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Reading as a Perceptual Process (Hardcover, 1st ed): A. Kennedy, D. Heller, J. Pynte, Ralph Radach Reading as a Perceptual Process (Hardcover, 1st ed)
A. Kennedy, D. Heller, J. Pynte, Ralph Radach
R3,819 Discovery Miles 38 190 Special order

This book is divided into five sections dealing with various fundamental issues in current research: attention, information processing and eye movement control; the role of phonology in reading; syntax and discourse processing and computational models and simulations. Control and measurement of eye movements form a prominent theme in the book. A full understanding of the where and when of eye movement control is a prerequisite of any complete theory of reading, since it is precisely at this point that perceptual and cognitive processes interact.

Amongst the 'hot topics' included are the relation between parafoveal and foveal visual processing of linguistic information, the role of phonology in fluent reading and the emergence of statistical 'tuning' approaches to sentence parsing.

Also discussed in the book are three attempts to develop quantitative models of reading which represent a significant departure in theory-building and a quantum step in the maturation of reading research.

Much of the work reported in the book was first presented at the 5th European Workshop on Language Comprehension organised in April 1998 which was held at the CNRS Luminy Campus, near Marseilles. All contributions summarise the state-of-the-art in the relevant areas of reading research.

A History of Psychology in Metascientific Perspective, Volume 53 (Hardcover): K.B. Madsen A History of Psychology in Metascientific Perspective, Volume 53 (Hardcover)
K.B. Madsen
R4,130 Discovery Miles 41 300 Special order

Two fields of interest are combined in this volume: the history of science and the theory, or philosophy, of science (metascience). The result is a history of psychology with emphasis placed upon a metascientific analysis of the work of fourteen psychologists from various periods.
Each analysis is set in historical context; a period or school is discussed in each chapter, together with a metascientific analysis of some major works from the respective period or school. The author employs a metascientific descriptive system or systematology' developed during more than 30 years of work on comparative, metascientific studies of about 50 psychological theories. The results of those studies have been published in previous works.
These analyses are also used here for verifying T.S. Kuhn's much-debated theory about the revolutionary' development of sciences. The author revises Kuhn's theory and shows that it can be applied to the history of psychology. Thus, in a Kuhnian sense, psychology may be said to have had two normal periods' and two periods of crisis' leading to school formation.

Qualitative Research Methods for Psychologists - Introduction through Empirical Studies (Hardcover): Constance T. Fischer Qualitative Research Methods for Psychologists - Introduction through Empirical Studies (Hardcover)
Constance T. Fischer
R1,952 Discovery Miles 19 520 Special order

This collection of 14 original articles teaches readers how to conduct qualitative research. Instead of characterizing and justifying certain methods, the contributors show by means of actual research studies what assumptions, procedures, and dilemmas they encountered. Fischer's introduction, which emphasizes the practical nature of qualitative research and the closing chapter, which uses a question-and-answer format to investigate, among other subjects, what is scientific about qualitative research, are complemented by a glossary and other features that increase the book's utility and value.
* Addresses a range of practical examples from different traditions such as phenomology, grounded theory, ethnography and discourse analysis through actual case studies
* Discusses various methodology and combinations of methods like assimilation analysis, dialogal approach, intuitive inquiry, and conceptual encounter
* Terms are defined within chapters and/or in a glossary
* Helps readers bridge from experimental to qualitative methods
* Provides in-depth, philosophically grounded, and compelling research findings
* Includes practical introduction about steps in qualitative research

Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance (Hardcover, New): Thomas F. Cash Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance (Hardcover, New)
Thomas F. Cash
R7,583 Discovery Miles 75 830 Special order

This scholarly work is the most comprehensive existing resource on human physical appearance-how people s outer physical characteristics and their inner perceptions and attitudes about their own appearance (body image) affect their lives. The encyclopedia s 117 full-length chapters are composed and edited by the world s experts from a range of disciplines-social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. The extensive topical coverage in this valuable reference work includes: (1) Important theories, perspectives, and concepts for understanding body image and appearance; (2) Scientific measurement of body image and physical attributes (anthropometry); (3) The development and determinants of human appearance and body image over the lifespan: (4) How culture and society influences the meanings of human appearance; (5) The psychosocial effects of appearance-altering disease, damage, and visible differences; (6) Appearance self-change and self-management; (7) The prevention and treatment of body image problems, including psychosocial and medical interventions. Chapters are written in a manner that is accessible and informative to a wide audience, including the educated public, college and graduate students, and scientists and clinical practitioners. Each well-organized chapter provides a glossary of definitions of any technical terms and a Further Reading section of recommended sources for continued learning about the topic.

