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Guilt and Children (Hardcover): Jane Bybee Guilt and Children (Hardcover)
Jane Bybee
R1,594 Discovery Miles 15 940 Special order

The concept of guilt has long been of interest to personality and clinical psychologists. Only recently has there been empirical research on how guilt develops in children and how it motivates behavior. Guilt and Children takes a fascinating look at the many facets of guilt in children. The book discusses gender differences, how feelings of guilt affect prosocial behavior, academic competence, sexual behavior, medical compliance, and general mental health. The book also includes coverage of theories of guilt and chapters on what children feel guilty about and how they cope with feelings of guilt. It also reviews useful assessment techniques.
Key Features
* Presents the many facets of guilt in children and its motivational value on behavior
* Edited by the leading researcher in this growing area of study
* Reviews useful assessment techniques for clinical psychologists

The Development of Coordination in Infancy, Volume 97 (Hardcover): G.J.P. Savelsbergh The Development of Coordination in Infancy, Volume 97 (Hardcover)
G.J.P. Savelsbergh
R1,848 Discovery Miles 18 480 Special order

This volume attempts to bring together a collection of current approaches to, and related empirical investigations on, the development of coordination in the first two years of life. It will be of interest to scientists and students in, for example, biology, human movement sciences, kinesiology, psychology, pediatrics, physiology, physical education, physical therapy and robotics.

Contributors include those with established reputations in the field, as well as young authors, who are beginning to make their mark. Their efforts resulted in twenty chapters, of which seventeen were invited. The chapters have been divided into four sections. The first chapter is intended to outline the structure of the book.

Research in Organizational Behavior, Volume 23 (Hardcover): Barry M. Staw, Robert I. Sutton Research in Organizational Behavior, Volume 23 (Hardcover)
Barry M. Staw, Robert I. Sutton
R1,678 Discovery Miles 16 780 Special order

This 23rd volume of Research in Organizational Behavior presents papers on a variety of topics in the field of organizational behaviour, with the twin goals of consolidating prior research and breaking new theoretical ground.

Issues, Theory, and Research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Volume 82 (Hardcover): Louise Kelley Issues, Theory, and Research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Volume 82 (Hardcover)
Louise Kelley
R1,355 Discovery Miles 13 550 Special order

Industrial/Organizational psychologists are a rather diverse group of people with a common interest in applying psychology to work settings. This is the conclusion reached by George Alliger in the opening chapter of this volume, setting the tone for the rest of the book, which attempts to expand our view of what can be considered as I/O psychology. The authors of the individual chapters are from a variety of backgrounds, not all of them directly associated with I/O psychology, and they discuss topics such as managerial success and training, as well as topics much more on the edge of I/O such as team-building and organizational theory. Thus, this volume makes an important statement about the potential diversity of our field. At the same time, it will help move us towards that diversity by providing insights and information in areas that should be, and are becoming part of the realm of I/O psychology. These insights into non-traditional topics, as well as particularly interesting approaches to more traditional areas, make this volume worthwhile and useful to almost anyone concerned with I/O psychology.

Clinical Strategies for Becoming a Master Psychotherapist (Paperback): William O'Donohue, Nicholas A. Cummings Clinical Strategies for Becoming a Master Psychotherapist (Paperback)
William O'Donohue, Nicholas A. Cummings
R1,149 R1,088 Discovery Miles 10 880 Save R61 (5%) Special order

The best health practices are a synthesis of science and art. Surgery is a case in point. Although all competent surgeons follow scientific protocols, the best surgeons are masters of the art of surgery and produce better outcomes: e.g., smaller incisions; lower mortality rates. Psychotherapists are in exactly the same position. Psychotherapy is both a science and an art. There are excellent resources that convey information about empirically supported practices - the science of psychotherapy. However, this scientific information is incomplete in two important ways. It does not cover key matters that come up in psychotherapy (e.g., building a therapeutic relationship, resistance, termination), and it often does not fully cover the "art" of implementing these techniques, the nuances, the creative ways, the problem solving strategies when difficulties arise. This book is an attempt to have high profile, expert, "master" therapists discuss the art of handling these key issues.

