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Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover, 7th edition): Robert Sternberg, Karin Sternberg Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover, 7th edition)
Robert Sternberg, Karin Sternberg 4
R767 R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Save R111 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

With an accessible, easy-to-understand writing style, Cognitive Psychology, Seventh Edition will give you the tools you need to be successful in the course.

You'll explore the basics of cognitive neuroscience, attention and consciousness, perception, memory, knowledge representation, language, problem solving and creativity, decision making and reasoning, and intelligence. The authors' "from lab to life" approach covers theory, lab and field research, and applications to everyday life that demonstrate the relevance of what you are studying.

A review of key themes at the end of every chapter will help you spend more time studying important information and less time trying to figure out what you need to know.

Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover): E. Goldstein, Johanna Van Hooff Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover)
E. Goldstein, Johanna Van Hooff 3
R721 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R161 (22%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Cognitive Psychology is an excellent introduction to the study of cognition, providing insight into both psychological and physiological aspects of the mind. The text covers key concepts and draws on interesting and relevant research to give students a thorough understanding of the subject. Written in an engaging and accessible style, students will learn the theory and its practical applications for everyday life through a wealth of examples and illustrations. This first edition has been updated and adapted for the UK, European, South African and Middle Eastern markets, drawing on recent research and relevant examples from these regions to enable students to fully relate to the topics discussed.

Risk Savvy - How to Make Good Decisions (Paperback): Gerd Gigerenzer Risk Savvy - How to Make Good Decisions (Paperback)
Gerd Gigerenzer 1
R233 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R75 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A fascinating, practical guide to making better decisions with our money, health and personal lives from Gerd Gigerenzer, the author of Reckoning with Risk. Numbers don't lie - but they often mislead us. From health risks to financial decisions, we often find it hard to make decisions because the statistics have been presented to us by 'experts' who misinterpret the data themselves. Here Gerd Gigerenzer shows how we can all use simple rules to become better-informed, risk-savvy citizens. 'Important, Gigerenzer draws valuable lessons . . . his clear explanations will be a great help to all' Omar Malik, Times Higher Education 'Gerd Gigerenzer argues that when it comes to taking risks in life, we are often much better off following our instincts than expert advice' Oliver Burkeman, Guardian 'Things will only get better, he shows, when specialists, particularly doctors and investment advisers, improve on their appalling record of analysing and communicating risks in their fields' Clive Cookson, Financial Times, Books of the Year 'Gigerenzer is brilliant' Steven Pinker Gerd Gigerenzer is Director of the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and former Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books on heuristics and decision making, including Reckoning with Risk.

The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars - A Neuropsychologist's Odyssey (Paperback): Paul Broks The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars - A Neuropsychologist's Odyssey (Paperback)
Paul Broks 1
R219 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R76 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'[A] beautifully written investigation of grief ... As an exploration of love and loss, as a portrait of a person and of the nature of personhood, this book is about as true as any I have read' James McConnachie, Sunday Times An audacious and beautiful account of grief and who we are. Memoir, neuroscience and myth interweave to create a book unlike any other When celebrated neuropsychologist Paul Broks' wife died of cancer, he found himself plunged into the world of the bereaved. As he experienced the pain, alienation and suffering that make us human, his clinician-self seemed to watch on with keen interest. He embarked upon a voyage of experience: a journey through grief, philosophy, consciousness, humanity and magical thinking - seen through the prism of a lifetime's work in neuroscience. Fusing an account of living with and recovering from loss with thought-provoking meditations on the nature of the mind and the self, The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars is an audacious and beautiful work by a writer of astonishing wisdom and compassion.

The Art of Noticing - 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday (Hardcover): Rob Walker The Art of Noticing - 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday (Hardcover)
Rob Walker
R418 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R106 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Superminds - The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together (Paperback): Thomas W. Malone Superminds - The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together (Paperback)
Thomas W. Malone 1
R267 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R53 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Is Apple conscious? Could a cyber-human system sense a potential terrorist attack? Or make diagnosing a rare and little-known disease routine? Computers are not replacing us: they are enhancing us. Different intelligences are joining together to do things we thought were impossible. Whether it's devising innovations to tackle climate change, helping job seekers and employers find one another, or identifying the outbreak of a serious disease, groups of humans and machines are already working together to solve all sorts of problems. And they will do a lot more. The future will be like another world - a place where we'll think differently. In many ways, we are already there.