Available online via ScienceDirect or in a limited-release print version.

The Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance is a unique

reference for a growing area of scientific inquiry. It brings together in one source the research from

experts in a variety of fields examining this psychological and sociological phenomenon. The breadth of

topics covered, and the current fascination with this subject area ensure this reference will be of interest

to researchers and a lay audience alike."

Cognitive Aspects of Visual Languages and Visual Interfaces, Volume 11 (Hardcover): D.E. Mahling, F. Arefi, Martin G. Tauber Cognitive Aspects of Visual Languages and Visual Interfaces, Volume 11 (Hardcover)
D.E. Mahling, F. Arefi, Martin G. Tauber
R3,586 Discovery Miles 35 860 Special order

This volume contains selected papers from the 10th Interdisciplinary Workshop in Informatics and Psychology which had as its theme Cognitive Aspects in Visual Languages and Interfaces. Visual languages in general, visual programming languages in particular, and graphical or visual user interfaces are increasingly regarded as important improvements for the interaction between people and artifacts. Visual and graphical user interfaces have already a history of a number of years in terms of research and development. The focus on visual languages and visual programming languages, however, is more recent. The development of graphical user interfaces was accompanied and reinforced by psychological research but visual languages are still mainly inventions of designers and not designed on the basis of principles derived also from knowledge of psychology or other behavioral sciences.

The presentations and discussions at the workshop showed increasing interest in paradigms of visual languages and their psychological foundation. Visual languages and interfaces must be seen as means to support and enhance represention, application and processing knowledge visually. The study of the cognitive aspects in visual languages and interfaces is thus an important part of Human-Computer Interaction as a discipline "concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computer systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding them" (definition of HCI in the ACM SIGCHI Curricula for Human-Computer Interaction). This book will stimulate future research in the area of Human-Computer Interaction and Visual Languages.

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.

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 38 (Hardcover, 38th edition): H. Jane Brockmann Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 38 (Hardcover, 38th edition)
H. Jane Brockmann
R2,909 Discovery Miles 29 090 Special order

"Advances in the Study of Behavior" was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by presenting theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and to their colleagues in neighboring fields.
"Advances in the Study of Behavior" is now available online at ScienceDirect full-text online from volume 30 onward."

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 37 (Hardcover, 37th edition): Laraine Masters Glidden International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 37 (Hardcover, 37th edition)
Laraine Masters Glidden; Volume editing by Laraine Masters Glidden, Marsha Mailick Seltzer
R3,518 Discovery Miles 35 180 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 37 of the series focuses mainly on topics relating to parenting and families, including chapters on biomarkers in the study of families of individuals with developmental disabilities, contrasts in parenting across early school age children with developmental delays, parental contributions to communication development, and siblings of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

* Provides the most recent scholarly research in the study of mental retardation * A vast range of perspectives is offered, and many topics are covered * An excellent resource for academic researchers

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
R4,008 Discovery Miles 40 080 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.

Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (Hardcover): Robert Coben, James R. Evans Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (Hardcover)
Robert Coben, James R. Evans
R2,142 Discovery Miles 21 420 Special order

The study of neurofeedback and neuromodulation offer a window into brain physiology and function, suggesting innovative approaches to the improvement of attention, anxiety, pain, mood and behavior. Resources for understanding what neurofeedback and neuromodulation are, how they are used, and to what disorders and patients they can be applied are scarce, and this volume serves as an ideal tool for clinical researchers and practicing clinicians in both neuroscience and psychology to understand techniques, analysis, and their applications to specific patient populations and disorders. The top scholars in the field have been enlisted, and contributions offer both the breadth needed for an introductory scholar and the depth desired by a clinical professional.
Includes the practical application of techniques to use with patientsIncludes integration of neurofeedback with neuromodulation techniquesDiscusses what the technique is, for which disorders it is effective, and the evidence basis behind its useWritten at an appropriate level for clinicians and researchers

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
R1,831 Discovery Miles 18 310 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 "

Eye Movement Research, Volume 6 - Mechanisms, Processes and Applications (Hardcover): J. M. Findlay, R Walker, R.W. Kentridge Eye Movement Research, Volume 6 - Mechanisms, Processes and Applications (Hardcover)
J. M. Findlay, R Walker, R.W. Kentridge
R4,011 Discovery Miles 40 110 Special order

This volume contains selected and edited papers from the 7th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM 7) held in Durham, UK on August 31-September 3 1993. The volume is organized as follows: - Invited Lectures, Pursuit and Co-Ordination, Saccade and Fixation Control, Oculomotor Physiology, Clinical and Medical Aspects of Eye Movements, Eye Movements and Cognition, Eye Movements and Language and finally, Displays and Applications

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
R3,720 Discovery Miles 37 200 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.