Cognitive Technology, Volume 113 - In Search of a Humane Interface (Hardcover): B. Gorayska, J.L. Mey Cognitive Technology, Volume 113 - In Search of a Humane Interface (Hardcover)
B. Gorayska, J.L. Mey
R3,648 Discovery Miles 36 480 Special order

In this book the editors have gathered a number of contributions by persons who have been working on problems of Cognitive Technology (CT). The present collection initiates explorations of the human mind via the technologies the mind produces. These explorations take as their point of departure the question What happens when humans produce new technologies? Two interdependent perspectives from which such a production can be approached are adopted:

- How and why constructs that have their origins in human mental life are embodied in physical environments when people fabricate their habitat, even to the point of those constructs becoming that very habitat

- How and why these fabricated habitats affect, and feed back into, human mental life.

The aim of the CT research programme is to determine, in general, which technologies, and in particular, which interactive computer-based technologies, are humane with respect to the cognitive development and evolutionary adaptation of their end users. But what does it really mean to be humane in a technological world? To shed light on this central issue other pertinent questions are raised, e.g.

- Why are human minds externalised, i.e., what purpose does the process of externalisation serve?

- What can we learn about the human mind by studying how it externalises itself?

- How does the use of externalised mental constructs (the objects we call 'tools') change people fundamentally?

- To what extent does human interaction with technology serve as an amplification of human cognition, and to what extent does it lead to a atrophy of the human mind?

The book calls for a reflection on what a tool is. Strong parallels between CT andenvironmentalism are drawn: both are seen as trends having originated in our need to understand how we manipulate, by means of the tools we have created, our natural habitat consisting of, on the one hand, the cognitive environment which generates thought and determines action, and on the other hand, the physical environment in which thought and action are realised. Both trends endeavour to protect the human habitat from the unwanted or uncontrolled impact of technology, and are ultimately concerned with the ethics and aesthetics of tool design and tool use.

Among the topics selected by the contributors to the book, the following themes emerge (the list is not exhaustive): using technology to empower the cognitively impaired; the ethics versus aesthetics of technology; the externalisation of emotive and affective life and its special dialectic ('mirror') effects; creativity enhancement: cognitive space, problem tractability; externalisation of sensory life and mental imagery; the engineering and modelling aspects of externalised life; externalised communication channels and inner dialogue; externalised learning protocols; relevance analysis as a theoretical framework for cognitive technology.

Clinical Interpretation of the WAIS-III and WMS-III (Hardcover, New): Mark F. Ledbetter Clinical Interpretation of the WAIS-III and WMS-III (Hardcover, New)
Mark F. Ledbetter
R1,866 Discovery Miles 18 660 Special order

This guide to the WAIS-III and WMS-III tests is written to help clinical practitioners achieve efficient and accurate interpretations of test results. The only interpretive guide to be based on data obtained while standardizing the tests, this reference source provides new models for interpreting results, as well as practical information on the diagnostic validity, demographically corrected norms, and accuracy of the tests in measuring intelligence and memory.
The focus of information is to allow clinicians to reduce variance in the interpretations of scores, indicating how best to factor in socio-economic status of respondents, interpreting meaningful change in serial assessments, and scoring with alternate or omitted sub-tests. Also included in the book are chapters on accommodating clients with disabilities. The final chapter discusses frequently asked questions (with answers) on the use and interpretation of the tests, as well as practical issues to help make scoring time-efficient and accurate.
KEY FEATURES
* Only guide to be based on data obtained in the standardization of the tests
* Practical examples given to help guide interpretation of scores
* Focuses on information to make faster, more accurate scoring interpretations

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 26 (Hardcover): Peter J.B. Slater, Charles T. Snowdon, Jay S. Rosenblatt, Manfred... Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 26 (Hardcover)
Peter J.B. Slater, Charles T. Snowdon, Jay S. Rosenblatt, Manfred Milinski
R2,628 Discovery Miles 26 280 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.

