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Introduction

Steven Hurst

in Cold War US Foreign Policy: Key Perspectives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620791
eISBN:
9780748652686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620791.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The objective of this book is to analyse the historiography of US Cold War foreign policy. It examining traditionalism, revisionism, post-revisionism, corporatism, world-systems theory, and ... More


‘How does it Work?’ vs. ‘What are the Laws?’: Two Conceptions of Psychological Explanation

Robert Cummins

in The World in the Head

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199548033
eISBN:
9780191809835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199548033.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the deductive nomological (DN) model of explanation and ‘capacities’, as the two primary concepts of psychological explanation. The DN model, developed by Carl G. Hempel and ... More


Concepts as Explanatory Structures: Evidence from Word Learning and the Development of Lexical Flexibility

Mahesh Srinivasan

in Core Knowledge and Conceptual Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190467630
eISBN:
9780190611965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467630.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

By some theories, children are guided by explanatory frameworks, which motivate them to understand why objects have the properties they do. This chapter describes how language development can inform ... More


Bridging the Gap Between Preference and Evaluation During the First Few Years of Life

Andrew Scott Baron

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0051
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter traces evidence for the early emergence of intergroup preference and suggests that these preferences may initially not be evaluative at all. It proposes one candidate mechanism by which ... More


The Relationship between Human Capital, Social Capital, and Institutional Capital

Lalita Som

in The Capitals of Nations: The Role of Human, Social, and Institutional Capital in Economic Evolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199452736
eISBN:
9780199084548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452736.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter provides an explanatory framework of the interaction between the three components of human capital, social capital, and institutional capital. The intrinsic link between human capital, ... More


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