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Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain

Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain

Joseph P. Huston, Marcos Nadal, Francisco Mora, Luigi F. Agnati, and Camilo José Cela Conde (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199670000
eISBN:
9780191793479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670000.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Humans have engaged in artistic and aesthetic activities since the appearance of our species. The expression of meaning using color, line, sound, rhythm, or movement constitutes a fundamental aspect ... More

Banned EmotionsHow Metaphors Can Shape What People Feel

Banned Emotions: How Metaphors Can Shape What People Feel

Laura Otis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190698904
eISBN:
9780190698935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698904.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Who benefits, and who loses, when emotions are described in particular ways? How can metaphors such as “hold on” and “let go” affect people’s emotional experiences? Banned Emotions draws on the ... More

The Complexity of GreatnessBeyond Talent or Practice

The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice

Scott Barry Kaufman (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199794003
eISBN:
9780199345212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794003.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

What are the origins of greatness? Few other questions have caused such intense debate, controversy, and diversity of opinions. In recent years, a large body of research has accumulated that suggests ... More

ConflictHow Soldiers Make Impossible Descisions

Conflict: How Soldiers Make Impossible Descisions

Neil D. Shortland, Laurence J. Alison, and Joseph M. Moran

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190623449
eISBN:
9780190623463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623449.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This book is about decisions in military conflict and the psychological conflict they cause. By drawing on interviews conducted with real soldiers about real situations they faced, the book explores ... More

Emotions and the Body

Emotions and the Body

Beatrice de Gelder

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195374346
eISBN:
9780190265441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374346.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Body language is a powerful means of communication. This book deals with how bodies play a role in the expression and perception of emotions. There are many similarities between faces and bodies, but ... More

Free Will and ConsciousnessHow Might They Work?

Free Will and Consciousness: How Might They Work?

Roy F. Baumeister, Alfred R. Mele, and Kathleen D. Vohs (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389760
eISBN:
9780199863341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389760.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This volume is aimed at readers who wish to move beyond debates about the existence of free will and the efficacy of consciousness and closer to appreciating how free will and consciousness might ... More

Group CreativityInnovation through Collaboration

Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration

Paul B. Paulus and Bernard A. Nijstad (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195147308
eISBN:
9780199893720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147308.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Creativity often leads to the development of original ideas that are useful or influential, and maintaining creativity is crucial for the continued development of organizations in particular, and ... More

Metacognitive DiversityAn Interdisciplinary Approach

Metacognitive Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Joëlle Proust and Martin Fortier (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198789710
eISBN:
9780191841675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789710.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This book focuses on the variability of metacognitive skills across cultures. Metacognition refers to the processes that enable agents to contextually control their first-order cognitive activity ... More

MindmeldingConsciousness, Neuroscience, and the Mind's Privacy

Mindmelding: Consciousness, Neuroscience, and the Mind's Privacy

William Hirstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199231904
eISBN:
9780191738319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231904.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Can consciousness and the human mind be understood and explained in sheerly physical terms? Materialism is a philosophical/scientific theory, according to which the mind is completely physical. This ... More

The Narrative Complexity of Ordinary LifeTales from the Coffee Shop

The Narrative Complexity of Ordinary Life: Tales from the Coffee Shop

William L. Randall

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199930432
eISBN:
9780190267193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930432.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Every day of life, we are enmeshed in countless storylines: those we spin around the experiences we remember, the people we relate to, and the world we inhabit, plus what others spin around us. And ... More

Narrative Imagination and Everyday Life

Narrative Imagination and Everyday Life

Molly Andrews

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199812394
eISBN:
9780199388554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812394.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This book explores how stories and imagination come together in our daily lives, influencing our thoughts not only about what we see and do, but also our contemplation of what is possible and its ... More

Nurturing Our HumanityHow Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future

Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future

Riane Eisler and Douglas P. Fry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190935726
eISBN:
9780190935757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190935726.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Nurturing Our Humanity sheds new light on our personal and social options in today’s world, showing how we can build societies that support our great human capacities for consciousness, caring, and ... More

The PossibleA Sociocultural Theory

The Possible: A Sociocultural Theory

Vlad P. Glăveanu

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197520499
eISBN:
9780197520529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197520499.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This book explores an eminently human phenomenon: our capacity to engage with the possible, to go beyond what is present, visible, or given in our existence. Possibility studies are an emerging field ... More

Psychology and the Other

Psychology and the Other

David Goodman and Mark Freeman (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199324804
eISBN:
9780190490317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324804.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This book seeks to bring into dialogue perspectives on the idea of the Other from various subdisciplines within psychology along with related disciplines through constructive critical exchange. At ... More

Psychology of ScienceImplicit and Explicit Processes

Psychology of Science: Implicit and Explicit Processes

Robert W. Proctor and E.J. Capaldi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199753628
eISBN:
9780199950027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753628.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This book attempts to describe the influence of psychological processes on the creation of science. Although implicit processes have attracted some attention, most prior work in this area has ... More

The Sense of Agency

The Sense of Agency

Patrick Haggard and Baruch Eitam (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190267278
eISBN:
9780190267308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267278.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This book focuses on the scientific study of the human sense of agency. It discusses the causes and consequences of the subjective experience of being in control of one’s actions, and, through them, ... More

The Social NetUnderstanding our online behavior

The Social Net: Understanding our online behavior

Yair Amichai-Hamburger (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199639540
eISBN:
9780191747748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639540.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

In 2005, The Social Net was a pioneering project to bring together contributions from leading scholars on the major topics pertaining to the social aspects of the online world. The book has been a ... More

The Transformative SelfPersonal Growth, Narrative Identity, and the Good Life

The Transformative Self: Personal Growth, Narrative Identity, and the Good Life

Jack Bauer

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780199970742
eISBN:
9780197557839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199970742.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Everyone wants a good life. Some try to create a good life by cultivating personal growth. They have a transformative self. This book explains how people form a transformative self, primarily in ... More

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