Social and Emotional Development in Infancy and Early Childhood (Hardcover, New): Janette B. Benson, Marshall M. Haith Social and Emotional Development in Infancy and Early Childhood (Hardcover, New)
Janette B. Benson, Marshall M. Haith
R1,850 R1,739 Discovery Miles 17 390 Save R111 (6%) Special order

Research is increasingly showing the effects of family, school, and culture on the social, emotional and personality development of children. Much of this research concentrates on grade school and above, but the most profound effects may occur much earlier, in the 0-3 age range.This volume consists of focused articles from the authoritative Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development that specifically address this topic andcollates research in this area in a way that isn't readily available in the existent literature, covering such areas as adoption, attachment, birth order, effects of day care, discipline and compliance, divorce, emotion regulation, family influences, preschool, routines, separation anxiety, shyness, socialization, effects of television, etc.This one volume referenceprovides an essential, affordable reference for researchers, graduate students and clinicians interested in social psychology and personality, as well as those involved with cultural psychology and developmental psychology.
Presents literature on influences of families, school, and culture in one sourcesaving userstime searching for relevant related topics in multiple places and literatures in order to fully understand any one areaFocused content on age 0-3- save time searching for and wading through lit on full age range for developmentally relevant info Concise, understandable, and authoritative for immediate applicability in research "

Aspects of Knowing - Epistemological Essays (Hardcover, New): Stephen Hetherington Aspects of Knowing - Epistemological Essays (Hardcover, New)
Stephen Hetherington
R1,945 Discovery Miles 19 450 Special order

Acknowledgements
Contributors
1. Introduction: The art of precise epistemology
Stephen Hetherington
Part A. Epistemology as scientific?
2. A problem about epistemic dependence
Tim Oakley
3. Accounting for commitments: A priori knowledge, ontology, and logical entailments
Michaelis Michael
4. Epistemic bootstrapping
Peter Forrest
5. More praise for Moore s proof
Roger White
6. Lotteries and the Close Shave principle
John Collins
7. Skepticism, self-knowledge, and responsibility
David Macarthur
8. A reasonable contextualism (or, Austin reprised)
A. B. Dickerson
9. Questioning contextualism
Brian Weatherson
Part B. Understanding knowledge?
10. Truthmaking and the Gettier problem
Adrian Heathcote
11. Is knowing having the right to be sure?
Andre Gallois
12. Knowledge by intention? On the possibility of agent s knowledge
Anne Newstead
13. Gettier s theorem
John Bigelow
14. Knowledge that works: A tale of two conceptual models
Stephen Hetherington"

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 24 (Hardcover): Laraine Masters Glidden International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 24 (Hardcover)
Laraine Masters Glidden
R3,768 Discovery Miles 37 680 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.

Advances in Personal Construct Psychology, v. 4 (Hardcover): Greg J. Neimeyer, Robert A. Neimeyer Advances in Personal Construct Psychology, v. 4 (Hardcover)
Greg J. Neimeyer, Robert A. Neimeyer
R1,376 Discovery Miles 13 760 Special order

The fourth volume of a biennial series offering reviews of research emanating from personal construct and constructivist literature. Contributions on cognitive science, education, business management and artificial intelligence complement traditional applications in clinical and social psychology.

Handbook of Applied Multivariate Statistics and Mathematical Modeling (Hardcover): Howard E. A. Tinsley, Steven D. Brown Handbook of Applied Multivariate Statistics and Mathematical Modeling (Hardcover)
Howard E. A. Tinsley, Steven D. Brown
R4,326 R4,020 Discovery Miles 40 200 Save R306 (7%) Special order

Multivariate statistics and mathematical models provide flexible and powerful tools essential in most disciplines. Nevertheless, many practicing researchers lack an adequate knowledge of these techniques, or did once know the techniques, but have not been able to keep abreast of new developments. The Handbook of Applied Multivariate Statistics and Mathematical Modeling explains the appropriate uses of multivariate procedures and mathematical modeling techniques, and prescribe practices that enable applied researchers to use these procedures effectively without needing to concern themselves with the mathematical basis. The Handbook emphasizes using models and statistics as tools. The objective of the book is to inform readers about which tool to use to accomplish which task. Each chapter begins with a discussion of what kinds of questions a particular technique can and cannot answer. As multivariate statistics and modeling techniques are useful across disciplines, these examples include issues of concern in biological and social sciences as well as the humanities.

