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Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover, 7th edition): Robert Sternberg, Karin Sternberg Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover, 7th edition)
Robert Sternberg, Karin Sternberg 4
R982 R841 Discovery Miles 8 410 Save R141 (14%) In stock

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 (Paperback): Johanna Van Hooff, E. Goldstein Cognitive Psychology (Paperback)
Johanna Van Hooff, E. Goldstein 3
R965 R825 Discovery Miles 8 250 Save R140 (15%) In stock

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
R230 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R49 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 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.

Leading Without Authority - Why You Don't Need To Be In Charge to Inspire Others and Make Change Happen (Paperback): Keith... Leading Without Authority - Why You Don't Need To Be In Charge to Inspire Others and Make Change Happen (Paperback)
Keith Ferrazzi
R340 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R73 (21%) Pre-order

'Ferrazzi is breaking new ground in defining what leadership can mean in the emerging world of work' -Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global 'Ferrazzi has gone into the trenches to figure out what it really takes to empower people and make teams more than the sum of their parts. This book will be a staple in every leader's library' -Adam Grant, host of the TED podcast WorkLife, bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals The world of work is changing at an unprecedented rate leaving many organisations struggling to cope. At a time when constant innovation, agility, and speed often mean the difference between success and failure, we can no longer afford to waste time navigating the complex bureaucracy present in most companies. The #1 New York Times bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi argues that in times like these the ability to lead without authority is the essential workplace competency. Leading Without Authority reveals the secret to getting those around you to collaborate and cooperate to reach their full potential, whatever your title. The answer involves a shift in mindset that Ferrazzi calls co-elevation - working to elevate those around us. And you don't have to have formal authority, or direct reports, to utilize the co-elevation process. In fact, you can take initial steps forward without the other person even being aware of your efforts. Drawing on a decade of research and over thirty years helping CEOs and senior leaders drive innovation and build high-performing teams Ferrazzi reveals how we can all transform our business and our relationships with the people around us. The result is a new roadmap for thriving amid the disruptive pressures afflicting every industry.

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
R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Ships in 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.

Idiot Brain - What Your Head Is Really Up To (Paperback): Dean Burnett Idiot Brain - What Your Head Is Really Up To (Paperback)
Dean Burnett
R396 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R75 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The brain is an absolute marvel-the seat of our consciousness, the pinnacle (so far) of evolutionary progress, and the engine of human experience. But it's also messy, fallible, and about 50,000 years out of date. We cling to superstitions, remember faces but not names, miss things sitting right in front of us, and lie awake at night while our brains endlessly replay our greatest fears. Idiot Brain is for anyone who has ever wondered why their brain appears to be sabotaging their life-and what on earth it is really up to. A Library Journal Science Bestseller and a Finalist for the Goodreads Choice Award in Science & Technology.

Social - Why our brains are wired to connect (Paperback): Matthew D. Lieberman Social - Why our brains are wired to connect (Paperback)
Matthew D. Lieberman 1
R364 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R76 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why are we influenced by the behaviour of complete strangers? Why does the brain register similar pleasure when I perceive something as 'fair' or when I eat chocolate? Why can we be so profoundly hurt by bereavement? What are the evolutionary benefits of these traits? The young discipline of 'social cognitive neuroscience' has been exploring this fascinating interface between brain science and human behaviour since the late 1990s. Now one of its founding pioneers, Matthew D. Lieberman, presents the discoveries that he and fellow researchers have made. Using fMRI scanning and a range of other techniques, they have been able to see that the brain responds to social pain and pleasure the same way as physical pain and pleasure; and that unbeknown to ourselves, we are constantly 'mindreading' other people so that we can fit in with them. It is clear that our brains are designed respond to and be influenced by others. For good evolutionary reasons, he argues, we are wired to be social. The implications are numerous and profound. Do we have to rethink what we understand by identity, and free will? How can managers improve the way their teams relate and perform? Could we organize large social institutions in ways that would work far better? And could there be whole new methods of education?

Working Wonders - How to Make the Impossible Happen (Paperback): Ryszard Praszkier Working Wonders - How to Make the Impossible Happen (Paperback)
Ryszard Praszkier
R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The difference between what's possible and what's not is a construct of the human mind, a matter of perspective, and it's one that can be changed. Working Wonders explains the fundamentals that shape the mind: how it builds walls to protect itself and how a person can tear those walls down to tackle challenges that would have previously been discounted as unrealistic. This volume shares case studies featuring people making the impossible a reality and, in doing so, changing the world for the better. On a deeper level and yet still using non-technical language, the book identifies possible neurological and psychosocial mechanisms that limit the brain, and techniques that may open it up to exploring the seemingly unachievable. Praszkier also introduces the concept of 'possibilitivity', a personality trait that reflects the propensity to perceive insurmountable challenges as doable, and concludes by presenting a portfolio of 'Do It Yourself' techniques.

