Cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in most westernized nations – confers risk for stroke, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. In the first edition of this volume, it was demonstrated that even among stroke and dementia-free persons, several traditional...
To Be Published July 31st 2014 by Psychology Press
The Right Shift Theory
Brain asymmetry for speech is moderately related to handedness but what are the rules?Are symmetries for hand and brain associated with characteristics such as intelligence, motor skill, spatial reasoning or skill at sports?In this follow up to the influential Left, Right Hand and Brain (1985)...
Published November 20th 2013 by Psychology Press
Advances from Cognitive Neuroscience
Over the past forty years much work has assessed how attention modulates perception, but relatively little work has evaluated the role of attention in action. This is despite the fact that recent research indicates that the relation between attention and action is a crucial factor in human...
Published May 6th 2013 by Psychology Press
Sound Statistical Practices
Psychologists are under increasing pressure to demonstrate the ecological validity of their assessment procedures--to show that the recommendations concluding their evaluations are relevant to urgent concerns in the legal and social policy arenas, such as predicting dangerousness, awarding...
Published February 13th 2013 by Psychology Press
The enormous human and economic toll of Alzheimer's Disease in societies in which more and more people are living into old age is well-recognized. Scientists and practitioners alike have been working to limit it. Their major focus has been patients in the later stages of the disease, when dementia...
Published January 28th 2013 by Psychology Press
Series: Brain, Behaviour and Cognition
Some of the most fascinating deficits in neuropsychology concern the failure to recognise common objects from one semantic category, such as living things, when there is no such difficulty with objects from another, such as non-living things. Over the past twenty years, numerous cases of these '...
Published December 6th 2012 by Psychology Press
Series: Special Issues of Laterality
A wide range of research explores patterns of lateralisation for processing emotion. Yet, relatively little explores how emotion lateralisation changes across the lifespan. This special issue addresses this gap in our understanding, focusing on what might influence the development of laterality for...
Published November 20th 2012 by Psychology Press
Although many aspects of fluid cognition decline with advancing age, simple observation in the wild suggests that older adults, generally speaking, do very well in their day-to-day life. The study of the orchestration of cognitive, social, and motivational compensatory mechanisms in the service of...
Published August 15th 2012 by Psychology Press
Identity, Health and Well-Being
A growing body of research shows that social networks and identities have a profound impact on mental and physical health. With such mounting evidence of the importance of social relationships in protecting health, the challenge we face is explaining why this should be the case. What is it that...
Published July 7th 2011 by Psychology Press
During the twentieth century, new neurobehavioral diseases appeared or were described for the first time. Exposure to certain toxins or noxious environments, for example, produced illnesses that did not exist before the twentieth century. In addition, established illnesses were reconceptualized...
Published April 10th 2011 by Psychology Press
International Perspectives on Psychological Science (Volume 1)
This is the first of two volumes which together present the main contributions from the 29th International Congress of Psychology, held in Berlin in 2008, written by international leaders in psychology from around the world. The authors present a variety of approaches and...
Published June 16th 2010 by Psychology Press
A Special Issue of Laterality
Series: Special Issues of Laterality
Left-handers have been described as "a people without a history". This special issue provides scholarly analyses of aspects of asymmetry in history, from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. Lauren Harris presents three studies describing: An 1811 American child-care manual for parents...
Published February 21st 2010 by Psychology Press
From Diagnosis to Management - A Functional Approach
Dementia: From Diagnosis to Management - A Functional Approach is a comprehensive description of a functional and behavioral approach to assessing and treating persons with dementia. While very practical, the information is embedded in a scientific context of the causes, neuropsychological...
Published February 16th 2009 by Psychology Press
Series: Psychology Focus
Introducing Neuropsychology, Second Edition investigates the functions of the brain and explores the relationships between brain systems and human behaviour. The material is presented in a jargon-free, easy to understand manner and aims to guide students new to the field through current areas of...
Published June 19th 2008 by Psychology Press
Recent advances in neuroimaging and genetics technologies have enhanced our understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders in adults. The authors in this volume not only discuss such advances as they apply to adults with learning disorders, but also address their translation into clinical practice....
Published May 18th 2008 by Psychology Press
In a broad sense, neuropsychology stands for the branch of brain sciences that aims to understand how the structure and function of the brain relate to specific cognitive and psychological processes. The idea of developing a research field somewhere between neurology and cognitive psychology...
Published February 6th 2008 by Psychology Press
Cognitive aging is a flourishing area of research. A significant amount of new data, a number of new theoretical notions, and many new research issues have been generated in the past ten years. This new edition reviews new findings and theories, enables the reader to assess where the field is...
Published October 8th 2007 by Psychology Press
The role of culture is significant when measuring cognitive abilities during neuropsychological assessments. However, cultural diversity is a frequently overlooked moderating variable. The International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Neuropsychology emphasizes major distinctions among cultural groups...
Published January 4th 2007 by Psychology Press
Processes and Disorders, 2nd Edition
David Groome with Nicola Brace, Hazel Dewart, Graham Edgar, Helen Edgar, Anthony Esgate, Richard Kemp, Graham Pike, and Tom Stafford. An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: Processes and Disorders is a comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students. It covers all the key areas of...
Published August 30th 2006 by Psychology Press
From Theory to Practice
This comprehensive textbook provides an up-to-date and accessible account of the theories that seek to explain the complex relationship between brain and behaviour. Drawing on the latest research findings from the disciplines of neuropsychology, neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and cognitive...
Published September 25th 2002 by Psychology Press
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