The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition Book

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition


  • Author : Thomas R. Zentall
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2012-03-20
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 914
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195392661

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Rev. ed. of: Comparative cognition. 2006.

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology Book

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology


  • Author : Jennifer Vonk
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2012-02-13
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 574
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199738182

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This volume brings together leading experts in comparative and evolutionary psychology. Top scholars summarize the histories and possible futures of their disciplines, and the contribution of each to illuminating the evolutionary forces that give rise to unique abilities in distantly and closely related species.

The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies Book

The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies


  • Author : Linda Kalof
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 621
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199927142

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Part I. Animals in the landscape of law, politics, and public policy. Animal rights / Gary Francione and Anna Charlton -- Animals in political theory / Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka --,Animals as living property / David Favre -- The human-animal bond / James Serpell -- Animal sheltering / Leslie Irvine -- Roaming dogs / Arnold Arluke and Kate Atema -- Misothery : contempt for animals and nature, its origins, purposes, and repercussions / James B. Mason -- Continental approaches to animals and animality / Ralph Acampora -- Animals as legal subjects / Paul Waldau -- The struggle for compassion and justice through critical animal studies / Carol Gigliotti -- Interspecies dialogue and animal ethics : the feminist care perspective / Josephine Donovan -- Part II. Animal intentionality, agency, and reflexive thinking. Cetacean cognition / Lori Marino -- History and animal agencies / Chris Pearson -- Animals as sentient commodities / Rhoda WilPart I.kie -- Animal work / Jocelyne Porcher -- Animals as reflexive thinkers : the Aponoian paradigm / Mark Rowlands and Susana Monsó -- Part III. Animals as objects in science, food, spectacle, and sport. The ethics of animal research / Bernard Rollin -- The ethics of food animal production / Paul Thompson -- Animals as scientific objects / Mike Michael -- The problem with zoos / Randy Malamud -- Wolf hunting and the ethics of predator control / John Vucetich and Michael P. --Nelson -- Part IV. Animals in cultural representations. Practice and ethics of the use of animals in contemporary art /Joe Zammit-Lucia -- Animals in folklore / Boria Sax -- Part V. Animals in ecosystems. Archaeozoology / Juliet Cluton-Brock -- Animals and ecological science / Anita Guerrini -- Staging privilege, proximity, and "extreme animal tourism" / Jane Desmond -- Commensal species / Terry O'Connor -- Lively cities : people, animals, and urban ecosystems / Marcus Owens and Jennifer Wolch -- Animals in religion / Stephen R.L. Clark

The Oxford Handbook of Numerical Cognition Book

The Oxford Handbook of Numerical Cognition


  • Author : Roi Kadosh
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2015-07-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 1144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191036002

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How do we understand numbers? Do animals and babies have numerical abilities? Why do some people fail to grasp numbers, and how we can improve numerical understanding? Numbers are vital to so many areas of life: in science, economics, sports, education, and many aspects of everyday life from infancy onwards. Numerical cognition is a vibrant area that brings together scientists from different and diverse research areas (e.g., neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, comparative psychology, anthropology, education, and neuroscience) using different methodological approaches (e.g., behavioral studies of healthy children and adults and of patients; electrophysiology and brain imaging studies in humans; single-cell neurophysiology in non-human primates, habituation studies in human infants and animals, and computer modeling). While the study of numerical cognition had been relatively neglected for a long time, during the last decade there has been an explosion of studies and new findings. This has resulted in an enormous advance in our understanding of the neural and cognitive mechanisms of numerical cognition. In addition, there has recently been increasing interest and concern about pupils' mathematical achievement in many countries, resulting in attempts to use research to guide mathematics instruction in schools, and to develop interventions for children with mathematical difficulties. This handbook brings together the different research areas that make up the field of numerical cognition in one comprehensive and authoritative volume. The chapters provide a broad and extensive review that is written in an accessible form for scholars and students, as well as educationalists, clinicians, and policy makers. The book covers the most important aspects of research on numerical cognition from the areas of development psychology, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and rehabilitation, learning disabilities, human and animal cognition and neuroscien

The Oxford Handbook of Attention Book

The Oxford Handbook of Attention


  • Author : Kia Nobre
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-29
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198824671

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During the last three decades, there have been enormous advances in our understanding of the neural mechanisms of selective attention at the network as well as the cellular level. The Oxford Handbook of Attention brings together the different research areas that constitute contemporary attention research into one comprehensive and authoritative volume. In 40 chapters, it covers the most important aspects of attention research from the areas of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, human and animal neuroscience, computational modelling, and philosophy. The book is divided into 4 main sections. Following an introduction from Michael Posner, the books starts by looking at theoretical models of attention. The next two sections are dedicated to spatial attention and non-spatial attention respectively. Within section 4, the authors consider the interactions between attention and other psychological domains. The last two sections focus on attention-related disorders, and finally, on computational models of attention. Aimed at both scholars and students, the Oxford Handbook of Attention provides a concise and state-of-the-art review of the current literature in this field.

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology Book

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology


  • Author : Jennifer Vonk
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-04
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199909834

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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology ambitiously brings together an eclectic and provocative body of work from some of the brightest minds in comparative psychology and evolutionary psychology, highlighting the strengths and insights of each field. Across chapters, readers will come to appreciate the new field of "comparative evolutionary psychology," which successfully combines laboratory and field approaches, drawing on diverse methodologies and theoretical viewpoints to elucidate the mysteries of animal behavior and cognition. This comprehensive volume includes coverage of: - Unique specializations in a wide range of taxa from insects, cephalopods, reptiles, corvids, canines, cetaceans, and primates - Communication, cooperation, social learning, memory and cognitition in different species - Controversial theories about the evolution of sometimes surprising abilities in species, both phylogenetically close to and distant from humans. Suitable for seasoned researchers and graduate students alike, this volume reflects a range of views on human and non-human behavior and cognition, and advances these topics in a wide range of species.

The Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning Book

The Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning


  • Author : Michael Waldmann
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 751
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199399550

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The Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning offers a state-of-the-art review of one of our most central cognitive competencies, which has for a long time been neglected in cognitive psychology. This Handbook provides introductions of competing theories of causal reasoning, and discusses its role in various cognitive functions and domains.

The Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements Book

The Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements


  • Author : Simon Liversedge
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1027
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199539789

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The Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements Excerpt :

In the past few years, there has been an explosion of eye movement research in cognitive science and neuroscience. The Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements provides the first comprehensive review of the entire field of eye movement research. This book is the definitive reference work in this field.

Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology Book

Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology


  • Author : Louise Barrett
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 706
  • ISBN 10 : 0198568304

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Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology Excerpt :

With contributions from over 50 experts in the field, this book provides an overview of the latest developments in evolutionary psychology. In addition to well studied areas of investigation, it also includes chapters on the philosophical underpinnings of evolutionary psychology, comparative perspectives from other species, and more.

The Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics Book
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The Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics


  • Author : Tom L. Beauchamp
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 982
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195371963

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The Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics Excerpt :

Edited by Tom L. Beauchamp and R.G. Frey.

The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans Book

The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans


  • Author : Todd K. Shackelford
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2012-01-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195396706

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The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans Excerpt :

Sexual conflict - what happens when the reproductive interests of males and females diverge - occurs in all sexually reproducing species, including humans. This is the first volume to assemble the latest theoretical and empirical work on sexual conflict in humans from the leading scholars in the fields of evolutionary psychology and anthropology.

Cognition  Evolution  and Behavior Book

Cognition Evolution and Behavior


  • Author : Sara J. Shettleworth
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-10
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 0199717818

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How do animals perceive the world, learn, remember, search for food or mates, communicate, and find their way around? Do any nonhuman animals count, imitate one another, use a language, or have a culture? What are the uses of cognition in nature and how might it have evolved? What is the current status of Darwin's claim that other species share the same "mental powers" as humans, but to different degrees? In this completely revised second edition of Cognition, Evolution, and Behavior, Sara Shettleworth addresses these questions, among others, by integrating findings from psychology, behavioral ecology, and ethology in a unique and wide-ranging synthesis of theory and research on animal cognition, in the broadest sense--from species-specific adaptations of vision in fish and associative learning in rats to discussions of theory of mind in chimpanzees, dogs, and ravens. She reviews the latest research on topics such as episodic memory, metacognition, and cooperation and other-regarding behavior in animals, as well as recent theories about what makes human cognition unique. In every part of this new edition, Shettleworth incorporates findings and theoretical approaches that have emerged since the first edition was published in 1998. The chapters are now organized into three sections: Fundamental Mechanisms (perception, learning, categorization, memory), Physical Cognition (space, time, number, physical causation), and Social Cognition (social knowledge, social learning, communication). Shettleworth has also added new chapters on evolution and the brain and on numerical cognition, and a new chapter on physical causation that integrates theories of instrumental behavior with discussions of foraging, planning, and tool using.

The Oxford Handbook of Memory Book

The Oxford Handbook of Memory


  • Author : Endel Tulving
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-05-05
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190292867

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The strengths and weaknesses of human memory have fascinated people for hundreds of years, so it is not surprising that memory research has remained one of the most flourishing areas in science. During the last decade, however, a genuine science of memory has emerged, resulting in research and theories that are rich, complex, and far reaching in their implications. Endel Tulving and Fergus Craik, both leaders in memory research, have created this highly accessible guide to their field. In each chapter, eminent researchers provide insights into their particular areas of expertise in memory research. Together, the chapters in this handbook lay out the theories and presents the evidence on which they are based, highlights the important new discoveries, and defines their consequences for professionals and students in psychology, neuroscience, clinical medicine, law, and engineering.

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology Book

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology


  • Author : Jaan Valsiner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 1136
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199366224

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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

A Guide to Treatments That Work Book
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A Guide to Treatments That Work


  • Author : Peter E. Nathan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-26
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199342228

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Like its predecessors, this fourth edition of A Guide to Treatments That Work offers detailed chapters that review the latest research on pharmacological and psychosocial treatments that work for the full range of psychiatric and psychological disorders, written in most instances by clinical psychologists and psychiatrists who have been major contributors to that literature. Similarly, the standards by which the authors were asked to evaluate the methodological rigor of the research on treatments have also remained the same. Each chapter in A Guide to Treatments That Work follows the same general outline: a review of diagnostic cues to the disorder, a discussion of changes in the nomenclatures from DSM-IV to DSM-5, and then a systematic review of research, most of which has been reported within the last few years, that represents the evidence base for the treatments reviewed. In all, 26 of the volume's 28 chapters review the evidence base for 17 major syndromes. Featuring this coverage is a Summary of Treatments that Work, an extended matrix offering a ready reference by syndrome of the conclusions reached by the chapter authors on treatments that work reviewed in their chapters. New to this edition are two chapters at the beginning of the book. Chapter 1 details two perplexing issues raised by critics of DSM-5: the unrealized potential of neuroscience biomarkers to yield more accurate and reliable diagnoses and the lingering problem of conflicts of interest in pharmaceutical research. Chapter 2 contrasts Native American and western ways of identifying effective treatments for mental and physical disorders, concluding that "evidence-informed culture-based" interventions sometimes constitute best practices in Native communities. Two chapters detailing pharmacological treatments for pediatric bipolar disorder (Chapter 9) and pediatric depressive disorder (Chapter 12) have also been added. More than three quarters of the chapters are written by colleagues who also cont