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Handbook Of Hope - Theory, Measures, And Applications (Hardcover): C.R. Snyder Handbook Of Hope - Theory, Measures, And Applications (Hardcover)
C.R. Snyder
R2,660 Discovery Miles 26 600 Within 7 - 15 working days

Hope has previously been a construct more of interest to philosophy and religion than in psychology. New research has shown, however, that hope is closely related to optimism, feelings of control, and motivation toward achieving one's goals. The Handbook of Hope presents a comprehensive overview of the psychological inquiry into hope, including its measurement, its development in children, how its loss is associated with specific clinical disorders, and therapeutic approaches that can help instill hope in those who have lost theirs. A final section discusses hope in occupational applications: how the use of hope can make one a better coach, teacher, or parent.
Key Features
* Defines hope as a construct and describes development of hope through the lifespan
* Provides multiple instruments for measuring hope
* Guides professionals in how to assess hope levels & implement hope as part of therapy
* Relates hope to all portions of the population
* Includes case studies, figures, and tables to aid understanding of research findings and concepts; discusses the importance of hope to relationships, achieving goals, and success at work

Handbook of Self-Regulation (Hardcover): Monique Boekaerts, Paul R. Pintrich, Moshe Zeidner Handbook of Self-Regulation (Hardcover)
Monique Boekaerts, Paul R. Pintrich, Moshe Zeidner
R3,483 Discovery Miles 34 830 Special order

The Handbook of Self-Regulation represents state-of-the-art coverage of the latest theory, research, and developments in applications of self-regulation research. Chapters are of interest to psychologists interested in the development and operation of self-regulation as well as applications to health, organizational, clinical, and educational psychology.
This book pulls together theory, research, and applications in the self-regulation domain and provides broad coverage of conceptual, methodological, and treatment issues. In view of the burgeoning interest and massive research on various aspects of self-regulation, the time seems ripe for this Handbook, aimed at reflecting the current state of the field. The goal is to provide researchers, students, and clinicians in the field with substantial state-of-the-art overviews, reviews, and reflections on the conceptual and methodological issues and complexities particular to self-regulation research.
Key Features
* Coverage of state-of-the-art in self-regulation research from different perspectives
* Application of self-regulation research to health, clinical, organizational, and educational psychology
* Brings together in one volume research on self-regulation in different subdisciplines
* Most comprehensive and penetrating compendium of information on self-regulation from multi-disciplinary perspectives

Cognitive Contributions to the Perception of Spatial and Temporal Events, Volume 129 (Hardcover): G. Aschersleben, Talis... Cognitive Contributions to the Perception of Spatial and Temporal Events, Volume 129 (Hardcover)
G. Aschersleben, Talis Bachmann, Jochen Musseler
R3,450 Discovery Miles 34 500 Special order

The book is concerned with the cognitive contributions to perception, that is, with the influence of attention, intention, or motor processes on performances in spatial and temporal tasks. The chapters deal with fundamental perceptual processes resulting from the simple localization of an object in space or from the temporal determination of an event within a series of events.
Chapters are based on presentations given at the "Symposium on the Cognitive Contributions to the Perception of Spatial and Temporal Events" (September 7 9, 1998, Ohlstadt, Germany). Following each chapter are commentary pieces from other researchers in the field. At the meeting, contributors were encouraged to discuss their theoretical positions along with presenting empirical results and the book's commentary sections help to preserve the spirit and controversies of the symposium.
The general topic of the book is split into three parts. Two sections are devoted to the perception of unimodal spatial and temporal events; and are accompanied by a third part on spatio-temporal processes in the domain of intermodal integration.

The themes of the book are highly topical. There is a growing interest in studies both with healthy persons and with patients that focus on localization errors and dissociations in localizations resulting from different tasks. These errors lead to new concepts of how visual space is represented. Such deviations are not only observed in the spatial domain but in the temporal domain as well. Typical examples are errors in duration judgments or synchronization errors in tapping tasks. In addition, several studies indicate the influence of attention on both the timing and on the localization of dynamic events. Another intriguing question originates from well-known interactions between intermodal events, namely, whether these events are based on a single representation or whether different representations interact.
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Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Volume 27 (Hardcover): Hayne W. Reese Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Volume 27 (Hardcover)
Hayne W. Reese
R2,498 Discovery Miles 24 980 Within 7 - 15 working days

Advances in Child Development and Behavior is intended to ease the task faced by researchers, instructors, and students who are confronted by the vast amount of research and theoretical discussion in child development and behavior. The serial provides scholarly technical articles with critical reviews, recent advances in research, and fresh theoretical viewpoints. Volume 27 discusses language acquisition, object recognition, temperament, attachment, infant problem solving, and Piaget's theory.

Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 39 - Advances in Research and Theory (Hardcover): Douglas Medin Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 39 - Advances in Research and Theory (Hardcover)
Douglas Medin
R3,084 Discovery Miles 30 840 Within 7 - 15 working days

Psychology of Learning and Motivation publishes empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditioning to complex learning and problem solving. Each chapter provides a thoughtful integration of a body of work. Volume 39 includes in its coverage chapters on category learning, relational timing, infant memory, depression and memory, goals and choice, and more.

The Psychoanalytic Study of Lives Over Time - Clinical and Research Perspectives on Children Who Return to Treatment in... The Psychoanalytic Study of Lives Over Time - Clinical and Research Perspectives on Children Who Return to Treatment in Adulthood (Paperback)
Johnathan Cohen, Bertram J. Cohler
R1,643 Discovery Miles 16 430 Within 7 - 15 working days

The Psychoanalytic Study of Lives Over Time: Clinical and Research Perspectives on Children Who Return to Treatment in Adulthood is a landmark volume that addresses an essential clinical question: what is the nature of the process and outcome of clinical work with children? An internationally renowned group of analytic clinicians and clinician-researchers all comment on three fascinating child analytic situations where the patient returned to treatment in adulthood.

Social Cognition and Aging (Hardcover): Thomas M. Hess, Fredda Blanchard-Fields Social Cognition and Aging (Hardcover)
Thomas M. Hess, Fredda Blanchard-Fields
R2,900 Discovery Miles 29 000 Special order

Most of the research done in social cognition has been conducted with younger adults and may not be applicable to a much older population. Social Cognition and Aging provides a snapshot view of research that has been done with older adults or is directly applicable to this population. Focusing on issues of self identity, social interactions, and social perceptions, this book provides a broad overview of how aging affects one's own perceptions and actions as well as how others perceive and interact with the aged. Coverage includes such topics as self-control, memory, resilience, age stereotypes, moral development, and the "art" of living. With contributions from top researchers in both gerontology and psychology, this book is an important reference for academics and professionals alike in personality, cognition, social psychology, adult development, sociology, and gerontology.

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 22 (Hardcover): Laraine Masters Glidden International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 22 (Hardcover)
Laraine Masters Glidden
R3,700 Discovery Miles 37 000 Special order

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation is an ongoing scholarly look at research into the causes, effects, classification systems, syndromes, etc. of mental retardation. Contributors come from wide-ranging perspectives, including genetics, psychology, education, and other health and behavioral sciences. Volume 22 is an eclectic volume with chapters on genetics, developmental skills, and methodological issues, as well as review chapters on the Savant Syndrome, and supported employment programs. Contributors for this volume are from the U.S., U.K., and Australia.

Television - What's on, Who's Watching, and What it Means (Hardcover): George Comstock, Erica Scharrer Television - What's on, Who's Watching, and What it Means (Hardcover)
George Comstock, Erica Scharrer
R2,405 Discovery Miles 24 050 Within 7 - 15 working days

Television: What's On, Who's Watching, and What It Means presents a comprehensive examination of the role of television in one's life. The emphasis is on data collected over the past two decades pointing to an increasing and in some instances a surprising influence of the medium. Television is not only watched but its messages are attended to and well understood. There is no shame in spending hours in front of the set, in fact, people over-estimate the time they spend viewing. Television advertising no longer persuades--it sells by creating a burst of emotional liking for the commercial. The emphases of television news determine not only what voters think about but also the presidential candidate they expect to support on election day. Children and teenagers who watch a great deal of television perform poorly on standardized achievement tests, and among the reasons are the usurpation of time spent learning to read and the discouragement of book reading. Television violence frightens some children and excites others, but its foremost effect is to increase aggressive behavior that sometimes spills over into seriously harmful antisocial behavior.
Key Features
* Incorporates social psychology, political science, sociology, child development, and the growing field of communications
* Presents tables and graphs clarifying theories and linking sets of data
* Paints concise portraits of the role of television in entertainment, politics, and child-rearing
* Contains background for dozens of lectures and articles
* Contains a comprehensive bibliography of more than 1000 citations, many recent

