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Consciousness Explained

By Daniel C. Dennett
  • ISBN Code: : 0316439487
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Psychology
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"Brilliant...as audacious as its title....Mr. Dennett's exposition is nothing short of brilliant." --George Johnson, New York Times Book Review Consciousness Explained is a a full-scale exploration of human consciousness. In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional, commonsense theory of consciousness and presents a new model, based on a wealth of information from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence. Our current theories about conscious life-of people, animal, even robots--are transformed by the new perspectives found in this book.

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La psychologie positive, la psychanalyse, le béhaviorisme, la thérapie cognitive, l’effet placebo, le réflexe de Pavlov... Bien sûr, vous en avez déjà entendu parler, mais savez-vous vraiment ce dont il s’agit? Cet ouvrage de vulgarisation intelligente vous éclairera en un temps record sur les 50 principales théories en psychologie par une approche révolutionnaire: avec un langage imagé et une mise en perspective simple, chaque idée est présentée sur une double page et expliquée en 30 secondes. Grâce à Psychologie en 30 secondes, vous obtiendrez des pistes de réponses à certaines des questions qui vous interpellent sur les sentiments et les comportements. Et peut-être découvrirez-vous des aspects ignorés de votre personnalité ou de celles de votre entourage. En vous initiant à cette «science de l’âme», selon la définition du naturaliste Charles Bonnet, vous toucherez à l’une des entités les plus complexes de l’univers: l’esprit.

50 Psychology Classics Second Edition

By Tom Butler-Bowdon
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  • Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
  • Book Code : 1473645336
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 102
  • Pdf File: 50-psychology-classics-second-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Explore the human condition through the great thinkers in psychology. This brand new edition of the bestselling 50 Psychology Classics includes new classics like Thinking, Fast and Slow; Quiet and The Marshmallow Test. In a journey spanning 50 books, hundreds of ideas and over a century, 50 Psychology Classics looks at some of the most intriguing questions relating to what motivates us, what makes us feel and act in certain ways, how our brains work, and how we create a sense of self. 50 Psychology Classics explores writings from some iconic figures such as Freud, Adler, Jung, Skinner, James, Piaget and Pavlov, but also highlights the work of contemporary thinkers such as Gardner, Gilbert, Goleman and Seligman. 50 Psychology Classics will further your understanding of human nature and yourself.

Social Psychology, Second Edition

By Arie W. Kruglanski,E. Tory Higgins
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Book Code : 1462514863
  • Total of Pages : 1010
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 814
  • Pdf File: social-psychology-second-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now in a completely revised and expanded second edition, this authoritative handbook reviews the breadth of current knowledge on the psychological processes that underlie social behavior. Leading investigators identify core principles that have emerged from the study of biological systems, social cognition, goals and strivings, interpersonal interactions, and group and cultural dynamics. State-of-the-science theories, methods, and findings are explained, and important directions for future research are highlighted. More than an update, this edition is virtually a new book. Many more chapters are included, and significant advances in social cognitive neuroscience, motivational psychology, and other areas are incorporated throughout. A new section addresses implications for applied domains, such as clinical psychology, health, and consumer behavior.

The Psychology of Human-Computer Interaction

By Stuart K. Card
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1351409468
  • Total of Pages : 488
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 791
  • Pdf File: the-psychology-of-human-computer-interaction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Defines the psychology of human-computer interaction, showing how to span the gap between science & application. Studies the behavior of users in interacting with computer systems.

Essential Cognitive Psychology

By Alan J. Parkin
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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Book Code : 1317715764
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 430
  • Pdf File: essential-cognitive-psychology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This new textbook provides a clear, fundamental grounding in cognitive psychology for beginning undergraduates. Essential Cognitive Psychology fills the void between low level introductory texts and more advanced books on the topic. This book provides the reader with highly accessible overviews of all core topics in the field. These are designed to be a strong basis for developing further interest in cognitive psychology but, at the same time, provide a self-contained account suitable for all students in psychology whose training requires degree-level competence in the subject. Beginning with a chapter on the origins of cognitive psychology, which facilitates an understanding of the topic as a whole, the book goes on to cover visual perception, attention, memory, knowledge, imagery, language, and reasoning and problem solving. Each chapter in Essential Cognitive Psychology also contains a list of key terms highlighted in the text and a series of revision questions which address key issues in the chapter. There are also suggestions for further reading. Written by an internationally recognised scientist and established book author, Essential Cognitive Psychology will be welcomed by teachers and students who require a thorough grounding in the topic without the specialization of more advanced textbooks.

