Psychology and Mental Health Research and Reference Titles

New and Key Titles

Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

  1. Cognitive Modeling in Perception and Memory

    A Festschrift for Richard M. Shiffrin

    Edited by J G W Raaijmakers, Robert Goldstone, Mark Steyvers, Amy Criss, Robert Nosofsky

    Series: Psychology Press Festschrift Series

    The work of Richard M. Shiffrin has highly impacted the field of cognitive science, and current developments within perception and memory have been influenced by his ideas. In this volume, several key figures in the field will comment on these developments and put them in a wider perspective....

    To Be Published November 30th 2014 by Psychology Press

  2. Computational Approaches to Reading and Scene Perception

    Edited by John M. Henderson

    Series: Special Issues of Visual Cognition

    What we see and understand about the visual world is tightly tied to where we direct our eyes. High-resolution visual information is acquired from only a very limited region of the scene surrounding the fixation point, with the quality of visual input falling off precipitously from central vision...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Psychology Press

  3. Contextualizing Human Memory

    An interdisciplinary approach to understanding how individuals and groups remember the past

    Edited by Charles Stone, Lucas Bietti

    This edited book provides an interdisciplinary discussion of the role that context plays in how and when individuals and groups remember the past. International contributors integrate research from numerous disciplines including social and cognitive psychology, neuroscience, discursive psychology,...

    To Be Published April 9th 2015 by Psychology Press

  4. Current Trends in Statistical Approaches to Language Acquisition

    Edited by Toben Mintz

    Series: Current Issues in the Psychology of Language

    This volume brings together representative samples of current statistical approaches to language acquisition that span the range of sub-areas in which these approaches have been pursued. Topics covered include: phonological acquisition, the acquisition of word forms, word categories and word...

    To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Psychology Press

  5. Dementia and Memory

    Edited by Lars-Göran Nilsson, Nobuo Ohta

    A negative effect of the ageing population is that more individuals are experiencing cognitive decline and some form of neurodegenerative disease. With the number of people experiencing dementia likely to double in the next 20 years, this change in society presents one of greatest challenges facing...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Psychology Press

  6. Face Recognition

    The Effects of Race, Gender, Age and Species

    Edited by James Tanaka

    Although most people are good at face recognition, we are particularly good at recognizing the faces of individuals who share our race, gender, age and species. What factors might account for this type of bias in face recognition? This collection considers the issue of how our identity influences...

    To Be Published March 5th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Fine Art and Perceptual Neuroscience

    Field of Vision and the Painted Grid

    By Paul Hackett

    Series: Explorations in Cognitive Psychology

    Over the past decade, the integration of psychology and fine art has sparked growing academic interest among researchers of these disciplines. The author, both a psychologist and artist, offers up a unique merger and perspective of these fields. Through the production of fine art, which is directly...

    Published December 27th 2013 by Psychology Press

  8. From Mental Imagery to Spatial Cognition and Language

    Essays in Honour of Michel Denis

    Edited by Valérie Gyselinck, Francesca Pazzaglia

    Series: Psychology Press Festschrift Series

    The nature of mental images and their relation to language has caused controversy amongst psychologists for years, and the so-called "imagery debate" is still unresolved. Fresh light is now being shed on this topic using recent findings in neuroscience and the development of behavioural studies....

    Published April 1st 2012 by Psychology Press

  9. Learning from Picturebooks

    Perspectives from child development and literacy studies.

    Edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, Jorg Meibauer, Kerstin Nachtigaller, Katharina Rohlfing

    Series: Explorations in Developmental Psychology

    Picturebooks, understood as a series of meaningful text-picture relations, are increasingly acknowledged as an autonomous sub-genre of children’s literature. Being highly complex aesthetic products, their use is deeply embedded in specific situations of joint attention between a caregiver and a...

    To Be Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Living in an Asymmetrical World

    How writing direction affects thought and action

    By Anne Maass, Caterina Suitner, Jean-Pierre Deconchy

    There has recently been a renewed interest in the role of spatial dimensions in social cognition, and how vertical and horizontal trajectories are used to represent social concepts such as power, agency, aggression, and dominance. Most of this work surrounds the idea that abstract concepts are...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Psychology Press

  11. Mathematical Principles of Human Conceptual Behavior

    The Structural Nature of Conceptual Representation and Processing

    By Ronaldo Vigo

    Series: Scientific Psychology Series

    The ability to learn concepts lies at the very core of human cognition, enabling us to efficiently classify, organize, identify, and store complex information. In view of the basic role that concepts play in our everyday physical and mental lives, the fields of cognitive science and psychology face...

    To Be Published October 8th 2014 by Psychology Press

  12. Neuropsycholinguistic Perspectives on Language Cognition

    Towards a comprehensive view of the neuropsychology of language

    Edited by Corine Astesano, Melanie Jucla

    Series: Explorations in Cognitive Psychology

    This book brings together experts from the fields of linguistics, psychology and neuroscience to explore how a multidisciplinary approach can impact on research into the neurocognition of language. Divided into four sections this book covers: Linguistics Psychology and psycholinguistics...

    To Be Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  13. Perception Beyond Gestalt

    Progress in vision research

    Edited by Adam Geremek, Mark Greenlee, Svein Magnussen

    Series: Explorations in Cognitive Psychology

    How does the brain piece together the information required to achieve object recognition, figure-ground segmentation, object completion in cases of partial occlusion and related perceptual phenomena? This book focuses on principles of Gestalt psychology and the key issues which surround them,...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Psychology Press

  14. Philosophy and History of Psychology

    Selected works of Elizabeth Valentine

    By Elizabeth R. Valentine

    Series: World Library of Psychologists

    In the World Library of Psychologists series, international experts themselves present career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, and their major practical theoretical contributions. Elizabeth Valentine has an...

    Published November 24th 2013 by Psychology Press

  15. Reasoning, Rationality and Dual Processes

    Selected works of Jonathan St B.T. Evans

    By Jonathan St B.T. Evans

    Series: World Library of Psychologists

    In the World Library of Psychologists series, international experts themselves present career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, and their major theoretical and practical contributions. Jonathan St B T Evans...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Psychology Press

  16. Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions

    Explorations in Behaviour and Neuroscience

    Edited by Sven Mattys, Ann R. Bradlow, Matthew H. Davis, Sophie Scott

    Series: Special Issues of Language and Cognitive Processes

    Speech recognition in ‘adverse conditions’ has been a familiar area of research in computer science, engineering, and hearing sciences for several decades. In contrast, most psycholinguistic theories of speech recognition are built upon evidence gathered from tasks performed by healthy listeners on...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Psychology Press

  17. Writing

    A Mosaic of New Perspectives

    Edited by Elena L. Grigorenko, Elisa Mambrino, David D. Preiss

    This book captures the diversity and richness of writing as it relates to different forms of abilities, skills, competencies, and expertise. Psychologists, educators, researchers, and practitioners in neighboring areas are interested in exploring how writing develops and in what manner this...

    Published January 20th 2012 by Psychology Press