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Cognitive Psychology

  • Cognitive Literary Scienceby Michael Burke; Emily T. Troscianko

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 65.69

    This book brings together researchers with cognitive-scientific and literary backgrounds to present innovative research in all three variations on the possible interactions between literary studies and cognitive science. more...

  • Social Media and Your Brain: Web-Based Communication is Changing How We Think and Express Ourselvesby C.G. FRSC PhD Prado

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 37.00

    The ubiquitous use of the Internet and social media is changing our society?in some ways, for the worse. Use of social media, the Internet, and other purely digital and less-personal communication methods are distorting the intellectual and social maturation of teens and preteens in particular?those among us who were born into and raised with Internet... more...

  • Individual Differences in Judgement and Decision-Makingby Maggie E. Toplak; Joshua Weller

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Children face an overwhelming amount of information and a range of different choices every day, and so there has never been a more important time to understand how children learn to make judgments and decisions in our modern world. Individual Differences in Judgment and Decision-Making presents cutting-edge developmental research to advance our... more...

  • Subjectivity and Perspective in Truth-Theoretic Semanticsby Peter Lasersohn

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 34.99 US$ 31.49

    This book explores linguistic and philosophical issues presented by sentences expressing personal taste, such as Roller coasters are fun, and examines how truth-theoretic semantics can account for expressions of this type. It provides a detailed and explicit formal grammar paired with semantic analysis and pragmatic theory. more...

  • Musical Prodigiesby Gary E. McPherson

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 97.99 US$ 88.19

    This books breaks new ground in presenting the first scientific exploration on the topic of musical prodigies. It brings together research from a range of disciplines, including psychology, neurobiology, and genetics, to provide a thorough exploration of prodigious talent more...

  • The Mind on Paperby David R. Olson

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    Shows why reading and writing are essential to developing a consciousness of language that, in turn, lies at the core of rationality. more...

  • Cognitive Trainingby Tilo Strobach; Julia Karbach

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 85.24

    This book brings together a cutting edge international team of contributors to critically review the current knowledge regarding the effectiveness of training interventions designed to improve cognitive functions in different target populations. There is substantial evidence that cognitive and physical training can improve cognitive performance, but... more...

  • Dark Matter of the Mindby Daniel L. Everett

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    Is it in our nature to be altruistic, or evil, to make art, use tools, or create language? Is it in our nature to think in any particular way? For Daniel L. Everett, the answer is a resounding no: it isn?t in our nature to do any of these things because human nature does not exist?at least not as we usually think of it. Flying in the face of major... more...

  • Problem Solvingby S. Ian Robertson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95

    The way that we assess and overcome problems is an essential part of everyday life. Problem Solving provides a clear introduction to the underlying mental processes involved in solving problems. Drawing on research from cognitive psychology and neuroscience, it examines the methods and techniques used by both novices and experts in familiar and... more...

  • Technikhandhabung im höheren Alterby Laura Schmidt

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 26.85

    Laura Schmidt untersucht, welche Einflussgrößen bei älteren Menschen für den erfolgreichen Umgang mit technischen Geräten ausschlaggebend sind. Die Autorin erfasst die kognitiven Fähigkeiten (z. B. Verarbeitungsgeschwindigkeit) und die jeweiligen Einstellungen und Erfahrungen älterer Techniknutzer und stellt diesen Aufgaben geringerer und höherer... more...