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Titles in the call number range BF (Psychology) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Behavior mod and the managed society / Robert L. Geiser
    BF 319.5 O6G4

  • L' imitation chez l'enfant
    BF 723 I53G8 1968

  • The occult movement in the nineteenth century and its relation to modern culture : ten lectures given in Dornach, 10th to 25th October, 1915 / Rudolf Steiner ; translated [from the German] by D.S. Osmond
    BF 1031 S76913
    Ways of thinking and the corresponding spiritual and social structures in any period of time are not accidental but are brought about by certain groups of human beings working systematically for good or evil. Steiner gives an account of the activity of these groups working behind the scenes in the 19th century and points out their effects even in our time.

  • Délivrance par la littérature
    BF 408 L8

  • The intelligent eye [by] R.L. Gregory
    BF 241 G73

  • Essays in neobehaviorism; a memorial volume to Kenneth W. Spence. Edited by Howard H. Kendler [and] Janet T. Spence
    BF 199 E86

  • Blackwell handbook of childhood social development / edited by Peter K. Smith and Craig H. Hart
    BF 713 B565 2002
    This Handbook provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of research and theory about social development in children from pre-school age to the onset of adolescence. Forms part of a series of four Blackwell Handbooks in Developmental Psychology spanning infancy to adolescence. Contributors come from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK and the US. Covers all the major topics in research and theory about childhood social development. Synthesises the latest research findings in an accessible manner. Now available in full text online via xreferplus, the award-winning reference library on the web from xrefer. For more information, visit www.xreferplus.com

  • Motivational interviewing and CBT : combining strategies for maximum effectiveness / Sylvie Naar, Steven A. Safren ; foreword by William R. Miller
    BF 637 I5 N2927 2017
    Providing tools to enhance treatment of any clinical problem, this book shows how integrating motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can lead to better client outcomes than using either approach on its own. The authors demonstrate that MI strategies are ideally suited to boost client motivation and strengthen the therapeutic relationship, whether used as a pretreatment intervention or throughout the course of CBT. User-friendly features include extensive sample dialogues, learning exercises for practitioners, and 35 reproducible client handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

    This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.

  • Comics memory : archives and styles / Maaheen Ahmed, Benoît Crucifix, editors
    BF 378 S65 C65 2018eb

  • Masculinities in Play / editors, Nicholas Taylor and Gerald Voorhees
    BF692.5

  • Looming vulnerability : theory, research and practice in anxiety / John H. Riskind and Neil A. Rector ; with contributions by Stephanie Cassin
    BF575.A6

  • Concept invention : foundations, implementation, social aspects and applications / Roberto Confalonieri ... [et al.], editors
    BF 443 C66 2018eb

  • The social life of memory : violence, trauma, and testimony in Lebanon and Morocco / Norman Saadi Nikro, Sonja Hegasy, editors
    BF378.S65

  • Stupid humanism : folly as competence in early modern and twenty-first-century culture / Christine Hoffmann
    BF 431 H553 2017eb

  • Toxic geek masculinity in media : sexism, trolling, and identity policing / Anastasia Salter, Bridget Blodgett
    BF 692.5 S25 2017eb

  • Memory and the management of change : repossessing the past / Emily Keightley, Michael Pickering
    BF371

  • Multiple regression and the analysis of variance and covariance / Allen L. Edwards
    BF 39 E32

  • Wundt studies : a centennial collection / edited by Wolfgang G. Bringmann and Ryan D. Tweney ; with a foreword by Ernest R. Hilgard
    BF 109 W86 W86 1980

  • The origin of consciousness in the breakdown of the bicameral mind / Julian Jaynes
    BF 311 J36

  • The house of make-believe : children's play and the developing imagination / Dorothy G. Singer and Jerome L. Singer
    BF 717 S514 1990
    In the most thorough attempt to cover all aspects of children's make-believe, Dorothy and Jerome Singer examine how imaginative play begins and develops, from the infant's first smiles to the toddler's engagement in social pretend play. They provide intriguing examples and research evidence on the young child's invocation of imaginary friends, the adolescent's daring, rule-governed games, and the adult's private imagery and inner thought. In chapters that will be important to parents and policymakers, the authors discuss television and the imagination, the healing function of play, and the effects of playfulness and creativity throughout the life span.

