The Interdisciplinary Handbook of Perceptual Control Theory

The Interdisciplinary Handbook of Perceptual Control Theory
Author: Warren Mansell
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2020-05-16
ISBN 10: 0128189495
ISBN 13: 9780128189498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Interdisciplinary Handbook of Perceptual Control Theory Book Review:

The Interdisciplinary Handbook of Perceptual Control Theory brings together the latest research, theory, and applications from W. T. Powers’ Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) that proposes that the behavior of a living organism lies in the control of perceived aspects of both itself and its environment. Sections cover theory, the application of PCT to a broad range of disciplines, why perceptual control is fundamental to understanding human nature, a new way to do research on brain processes and behavior, how the role of natural selection in behavior can be demystified, how engineers can emulate human purposeful behavior in robots, and much more. Each chapter includes an author biography to set the context of their work within the development of PCT. Presents case studies that show how PCT can be applied in different disciplines Illustrates the Test for the Controlled Variable (TCV) and the construction of functional models as fruitful alternatives to mainstream experimental design when studying behavior Shows how theory illuminates structure and functions in brain anatomy Compares and contrasts PCT with other contemporary, interdisciplinary theories

The Study of Living Control Systems

The Study of Living Control Systems
Author: Richard S. Marken
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN 10: 1108485588
ISBN 13: 9781108485586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Study of Living Control Systems Book Review:

This book describes psychological research methods that treat the behavior of living organisms as purposeful rather than mechanical.

Handbook of Visual Communication

Handbook of Visual Communication
Author: Kenneth L. Smith,Sandra Moriarty,Keith Kenney,Gretchen Barbatsis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2004-12-13
ISBN 10: 1135636524
ISBN 13: 9781135636524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Visual Communication Book Review:

This Handbook of Visual Communication explores the key theoretical areas in visual communication, and presents the research methods utilized in exploring how people see and how visual communication occurs. With chapters contributed by many of the best-known and respected scholars in visual communication, this volume brings together significant and influential work in the visual communication discipline. The theory chapters included here define the twelve major theories in visual communication scholarship: aesthetics, perception, representation, visual rhetoric, cognition, semiotics, reception theory, narrative, media aesthetics, ethics, visual literacy, and cultural studies. Each of these theory chapters is followed by exemplar studies in the area, demonstrating the various methods used in visual communication research as well as the research approaches applicable for specific media types. The Handbook serves as an invaluable reference for visual communication theory as well as a useful resource book of research methods in the discipline. It defines the current state of theory and research in visual communication, and serves as a foundation for future scholarship and study. As such, it is required reading for scholars, researchers, and advanced students in visual communication, and it will be influential in other disciplines in which the visual component is key, including advertising, persuasion, and media studies. The volume will also be useful to practitioners seeking to understand the visual aspects of their media and the visual processes used by their audiences.

Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions

Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions
Author: Anne Runehov,Lluis Oviedo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 2372
Release: 2013-05-18
ISBN 10: 9781402082641
ISBN 13: 1402082649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions Book Review:

"To all who love the God with a 1000 names and respect science” In the last quarter century, the academic field of Science and Theology (Religion) has attracted scholars from a wide variety of disciplines. The question is, which disciplines are attracted and what do these disciplines have to contribute to the debate? In order to answer this question, the encyclopedia maps the (self)-identified disciplines and religious traditions that participate or might come to participate in the Science and Religion debate. This is done by letting each representative of a discipline and tradition answer specific chosen questions. They also need to identify the discipline in relation to the Science and Religion debate. Understandably representatives of several disciplines and traditions answered in the negative to this question. Nevertheless, they can still be important for the debate; indeed, scholars and scientists who work in the field of Science and Theology (Religion) may need knowledge beyond their own specific discipline. Therefore the encyclopedia also includes what are called general entries. Such entries may explain specific theories, methods, and topics. The general aim is to provide a starting point for new lines of inquiry. It is an invitation for fresh perspectives on the possibilities for engagement between and across sciences (again which includes the social and human sciences) and religions and theology. This encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference work for scholars interested in the topic of ‘Science and Religion.’ It covers the widest spectrum possible of academic disciplines and religious traditions worldwide, with the intent of laying bare similarities and differences that naturally emerge within and across disciplines and religions today. The A–Z format throughout affords easy and user-friendly access to relevant information. Additionally, a systematic question-answer format across all Sciences and Religions entries affords efficient identification of specific points of agreement, conflict, and disinterest across and between sciences and religions. The extensive cross-referencing between key words, phrases, and technical language used in the entries facilitates easy searches. We trust that all of the entries have something of value for any interested reader. Anne L.C. Runehov and Lluis Oviedo

