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Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

John Spencer (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

From William James to Sigmund Freud to Jean Piaget to B. F. Skinner, scholars (and parents) have wondered how children move from the blooming, buzzing confusion of infancy, through the tumult of ... More


The Brown Family of Henniker, NH

Harlan Lane, Richard C. Pillard, and Ulf Hedberg

in The People of the Eye: Deaf Ethnicity and Ancestry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759293
eISBN:
9780199863372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759293.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes the life and extended Deaf family of the first great American Deaf leader, Thomas Brown, whose town of Henniker, N.H. became an important Deaf enclave in the founding of the ... More


Diversity of tool use and tool-making in wild chimpanzees

Christophe Boesch and Hedwige Boesch

in The Use of Tools by Human and Non-human Primates

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522638
eISBN:
9780191688652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522638.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Genetic aspects are important for explaining why primates use tools more frequently and for more tasks than any other zoological order. However, the importance of non-genetic factors is best revealed ... More


Future directions in cognitive aging research: Perspectives from the National Institute on Aging

Daniel B. Berch and Molly V. Wagster

in New Frontiers in Cognitive Aging

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525691
eISBN:
9780191689369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525691.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has had a long-standing interest in supporting both mainstream and cutting-edge research in the field of cognitive aging. This chapter outlines the NIA’s ... More


European Cultural Models

Giovanni Bennardo and Victor C. de Munck

in Cultural Models: Genesis, Methods, and Experiences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199908042
eISBN:
9780199369706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199908042.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter surveys a range of cultural models studies in the areas of national identity, politics, conceptions of self, and applied research. Much of the applied and national identity research is ... More


Politics

Molly Andrews

in Narrative Imagination and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199812394
eISBN:
9780199388554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812394.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 5 explores the role of imagination in political narratives, tracing the connections between personal narrative and social change. Using the case study of Obama’s strategic use of stories, the ... More


Dream Reports Collected in Non-Laboratory Settings

G. William Domhoff

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190673420
eISBN:
9780190673444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673420.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The second chapter first shows that there are only a few differences in content between dream reports collected inside and outside the laboratory. It then presents the major discoveries made in ... More


Public Knowledge of Benefits of Breast and Prostate Cancer Screening in Europe

Gerd Gigerenzer

in Simply Rational: Decision Making in the Real World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199390076
eISBN:
9780190240684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390076.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Making informed decisions about breast and prostate cancer screening requires knowledge of its benefits. To assess Europeans’ knowledge about the effectivity of these screenings in reducing ... More


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