We Know It When We See It - What the Neurobiology of Vision Tells Us about How We Think (Hardcover): Richard Masland We Know It When We See It - What the Neurobiology of Vision Tells Us about How We Think (Hardcover)
Richard Masland
R648 R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Save R137 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Harvard researcher investigates the human eye in this insightful account of what vision reveals about intelligence, learning, and the greatest mysteries of neuroscience. Spotting a face in a crowd is so easy, you take it for granted. But how you do it is one of science's great mysteries. And vision is involved with so much of everything your brain does. Explaining how it works reveals more than just how you see. In We Know It When We See It, Harvard neuroscientist Richard Masland tackles vital questions about how the brain processes information -- how it perceives, learns, and remembers -- through a careful study of the inner life of the eye. Covering everything from what happens when light hits your retina, to the increasingly sophisticated nerve nets that turn that light into knowledge, to what a computer algorithm must be able to do before it can be called truly "intelligent," We Know It When We See It is a profound yet approachable investigation into how our bodies make sense of the world.

Introduction to Human Neuroimaging (Paperback): Hans Op De Beeck, Chie Nakatani Introduction to Human Neuroimaging (Paperback)
Hans Op De Beeck, Chie Nakatani
R1,329 Discovery Miles 13 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Developed specifically for students in the behavioral and brain sciences, this is the only textbook that provides an accessible and practical overview of the range of human neuroimaging techniques. Methods covered include functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, electroencephalography, magnetoencephalography, multimodal imaging, and various brain stimulation methods. Experimental design, image processing, and statistical inference are also addressed, with chapters for both basic and more advanced data analyses. Key concepts are illustrated through research studies on the relationship between brain and behavior, and practice questions are included throughout to test knowledge and aid self-study. Offering just the right amount of detail for understanding how major imaging techniques can be applied to answer neuroscientific questions, and the practical skills needed for future research, this is an essential text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science programs taking introductory courses on human neuroimaging.

The Power of Showing Up - How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired (Hardcover): Daniel... The Power of Showing Up - How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired (Hardcover)
Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
R635 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R130 (20%) In stock
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
R307 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R76 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 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!

Cognition and Intractability - A Guide to Classical and Parameterized Complexity Analysis (Paperback): Iris van Rooij, Mark... Cognition and Intractability - A Guide to Classical and Parameterized Complexity Analysis (Paperback)
Iris van Rooij, Mark Blokpoel, Johan Kwisthout, Todd Wareham
R812 Discovery Miles 8 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Intractability is a growing concern across the cognitive sciences: while many models of cognition can describe and predict human behavior in the lab, it remains unclear how these models can scale to situations of real-world complexity. Cognition and Intractability is the first book to provide an accessible introduction to computational complexity analysis and its application to questions of intractability in cognitive science. Covering both classical and parameterized complexity analysis, it introduces the mathematical concepts and proof techniques that can be used to test one's intuition of (in)tractability. It also describes how these tools can be applied to cognitive modeling to deal with intractability, and its ramifications, in a systematic way. Aimed at students and researchers in philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence, and linguistics who want to build a firm understanding of intractability and its implications in their modeling work, it is an ideal resource for teaching or self-study.

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
R1,053 R908 Discovery Miles 9 080 Save R145 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 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.

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
R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Influential Mind - What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others (Paperback): Tali Sharot The Influential Mind - What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others (Paperback)
Tali Sharot
R512 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R144 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A cutting-edge, research-based inquiry into how we influence those around us, and how understanding the brain can help us change minds for the better. Part of our daily job as humans is to influence others; we teach our children, guide our patients, advise our clients, help our friends and inform our online followers. We do this because we each have unique experiences and knowledge that others may not. But how good are we at this role? It turns out we systematically fall back on suboptimal habits when trying to change other's beliefs and behaviors. Many of these instincts-from trying to scare people into action, to insisting the other is wrong or attempting to exert control-are ineffective, because they are incompatible with how the mind operates. The principle idea of this book is that an attempt to change will be successful if it is well-matched with the core elements that govern how our brain works. Sharot unveils the hidden power of influence, good and bad, and enables us to identify instances in which we fall prey to delusions. The book will search deep below the surface-relying on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology-to provide new insight into human behavior.

