Beliefs and expectancies influence our everyday thoughts, feelings, and actions. These attributes make a closer examination of beliefs and expectancies worthwhile in any context, but particularly so within the high-stakes arena of the legal system. Whether the decision maker is a police officer...
Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge
A Festschrift for Richard M. Shiffrin
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 February 19th 2015 by Psychology Press
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 19th 2012 by Psychology Press
An interdisciplinary approach to understanding how individuals and groups remember the past
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 May 15th 2015 by Psychology Press
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 October 1st 2015 by Psychology Press
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 16th 2013 by Psychology Press
The Effects of Race, Gender, Age and Species
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 30th 2015 by Routledge
Field of Vision and the Painted Grid
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 26th 2013 by Psychology Press
Essays in Honour of Michel Denis
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 2nd 2012 by Psychology Press
Perspectives from child development and literacy studies.
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 18th 2015 by Routledge
How writing direction affects thought and action
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 9th 2014 by Psychology Press
The Structural Nature of Conceptual Representation and Processing
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...
Published October 28th 2014 by Psychology Press
Towards a comprehensive view of the neuropsychology of language
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
Progress in vision research
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 7th 2013 by Psychology Press
Selected works of Elizabeth 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 25th 2013 by Psychology Press
Selected works of 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 23rd 2013 by Psychology Press
Explorations in Behaviour and Neuroscience
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 11th 2013 by Psychology Press
A Mosaic of New Perspectives
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 19th 2012 by Psychology Press
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