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Obese Humans and Rats (Psychology Revivals)

Obese Humans and Rats (Psychology Revivals)

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Stanley Schacter, Judith Rodin
February 05, 2020

Originally published in 1974, this volume examines the behavioural similarities of obese humans and animals whose so-called feeding centre (the ventro-medial hypothalamic nuclei) has been lesioned. Both the obese human and the VMH-lesioned animal seem to share a hyposensitivity to the internal (...

Voices of Feminist Therapy

Voices of Feminist Therapy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Elizabeth Friar Williams
November 15, 2019

Feminist therapy was created in the late 1960s, concurrent with the founding of The Association for Women in Psychology. Its early practitioners had diverse lifestyles, backgrounds, and often unconventional training, but all had a common and radical goal of providing an alternative therapy for...

The Wave Theory of Difference and Similarity

The Wave Theory of Difference and Similarity

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Stephen W. Link
November 14, 2019

Two experimental procedures have prompted the empirical development of psychophysical models: those that measure response frequency, often referred to as response probability; and those that measure response time, sometimes referred to as reaction time. The history of psychophysics is filled with...

Reasons for Realism: Selected Essays of James J. Gibson

Reasons for Realism: Selected Essays of James J. Gibson

1st Edition

Edward Reed, Rebecca Jones
October 17, 2019

James J. Gibson’s numerous theoretical and empirical contributions to the understanding of how people perceive were innovative, controversial, often radical, and always profound. Many of his ideas revolutionized the science of perception, and his influence continued to grow throughout the world....

Artificial Intelligence: Research Directions in Cognitive Science: European Perspectives Vol. 5

Artificial Intelligence: Research Directions in Cognitive Science: European Perspectives Vol. 5

1st Edition

D. Sleeman, N. O. Bernsen
October 17, 2019

Originally published in 1992, this title reviews seven major subareas in artificial intelligence at that time: knowledge acquisition; logic programming and representation; machine learning; natural language; vision; the design of an AI programming environment; and medicine, a major application area...

Culture and Family: Problems and Therapy

Culture and Family: Problems and Therapy

1st Edition

Wen-Shing Tseng, Jing Hsu
June 14, 2019

Originally published in 1991, this landmark guide gave brilliant insights on dealing with the cultural aspects of family mental health. It systematically reviews various dimensions of the family from a cross-cultural perspective, including system, development, behaviour, and functioning. It then...

The Psychology of Questions

The Psychology of Questions

1st Edition

Arthur C. Graesser, John B. Black
June 12, 2019

Originally published in 1985, the chapters in this volume collectively approach the phenomenon of questioning from many perspectives. There are studies on question comprehension, question answering, question asking and the influence of adjunct questions on text comprehension and memory. The...

Drugs, Daydreaming, and Personality: A Study of College Youth

Drugs, Daydreaming, and Personality: A Study of College Youth

1st Edition

Bernard Segal, George J. Huba, Jerome L. Singer
June 12, 2019

Originally published in 1980, this book presents a detailed account of a series of investigations that examined the patterns of resort to drugs and alcohol use in college youth, and how such substance uses are linked to personality characteristics and daydreaming patterns. The Editors chose to...

Some Personality Determinants of the Effects of Participation

Some Personality Determinants of the Effects of Participation

1st Edition

Victor H. Vroom
June 05, 2019

Originally published in 1960, this study was carried out as part of the research of the Organizational Behavior and Human Relations Program of the Institute of Social Research. The primary purpose was to determine the effects of participation in decision-making on people with different personality...

Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction

Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction

1st Edition

Alan Garnham
May 21, 2019

First published in 1987, this book provides a stimulating introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) - the science of thinking machines. After a general introduction to AI, including its history, tools, research methods, and its relation to psychology, Garnham gives an account of AI research in...

Applications of Conditioning Theory

Applications of Conditioning Theory

1st Edition

Graham Davey
May 21, 2019

The area of applied psychology known as behaviour modification or behaviour therapy had progressed remarkably in the ten years, prior to publication. Illustrative of this progress is the variety of therapeutic and behaviour management techniques now available to the applied psychologist. This...

The Psychology of Thinking

The Psychology of Thinking

1st Edition

Neil Bolton
May 21, 2019

In this concise and lucid survey, originally published in 1972, the author considers the major theoretical perspectives influential in the psychology of thinking at the time. They are looked at in relation to the problems which they are designed to answer and their success in accounting for the...

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