CogLab Online Version 2.0 (with Printed Access Card) (Paperback, 4th edition): Greg Francis, Ian Neath CogLab Online Version 2.0 (with Printed Access Card) (Paperback, 4th edition)
Greg Francis, Ian Neath
R981 R830 Discovery Miles 8 300 Save R151 (15%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Don't go to class without it! COGLAB clarifies key concepts in cognitive psychology using a variety of classic and current experiments that you actually participate in to show you how the mind works. Nothing is more powerful than seeing the effects of these experiments yourself! Experiencing a variety of important experimental studies will help you understand each experiment, the data, and the significance of the study. And now, you can access COGLAB from anywhere in the world through the Internet with a web browser that supports java programming.

Overcoming Childhood Trauma - A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (Paperback): Helen Kennerley Overcoming Childhood Trauma - A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (Paperback)
Helen Kennerley
R306 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R42 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book will help the sufferer understand the links between past trauma and present difficulties and offers ways to gain control over these problems, allowing the individual to deal with intrusive memories, manage mood swings and build better relationships in adulthood.

Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover, International Edition): Robert Sternberg Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover, International Edition)
Robert Sternberg
R996 R855 Discovery Miles 8 550 Save R141 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

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.

Attention (Paperback, New edition): Harold Pashler Attention (Paperback, New edition)
Harold Pashler
R973 Discovery Miles 9 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


This collection of essays, intended as a text for students, examines the different facets of research into attention. The book is divided into two sections: one deals with psychological research into such areas as visual search, dual-task interference and attentional bottleneck; the other deals with approaches to neural-network modelling and the effects of brain damage on attention.

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Cognitive Psychology and Its Implications (Paperback, 9th ed. 2020): John R. Anderson Cognitive Psychology and Its Implications (Paperback, 9th ed. 2020)
John R. Anderson
R1,860 Discovery Miles 18 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cognitive Psychology takes students to the forefront of the field and introduces them to key discoveries of cognitive psychology. With accessible and clear explanations, Anderson shows students how mental processes are investigated and how we know what we know about the mind. This book introduces students to both the cutting edge findings of cognitive neuroscience and classic behavioural studies. Experimental data, sample stimuli, brain images, and research tasks woven throughout the text give students a real understanding of how research is conducted and the excitement of discovery. Fascinating examples and applications of cognitive theory keep students engaged.

Experiencing the Impossible - The Science of Magic (Hardcover): Gustav Kuhn Experiencing the Impossible - The Science of Magic (Hardcover)
Gustav Kuhn
R640 R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Save R125 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

The Science of Superstition - How the Developing Brain Creates Supernatural Beliefs (Paperback): Bruce M Hood The Science of Superstition - How the Developing Brain Creates Supernatural Beliefs (Paperback)
Bruce M Hood
R351 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R23 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In The Science of Superstition, cognitive psychologist Bruce Hood examines the ways in which humans understand the supernatural, revealing what makes us believe in the unbelievable.

*Previously published as SuperSense.

Factfulness - Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World--And Why Things Are Better Than You Think (Paperback): Hans Rosling,... Factfulness - Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World--And Why Things Are Better Than You Think (Paperback)
Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronnlund, Ola Rosling
R408 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R73 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
An End to Upside Down Thinking - Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday... An End to Upside Down Thinking - Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life (Hardcover)
Mark Gober
R495 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Consciousness creates all material reality. Biological processes do not create consciousness. This conceptual breakthrough turns traditional scientific thinking upside down. In An End to Upside Down Thinking, Mark Gober traces his journey - he explores compelling scientific evidence from a diverse set of disciplines, ranging from psychic phenomena, to near-death experiences, to quantum physics. With cutting-edge thinkers like two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences Dr. Dean Radin, and New York Times bestselling author Larry Dossey, MD supporting this thesis, this book will rock the scientific community and mainstream generalists interested in understanding the true nature of reality. Today's disarray around the globe can be linked, at its core, to a fundamental misunderstanding of our reality. This book aims to shift our collective outlook, reshaping our view of human potential and how we treat one another. The book's implications encourage much-needed revisions in science, technology, and medicine. General readers will find comfort in the implied worldview, which will impact their happiness and everyday decisions related to business, health and politics. Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time meets Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now.

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