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What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

Bennett L. Schwartz, Mark L. Howe, Michael P. Toglia, and Henry Otgaar (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928057
eISBN:
9780199369744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Human memory, like other biological systems, has been subject to natural selection over the course of evolution. However, cognitive systems do not fossilize, which means that current researchers must ... More

What Is an American Muslim?Embracing Faith and Citizenship

What Is an American Muslim?: Embracing Faith and Citizenship

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199895694
eISBN:
9780199350742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895694.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This volume is about the need for American Muslims to move “beyond minority politics” in their quest for religious self-determination. This volume aims to contribute to advancing self-transformation ... More

What is an Exchange?Automation, Management, and Regulation of Financial Markets

What is an Exchange?: Automation, Management, and Regulation of Financial Markets

Ruben Lee

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297048
eISBN:
9780191685309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297048.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

New technology has revolutionised the nature and threatened the existence of traditional stock and future exchanges. This book analyses how stocks and shares have responded to developments in ... More

What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?

What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?

Dale S. Wright

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190622596
eISBN:
9780190622626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190622596.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores the meaning of Buddhist enlightenment for the contemporary world. It raises a series of important questions about how Buddhist ideals might be appropriated into the emerging global ... More

What is Criminology?

What is Criminology?

Mary Bosworth and Carolyn Hoyle (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199571826
eISBN:
9780191728839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571826.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

Criminology is a booming discipline, yet one which can appear divided and fractious. The chapters in this book respond to a series of questions designed to investigate the state, impact, and future ... More

What is English?And Why Should We Care?

What is English?: And Why Should We Care?

Tim William Machan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199601257
eISBN:
9780191759031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601257.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

What is English? Why do we care? And for that matter how do we know? To answer these questions this book draws on original archival research as well as historical and grammatical analysis. It ... More

What is Enough?Sufficiency, Justice, and Health

What is Enough?: Sufficiency, Justice, and Health

Carina Fourie and Annette Rid (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199385263
eISBN:
9780199385270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385263.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is a just way of spending public resources for health and health care? Several significant answers to this question are under debate. Public spending could aim to promote greater equality in ... More

What Is Good Writing?

What Is Good Writing?

Geoffrey Huck

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190212957
eISBN:
9780190212971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212957.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

There was a time when good writing would be defined simply by adverting to a few literary classics. That kind of strategy is less helpful these days, when so many different styles and voices are ... More

What is Language Development?Rationalist, empiricist, and pragmatist approaches to the acquisition of syntax

What is Language Development?: Rationalist, empiricist, and pragmatist approaches to the acquisition of syntax

James Russell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198530862
eISBN:
9780191728136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530862.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Debates within the field of syntactic development frequently come down to disagreements about the very nature of language and of mental development. Indeed, one may see them either as resolving to ... More

What is special about the human brain?

What is special about the human brain?

Richard Passingham

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199230136
eISBN:
9780191696428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230136.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It is plausible that evolution could have created the human skeleton, but it is hard to believe that it created the human mind. Yet, in six or seven million years, evolution came up with Homo ... More

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