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Psychological Literacy and Applied Psychology in Undergraduate Education

Jacquelyn Cranney, Sue Morris, Frances H. Martin, Steve Provost, Lucy Zinkiewicz, John Reece, Josephine Milne-Home, Lorelle J. Burton, Fiona A. White, Judi Homewood, Joanne k. Earl, and Sherri McCarthy

in The Psychologically Literate Citizen: Foundations and Global Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199794942
eISBN:
9780199914500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794942.003.0041
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Psychological literacy for the 21st century posits both real and virtual resource options for ‘applied’ psychology at the interface of psychology education and graduate attribute-targeted student ... More


Concluding remarks

Adrian C. North and David J. Hargreaves

in The Social and Applied Psychology of Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567424
eISBN:
9780191693656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567424.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Through its emphasis on experimental cognitive psychology and approach to classical music as ‘high art’, the old 1980s paradigm for music psychology failed to point out the social, emotional, and ... More


Applying evolutionary psychology

S. Craig Roberts

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/9780199586073.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The chapter highlights the growing influence of evolutionary perspectives on psychology and social studies in general. It distinguishes the approaches of mainstream and evolutionary psychology based ... More


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


Positive Psychology: Where Did It Come from, Where Is It Going?

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter discusses the development of positive psychology, tracing its growth from 1999 to 2009. It then speculates on the future of positive psychology. In the United States, positive ... More


Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Kennon M. Sheldon, Todd B. Kashdan, and Michael F. Steger (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Positive psychology exploded into public consciousness ten years ago and has continued to capture attention around the world ever since. The movement promised to study positive human nature, using ... More


The Psychological Foundations of Evidence Law

Michael J. Saks and Barbara A. Spellman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479880041
eISBN:
9780814768785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880041.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Trials are supposed to be not only fair and accurate but also efficient. Evidence law is meant to facilitate trials, and, at the same time, to encourage and protect important societal values and ... More


Culture, Context, and Development

Harry W. Gardiner

in The Handbook of Culture and Psychology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190679743
eISBN:
9780190679774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679743.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Cross-cultural psychology and human development are currently experiencing an exciting period of growth. Segall, Lonner, and Berry have noted that when all psychology finally takes into account the ... More


The Social and Applied Psychology of Music

Adrian North and David Hargreaves

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567424
eISBN:
9780191693656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567424.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Music is universal. As a successor to the book The Social Psychology of Music, this book aims to provide social psychological answers to the numerous questions concerning music. Given the prominence ... More


Attention to Attention and Its Applications: A Concluding View

Christopher D. Wickens

in Attention: From Theory to Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305722
eISBN:
9780199847723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305722.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The chapters in this book represent the best practices of where applied attention research stands, and point to the challenges to attention researchers to be relevant to human factors and applied ... More


Individual Differences in Attention and Working Memory: A Molecular Genetic Approach

Raja Parasuraman and Pamela Greenwood

in Attention: From Theory to Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305722
eISBN:
9780199847723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305722.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In contrast to cognitive psychology and human factors, which typically focus on the characteristics of the “average” person, psychometrics is concerned with explaining differences between people. New ... More


Governing the science of selection: the psychological sciences, 1921–45

Alice White

in Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090981
eISBN:
9781526115133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The psychological sciences were deployed in Second World War Britain on an unprecedented scale in the hopes of managing the mobilised population. This chapter traces three groups of psychologists: ... More


German Origins

in Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081175
eISBN:
9780226081199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081199.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the German originator of the idea of accident proneness, Karl Marbe. Marbe had already shown an interest in errors in speech and writing in connection with his interest in ... More


Going Solo: Community Psychology as a Small Business

Susan M. Wolfe

in Diverse Careers in Community Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190457938
eISBN:
9780190457945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457938.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes the author’s career history that led up to her decision to create her own job as a solo community psychology practitioner—what she likes and does not like about being on her ... More


The New Human Science: Sound, New Evolutionary Theory Gives Us Ultimate Causal Understanding of Human Origins, Behavior, History, Politics, and Economics

Joanne Souza and Paul M. Bingham

in Darwin's Roadmap to the Curriculum: Evolutionary Studies in Higher Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

All prior attempts to understand human origins, behavior, and history have led to paradoxes and dilemmas, highly resistant to resolution. This chapter reviews specific cases of failures to resolve ... More


Tactile and multisensory warning signals

Alberto Gallace and Charles Spence

in In Touch with the Future: The sense of touch from cognitive neuroscience to virtual reality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199644469
eISBN:
9780191760587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644469.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

One of the applied fields where tactile information is more successfully exploited is probably that related to the development of warning signals. In fact, tactile signals are now increasingly being ... More


Touch in the marketplace: Selling by means of touch

Alberto Gallace and Charles Spence

in In Touch with the Future: The sense of touch from cognitive neuroscience to virtual reality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199644469
eISBN:
9780191760587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644469.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Even if we are not often aware of them, tactile sensations play an important, role in our evaluation/appreciation of many products that we use every day. It is not surprising therefore to notice that ... More


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