The Power of Agency - The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms... The Power of Agency - The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms (Hardcover)
Paul Napper, Anthony Rao
R528 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R140 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Mind is Flat - The Illusion of Mental Depth and The Improvised Mind (Paperback): Nick Chater The Mind is Flat - The Illusion of Mental Depth and The Improvised Mind (Paperback)
Nick Chater 1
R209 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R67 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A radical reinterpretation of how your mind works - and why it could change your life 'An astonishing achievement. Nick Chater has blown my mind' Tim Harford 'A total assault on all lingering psychiatric and psychoanalytic notions of mental depths ... Light the touchpaper and stand well back' New Scientist We all like to think we have a hidden inner life. Most of us assume that our beliefs and desires arise from the murky depths of our minds, and, if only we could work out how to access this mysterious world, we could truly understand ourselves. For more than a century, psychologists and psychiatrists have struggled to discover what lies below our mental surface. In The Mind Is Flat, pre-eminent behavioural scientist Nick Chater reveals that this entire enterprise is utterly misguided. Drawing on startling new research in neuroscience, behavioural psychology and perception, he shows that we have no hidden depths to plumb, and unconscious thought is a myth. Instead, we generate our ideas, motives and thoughts in the moment. This revelation explains many of the quirks of human behaviour - for example why our supposedly firm political beliefs, personal preferences and even our romantic attractions are routinely proven to be inconsistent and changeable. As the reader discovers, through mind-bending visual examples and counterintuitive experiments, we are all characters of our own creation, constantly improvising our behaviour based on our past experiences. And, as Chater shows us, recognising this can be liberating.

Ek is My Brein - Van Baarmoeder Tot Alzheimer (Afrikaans, Paperback): Dick. F. Swaab Ek is My Brein - Van Baarmoeder Tot Alzheimer (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Dick. F. Swaab; Translated by Daniel Hugo
R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Alles kom ter sprake in Ek is by brein: puberteit, seksualiteit, Alzheimer se siekte, misdadigheid, geloof, breinbeserings, psigiese probleme en byna-dood ervarings. Die teks is toeganklik genoeg geskryf dat enigiemand wat belangstel in hoe die brein ons lewe rig en be´nvloed, dit maklik leesbaar sal vind.

Cognition - Exploring the Science of the Mind (Book, 5th Fifth (with Zaps and Cognition Workbook) ed.): Daniel Reisberg Cognition - Exploring the Science of the Mind (Book, 5th Fifth (with Zaps and Cognition Workbook) ed.)
Daniel Reisberg
R2,824 R2,314 Discovery Miles 23 140 Save R510 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Cognition uses the best of current research to help students think like psychologists and understand how cognitive psychology is relevant to their lives. The Fifth Edition offers a streamlined presentation, introduces an attractive new full-color design and an expanded art program, and has been thoughtfully updated with the best of current research.

The Polymath - Unlocking the Power of Human Versatility (Hardcover): Waqas Ahmed The Polymath - Unlocking the Power of Human Versatility (Hardcover)
Waqas Ahmed
R454 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R127 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Every human is born with multifarious potential. Why, then, do parents, schools and employers insist that we restrict our many talents and interests; that we 'specialise' in just one? We've been sold a myth, that to 'specialise' is the only way to pursue truth, identity, or even a livelihood. Yet specialisation is nothing but an outdated system that fosters ignorance, exploitation and disillusionment and thwarts creativity, opportunity and progress. Following a series of exchanges with the world's greatest historians, futurists, philosophers and scientists, Waqas Ahmed has weaved together a narrative of history and a vision for the future that seeks to disrupt this prevailing system of unwarranted 'hyper-specialisation.' In The Polymath, Waqas shows us that there is another way of thinking and being. Through an approach that is both philosophical and practical, he sets out a cognitive journey towards reclaiming your innate polymathic state. Going further, he proposes nothing less than a cultural revolution in our education and professional structures, whereby everyone is encouraged to express themselves in multiple ways and fulfil their many-sided potential. Not only does this enhance individual fulfilment, but in doing so, facilitates a conscious and creative society that is both highly motivated and well equipped to address the complexity of 21st century challenges.

Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology - The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): James C Kaufman,... Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology - The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
James C Kaufman, Robert J. Sternberg
R1,196 R976 Discovery Miles 9 760 Save R220 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This second edition of the renowned Cambridge Handbook of Creativity expands on the first edition with over two thirds new material reaching across psychology, business, entrepreneurship, education, and neuroscience. It introduces creativity scholarship by summarising its history, major theories and assessments, how creativity develops across the lifespan, and suggestions for improving creativity. It also illustrates cutting-edge work on genetics and the neuroscience of creativity, alongside creativity's potential for both benevolence and malevolence. The chapters cover the related areas of imagination, genius, play, and aesthetics and tackle questions about how cultural differences, one's physical environment, mood, and self-belief can impact creativity. The book then examines the impacts on creativity of behaviour by teachers, managers, and leaders in particular.