Neurobiology of Language

Neurobiology of Language
Author: Gregory Hickok,Steven L. Small
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1188
Release: 2015-08-15
ISBN 10: 0124078621
ISBN 13: 9780124078628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurobiology of Language Book Review:

Neurobiology of Language explores the study of language, a field that has seen tremendous progress in the last two decades. Key to this progress is the accelerating trend toward integration of neurobiological approaches with the more established understanding of language within cognitive psychology, computer science, and linguistics. This volume serves as the definitive reference on the neurobiology of language, bringing these various advances together into a single volume of 100 concise entries. The organization includes sections on the field's major subfields, with each section covering both empirical data and theoretical perspectives. "Foundational" neurobiological coverage is also provided, including neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, genetics, linguistic, and psycholinguistic data, and models. Foundational reference for the current state of the field of the neurobiology of language Enables brain and language researchers and students to remain up-to-date in this fast-moving field that crosses many disciplinary and subdisciplinary boundaries Provides an accessible entry point for other scientists interested in the area, but not actively working in it – e.g., speech therapists, neurologists, and cognitive psychologists Chapters authored by world leaders in the field – the broadest, most expert coverage available

The Handbook of Behavior Change

The Handbook of Behavior Change
Author: Martin S. Hagger,Linda D. Cameron,Kyra Hamilton,Nelli Hankonen,Taru Lintunen
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-07-15
ISBN 10: 1108750117
ISBN 13: 9781108750110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Behavior Change Book Review:

Social problems in many domains, including health, education, social relationships, and the workplace, have their origins in human behavior. The documented links between behavior and social problems have compelled governments and organizations to prioritize and mobilize efforts to develop effective, evidence-based means to promote adaptive behavior change. In recognition of this impetus, The Handbook of Behavior Change provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary theory, research, and practice on behavior change. It summarizes current evidence-based approaches to behavior change in chapters authored by leading theorists, researchers, and practitioners from multiple disciplines, including psychology, sociology, behavioral science, economics, philosophy, and implementation science. It is the go-to resource for researchers, students, practitioners, and policy makers looking for current knowledge on behavior change and guidance on how to develop effective interventions to change behavior.

Expressive Order

Expressive Order
Author: David R. Heise
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2007-04-03
ISBN 10: 0387381791
ISBN 13: 9780387381794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expressive Order Book Review:

This book introduces affect control theory to lay readers of sociology, and additionally guides sociology specialists into the theory's deep structure. It is the most comprehensive available introduction to affect control theory, an important and expanding framework in sociology. The book describes in plain language how sociology's best developed cybernetic model can be used to interpret actions and emotions that arise in everyday life.

The Method of Levels

The Method of Levels
Author: Timothy A. Carey
Publsiher: Living Control Systems Publ
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0974015547
ISBN 13: 9780974015545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Method of Levels Book Review:

Based on Perceptual Control Theory, this therapeutic method leaves the patient in control with no interference from the therapist. Carey shows how to ask very simple questions about background thoughts to assist a friend in distress.

Developmental Robotics

Developmental Robotics
Author: Angelo Cangelosi,Matthew Schlesinger,Linda B. Smith
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-01-09
ISBN 10: 0262028018
ISBN 13: 9780262028011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developmental Robotics Book Review:

A comprehensive overview of an interdisciplinary approach to robotics that takes direct inspiration from the developmental and learning phenomena observed in children's cognitive development.

Psychology

Psychology
Author: Warren Mansell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 63
Release: 2006-01
ISBN 10: 9781903096635
ISBN 13: 1903096634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology Book Review:

Be an instant expert on psychology and bluff your way with all those who seek self-knowledge. No contemplation required, just a sense of humor. From 'Cognitive Therapy' to the 'Collective Unconscious', and from 'Free Will' to 'Freudian Slips', The Bluffer's Guide to Psychology projects all you need to know to understand behavior and babble with the best.