Defense Mechanisms, Volume 136 - Theoretical, Research and Clinical Perspectives (Hardcover, New): Uwe Hentschel, Gudmund... Defense Mechanisms, Volume 136 - Theoretical, Research and Clinical Perspectives (Hardcover, New)
Uwe Hentschel, Gudmund SMith, Juris G. Draguns, Wolfram Ehlers
R2,212 Discovery Miles 22 120 Special order

The book is focused on defense mechanisms as theoretical constructs as well as the possibilities of their empirical registration by different methods, and the application of these constructs in different fields of psychology with special regard to concurrent and predictive validity. It is argued that defense mechanisms are in many ways to be seen as integrative constructs, not necessarily restricted to psychoanalytic theory and that the potential fields of their application have a wide ranging scope, comprising many fields of psychology. Consequently empirical studies are presented from the fields of clinical and personality psychology, psychotherapy research and psychosomatic phenomena and diseases. Methodological questions have a heavy weight in most of these studies.
* Provides coverage of relevant literature
* Covers different fields of application
* Attempts an integration of the contstruct of defense mechanisms into mainstream psychology
* Provides explanations of the theoretical basis of the construct of defense mechanisms

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 28 - Personality and Motivational Systems in Mental Retardation... International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 28 - Personality and Motivational Systems in Mental Retardation (Hardcover, New edition)
Laraine Masters Glidden; Volume editing by Harvey N. Switzky
R3,774 Discovery Miles 37 740 Special order

Motivation is the energizing force that drives much of our attention, conscious effort, and achievement in life. Yet this important driving force may be absent, low, or problematic in persons with mental retardation. This special thematic volume in the "International Review of Research in Mental Retardation" focuses on motivation within this special population. The book explores several theoretical models of motivation, as well as discussing issues of goal orientation, self-regulated academic learning, the setting and monitoring of realistic goals, and social competence for people with mental retardation. Additional chapters discuss the measurement of subjective well-being and quality of life in this population, and strategies for empowering students with developmental difficulties as well as instructional practices and contexts that can enhance motivation, learning, and achievement.

Artificial Intelligence (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): Margaret A. Boden Artificial Intelligence (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Margaret A. Boden
R2,620 R2,445 Discovery Miles 24 450 Save R175 (7%) Special order

Artificial Intelligence is the study of how to build or program computers to enable them to do what minds can do. This volume discusses the ways in which computational ideas and computer modeling can aid our understanding of human and animal minds. Major theoretical approaches are outlined, as well as some promising recent developments. Fundamental philosophical questions are discussed along with topics such as: the differences between symbolic and connectionist AI, planning and problem solving, knowledge representation, learning, expert systems, vision, natural language, creativity, and human-computer interaction. This volume is suitable for any psychologist, philosopher, or computer scientist wanting to know the current state of the art in this area of cognitive science.
Key Features
* Up-to-date account of how computational ideas and techniques are relevant to psychology
* Includes discussions of "classical" (symbolic) AI, of connectionism (neural nets), of evolutionary programming, and of A-Life
* Discusses a wide range of psychology from low-level vision to creativity

Psychology and the Internet - Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Transpersonal Implications (Paperback, 2nd edition): Jayne... Psychology and the Internet - Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Transpersonal Implications (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Jayne Gackenbach
R1,283 R1,165 Discovery Miles 11 650 Save R118 (9%) Special order

The previous edition provided the first resource for examining how the Internet affects our definition of who we are and our communication and work patterns. It examined how normal behavior differs from the pathological with respect to Internet use. Coverage includes how the internet is used in our social patterns: work, dating, meeting people of similar interests, how we use it to conduct business, how the Internet is used for learning, children and the Internet, what our internet use says about ourselves, and the philosophical ramifications of internet use on our definitions of reality and consciousness. Since its publication in 1998, a slew of other books on the topic have emerged, many speaking solely to internet addiction, learning on the web, or telehealth. There are few competitors that discuss the breadth of impact the internet has had on intrpersonal, interpersonal, and transpersonal psychology.
Key Features
* Provides the first resource for looking at how the Internet affects our definition of who we are
* Examines the philosophical ramifications of Internet use and our definitions of self, reality, and work
* Explores how the Internet is used to meet new friends and love interests, as well as to conduct business
* Discusses what represents normal behavior with respect to Internet use

