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New and Published Books

  1. The Role of Communication in Learning To Model

    Edited by Paul Brna, Michael Baker, Keith Stenning, Andree Tiberghien

    In this book, a number of experts from various disciplines take a look at three different strands in learning to model. They examine the activity of modeling from disparate theoretical standpoints, taking into account the individual situation of the individuals involved. The chapters seek to bridge...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Psychology Press

  2. Family Environment and Intellectual Functioning

    A Life-span Perspective

    Edited by Elena L. Grigorenko, Robert J. Sternberg

    What is the impact of the family environment on us, particularly with regard to our intellectual functioning? Does the role of early family environment wear off, as some researchers have suggested, or does it maintain or possibly even become more important as we grow older? This book examines the...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Psychology Press

  3. The Development of Language Processing Strategies

    A Cross-linguistic Study Between Japanese and English

    By Reiko Mazuka

    Ever since the notion of explanatory adequacy was promoted by Chomsky in his 1965 Aspects, linguists and psycholinguists have been in pursuit of a psychologically valid theory of grammar. To be explanatorily adequate, a theory of grammar can not only describe the general characteristics of a...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Psychology Press

  4. The Psychology of Science Text Comprehension

    Edited by José Otero, José A. León, Arthur C. Graesser

    This volume's goal is to provide readers with up-to-date information on the research and theory of scientific text comprehension. It is widely acknowledged that the comprehension of science and technological artifacts is very difficult for both children and adults. The material is conceptually...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Metacognition and Cognitive Neuropsychology

    Monitoring and Control Processes

    Edited by Giuliana Mazzoni, Thomas O. Nelson

    Control processes are those mental functions that allow us to initiate, monitor, and prioritize mental activities. They are crucial to normal mental functioning. A better understanding of the nature of control processes and their deficits is important for clinical work and for an adequate theory of...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Psychology Press

  6. Localist Connectionist Approaches To Human Cognition

    Edited by Jonathan Grainger, Arthur M. Jacobs, Arthur Jacobs

    Series: Scientific Psychology Series

    This volume provides an overview of a relatively neglected branch of connectionism known as localist connectionism. The singling out of localist connectionism is motivated by the fact that some critical modeling strategies have been more readily applied in the development and testing of localist as...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Psychology Press

  7. The War Between Mentalism and Behaviorism

    On the Accessibility of Mental Processes

    By William R. Uttal

    Series: Scientific Psychology Series

    This book considers one of the most fundamental, but only infrequently considered, issues in psychology--Are mental processes accessible by means of verbal reports and/or experimental assays? It is argues that this is the main characteristic distinguishing between behaviorism and mentalistic...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Psychology Press

  8. Development of Mental Representation

    Theories and Applications

    Edited by Irving E. Sigel

    There is a general and extensive literature in the development of representational thought and symbolic processes because of its centrality in human evolution. However, the umbrella of science and its method does not necessarily lead to a coherent conceptual model, or agreements among scholars....

    Published August 11th 2014 by Psychology Press

  9. Early Social Cognition

    Understanding Others in the First Months of Life

    Edited by Philippe Rochat

    In recent years, much stimulating research has emerged on children's theories of mind, construed as the understanding of others' intentions, beliefs, and desires. In this context, there is a renewed interest in the developmental origins of social cognition. This book is an expression of this new...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Psychology Press

  10. The Nature and Development of Decision-making

    A Self-regulation Model

    By James P. Byrnes

    Although everyone has goals, only some people successfully attain their respective goals on a regular basis. With this in mind, the author attempts to answer the question of why some people are more successful than others. He begins with the assumption that the key to personal success is effective...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Psychology Press