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The revived Resources in Ecological Psychology Series is dedicated to furthering the development of psychology as a branch of ecological science, with the goal of forming a useful collection of resources for people who wish to learn about and contribute to its development. The ecological approach to perception, action, and cognition follows in the tradition of James J. Gibson and Nikolai Bernstein in looking at the traditional psychological topics of perceiving, acting, and knowing as activities of ecosystems rather than isolated animals. The series welcomes projects in any stage of development that might advance the field: Original research, collected papers, reports of conferences and symposia, theoretical monographs, technical handbooks, and works from the many disciplines relevant to ecological psychology.

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A Meaning Processing Approach to Cognition: What Matters?

A Meaning Processing Approach to Cognition: What Matters?

1st Edition

Forthcoming

John Flach, Fred Voorhorst
December 16, 2019

A cognitive psychologist and an industrial design engineer draw on their own experiences of cognition in the context of everyday life and work to explore how people attempt to find practical solutions for complex situations. The book approaches these issues by considering higher-order relations...

Perception as Information Detection: Reflections on Gibson’s Ecological Approach to Visual Perception

Perception as Information Detection: Reflections on Gibson’s Ecological Approach to Visual Perception

1st Edition

Jeffrey B. Wagman, Julia J. C. Blau
August 09, 2019

This book provides a chapter-by-chapter update to and reflection on of the landmark volume by J.J. Gibson on the Ecological Approach to Visual Perception (1979). Gibson’s book was presented a pioneering approach in experimental psychology; it was his most complete and mature description of the...

Lectures on Perception: An Ecological Perspective

Lectures on Perception: An Ecological Perspective

1st Edition

Michael T. Turvey
November 05, 2018

Lectures on Perception: An Ecological Perspective addresses the generic principles by which each and every kind of life form—from single celled organisms (e.g., difflugia) to multi-celled organisms (e.g., primates)—perceives the circumstances of their living so that they can behave adaptively. It...

Ecological Psychology in Context: James Gibson, Roger Barker, and the Legacy of William James's Radical Empiricism

Ecological Psychology in Context: James Gibson, Roger Barker, and the Legacy of William James's Radical Empiricism

1st Edition

Harry Heft
March 25, 2005

In this book Harry Heft examines the historical and theoretical foundations of James J. Gibson's ecological psychology in 20th century thought, and in turn, integrates ecological psychology and analyses of sociocultural processes. A thesis of the book is that knowing is rooted in the direct...

Dexterity and Its Development

Dexterity and Its Development

1st Edition

Nicholai A. Bernstein, Mark L. Latash, Mark L. Latash, Michael T. Turvey
March 01, 1996

This is a very unusual book. It brings to the English speaking reader a masterpiece written some 50 years ago by one of the greatest minds of the 20th century--Nicholai Aleksandrovich Bernstein--considered the founder of many contemporary fields of science such as biomechanics, motor control, and...

Local Applications of the Ecological Approach To Human-Machine Systems

Local Applications of the Ecological Approach To Human-Machine Systems

1st Edition

Peter A. Hancock, John M. Flach, Jeff Caird, Kim J. Vicente
May 01, 1995

There is a growing consensus in the human factors/ergonomics community that human factors research has had little impact on significant applied problems. Some have suggested that the problem lies in the fact that much HF/E research has been based on the wrong type of psychology, an information...

Global Perspectives on the Ecology of Human-Machine Systems

Global Perspectives on the Ecology of Human-Machine Systems

1st Edition

John M. Flach, Peter A. Hancock, Jeff Caird, Kim J. Vicente
May 01, 1995

There is a growing consensus in the human factors/ergonomics community that human factors research has had little impact on significant applied problems. Some have suggested that the problem lies in the fact that much HF/E research has been based on the wrong type of psychology, an information...

Perceiving Events and Objects

Perceiving Events and Objects

1st Edition

Gunnar Jansson, Sten Sture Bergstr”m, William Epstein, Sten Sture Bergstrom
September 01, 1994

Beginning with his doctoral dissertation in 1950 which introduced the study of event perception and the application of vector analysis to perception, Gunnar Johansson has been a seminal figure in the field of perception. His work on biomechanical motion in the 1970s challenged conventional notions...

Perception and Control of Self-motion

Perception and Control of Self-motion

1st Edition

Rik Warren, Alexander H. Wertheim, Alexander H. Wertheim
June 01, 1990

This book presents studies of self-motion by an international group of basic and applied researchers including biologists, psychologists, comparative physiologists, kinesiologists, aerospace and control engineers, physicians, and physicists. Academia is well represented and accounts for most of the...

Social and Applied Aspects of Perceiving Faces

Social and Applied Aspects of Perceiving Faces

1st Edition

Thomas R. Alley
October 01, 1988

This interdisciplinary overview integrates a variety of perspectives on the process and interpretation of faces as a major source of verbal and nonverbal communication. Written by authors from social, experimental, and cognitive psychology as well as from the dental sciences, Social and Applied...

Event Cognition: An Ecological Perspective

Event Cognition: An Ecological Perspective

1st Edition

Viki McCabe, Gerald J. Balzano
August 01, 1986

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Persistence and Change: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Event Perception

Persistence and Change: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Event Perception

1st Edition

W. H. Warren, Jr., R. E. Shaw
February 01, 1985

First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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