Foundational Issues in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Volume 109 - Impasse and Solution (Hardcover): M.H.... Foundational Issues in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Volume 109 - Impasse and Solution (Hardcover)
M.H. Bickhard, L. Terveen
R3,524 Discovery Miles 35 240 Special order

The book focuses on a conceptual flaw in contemporary artificial intelligence and cognitive science. Many people have discovered diverse manifestations and facets of this flaw, but the central conceptual impasse is at best only partially perceived. Its consequences, nevertheless, visit themselves as
distortions and failures of multiple research projects - and make impossible the ultimate aspirations of the fields.

The impasse concerns a presupposition concerning the nature of representation - that all representation has the nature of encodings: encodingism. Encodings certainly exist, but
encoding"ism" is at root logically incoherent; any "programmatic" research predicted on it is doomed too distortion and ultimate failure.

The impasse and its consequences - and steps away from that impasse - are explored in a large number of projects and approaches. These include SOAR, CYC, PDP, situated cognition, subsumption architecture robotics, and the frame problems - a general survey of the current research in AI and Cognitive Science emerges.

Interactivism, an alternative model of representation, is proposed and examined.

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
R2,619 Discovery Miles 26 190 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.

Research in Organizational Behavior, Volume 24 (Hardcover): Barry M. Staw, Roderick M. Kramer Research in Organizational Behavior, Volume 24 (Hardcover)
Barry M. Staw, Roderick M. Kramer
R1,546 Discovery Miles 15 460 Special order

The chapters in this collection address a variety of concerns in organizational theory, ranging from the evolution of organizations and cross-cultural analyses of managerial behavior to the micro-sociology of knowledge brokering within organizations and the etiology of organizational messes. Swaminathan, examines resource partitioning theory, an important theoretical perspective in population ecology. The next three chapters, broadly construed, address issues of organizational innovation, learning, and adaptation in complex environments. The next contribution, by John Carroll, Jenny Rudolph, and Sachi Hatakenaka examines how high-hazard organizations learn from experience. As with all organizations, high-hazard organizations such as nuclear power plants and chemical plants attempt to learn from experience in order to improve performance and, of course, to avoid catastrophic failure. Unlike many other kinds of organizations, however, failure to learn from prior experience-especially with respect to learning effectively from errors and mishaps-can prove extremely costly and even fatal. Hence, these organizations must balance between learning and control, and must do so under conditions of considerable oversight and scrutiny. provocative analysis of the role disorganization plays in organizational life. The two following chapters in this volume provide important overviews of theory and research on classic phenomena within organizational theory, followed by original theoretical syntheses. Robert Baron's chapter then undertakes a fresh and useful examination of the burgeoning literature on entrepreneurship and the two final chapters in the volume examine essential issues related to our understanding of organizations and the cultural environments in which they are embedded.

Vision in Vehicles VII (Hardcover): I. D. Brown, S.P. Taylor, C.M. Haslegrave Vision in Vehicles VII (Hardcover)
I. D. Brown, S.P. Taylor, C.M. Haslegrave; Edited by A.G. Gale
R3,598 Discovery Miles 35 980 Special order

The Seventh International Conference series on Vision in Vehicles was held in Marseilles in September 1997. This event was run in conjunction with the Applied Vision Association, the Ergonomics Society and with the participation of INRETS (Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Securite).
This volume presents the selected and edited proceedings. The papers at the conference were ordered into sessions, from driver-specific aspects to interfacing with the new in-vehicle systems. These sessions are mirrored in the ordering of the chapters. The conference is long established and regularly draws representatives from the key international research centres working in this popular and diverse transportation area.

Evaluating and Treating Adolescent Suicide Attempters - From Research to Practice (Paperback): Anthony Spirito, James C.... Evaluating and Treating Adolescent Suicide Attempters - From Research to Practice (Paperback)
Anthony Spirito, James C. Overholser
R1,318 R1,243 Discovery Miles 12 430 Save R75 (6%) Special order

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the emotional, behavioral and cognitive characteristics of adolescents who have attempted suicide. Each chapter opens with a case study vignette from the author's extensive clinical files followed by a summary of the empirical literature. Assessment and treatment practices close each chapter. While suicide is the third largest killer of adolescents, most suicide attempts do not result in death. Therefore the treatment of the suicide attempter following the attempt becomes a significant part of the clinician's work with these adolescents. Moreover, the precursors and behavioral markers for a suicide attempt become important signals for the school counselor, youth worker, or therapist. This book also include assessment measures to use when evaluating an adolescent who has attempted suicide.