Factfulness - Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World--And Why Things Are Better Than You Think (Hardcover): Hans Rosling,... Factfulness - Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World--And Why Things Are Better Than You Think (Hardcover)
Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronnlund, Ola Rosling
R410 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R142 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Ebook Folder for ZAPS 2.0 (Other digital, 2nd Revised edition): Ton De Jong Ebook Folder for ZAPS 2.0 (Other digital, 2nd Revised edition)
Ton De Jong
R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Experiencing the Impossible - The Science of Magic (Hardcover): Gustav Kuhn Experiencing the Impossible - The Science of Magic (Hardcover)
Gustav Kuhn
R547 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R174 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How the scientific study of magic reveals intriguing-and often unsettling-insights into the mysteries of the human mind. What do we see when we watch a magician pull a rabbit out of a hat or read a person's mind? We are captivated by an illusion; we applaud the fact that we have been fooled. Why do we enjoy experiencing what seems clearly impossible, or at least beyond our powers of explanation? In Experiencing the Impossible, Gustav Kuhn examines the psychological processes that underpin our experience of magic. Kuhn, a psychologist and a magician, reveals the intriguing-and often unsettling-insights into the human mind that the scientific study of magic provides. Magic, Kuhn explains, creates a cognitive conflict between what we believe to be true (for example, a rabbit could not be in that hat) and what we experience (a rabbit has just come out of that hat!). Drawing on the latest psychological, neurological, and philosophical research, he suggests that misdirection is at the heart of all magic tricks, and he offers a scientific theory of misdirection. He explores, among other topics, our propensity for magical thinking, the malleability of our perceptual experiences, forgetting and misremembering, free will and mind control, and how magic is applied outside entertaiment-the use of illusion in human-computer interaction, politics, warfare, and elsewhere. We may be surprised to learn how little of the world we actually perceive, how little we can trust what we see and remember, and how little we are in charge of our thoughts and actions. Exploring magic, Kuhn illuminates the complex-and almost magical-mechanisms underlying our daily activities.

Handbook of Research on Creativity (Paperback): Kerry Thomas, Janet Chan Handbook of Research on Creativity (Paperback)
Kerry Thomas, Janet Chan
R1,003 Discovery Miles 10 030 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comprehensive yet concise Handbook provides an overview of innovative approaches to, and new perspectives on, the study of creativity. In this timely work, creativity is not defined by an ideal, rather it encompasses a range of theories, functions, characteristics, processes, products and practices that are associated with the generation of novel and useful outcomes suited to particular social, cultural and political contexts. Chapters present original research by international scholars from a wide range of disciplines including history, sociology, psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, education, economics and interdisciplinary studies. Their research investigates creativity in diverse fields including art, creative industries, aesthetics, design, new media, music, arts education, science, engineering and technology. Containing cutting-edge research the Handbook of Research on Creativity will strongly appeal to academics and advanced students in cultural studies, creative industries, art history and theory, experimental music and performance studies, digital and new media studies, engineering, economics, sociology, psychology and social psychology, management studies, and education - particularly visual arts education and music education. Policy makers, managers and entrepreneurs will also find much to interest them in this fascinating work.

Cambridge Fundamentals of Neuroscience in Psychology - The Neuroscience of Suicidal Behavior (Paperback): Kees Van Heeringen Cambridge Fundamentals of Neuroscience in Psychology - The Neuroscience of Suicidal Behavior (Paperback)
Kees Van Heeringen
R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Nearly one million people take their own lives each year world-wide - however, contrary to popular belief, suicide can be prevented. While suicide is commonly thought to be an understandable reaction to severe stress, it is actually an abnormal reaction to regular situations. Something more than unbearable stress is needed to explain suicide, and neuroscience shows what this is, how it is caused and how it can be treated. Professor Kees van Heeringen describes findings from neuroscientific research on suicide, using various approaches from population genetics to brain imaging. Compelling evidence is reviewed that shows how and why genetic characteristics or early traumatic experiences may lead to a specific predisposition that makes people vulnerable to triggering life events. Neuroscientific studies are yielding results that provide insight into how the risk of suicide may develop; ultimately demonstrating how suicide can be prevented.

The New Childhood - Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World (Hardcover): Jordan Shapiro The New Childhood - Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World (Hardcover)
Jordan Shapiro 1
R509 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R134 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Abnormal Psychology - An Integrative Approach (Hardcover, 7th edition): David Barlow, V.Mark Durand Abnormal Psychology - An Integrative Approach (Hardcover, 7th edition)
David Barlow, V.Mark Durand
R827 R711 Discovery Miles 7 110 Save R116 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH, Seventh Edition, is the perfect book to help you succeed in your abnormal psychology course! Authors Barlow and Durand show you how psychological disorders are rooted in multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. You can test your understanding of topics with the text's built-in concept checks and chapter quizzes.

