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- Wiley 2006; US$ 99.95
How cognitive psychology explains human creativity Conventional wisdom holds that creativity is a mysterious quality present in a select few individuals. The rest of us, the common view goes, can only stand in awe of great creative achievements: we could never paint Guernica or devise the structure of the DNA molecule because we lack access to the... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 209.00
Uses the empirical research to illustrate how attention is organized according to gestalt-phenomenological principles inside and outside the focus of attention. This book classifies how attention shifts, and argues that self-awareness, reflection, and even morality, are best thought of as dynamic transformations in the sphere of attention. more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 19.95
This work argues that psychobiography can rival traditional biography in the insights it offers. Elms makes a case for the value of psychobiography, arguing in part from his own case studies of over a dozen prominent figures. It also offers tips for anyone interested in writing in this genre. more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 34.99
An account of the human mind that uses a combination of personal accounts and laboratory studies of thought process to cover topics such as the importance of childhood mentor figures; the lengthy apprenticeship of the talented person; and the development of self-expression. more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 39.99
Reconsidering the nativist position toward the mind, this text demonstrates that nativism is an unstable amalgam of two different theses about the mind. It examines recent empirical evidence from developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, computer science, and linguistics. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 68.99
Time pervades every aspect of people's lives. We are all affected by remnants of our pasts, assessments of our presents, and forecasts of our futures. This book aims to bring together the diverse theory and research of a group of scholars whose work relates to people's judgements over time. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 74.99
How do we learn to produce and comprehend non-literal language? Competing theories have only partially accounted for the variety of comprehension evoked in metaphor, irony and jokes. The author presents a comprehensive theory to explain figurative language comprehension. more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 74.99
Brings together the world's leading psychobiographers, writing on many of the major figures of our age - from Osama Bin Laden to Elvis Presley. This book addresses the subject of how to construct a psychobiography. It provides useful definitions of good and bad psychobiography, and discusses an optimal structure for psychobiographical essays. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 26.99
Includes research by anthropologists on creativity in non-Western cultures, and research by sociologists about the situation, contexts, and networks of creative activity. This book considers not only arts like painting and writing, but also science, stage performance, and business innovation. more...