Beyond the Brain

Beyond the Brain
Author: Louise Barrett
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-03-22
ISBN 10: 0691165564
ISBN 13: 9780691165561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Brain Book Review:

When a chimpanzee stockpiles rocks as weapons or when a frog sends out mating calls, we might easily assume these animals know their own motivations--that they use the same psychological mechanisms that we do. But as Beyond the Brain indicates, this is a dangerous assumption because animals have different evolutionary trajectories, ecological niches, and physical attributes. How do these differences influence animal thinking and behavior? Removing our human-centered spectacles, Louise Barrett investigates the mind and brain and offers an alternative approach for understanding animal and human cognition. Drawing on examples from animal behavior, comparative psychology, robotics, artificial life, developmental psychology, and cognitive science, Barrett provides remarkable new insights into how animals and humans depend on their bodies and environment--not just their brains--to behave intelligently. Barrett begins with an overview of human cognitive adaptations and how these color our views of other species, brains, and minds. Considering when it is worth having a big brain--or indeed having a brain at all--she investigates exactly what brains are good at. Showing that the brain's evolutionary function guides action in the world, she looks at how physical structure contributes to cognitive processes, and she demonstrates how these processes employ materials and resources in specific environments. Arguing that thinking and behavior constitute a property of the whole organism, not just the brain, Beyond the Brain illustrates how the body, brain, and cognition are tied to the wider world.

Handbook of Applied Cryptography

Handbook of Applied Cryptography
Author: Alfred J. Menezes,Paul C. van Oorschot,Scott A. Vanstone
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 810
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN 10: 0429881320
ISBN 13: 9780429881329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Applied Cryptography Book Review:

Cryptography, in particular public-key cryptography, has emerged in the last 20 years as an important discipline that is not only the subject of an enormous amount of research, but provides the foundation for information security in many applications. Standards are emerging to meet the demands for cryptographic protection in most areas of data communications. Public-key cryptographic techniques are now in widespread use, especially in the financial services industry, in the public sector, and by individuals for their personal privacy, such as in electronic mail. This Handbook will serve as a valuable reference for the novice as well as for the expert who needs a wider scope of coverage within the area of cryptography. It is a necessary and timely guide for professionals who practice the art of cryptography. The Handbook of Applied Cryptography provides a treatment that is multifunctional: It serves as an introduction to the more practical aspects of both conventional and public-key cryptography It is a valuable source of the latest techniques and algorithms for the serious practitioner It provides an integrated treatment of the field, while still presenting each major topic as a self-contained unit It provides a mathematical treatment to accompany practical discussions It contains enough abstraction to be a valuable reference for theoreticians while containing enough detail to actually allow implementation of the algorithms discussed Now in its third printing, this is the definitive cryptography reference that the novice as well as experienced developers, designers, researchers, engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians alike will use.

The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology Vol 1

The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology  Vol  1
Author: Philip David Zelazo
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2013-03-21
ISBN 10: 0199958459
ISBN 13: 9780199958450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology Vol 1 Book Review:

This handbook provides a comprehensive survey of what is now known about psychological development, from birth to biological maturity, and it highlights how cultural, social, cognitive, neural, and molecular processes work together to yield human behavior and changes in human behavior.

The Wonder Weeks

The Wonder Weeks
Author: Frans X. Plooij,Hetty van de Rijt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 9789491882166
ISBN 13: 9491882163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wonder Weeks Book Review:

The Wonder Weeks reveals what's going on inside baby's mind. Including a bonus chapter with everything about the relationship between sleep and leaps, as well as unique insight into your baby's sleeping behavior. The book includes: * Week-by-week guide to baby's behavior* When to expect the fussy behavior, what this implies (cranky, clingy, crying (the three C's) behavior) and how to deal with these regression periods (leaps)* A description from your baby's perspective of the world around him and how you can understand the changes he's going through* Fun games and gentle activities you can do with your child* Unique insight into your baby's sleeping behaviour The book is based on the scientific- and parental-world-changing discovery of a phenomenon: all normal, healthy babies appear to be more fussy at very nearly the same ages, regression periods, and sleep less in these phases. These age-related fluctuations in need for body contact and attention (regression periods) are related to major and quite dramatic changes in the brains of the children. These changes enable a baby to enter a whole new perceptual world and, as a consequence, to learn many new skills. This should be a reason for celebration, but as far as the baby is concerned these changes are bewildering. He's taken aback--everything has changed overnight. It is as if he has woken up on a strange planet. He needs you to guide him and understand what he is going through! Get ready to rediscover the world all over again with your baby... Bonus: Sleep, and the lack of sleep... that's something we all have to deal with when we have a baby. The bonus chapter includes everything about the relationship between sleep and leaps, as well as unique insight into your baby's sleeping behavior. Hint: did you know your baby learns (and there's a lot of brain activity) during those little, 'light' sleeps?

