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Attention in a Social World

Attention in a Social World

Michael I. Posner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791217
eISBN:
9780199932207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791217.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The study of attention is central to psychology. This book presents the science of attention in a larger social context, which includes our ability voluntarily to choose and act upon an object of ... More

Beyond Pleasure and PainHow Motivation Works

Beyond Pleasure and Pain: How Motivation Works

E. Tory Higgins

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765829
eISBN:
9780199918966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765829.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

How does motivation work? The classic answer is that people are motivated to approach pleasure and avoid pain, that they are motivated by “carrots and sticks.” But to understand human motivation, it ... More

The Bilingual Brain

The Bilingual Brain

Arturo E. Hernandez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199828111
eISBN:
9780199345366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828111.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The book considers the nature of the bilingual brain by framing it around three specific issues: age of acquisition, language proficiency and cognitive control. To achieve this the book is divided ... More

Cultural ModelsGenesis, Methods, and Experiences

Cultural Models: Genesis, Methods, and Experiences

Giovanni Bennardo and Victor de Munck

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199908042
eISBN:
9780199369706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199908042.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Cultural models are defined as molar organizations of knowledge. Their internal structure consists of a core component and peripheral nodes that are filled by default values. These ... More

The Elements of Cognitive AgingMeta-Analyses of Age-Related Differences in Processing Speed and Their Consequences

The Elements of Cognitive Aging: Meta-Analyses of Age-Related Differences in Processing Speed and Their Consequences

Paul Verhaeghen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780195368697
eISBN:
9780199369171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368697.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book provides a qualitative overview (using graphical and classical meta-analysis) of the vast literature on aging and speeded tasks—bringing together, almost everything we know about age and ... More

The Emergence of DreamingMind-Wandering, Embodied Simulation, and the Default Network

The Emergence of Dreaming: Mind-Wandering, Embodied Simulation, and the Default Network

G. William Domhoff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190673420
eISBN:
9780190673444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673420.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book presents a new neurocognitive theory of dreams that documents the similarities of dreaming to waking thought, demonstrates that personal psychological meaning can be found in a majority of ... More

Event Cognition

Event Cognition

Gabriel A. Radvansky and Jeffrey M. Zacks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199898138
eISBN:
9780190228439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898138.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Events are what happens to us, what we do, what we anticipate with pleasure or dread, and what we remember with fondness or regret. Much of our behavior is guided by our understanding of events. We ... More

How Animals See the WorldComparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Olga F. Lazareva, Toru Shimizu, and Edward A. Wasserman (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The visual world of animals is highly diverse and often very different from the world that we humans take for granted. This book provides an extensive review of the latest behavioral and ... More

How Vision WorksThe Physiological Mechanisms Behind What We See

How Vision Works: The Physiological Mechanisms Behind What We See

Nigel Daw

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751617
eISBN:
9780199932375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751617.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This book covers all aspects of vision—the overall organization, lightness, color, motion, depth, objects and faces, control of eye movements, adaptation and aftereffects, attention, visual memory, ... More

Interdisciplinary ResearchCase Studies from Health and Social Science

Interdisciplinary Research: Case Studies from Health and Social Science

Frank Kessel, Patricia Rosenfield, and Norman Anderson (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195324273
eISBN:
9780199893966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324273.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Interdisciplinary research now receives a great deal of attention because of the rich, creative contributions it often generates. But a host of factors — institutional, interpersonal, and ... More

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