A Guide to Starting Psychotherapy Groups (Paperback): John R Price, David R. Hescheles, A. Rae Price A Guide to Starting Psychotherapy Groups (Paperback)
John R Price, David R. Hescheles, A. Rae Price
R1,425 Discovery Miles 14 250 Within 7 - 15 working days

How does a therapist go about starting a psychotherapy group? In this practical guide the reader finds the elements, both attitudinal and procedural, needed for starting a therapy group. The processes of obtaining referrals, selecting clients, orienting and educating clients, and preparing clients for psychotherapy are covered in clear step-by-step procedures. Tables and charts are provided for the necessary record keeping. The initial chapters detail the important stages leading up to the first therapy session. Eminent group therapists present special chapters on various therapeutic approaches. The topics of terminating groups and the role of the therapist close this pragmatic guide to therapy groups.
A Guide to Starting Psychotherapy Groups assists psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurse clinicians, pastoral counselors, school and college counselors and other trained therapists in the process of forming and maintaining groups.
Key Features
* Steps for getting groups started, beginning with first mention of group therapy to clients
* Clarification of differing theoretical approaches to doing groups
* Helpful guides for tracking referrals and billing
* Analysis of group psychotherapy's effectiveness
* Attention to special groups and co-therapy leadership
* Authoritative articles by international leaders in group psychotherapy

Management and Administration Skills for the Mental Health Professional (Paperback): William T. O'Donohue, Jane E. Fisher Management and Administration Skills for the Mental Health Professional (Paperback)
William T. O'Donohue, Jane E. Fisher
R1,823 Discovery Miles 18 230 Within 7 - 15 working days

Psychologists receive several years of specialized study on the brain, behavior, and mental health, but despite the fact that over half ultimately end up in administrative or managerial roles, they receive no formalized training in the skills necessary to be successful in these roles. This book is the first of its kind to target the managerial and administrative skills necessary for the mental health professional. The book discusses practical information such as how to deal with personnel issues, how to set budgets and allocate resources, and how to document progress and maintain schedules in the domains of private practice, hospitals, government agencies, and universities. Chapter authors are well-known and successful psychologists within these settings and include Raymond Fowler, past president of the American Psychological Association.

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 28 (Hardcover): Peter J.B. Slater, Jay S. Rosenblatt, Timothy J. Roper, Charles T.... Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 28 (Hardcover)
Peter J.B. Slater, Jay S. Rosenblatt, Timothy J. Roper, Charles T. Snowdon
R2,765 Discovery Miles 27 650 Special order

Advances in the Study of Behavior continues to serve scientists across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Focusing on new theories and research developments with respect to behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and comparative psychology, these volumes foster cooperation and communication in these diverse fields.

Vision in Vehicles, VI - Vision in Vehicles VI Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Vision in Vehicles, Derby,... Vision in Vehicles, VI - Vision in Vehicles VI Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Vision in Vehicles, Derby, UK, 13-16 September 1995 (Hardcover)
A.G. Gale, I. D. Brown, S.P. Taylor, C.M. Haslegrave
R3,720 Discovery Miles 37 200 Special order

The original concept for the Vision in Vehicle series of international conferences was born from discussions within the Applied Vision Association which led eventually to the first conference being held in 1985. Ten years of progress later and this volume presents the selected and edited proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Vision in Vehicles (VIV6) which was held at the University of Derby, 13-16 September 1995. The meeting was organised in association with the Applied Vision Association and the Ergonomics Society.
The conference is unique in the eclectic mix of disciplines which are attracted to the meetings and this enables research inssues to be considered in very broad contexts.

Cocaine Abuse - Behavior, Pharmacology, and Clinical Applications (Hardcover): Stephen T. Higgins, Jonathan L. Katz Cocaine Abuse - Behavior, Pharmacology, and Clinical Applications (Hardcover)
Stephen T. Higgins, Jonathan L. Katz
R3,532 Discovery Miles 35 320 Within 7 - 15 working days