KEY FEATURES
* Includes an outline form of an assessment battery for adolescents who have attempted suicide
* Analyzes and discusses treatment and case studies
* Presents detailed descriptions of specific therapy techniques useful with adolescents who attempt suicide
* Includes succinct reviews of the literature, ways to measure relevant factors related to suicidal behavior, tips for clinicians, and reviews of pertinent assessment measures

Adult Information Processing - Limits on Loss (Hardcover): John Cerella, John Rybash, Michael L. Commons Adult Information Processing - Limits on Loss (Hardcover)
John Cerella, John Rybash, Michael L. Commons; Series edited by William J Hoyer
R1,205 Discovery Miles 12 050 Special order

This book aims to reverse the bias shown in research literature concerning the decline of information processing abilities with age. Twenty chapters identify areas of limited or no decline in cognitive functioning with respect to rate of information processing, attentional capacity, object perception, word perception, language comprehension, learning, memory, and problem-solving. These findings attest to the imbalance of previous published research, presenting a fairer portrayal of the aged mind.
Key Features
* Investigates a broad variety of information-processing tasks and capabilities
* Shows that aging adults can look forward to minimum dysfunction over a wide range of intellectual activity
* Reverses the bias toward portrayal of the aged, dysfunctional mind
* Provides information applicable toward interacting with the aged in counseling and care-giving settings

Self-Organization, Computational Maps, and Motor Control, Volume 119 (Hardcover): P.G. Morasso, V. Sanguineti Self-Organization, Computational Maps, and Motor Control, Volume 119 (Hardcover)
P.G. Morasso, V. Sanguineti
R3,797 Discovery Miles 37 970 Special order

In the study of the computational structure of biological/robotic sensorimotor systems, distributed models have gained center stage in recent years, with a range of issues including self-organization, non-linear dynamics, field computing etc. This multidisciplinary research area is addressed here by a multidisciplinary team of contributors, who provide a balanced set of articulated presentations which include reviews, computational models, simulation studies, psychophysical, and neurophysiological experiments.

The book is divided into three parts, each characterized by a slightly different focus: in part I, the major theme concerns computational maps which typically model cortical areas, according to a view of the sensorimotor cortex as "geometric engine" and the site of "internal models" of external spaces. Part II also addresses problems of self-organization and field computing, but in a simpler computational architecture which, although lacking a specialized cortical machinery, can still behave in a very adaptive and surprising way by exploiting the interaction with the real world. Finally part III is focused on the motor control issues related to the physical properties of muscular actuators and the dynamic interactions with the world.

The reader will find different approaches on controversial issues, such as the role and nature of force fields, the need for internal representations, the nature of invariant commands, the vexing question about coordinate transformations, the distinction between hierachiacal and bi-directional modelling, and the influence of muscle stiffness.

Perceptual and Cognitive Development (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Rochel Gelman, Terry Kit-Fong Au Perceptual and Cognitive Development (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Rochel Gelman, Terry Kit-Fong Au
R2,754 Discovery Miles 27 540 Special order

Perceptual and Cognitive Development illustrates how the developmental approach yields fundamental contributions to our understanding of perception and cognition as a whole. The book discusses how to relate developmental, comparative, and neurological considerations to early learning and development, and it presents fundamental problems in cognition and language, such as the acquisition of a coherent, organized, and shared understanding of concepts and language. Discussions of learning, memory, attention, and problem solving are embedded within specific accounts of the neurological status of developing minds and the nature of knowledge.
Key Features
* Research advances and theoretical reorientations are updated in the Second Edition; the revision focuses more attention on the cognitive and biological sciences and neuroscience
* Illustrates how the developmental approach can yield fundamental contributions to our understanding of perception and cognition as a whole
* Discussions of learning, memory, and attention permeate individual chapters

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