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  1. Creating Cultural Monsters

    Serial Murder in America

    By Julie B. Wiest

    Serial murderers generate an abundance of public interest, media coverage, and law enforcement attention, yet after decades of studies, serial murder researchers have been unable to answer the most important question: Why? Providing a unique and comprehensive exploration, Creating Cultural Monsters...

    Published June 5th 2011 by CRC Press

  2. The Pragmatics Reader

    Edited by Dawn Archer, Peter Grundy

    The Pragmatics Reader is the indispensable set of readings for all students studying Pragmatics at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Combining key classic texts with newer extracts covering current developments in contemporary Pragmatics, each reading has been carefully selected to...

    Published March 1st 2011 by Routledge

  3. Starting from Scratch

    The Origin and Development of Expression, Representation and Symbolism in Human and Non-Human Primates

    By John Matthews

    This book compares the beginning of symbolic thought in human infancy with that of our close primate relatives, the chimpanzees. The author investigates the precursors of symbolism by studying the actions and interactions of a small group of these intelligent, non-human primates who live in...

    Published October 21st 2010 by Psychology Press

  4. Learning from Animals?

    Examining the Nature of Human Uniqueness

    Edited by Louise S. Röska-Hardy, Eva M. Neumann-Held

    Human language, cognition, and culture are unique; they are unparalleled in the animal kingdom. The claim that we can learn what makes us human by studying other animal species provokes vigorous reactions and many deny that comparative research can shed any light on the origins and character of...

    Published October 16th 2008 by Psychology Press

  5. Comparative Psychology

    Evolution and Development of Behavior, 2nd Edition

    By Mauricio R. Papini

    Comparative Psychology (second edition) is a core textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Psychology, Animal Behavior, and Evolutionary Psychology. Its main goal is to introduce the student to evolutionary and developmental approaches to the study of animal behavior....

    Published May 27th 2008 by Psychology Press

  6. Animal Learning and Cognition, 3rd Edition

    An Introduction

    By John M. Pearce

    Animal Learning and Cognition: An Introduction provides an up-to-date review of the principal findings from more than a century of research into animal intelligence. This new edition has been expanded to take account of the many exciting developments that have occurred over the last ten years....

    Published February 6th 2008 by Psychology Press

  7. Human Contingency Learning: Recent Trends in Research and Theory

    A Special Issue of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

    Edited by Tom Beckers, Jan De Houwer, Helena Matute

    Series: Special Issues of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

    The present special issue presents an overview of recent developments and controversies in research on human contingency learning. Contributions range from purely fundamental, theoretical analyses, over empirically oriented reports, to more applied contributions, reflecting the breadth of scope of...

    Published March 21st 2007 by Psychology Press

  8. The Gestural Communication of Apes and Monkeys

    Edited by Josep Call, Michael Tomasello

    The Gestural Communication of Apes and Monkeys is an intriguing compilation of naturalistic and experimental research conducted over the course of 20 years on gestural communication in primates, as well as a comparison to what is known about the vocal communication of nonhuman primates. The editors...

    Published January 29th 2007 by Psychology Press

  9. Behavior Analysis Around the World

    A Special Issue of the International Journal of Psychology

    Edited by Rubén Ardila

    Series: Special Issues of the International Journal of Psychology

    Behaviour analysis has tradionally been one of the main areas and main approaches to psychology. It is based on laboratory research and in conceptualizations from distinguished figures of the discipline, such as Skinner, Pavlov, Mach, and even Watson and Thorndike. It has generated a science (the...

    Published December 20th 2006 by Psychology Press

  10. Training Nonhuman Primates Using Positive Reinforcement Techniques

    A Special Issue of the journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science

    Edited by Mark J. Prescott, Hannah M. Buchanan-Smith

    This special issue illustrates benefits to animals from positive reinforcement training (PRT) and--depending on the setting--to scientists, animal care staff, veterinarians, and in the case of the zoo, the visiting public. One important theme throughout is that training is a joint venture between...

    Published October 31st 2003 by Psychology Press