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 26 (Hardcover): Laraine Masters Glidden International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 26 (Hardcover)
Laraine Masters Glidden
R3,973 Discovery Miles 39 730 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.

Psychology of Academic Cheating (Hardcover): Eric M. Anderman, Tamera B. Murdock Psychology of Academic Cheating (Hardcover)
Eric M. Anderman, Tamera B. Murdock
R1,529 Discovery Miles 15 290 Special order

Who cheats and why? How do they cheat? What are the consequences? What are the ways of stopping it before it starts? These questions and more are answered in this research based investigation into the nature and circumstances of Academic Cheating. Cheating has always been a problem in academic settings, and with advances in technology (camera cell phones, the internet) and more pressure than ever for students to test well and get into top rated schools, cheating has become epidemic. At the same time, it has been argued, the moral fiber of society as a whole has dampened to find cheating less villainous than it was once regarded. Who cheats? Why do they cheat? and Under what circumstances?
The Psychology of Academic Cheating looks at personality variables of those likely to cheat, but also the circumstances that make one more likely than not to try cheating. Research on the motivational aspects of cheating, and what research has shown to prevent cheating is discussed across different student populations, ages and settings.
*Summarizes 50 years of academic cheating trends in K-12 and postsecondary institutions
*Examines the methodology of academic cheating including the effect of new technologies
*Reviews and discusses existing theories and research about the motivation behind academic cheating

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

Thought Suppression (Hardcover): Eric Rassin Thought Suppression (Hardcover)
Eric Rassin
R1,654 Discovery Miles 16 540 Special order

Is it possible to ban unwanted thoughts from consciousness? According to the literature on thought suppression, the answer is no. In the 1980s, Wegner and colleges demonstrated that the average person cannot prevent a trivial thought like that of a polar bear from entering consciousness approximately seven times in a five minute period. This experimental finding was followed by a substantial number of replications. This book provides an up-to-date overview of the thought suppression literature. First, similarities and differences between suppression, repression, and dissociation are discussed. Methodological issues are then considered. Finally, the clinical applications of the thought suppression literature are discussed. Although there are numerous conditions to which the phenomenon of suppression can be applied, obsession and traumatic recollection are the main applications. In addition to offering an overview of the literature, this book links the thought suppression paradigm to other research fields, such as directed forgetting and repressive coping. Furthermore, it discusses the phenomenon of thought suppression in the light of broader theories such as the cognitive theory of obsession, and the ego depletion hypothesis. Clinical implications and directions for future research are offered.

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.

Assessing Science Understanding - A Human Constructivist View (Hardcover): Joel J. Mintzes, James H. Wandersee, Joseph D. Novak Assessing Science Understanding - A Human Constructivist View (Hardcover)
Joel J. Mintzes, James H. Wandersee, Joseph D. Novak
R1,712 Discovery Miles 17 120 Special order

Recent government publications such as "Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy" and "Science for All Americans" have given teachers a mandate for improving science education in America. What we know about how learners construct meaning--particularly in the natural sciences--has undergone a virtual revolution in the past 25 years. Teachers, as well as researchers, are now grappling with how to better teach science, as well as how to assess whether students are learning. Assessing Science Understanding is a companion volume to Teaching Science for Understanding and explores how to assess whether learning has taken place. The book discusses a range of promising new and practical tools for assessment, including concept maps, vee diagrams, clinical interviews, problem sets, performance-based assessments, computer-based methods, visual and observational testing, portfolios, explanatory models, and national examinations.

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.

Interventions for Addiction - Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 3 (Hardcover, New): Peter M. Miller Interventions for Addiction - Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 3 (Hardcover, New)
Peter M. Miller
R2,608 Discovery Miles 26 080 Special order

"Interventions for Addiction" examines a wide range of responses to addictive behaviors, including psychosocial treatments, pharmacological treatments, provision of health care to addicted individuals, prevention, and public policy issues. Its focus is on the practical application of information covered in the two previous volumes of the series, "Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders."

Readers will find information on treatments beyond commonly used methods, including Internet-based and faith-based therapies, and criminal justice interventions. The volume features extensive coverage of pharmacotherapies for each of the major drugs of abuse-including disulfiram, buprenorphine, naltrexone, and others-as well as for behavioral addictions. In considering public policy, the book examines legislative efforts, price controls, and limits on advertising, as well as World Health Organization (WHO) efforts.