8th Annual Conf.  C.S.S. (Paperback): Cognitive Science Society 8th Annual Conf. C.S.S. (Paperback)
Cognitive Science Society
R1,054 Discovery Miles 10 540 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

Intelligence and Personality - Bridging the Gap in Theory and Measurement (Paperback): Janet M. Collis, Samuel J. Messick,... Intelligence and Personality - Bridging the Gap in Theory and Measurement (Paperback)
Janet M. Collis, Samuel J. Messick, Ulrich Schiefele
R963 Discovery Miles 9 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume brings together leading researchers in a major new effort to bridge the historical gap between the domains of ability and personality. The result is a remarkable collection of chapters analyzing critical issues at the interface--style, structure, process, and context. Contributors address: * intelligence and its relation to temperament and character-hierarchical models of cognition and personality; judgmental data in personality research; and structural issues in ability and personality; * intelligence and conation-goal theories; the role of conation in the learning environment; motivation and arousal; * intelligence and style-stylistic preferences; the role of disposition; cognitive style and its measurement; test taking style; and * intelligence and personality in context-regularities of functioning; contextual effects in cultural variation; control and consistency; the concept of "successful intelligence."

Body Language - Learn how to read others and communicate with confidence (Paperback): Elizabeth Kuhnke Body Language - Learn how to read others and communicate with confidence (Paperback)
Elizabeth Kuhnke 1
R264 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R92 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

What does your body language say about you? From strangers on the street, to your closest friends and family even if you're not speaking, you're saying a lot with your body. Body Language explores the way we use our bodies to communicate, the way we hold ourselves, the way we sit, stand, and point our hands, feet and eyes can all reveal how we are feeling in any given situation. This book explores the body language we use in a wide-range of business and personal-life scenarios, from delivering a presentation at work to how you should act on a first date! Packed with images to clearly demonstrate each of the scenarios discussed, Body Language will help you understand the way others around you choose to communicate and also what you are saying with your own body. These valuable skills will improve your day to day communication, helping you to judge situations and understand how others around you are feeling. Use Body Language to: * Harness the power of your own body language * Communicate confidently to all of those around you * Dip in and out of useful scenarios to find the best advice for you * Understand people's hidden emotions and learn what you are hiding yourself * Tackle those important life events, such as interviews, first dates, important meetings and more!

Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover, International Edition): Robert Sternberg Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover, International Edition)
Robert Sternberg
R779 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R372 (48%) In stock

With an accessible, easy-to-understand writing style, COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, Sixth Edition will give you the tools you need to be successful in the course This book covers cognitive neuroscience, attention and consciousness, perception, memory, knowledge, representation, language, problem solving and creativity, decision making and reasoning, cognitive development, and intelligence. A review of key themes at the end of every chapter will help you spend more time studying important information and less time trying to figure out what you need to know. The author provides a "from lab to life" approach that covers theory, lab and field research, and applications to everyday life.

Children's Minds (Paperback, New Ed): Margaret Donaldson Children's Minds (Paperback, New Ed)
Margaret Donaldson
R204 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R66 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Margaret Donaldson's seminal work on child development, first published in 1978, has become a classic inquiry into the nature of human thought. In this concise and brilliantly readable book, Margaret Donaldson shows that context is key when it comes to the development of language and thought, and how the right support can ensure children are skilled in these areas before they even start school. She revisits earlier theories of child development, notably those of Jean Piaget, to expose flaws in the accepted wisdom on child psychology and to suggest a range of new strategies to help children combat difficulties. As wise and perceptive today as it was when it first appeared, Margaret Donaldson's bestselling work is essential reading for anyone interested in child development and child psychology.

The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars - A Neuropsychologist's Odyssey (Hardcover): Paul Broks The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars - A Neuropsychologist's Odyssey (Hardcover)
Paul Broks 1
R430 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R98 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

'[A] beautifully written investigation of grief ... As an exploration of love and loss, as a portrait of a person and of the nature of personhood, this book is about as true as any I have read' James McConnachie, Sunday Times An audacious and beautiful account of grief and who we are. Memoir, neuroscience and myth interweave to create a book unlike any other When celebrated neuropsychologist Paul Broks' wife died of cancer, he found himself plunged into the world of the bereaved. As he experienced the pain, alienation and suffering that make us human, his clinician-self seemed to watch on with keen interest. He embarked upon a voyage of experience: a journey through grief, philosophy, consciousness, humanity and magical thinking - seen through the prism of a lifetime's work in neuroscience. Fusing an account of living with and recovering from loss with thought-provoking meditations on the nature of the mind and the self, The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars is an audacious and beautiful work by a writer of astonishing wisdom and compassion.

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