Cocaine abuse remains a major public health problem and contributes to many of our most disturbing social problems, including the spread of infectious disease, crime, violence, and neonatal drug exposure. Cocaine abuse results from a complex interplay of behavioral, pharmacological, and neurobiological determinants. While a complete understanding of cocaine abuse is currently beyond us, significant progress has been made in preclinical research on fundamental determinants of this disorder. These advances are critically reviewed in the first section of this volume. Important advances also have been made in characterizing the clinical pharmacology of cocaine, and those advances have been extended to understanding individual vulnerability to cocaine abuse, development of effective treatments, and discussions of policy. Those advances are critically reviewed in the third section of this volume. Contributors to the book were selected because of their status as internationally recognized leaders in their respective areas of scientific expertise. Moreover, each is a proponent of the importance of a rigorous, interdisciplinary scientific approach to effectively addressing the problem of cocaine abuse. As such, this volume offers a coherent, empirically-based conceptual framework for addressing cocaine abuse that has continuity from the basic research laboratory through the clinical and policy arenas. Each of the specific chapters is sufficiently detailed, in-depth and current to be valuable to informed readers with specific interests while also offering a comprehensive overview for those who might be less informed or have broader interests in cocaine abuse. This blend of critical review within each chapter with an explicitly conceptual continuity that spans all of the chapters makes this volume a unique contribution to cocaine abuse in particular and substance abuse in general.
Key Features
* Discusses cocaine abuse within the context of current principles of psychology, pharmacology, neuroscience, genetics and epidemiology
* Chapters are all authored by scientific experts
* First of its kind book on cocaine abuse to recognize behavioral/environmental determinants
* Coverage is comprehensive
* Informative for experts and generalists alike

Human Aggression - Theories, Research, and Implications for Social Policy (Hardcover): Russell G. Geen, Edward D Donnerstein Human Aggression - Theories, Research, and Implications for Social Policy (Hardcover)
Russell G. Geen, Edward D Donnerstein
R2,564 Discovery Miles 25 640 Within 7 - 15 working days

For centuries, scholars have debated the causes of aggression and the means to reduce its occurrence. Human Aggression brings together internationally recognized experts discussing the most current psychological research on the causes and prevention of aggression. Scholars, policy makers, practitioners, and those generally concerned with the growing issue of aggression find this a much needed reference work. Topics include how aggression is related to the usage of drugs, how temperature affects aggression, the effect of the mass media on aggression, violence by men against women, and the treatment of anger/aggression in clinical settings. The book also provides a comprehensive review of theory and methodology in the study of aggression.
Key Features
*Presents the latest research findings from internationally recognized researchers
* Familiarizes the reader with implications of aggression research
* Examines the causes and prevention of aggression
* Offers perspectives for both the researcher and policy maker

International Handbook of Cognitive and Behavioural Treatments for Psychological Disorders (Hardcover): V.E. Caballo International Handbook of Cognitive and Behavioural Treatments for Psychological Disorders (Hardcover)
V.E. Caballo
R3,489 Discovery Miles 34 890 Special order

This handbook shows the wide perspective cognitive-behavioural treatment can offer to health professionals, the vast majority of whom now recognize that cognitive behavioural procedures are very useful in treating many 'mental' disorders, even if certain disciplines continue to favour other kinds of treatment. This book offers a wide range of structured programmes for the treatment of various psychological/psychiatric disorders as classified by the DSM-IV. The layout will be familiar to the majority of health professionals in the description of mental disorders and their later treatment. It is divided into seven sections, covering anxiety disorders, sexual disorders, dissociative, somatoform, impulse control disorders, emotional disorders and psychotic and organic disorders. Throughout the twenty-three chapters, this book offers the health professional a structured guide with which to start tackling a whole series of 'mental' disorders and offers pointers as to where to find more detailed information. The programmes outlined should, it is hoped, prove more effective than previous approaches with lower economic costs and time investment for the patient and therapist.

Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 38 - Advances in Research and Theory (Hardcover): Douglas Medin Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 38 - Advances in Research and Theory (Hardcover)
Douglas Medin
R3,091 Discovery Miles 30 910 Within 7 - 15 working days

General Description of the Series
The Psychology of Learning and Motivation publishes empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditioning to complex learning and problem solving. Each chapter provides a thoughtful integration of a body of work.
General Description of the Volume
Volume 38 covers emotional memory, metacomprehension of text, and intertemporal choice.