"Interventions for Addiction" is one of three volumes comprising the 2,500-page series, "Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders." This series provides the most complete collection of current knowledge on addictive behaviors and disorders to date. In short, it is the definitive reference work on addictions.
Includes descriptions of both psychosocial and pharmacological treatments.Addresses health services research on attempts to increase the use of evidence-based treatments in routine clinical practice.Covers attempts to slow the progress of addictions through prevention programs and changes in public policy.

Bullying - Implications for the Classroom (Hardcover, New): Gary D. Phye Bullying - Implications for the Classroom (Hardcover, New)
Gary D. Phye; Volume editing by Cheryl Sanders, Gary D. Phye
R1,803 Discovery Miles 18 030 Special order

In recent years there have been an increasing number of incidents where children have either perpetrated or been the victims of violence in the schools. Often times the children who perpetrated the violence had been the victims of school bullying. If bullying once was a matter of extorting lunch money from one's peers, it has since escalated into slander, sexual harassment, and violence. And the victims, unable to find relief, become depressed and/or violent in return.
Despite all the media attention on recent school tragedies, many of which can be traced to bullied children, there has been little in the way of research-based books toward understanding why and how bullying occurs, the effects on all the individuals involved and the most effective intervention techniques. Summarizing research in education, social, developmental, and counseling psychology, Bullying: Implications for the Classroom examines the personality and background of both those who become bullies and those most likely to become their victims, how families, peers, and schools influence bullying behavior, and the most effective interventions in pre-school, primary and middle schools. Intended for researchers, educators, and professionals in related fields, this book provides an international review of research on bullying.
KEY FEATURES:
* Presents practical ideas regarding prevention/intervention of bullying
* Covers theoretical views of bullying
* Provides an international perspective on bullying
* Discusses bullying similarities and differences in elementary and middle school
* Presents practical ideas regarding prevention/intervention of bullying
* Provides an international perspective on bullying
* Outlines information regarding bullying during the elementary and middle school years
* Covers theoretical views of bullying
* Presents new approaches to explaining bullying
* Contributing authors include internationally known researchers in the field

Fundamentals of Motor Control (Hardcover, New): Mark L. Latash Fundamentals of Motor Control (Hardcover, New)
Mark L. Latash
R1,444 Discovery Miles 14 440 Special order

Motor control is a relatively young field of research exploring how the nervous system produces purposeful, coordinated movements in its interaction with the body and the environment through conscious and unsconscious thought. Many books purporting to cover motor control have veered off course to examine biomechanics and physiology rather than actual control, leaving a gap in the literature. This book covers all the major perspectives in motor control, with a balanced approach. There are chapters explicitly dedicated to control theory, to dynamical systems, to biomechanics, to different behaviors, and to motor learning, including case studies.
Reviews current research in motor controlContains balanced perspectives among neuroscience, psychology, physics and biomechanicsHighlights controversies in the fieldDiscusses neurophysiology, control theory, biomechanics, and dynamical systems under one coverLinks principles of motor control to everyday behaviorsIncludes case studies delving into topics in more detail

Insights into the Reach to Grasp Movement, Volume 105 (Hardcover): K.M.B. Bennett, U. Castiello Insights into the Reach to Grasp Movement, Volume 105 (Hardcover)
K.M.B. Bennett, U. Castiello
R1,423 Discovery Miles 14 230 Special order

This volume presents a variety of studies relating to the reach to grasp movement and provides a necessary and valuable contribution to the field of motor control. The professions covered in this book range from those interested in the basic sciences to those more interested in practical application. Neurophysiologists and biomechanists join with therapists and neural modelers to present an extensive overview of current developments. Evolutionary and developmental aspects are included together with descriptions of how this movement is affected by central nervous system damage. Purely theoretical aspects of the motor control of this movement are interspersed with treatment applications and robotics.

Clinician's Guide to Adult ADHD - Assessment and Intervention (Paperback): Sam Goldstein, Anne Teeter Ellison Clinician's Guide to Adult ADHD - Assessment and Intervention (Paperback)
Sam Goldstein, Anne Teeter Ellison
R1,422 Discovery Miles 14 220 Special order

This text offers practicing clinicians strategies, interventions, suggestions, guidance and ideas to work with adults struggling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and is intended as a reference to which clinicians will turn time and time again as issues or problems present themselves. The text will also provide a comprehensive review of the scientific literature and expand the development of an ongoing model to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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