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Vowel Perception and Production

Vowel Perception and Production

B. S. Rosner and J. B. Pickering

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521389
eISBN:
9780191706622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521389.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Vowels are an important feature of the world's languages. Languages, however, differ in the number and the acoustic properties of their vowels. The two main problems of vowel perception needing ... More

War, Peace, and Human NatureThe Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views

War, Peace, and Human Nature: The Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views

Douglas P. Fry (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199858996
eISBN:
9780199332687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858996.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Have humans always waged war? Is warring an ancient evolutionary adaptation or a relatively recent behavior—and what does that tell us about human nature? This book brings together experts in ... More

Ways of SeeingThe scope and limits of visual cognition

Ways of Seeing: The scope and limits of visual cognition

Pierre Jacob and Marc Jeannerod

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198509219
eISBN:
9780191584909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509219.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book is about human vision. It results from the collaboration between a world famous cognitive neuroscientist and an eminent philosopher. In the past forty years, cognitive neuroscience has made ... More

Well-Being for Public Policy

Well-Being for Public Policy

Ed Diener, Richard Lucas, Ulrich Schimmack, and John Helliwell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195334074
eISBN:
9780199893928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334074.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The case is made for implementing national accounts of well-being to help policy makers and individuals make better decisions. Well-being is defined as people's evaluations of their lives, including ... More

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 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

What the Face RevealsBasic and Applied Studies of Spontaneous Expression Using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS)

What the Face Reveals: Basic and Applied Studies of Spontaneous Expression Using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS)

Paul Ekman and Erika L. Rosenberg (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195179644
eISBN:
9780199847044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179644.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

While we have known for centuries that facial expressions can reveal what people are thinking and feeling, it is only recently that the face has been studied scientifically for what it can tell us ... More

What's Wrong With Morality?A Social-Psychological Perspective

What's Wrong With Morality?: A Social-Psychological Perspective

C. Daniel Batson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199355549
eISBN:
9780190603700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355549.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Most works on moral psychology consider morality an unalloyed good. Drawing primarily on social-psychological theory and research, this book looks at morality as a problem. The problem is that we ... More

Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

Janet Wilde Astington and Jodie A. Baird (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195159912
eISBN:
9780199847150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159912.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

“Theory of mind” is the phrase researchers use to refer to children's understanding of people as mental beings, who have beliefs, desires, emotions, and intentions, and whose actions and interactions ... More

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