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Brain Plasticity and Behavior

Brain Plasticity and Behavior

1st Edition

Bryan Kolb
February 27, 2017

There are few books devoted to the topic of brain plasticity and behavior. Most previous works that cover topics related to brain plasticity do not include extensive discussions of behavior. The first to try to address the relationship between recovery from brain damage and changes in the brain...

The Decline and Fall of Hemispheric Specialization

The Decline and Fall of Hemispheric Specialization

1st Edition

Robert Efron
June 14, 2016

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 to many books, review articles, and research reports that present opposing positions....

How Children Discover New Strategies

How Children Discover New Strategies

1st Edition

Robert Siegler, Eric A. Jenkins
May 26, 2016

This well-documented book divides the process of constructing new problem-solving strategies into two parts: discovery of the new strategy, and its generalization to new contexts. By using a trial-by-trial analysis, the authors are able to identify the exact trial on which the new strategy is first...

Cognition and Communication: Judgmental Biases, Research Methods, and the Logic of Conversation

Cognition and Communication: Judgmental Biases, Research Methods, and the Logic of Conversation

1st Edition

Norbert Schwarz
August 12, 2014

Psychological research into human cognition and judgment reveals a wide range of biases and shortcomings. Whether we form impressions of other people, recall episodes from memory, report our attitudes in an opinion poll, or make important decisions, we often get it wrong. The errors made are not...

The Symbolic Foundations of Conditioned Behavior

The Symbolic Foundations of Conditioned Behavior

1st Edition

Charles R. Gallistel, John Gibbon
August 28, 2013

The goal of this book is to persuade students of animal learning that cognitive theorizing is essential for an understanding of the phenomena revealed by conditioning experiments. The authors also hope to persuade the cognitive psychology community that conditioning phenomena offer such a strong...

Synthesizing Nature-nurture: Prenatal Roots of Instinctive Behavior

Synthesizing Nature-nurture: Prenatal Roots of Instinctive Behavior

1st Edition

Gilbert Gottlieb
March 01, 1997

This volume provides a primarily nontechnical summary of experimental and theoretical work conducted over the course of 35 years which resulted in a developmental framework capable of integrating causal influences at the genetic, neural, behavioral, and ecological levels of analysis. It describes...

Human and Machine Thinking

Human and Machine Thinking

1st Edition

Philip N. Johnson-Laird
October 01, 1992

This book aims to reach an understanding of how the mind carries out three sorts of thinking -- deduction, induction, and creation -- to consider what goes right and what goes wrong, and to explore computational models of these sorts of thinking. Written for students of the mind -- psychologists,...

Mechanisms of Age-cognition Relations in Adulthood

Mechanisms of Age-cognition Relations in Adulthood

1st Edition

Timothy A. Salthouse
July 01, 1992

This monograph is the written version of a series of talks delivered as recent MacEachran Lectures at the University of Alberta. The informal style of the lectures, and the inclusion of a relatively large number of figures, has been preserved in order to keep the monograph faithful to the concept...

Brain and Perception: Holonomy and Structure in Figural Processing

Brain and Perception: Holonomy and Structure in Figural Processing

1st Edition

Karl H. Pribram
June 01, 1991

Presented as a series of lectures, this important volume achieves four major goals: 1) It integrates the results of the author's research as applied to pattern perception -- reviewing current brain research and showing how several lines of inquiry have been converging to produce a paradigm shift...

Behaviorism, Neobehaviorism, and Cognitivism in Learning Theory: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Behaviorism, Neobehaviorism, and Cognitivism in Learning Theory: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

1st Edition

Abram Amsel
November 01, 1988

Behaviorism, Neobehaviorism, and Cognitivism in Learning Theory presents the insights and opinions of Abram Amsel -- a comprehensive viewpoint that encompasses more than 40 years of research work and theorizing -- on the "cognitive revolution" in psychology and the behavioral sciences as it...

Sex Differences in Social Behavior: A Social-role interpretation

Sex Differences in Social Behavior: A Social-role interpretation

1st Edition

Alice H. Eagly
April 01, 1987

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, and group behavior. Eagly's findings show that gender stereotypic behavior results from...

Stories, Scripts, and Scenes: Aspects of Schema Theory

Stories, Scripts, and Scenes: Aspects of Schema Theory

1st Edition

J. M. Mandler
August 01, 1984

First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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