Hjärnan på 30 sekunder

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  • Publisher : Tukan Förlag
  • Book Code : 9176177076
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 352
  • Pdf File: hjärnan-på-30-sekunder.pdf

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Är det hjärnkemi som styr alla våra handlingar? Tror du att amygdala och hippocampus är märkliga sjöodjur? Vad kan MRT-undersökningar berätta för oss? Kan du förklara varför det inte fungerar att kittla sig själv? De mest spännande resultaten av flera hundra års hjärnforskning presenteras här på ett lättfattligt sätt och ger dig underlag till många intressanta middagssamtal. Hjärnan på 30 sekunder är det snabbaste sättet att lära sig mer om vad som händer inuti våra huvuden. Ledande experter på området förklarar de 50 mest tankeväckande teorierna inom neuro- vetenskapen på en halv minut - utan något annat till hjälp än två sidor, 300 ord och en bild. Lär dig mer om hur nätverken med över 90 miljarder nervceller samarbetar inom områden som perception, handlingar, kognition och känslor. Utforska sambandet mellan hjärnan och personligheten, och vad hjärnan sysslar med när du sover. Boken är illustrerad med tankeväckande bilder och innehåller porträtt av neurovetenskapens pionjärer - allt för att stimulera dina små grå celler. Bokens redaktör Anil Seth är professor i kognitiv och komputationell neurovetenskap och en av grundarna till Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science vid University of Sussex, England. Han har publicerat över 100 akademiska rapporter och texter, har föreläst och skrivit om neurovetenskap för en bred publik och hans forskning har uppmärksammats i bl.a. Guardian och New Scientist.

Behavioral Assessment in School Psychology

By Edward S. Shapiro
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131776708X
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 868
  • Pdf File: behavioral-assessment-in-school-psychology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This important volume presents strategies and procedures for assessing both emotional/behavioral problems and academic difficulties. Arranged by assessment content areas, the volume discusses such methodologies as behavioral interviewing, observation, self-monitoring, use of self- and informant-report, and both analogue and curriculum-based assessment. All chapters are supported by numerous examples and illustrations.

A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology

By Timothy M. Lionetti,Edward P. Snyder,Ray W. Christner
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9781441962577
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 246
  • Pdf File: a-practical-guide-to-building-professional-competencies-in-school-psychology.pdf

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Designed as a research-based yet matter-of-fact guide for beginning and future scientist-practitioners, A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology skillfully augments the reader’s training, supervision, and experience by providing a framework for honing essential skills in the field. This reader-friendly, evidence-based text encourages the continuing development of expertise in communication and collaborative skills, diversity awareness, technical knowledge, and other domains critical to building and maintaining an ethical, meaningful practice. Each chapter in this must-have volume examines a core area of expertise in depth, and provides checklists (linked to competencies set out in NASP’s Blueprint III) and the Development and Enhancement of Competencies Assessment Form are included to enable readers to gain a more complete understanding of their professional strengths and needs. The skill sets covered include: Developing cross-cultural competencies. Evaluating students with emotional and behavioral problems. Assessing student skills using a variety of approaches. Preventing and intervening in crisis situations. Consulting with families, colleagues, and the community. Facilitating mental health services in the school setting. A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology provides an invaluable set of professional development tools for new practitioners and graduate students in school psychology.

Culture and Early Interactions (Psychology Revivals)

By Tiffany M. Field,Anita Miller Sostek,Peter Vietze,P. Herbert Leiderman
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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Book Code : 1317658094
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 564
  • Pdf File: culture-and-early-interactions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the late 1960s, after a period of intense acceleration of the pace of research on human infancy, a number of investigators – some anthropologists, some psychologists, some psychiatrists and paediatricians, and even a few ethologists – developed the conviction that certain contributions to the understanding of infancy would come from, and perhaps only come from, cross-cultural and cross-population studies. This book, originally published in 1981, represents part of the first fruit of that conviction, and its impressive range of chapters justifies not only the belief itself but also the several rationales behind it.

Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology

By Adam Joinson,Katelyn McKenna,Tom Postmes,Ulf-Dietrich Reips
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191008087
  • Total of Pages : 520
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 551
  • Pdf File: oxford-handbook-of-internet-psychology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Over one billion people use the Internet globally. Psychologists are beginning to understand what people do online, and the impact being online has on behaviour. It's making us re-think many of our existing assumptions about what it means to be a social being. For instance, if we can talk, flirt, meet people and fall in love online, this challenges many of psychology's theories that intimacy or understanding requires physical co-presence. "The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology" brings together many of the leading researchers in what can be termed 'Internet Psychology'. Though a very new area of research, it is growing at a phenomenal pace. In addition to well-studied areas of investigation, such as social identity theory, computer-mediated communication and virtual communities, the volume also includes chapters on topics as diverse as deception and misrepresentation, attitude change and persuasion online, Internet addiction, online relationships, privacy and trust, health and leisure use of the Internet, and the nature of interactivity. With over 30 chapters written by experts in the field, the range and depth of coverage is unequalled, and serves to define this emerging area of research. Uniquely, this content is supported by an entire section covering the use of the Internet as a research tool, including qualitative and quantitative methods, online survey design, personality testing, ethics, and technological and design issues. While it is likely to be a popular research resource to be 'dipped into', as a whole volume it is coherent and compelling enough to act as a single text book. "The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology" is the definitive text on this burgeoning field. It will be an essential resource for anyone interested in the psychological aspects of Internet use, or planning to conduct research using the 'net'.