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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 Girls FightFemale Youth Violence in the Inner City

Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City

Cindy D. Ness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758403
eISBN:
9780814759073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758403.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In low-income U.S. cities, street fights between teenage girls are common. These fights take place at school, on street corners, or in parks, when one girl provokes another to the point that she must ... 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

Why Only Humans WeepUnravelling the mysteries of tears

Why Only Humans Weep: Unravelling the mysteries of tears

Ad Vingerhoets

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198570240
eISBN:
9780191744723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570240.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This book addresses the question why humans are the only animal species that produce emotional tears. The book brings together relevant theories and research from very different disciplines varying ... More

Why People Get LostThe Psychology and Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition

Why People Get Lost: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition

Paul Dudchenko

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199210862
eISBN:
9780191594199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210862.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This book reviews the psychology and neuroscience of how we find our way. It starts with a history of studies on how organisms solve mazes. This work has its origins in the efforts of behaviourists, ... More

Words and the MindHow words capture human experience

Words and the Mind: How words capture human experience

Barbara Malt and Phillip Wolff (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195311129
eISBN:
9780199776924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311129.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The study of word meanings promises important insights into the nature of the human mind by revealing what people find to be most cognitively significant in their experience. However, as we learn ... More

Work and SleepResearch Insights for the Workplace

Work and Sleep: Research Insights for the Workplace

Julian Barling, Christopher M. Barnes, Erica Carleton, and David T. Wagner (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190217662
eISBN:
9780190600822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217662.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Research over the past decade has begun to show the many ways in which work affects sleep, and sleep affects work; this book brings all these research findings together in a state-of-the-art review. ... More

Working Memory and Human Cognition

Working Memory and Human Cognition

John T. E. Richardson, Randall W. Engle, Lynn Hasher, Robert H. Logie, Ellen R. Stoltzfus, and Rose T. Zacks

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195100990
eISBN:
9780199846849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100990.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The purpose of this book is to compare and contrast different conceptions of working memory. This is one of the most important notions to have informed cognitive psychology over the last twenty ... More

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