The Praeger Handbook of Education and Psychology

The Praeger Handbook of Education and Psychology
Author: Joe L. Kincheloe,Raymond A. Horn
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 1015
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780313340574
ISBN 13: 0313340579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Unity of Mind Brain and World

The Unity of Mind  Brain and World
Author: Alfredo Pereira, Jr,Dietrich Lehmann
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-09-12
ISBN 10: 1107026296
ISBN 13: 9781107026292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unity of Mind Brain and World Book Review:

This book on consciousness spans the relation of individuals with the world and the individual's constitution at different organizational levels. Covering a diversity of perspectives and presenting a theoretical synthesis, the book will stimulate the current debate on the nature of consciousness, strengthening a more systematic approach to the phenomenon.

Handbook of the History of Social Psychology

Handbook of the History of Social Psychology
Author: Arie W. Kruglanski,Wolfgang Stroebe
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN 10: 1136668985
ISBN 13: 9781136668982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of the History of Social Psychology Book Review:

For the first time in the history of social psychology, we have a handbook on the history of social psychology. In it, leading luminaries in the field present their take on how research in their own domains has unfolded, on the scientists whose impact shaped the research agendas in the different areas of social psychology, and on events, institutions and publications that were pivotal in determining the field’s history. Social psychology’s numerous subfields now boast a rich historical heritage of their own, which demands special attention. The Handbook recounts the intriguing and often surprising lessons that the tale of social psychology’s remarkable ascendance has to offer. The historical diversity is the hallmark of the present handbook reflecting each of this field’s domains unique evolution. Collectively, the contributions put a conceptual mirror to our field and weave the intricate tapestry of people, dynamics and events whose workings combined to produce what the vibrant discipline of social psychology is today. They allow the contemporary student, scholar and instructor to explore the historical development of this important field, provide insight into its enduring aims and allow them to transcend the vicissitudes of the zeitgeist and fads of the moment. The Handbook of the History of Social Psychology provides an essential resource for any social psychologist’s collection.

Managing Organizations

Managing Organizations
Author: Stewart R Clegg,Cynthia Hardy,Walter R Nord
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1999-06-22
ISBN 10: 9780761960461
ISBN 13: 0761960465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Organizations Book Review:

In Managing Organizations Stewart Clegg, Cynthia Hardy and Walter Nord explore the major issues and debates in management and organization. The textbook addresses key topics such as leadership, decision-making and innovation in organizations alongside such themes as diversity, globalization and ecology. Students and teachers of management will find this a comprehensive and wide-ranging resource on the core issues for contemporary managers and organizations.

Handbook of Industrial Work Organizational Psychology

Handbook of Industrial  Work   Organizational Psychology
Author: Neil Anderson,Deniz S Ones,Handan Kepir Sinangil,Chockalingam Viswesvaran
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2001-10-19
ISBN 10: 1847879500
ISBN 13: 9781847879509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Industrial Work Organizational Psychology Book Review:

"It is absolutely up to date and very much international in its outlook" Dr. Rolf van Dick, Dr. Patrick Tissington, Aston University The globalized nature of work in the new millennium implies that human resource management, psychological theories of personnel and individual behaviour in the workplace have to change and evolve. This volume mainly focuses on theories, techniques and methods used by industrial and work psychologists. Internationally renowned authors summarize advances in core topics such as: analysis of work; work design; job performance; performance appraisal and feedback; workplace counterproductivity; recruitment and personnel selection; work relevant individual difference variables (cognitive ability, personality); human-machine interactions; human errors; training; learning; individual development, socialization; and methods and measurement.

Case Studies in Interdisciplinary Research

Case Studies in Interdisciplinary Research
Author: Allen F. Repko,William H. Newell,Rick Szostak
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-02-07
ISBN 10: 1452235988
ISBN 13: 9781452235981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Case Studies in Interdisciplinary Research Book Review:

Case Studies in Interdisciplinary Research successfully applies the model of the interdisciplinary research process outlined by author Allen F. Repko in Interdisciplinary Research, (SAGE ©2008) to a wide spectrum of challenging research questions. Self-contained case studies, written by leaders in interdisciplinary research, and utilizing best-practice techniques in conducting interdisciplinary research shows students how to apply the interdisciplinary research process to a variety of problems.