Life in the Middle - Psychological and Social Development in Middle Age (Hardcover): Sherry L Willis, James B. Reid Life in the Middle - Psychological and Social Development in Middle Age (Hardcover)
Sherry L Willis, James B. Reid
R2,382 Discovery Miles 23 820 Special order

There is a growing body of scientific knowledge regarding development during the middle years which has so far been relegated to discipline-specific texts and journals (e.g., clinical psychology and endocrinology).
Life in the Middle consolidates main findings across disciplines, with a life-span perspective regarding mid-life. Coverage includes individual development in middle age from the psychological and biological perspectives as well as the sociocultural context in which middle-aged individuals live and work, including physical health in mid-life, psychological well-being, cognitive development, the impact of work on the individual, and the general development of the "self." This age period is increasingly becoming the focus of scholarly attention as the largest cohort in U.S. history are now moving into the middle years (e.g., the "babyboomers"). From 1990 to 2015 the number of middle-aged people will increase 72 percent from 47 to 80 million.
Key Features
* Contributors are outstanding scholars in the field of adult development
* Addresses critical theoretical issues in midlife
* Includes important contributions to our understanding of physical health at midlife
* Presents a thorough review of women's health at midlife
* Takes a holistic approach to biopsychosocial functioning at midlife

Eye Guidance in Reading and Scene Perception (Hardcover, 2nd edition): G. Underwood Eye Guidance in Reading and Scene Perception (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
G. Underwood
R3,865 Discovery Miles 38 650 Special order

The distinguished contributors to this volume have been set the problem of describing how we know where to move our eyes. There is a great deal of current interest in the use of eye movement recordings to investigate various mental processes. The common theme is that variations in eye movements indicate variations in the processing of what is being perceived, whether in reading, driving or scene perception. However, a number of problems of interpretation are now emerging, and this edited volume sets out to address these problems. The book investigates controversies concerning the variations in eye movements associated with reading ability, concerning the extent to which text is used by the guidance mechanism while reading, concerning the relationship between eye movements and the control of other body movements, the relationship between what is inspected and what is perceived, and concerning the role of visual control attention in the acquisition of complex perceptual-motor skills, in addition to the nature of the guidance mechanism itself.
The origins of the volume are in discussions held at a meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP) that was held in Wurzburg in September 1996. The discussions concerned the landing effect in reading, an effect, that if substantiated, would provide evidence of the use of parafoveal information in eye guidance, and these discussions were explored in more detail at a small meeting in Chamonix, in February 1997. Many of the contributors to this volume were present at the meeting, but the arguments were not resolved in Chamonix either. Other leaders in the field were invited to contribute to the discussion, and this volume is the product. The argument remains unresolved, but the problem is certainly clearer.

Neural Aspects of Tactile Sensation, Volume 127 (Hardcover): J.W. Morley Neural Aspects of Tactile Sensation, Volume 127 (Hardcover)
J.W. Morley
R4,032 Discovery Miles 40 320 Within 7 - 15 working days

The world within reach is characterised to a large extent by our ability to sense objects through touch. Research into the sensation of touch has a long history. However, it is only relatively recently that significant advances have been made in understanding how information about objects we touch is represented in both the peripheral and central divisions of the nervous systems. This volume draws together the increasing body of knowledge regarding the mechanisms underlying tactile sensation and how they relate to tactile perception.
Individual chapters address; the response of mechanoreceptors to stimuli (including movement and shape), the role of the somatosensory cortex in processing tactile information, the psychophysics and neurophysiology of the detection and categorisation of somesthetic stimuli, perceptual constancy, recent findings in regard to short term and long term plasticity in the somatosensory cortex and the psychophysical correlates of this plasticity, and parallel versus serial information processing in the cortex.
The authors look at past and current research, and comment on the direction of future investigation, relating findings from psychophysical studies of tactile behavior to our growing understanding of the underlying neural mechanisms.

Thinking and Problem Solving, Volume 2 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Robert J. Sternberg Thinking and Problem Solving, Volume 2 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Robert J. Sternberg
R1,654 Discovery Miles 16 540 Within 7 - 15 working days

Thinking and Problem-Solving presents a comprehensive and up-to-date review of literature on cognition, reasoning, intelligence, and other formative areas specific to this field. Written for advanced undergraduates, researchers, and academics, this volume is a necessary reference for beginning and established investigators in cognitive and educational psychology.
Thinking and Problem-Solving provides insight into questions such as: how do people solve complex problems in mathematics and everyday life? How do we generate new ideas? How do we piece together clues to solve a mystery, categorize novel events, and teach others to do the same?
Key Features
* Provides a comprehensive literature review
* Covers both historical and contemporary approaches
* Organized for ease of use and reference
* Chapters authored by leading scholars

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 27 - Stress and Behavior (Hardcover): Peter J.B. Slater, Anders Pape Moller, Manfred... Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 27 - Stress and Behavior (Hardcover)
Peter J.B. Slater, Anders Pape Moller, Manfred Milinski
R2,780 Discovery Miles 27 800 Special order

Advances in the Study of Behavior continues to serve scientists across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Focusing on new theories and research developments with respect to behavioral ecology, evolutionarybiology, and comparative psychology, these volumes foster cooperation and communication in these diverse fields.

