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Altruism in Humans

Altruism in Humans

C. Daniel Batson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341065
eISBN:
9780199894222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341065.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book takes a hard-science look at the possibility that we humans have the capacity to care for others for their sakes (altruism) rather than simply for our own (egoism). The look is based not on ... More

The Anatomy of Achievement GapsWhy and How American Education is Losing (but can still Win) the War on Underachievement

The Anatomy of Achievement Gaps: Why and How American Education is Losing (but can still Win) the War on Underachievement

Jaekyung Lee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190217648
eISBN:
9780190457921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217648.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Revealing that more than half of American students’ academic growth potential has been lost over the past several decades, this book reframes the war on achievement gaps as the ubiquitous challenge ... More

The Anatomy of BiasHow Neural Circuits Weigh the Options

The Anatomy of Bias: How Neural Circuits Weigh the Options

Jan Lauwereyns

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262123105
eISBN:
9780262277990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262123105.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This book examines the neural underpinnings of decision-making using “bias” as its core concept, rather than the more common but noncommittal terms “selection” and “attention.” It offers an ... More

Anatomy of the MindExploring Psychological Mechanisms and Processes with the Clarion Cognitive Architecture

Anatomy of the Mind: Exploring Psychological Mechanisms and Processes with the Clarion Cognitive Architecture

Ron Sun

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199794553
eISBN:
9780190460570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794553.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures, Cognitive Psychology

Through a comprehensive computational theory of the mind, namely, a computational “cognitive architecture”, this book explores cognitive or psychological mechanisms and processes. The goal of this ... More

Ancestral Landscapes in Human EvolutionCulture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing

Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing

Darcia Narvaez, Kristin Valentino, Agustin Fuentes, James J. McKenna, and Peter Gray (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199964253
eISBN:
9780199366828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The social contexts in which children develop have transformed over recent decades, but also over millennia. Modern parenting practices have diverged greatly from ancestral practices, which included ... More

Animal Innovation

Animal Innovation

Simon M. Reader and Kevin N. Laland (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198526223
eISBN:
9780191689406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526223.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In 1953 a young female Japanese macaque called Imo began washing sweet potatoes before eating them, presumably to remove dirt and sand grains. Soon other monkeys had adopted this behaviour, and ... More

Animal ThinkingContemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition

Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition

Randolf Menzel and Julia Fischer (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016636
eISBN:
9780262298988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016636.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Do animals have cognitive maps? Do they possess knowledge? Do they plan for the future? Do they understand that others have mental lives of their own? This volume provides a state-of-the-art ... More

Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Ralph Siegel and Foreword by Oliver Sacks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book charts a neuroscientist's journey to understand the central mysteries of consciousness. The author began his career in the neurophysiology of vision in the 1980s, just when the field was ... More

Anxiety, Depression, and Emotion

Anxiety, Depression, and Emotion

Richard J. Davidson (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195133585
eISBN:
9780199847310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133585.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This book focuses on the relationship between basic research in emotion and emotional dysfunction in depression and anxiety. Each chapter is authored by a scientist who looks at both psychological ... More

Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Applied Evolutionary Psychology

S. Craig Roberts (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Evolutionary psychology aims to understand and describe human behaviour in the light of past and continuing selection and adaptation. Still a young and developing discipline, the past couple of ... More

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