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Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

Karl S. Rosengren, Sarah K. Brem, E. Margaret Evans, and Gale M. Sinatra (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730421
eISBN:
9780199949557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book presents new ideas for why the acceptance and understanding of evolution and related concepts is so difficult for both children and adults. Drawing from diverse fields, the contributors ... More


Cognitive science, philosophy and the problem of unbounded culture

Henry Plotkin

in Necessary Knowledge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198568285
eISBN:
9780191584961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568285.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

Previous chapters have been concerned with the evolutionary, cognitive, and comparative science that informs us of how one should understand the relationship between learning and evolution. However, ... More


Conclusion 2: Implications for a Theory of Concepts

Susan Carey

in The Origin of Concepts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195367638
eISBN:
9780199867349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367638.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers the implications of the picture of conceptual development offered in this book for a theory of concepts. It introduces new material, placing work on the origin of concepts in ... More


Pervasive problems

Henry Plotkin

in Necessary Knowledge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198568285
eISBN:
9780191584961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568285.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

The period in psychology from the early 1970s to the mid 1990s is marked by the entry of the nature–nurture dimension into the science of learning and reasoning itself. Whilst this has at times been ... More


Evolutionary robotics

Dylan Evans and Walter de Back

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Robotics has been heavily influenced by cognitive psychology and evolutionary biology, but evolutionary psychology, has not yet had such a big impact on the field. In this essay we describe how ... More


The Essential Child: Origins of Essentialism in Everyday Thought

Susan A. Gelman

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195154061
eISBN:
9780199786718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154061.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Essentialism is the idea that certain categories, such as “dog,” “man,” or “intelligence,” have an underlying reality or true nature that gives objects their identity. This book argues that ... More


Emotional Development:: Recent Research Advances

Jacqueline Nadel and Darwin Muir (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528845
eISBN:
9780191689567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528845.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

From prenatal life onwards, our emotions play a central role in our development. Exactly how emotions shape our lives is less clear. We know that emotional impairments can have a disastrous effect on ... More


Spatiotemporal priority as a fundamental principle of object persistence

Jonathan I. Flombaum, Brian J. Scholl, and Laurie R. Santos

in The Origins of Object Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199216895
eISBN:
9780191696039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216895.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This problem of object persistence has been studied in several disciplines in cognitive science. In this chapter, the authors review the many contexts in which spatiotemporal priority drives ... More


Necessary Knowledge

Henry Plotkin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198568285
eISBN:
9780191584961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568285.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This book takes on one of the big questions at the heart of the cognitive sciences — what knowledge do we possess at birth, and what do we learn along the way? It is now widely accepted that ... More


Cognitive Science: Conceptual Advances and Status of Research in India

Narayanan Srinivasan

in Psychology: Volume 1: Cognitive and Affective Processes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199498840
eISBN:
9780190990596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498840.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

Recent years have witnessed a rapid expansion of research in the field of cognitive science. It is fuelled by conceptual advances encompassing several disciplines. This chapter discusses the ... More


Foundations of Metacognition

Michael J. Beran, Johannes Brandl, Josef Perner, and Joëlle Proust (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646739
eISBN:
9780191745867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646739.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Metacognition has been described as ‘thinking about thinking’, and metacognition research has become a rapidly growing field of interdisciplinary research in the cognitive sciences. There have been ... More


Behavioral Methods in Consciousness Research

Morten Overgaard (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199688890
eISBN:
9780191801785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688890.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Why are we conscious? How can it be that information processed in the brains of living creatures is accompanied by subjective experience? While such questions have been topics of philosophical ... More


Psychology: Volume 1: Cognitive and Affective Processes

Girishwar Misra (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199498840
eISBN:
9780190990596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498840.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This survey of research on psychology in five volumes is a part of a series undertaken by the ICSSR since 1969, which covers various disciplines under social science. Volume One of this survey, ... More


Future Bright: A Transforming Vision of Human Intelligence

Michael E. Martinez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199781843
eISBN:
9780190256050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199781843.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Ever since Alfred Binet invented the first IQ test more than a century ago, we have thought of intelligence as fixed from birth and unalterable—as genetically programmed and immutable as eye color. ... More


Introduction: Theory of Mind, Development, and Foundational Human Cognition

Henry M. Wellman

in Making Minds: How Theory of Mind Develops

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199334919
eISBN:
9780190207472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334919.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Building on The Child’s Theory of Mind (Wellman, 1990), this book provides a comprehensive sequel. Since 1990, the importance of theory of mind has become widely accepted and its nature widely ... More


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