The Other Side of the Error Term, Volume 125 - Aging and Development as Model Systems in Cognitive Neuroscience (Hardcover): N.... The Other Side of the Error Term, Volume 125 - Aging and Development as Model Systems in Cognitive Neuroscience (Hardcover)
N. Raz
R4,043 Discovery Miles 40 430 Within 7 - 15 working days

It has been said more than once in psychology that one person's effect is another person's error term. By minimising and occasionally ignoring individual and group variability cognitive psychology has yieled many fine achievements. However, when investigators are working with special populations, the subjects, and the unique nature of the sample, come into focus and become the goal in itself. For developmental psychologists, gerontologists and psychopathologists, research progresses with an eye on their target populations of study. Yet every good study in any of these domains inevitably has another dimension. Whenever a study is designed to turn a spotlight on a special population, the light is also shed on the mainstream from which the target deviates.

This book examines what we can learn about general and universal phenomena in cognition and its brain substrates from examining the odd, the rare, the transient, the exceptional and the abnormal.

System Theories and A Priori Aspects of Perception, Volume 126 (Hardcover): J. Scott Jordan System Theories and A Priori Aspects of Perception, Volume 126 (Hardcover)
J. Scott Jordan
R4,029 Discovery Miles 40 290 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book takes as a starting point, John Dewey's article, "The Reflex Arc Concept in Psychology," in which Dewey was calling for, in short, the utilisation of systems theories within psychology, theories of behaviour that capture its nature as a vastly-complex dynamic coordination of nested coordinations. This line of research was neglected as American psychology migrated towards behaviourism, where perception came to be thought of as being both a neural response to an external stimulus and a mediating neural stimulus leading to, or causing a muscular response. As such, perception becomes a question of how it is the perceiver creates neural representations of the physical world. Gestalt psychology, on the other hand, focused on perception itself, utilising the term Phenomenological Field; a term that elegantly nests perception and the organism within their respective, as well as relative, levels of organisation. With the development of servo-mechanisms during the second world war, systems theory began to take on momentum within psychology, and then in the 1970s William T Powers brought the notion of servo-control to perception in his book, "Behavior: The Control of Perception." Since then, scientists have come to see nature not as linear chain of contingent cause-effect relationships, but rather, as a non linear, unpredictable nesting of self referential, emergent coordinations, best described as Chaos theory. The implications for perception are astounding, while maintaining the double-aspect nature of perception espoused by the Gestalt psychologists. In short, system theories model perception within the context of a functioning organism, so that objects of experience come to be seen as scale-dependent, psychophysically-neutral, phenomenological transformations of energy structures, the dynamics of which are the result of evolution, and therefore, "a priori" to the individual case. This "a priori," homological unity among brain perception and world is revealed through the use of systems theories and represents the thrust of this book. All the authors are applying some sort of systems theory to the psychology of perception. However, unlike Dewey we have close to a century of technology we can bring to bear upon the issue. This book should be seen as a collection of such efforts.

Prejudice - The Target's Perspective (Hardcover): Janet K. Swim, Charles Stangor Prejudice - The Target's Perspective (Hardcover)
Janet K. Swim, Charles Stangor
R2,887 Discovery Miles 28 870 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book turns the tables on the way prejudice has been looked at in the past. Almost all of the current information on prejudice focuses on the person holding prejudiced beliefs. This book, however, provides the first summary of research focusing on the intended victims of prejudice. Divided into three sections, the first part discusses how people identify prejudice, what types of prejudice they encounter, and how people react to this prejudice in interpersonal and intergroup settings. The second section discusses the effect of prejudice on task performance, assessment of ones own abilities, self-esteem, and stress. The final section examines how people cope with prejudice, including a discussion of coping mechanisms, reporting sexual harassment, and how identity is related to effective coping.
Key Features
* Includes an introduction, the consequences of prejudice, and how to cope with prejudice
* The editors are top researchers in the field of prejudice
* All the contributors are major figures in the social psychological analysis of intergroup relationships

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