aggression: Biological and Social Processes in Dyads and Groups

by Michael Potegal & John F. Knutson

Aggression usually involves a sequence of behaviors, reflecting escalations and de-escalations in the form or intensity of the actions taken, which play out over time. This book provides a context in which social...


Philosophical and Foundational Issues in Measurement Theory

by C. Wade Savage & Philip Ehrlich

Measurement theory has only recently become recognized as a legitimate, specialized field of inquiry. This text covers a wide range of issues of central concern to contemporary measurement theorists, and a broad...


The Decline and Fall of Hemispheric Specialization

by Robert Efron

Providing a personal overview of hemispheric differences in human cognitive activity, Professor Efron is selective in his presentation of significant issues. To ensure a balanced overview, references are made...


Human Motivation

by Bernard Weiner

Weiner introduces -- and offers his own motivation for producing - - this most impressive work with the following:

There are two distinct approaches to the study of motivation. One stratagem is a product of...


Conduction Aphasia

by Susan E. Kohn

Over the past decade, questions about the clinical classification and experimental examination of aphasic patients have been raised. Growing doubts about the validity and reliability of standard clinical diagnoses...


Levels of Cognitive Development

by Tracy S. Kendler

The proposed levels theory presented in this book concerns some developmental changes in the capacity to selectively encode information and provide rational solutions to problems. These changes are measured...


Promoting Cognitive Growth Over the Life Span

by Milton Schwebel, Nancy S. Fagley & Charles A. Maher

This book introduces special programs designed to enhance thinking and problem solving at the preschool, elementary, secondary, college, and graduate levels, as well as proven instructional methods to aid the...


Criteria for Competence: Controversies in the Conceptualization and Assessment of Children's Abilities

by Michael Chandler & Michael Chapman

One of developmental psychology's central concerns is the identification of specific "milestones" which indicate what children are typically capable of doing at different ages. Work of this kind has a substantial...


Philosophy and Connectionist Theory

by William Ramsey, David E. Rumelhart & Stephen P. Stich

The philosophy of cognitive science has recently become one of the most exciting and fastest growing domains of philosophical inquiry and analysis. Until the early 1980s, nearly all of the models developed treated...


Rational-Emotive Consultation in Applied Settings

by Raymond DiGiuseppe & Michael L. Bernard

For the past 20 years, rational-emotive therapy (RET) has been employed by consultants to help bring about changes not only in the way parents and teachers manage mental health and educational problems of school-age...


Theoretical Frameworks for Personal Relationships

by Ralph Erber & Robin Gilmour

The past two decades have seen a tremendous increase in research and scholarship devoted to personal relationships. From rather scattered beginnings a recognizable and recognized field has emerged, whose strength...


History and Directory: Society for Personality Assessment Fiftieth Anniversary

by Ann M. O'Roark & John E. Exner

This special fiftieth anniversary issue of the Journal of Personality Assessment provides special coverage of the Society for Personality Assessment and its history. The volume includes the 1989 Membership Directory...


Forensic Psychiatry, Race and Culture

by Dr Suman Fernando, Suman Fernando & David Ndegwa

Forensic psychiatry is the discipline which distinguishes the 'mad' from the 'bad', but are its values inherently racist? Why are individuals from non-Western backgrounds over-represented statistically in those...