  • New pathways in psychology: Maslow and the post-Freudian revolution
    BF 38.5 W53

  • Working with bereaved children and young people / Brenda Mallon
    BF 723 L68 M36 2011
    Working with Bereaved Children and Young People offers a fresh insight into working practices with children and young people who are experiencing the death of a family member, friend, school peer or in their social network. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the book's practical skills focus is informed by the latest research findings on children and young people's experience of grief. The wide-ranging content includes: a comprehensive review of theoretical approaches to bereavementthe impact of different types of grief on childrenworking with children who have been bereaved in traumatic circumstances, such as through criminal behaviorskills developmentThe list of resources, case studies and exercises encourage critical engagement with the counselling theory and promote reflexive practice. Trainees in counselling, psychotherapy and social work, as well as teachers and mental health workers, will find this an invaluable resource for working with this vulnerable client group.

  • Child psychology and childhood education : a cognitive-developmental view / Lawrence Kohlberg with Rheta DeVries [and others]
    BF 121 K55 1987

  • Microaggressions and traumatic stress : theory, research, and clinical treatment / Kevin L. Nadal
    BF 575 A3N33 2018eb

  • Assessment using the MMPI-2-RF / David M. McCord
    BF 698.8 M5M155 2018eb
    The MMPI-2-RF represents a paradigm shift in psychology. What was once a black-and-white approach to diagnosis--you either had a disorder or you didn't -- has given way today to a more flexible and more realistic system that recognizes a continuum of functioning. This modern way of thinking is reflected in David McCord's approach to interpreting the MMPI-2-RF, which he presents in this handy introductory guide.

    McCord offers a thorough overview of the MMPI-2-RF and each of its 51 scales, along with practical considerations for administration and scoring. Building on this foundational material, he then lays out a step-by-step framework for interpreting test results using a two-pass approach. In the first pass, the examiner quickly scans the results to get a broad sense of the client's personality and psychopathology. The second pass entails a more methodical analysis that focuses on specific domains, such as somatic/cognitive dysfunction and interpersonal functioning. A rich case example brings this process to life by showing readers how to evaluate an actual score report and communicate their interpretations in narrative format.

  • The dynamics of infidelity : applying relationship science to psychotherapy practice / Lawrence Josephs
    BF 692 J67 2018eb

  • 125 years of the American Psychological Association / edited by Wade E. Pickren and Alexandra Rutherford
    BF 11 A68 2018eb

  • Woman's embodied self : feminist perspectives on identity and image / Joan C. Chrisler, Ingrid Johnston-Robledo
    BF 201.4 C47 2018eb

  • Human intelligence / Earl Hunt
    BF 431 H814 2011
    This book is a comprehensive survey of our scientific knowledge about human intelligence, written by a researcher who has spent more than 30 years studying the field. It takes a non-ideological view of a topic in which, too often, writings are dominated by a single theory or social viewpoint. The book discusses the conceptual status of intelligence as a collection of cognitive skills that include, but also go beyond, those skills evaluated by conventional tests; intelligence tests and their analysis; contemporary theories of intelligence; biological and social causes of intelligence; the importance of intelligence in social, industrial, and educational spheres; the role of intelligence in determining success in life, both inside and outside educational settings; and the nature and causes of variations in intelligence across age, gender, and racial and ethnic groups.

  • Witchcraft and sorcery; an anthropological perspective of the occult, by John A. Rush
    BF 1411 R85 1974

  • The erotic cloth : seduction and fetishism in textiles / edited by Lesley Millar and Alice Kettle
    BF 275 E76 2018eb
    Through their metaphorical and material qualities, textiles can be seductive, exciting, intimate and, at times, shocking and disquieting. This book is the first critical examination of the erotically charged relationship between the surface of the skin and the touch of cloth, exploring the ways in which textiles can seduce, conceal and reveal through their interactions with the body. From the beautiful cloth which is quietly suggestive, to bold expressions of deviant sexuality, cloth is a message carrier for both desiring and being desired. The drape, fold, touch and feel, the sound and look of cloth in motion, allow for the exploration of identity as a sensual, gendered or political experience. The book features contributions on the sensory rustle and drape of silk taffeta and the secret pleasures of embroidery, on fetishistic punk street-style and homoerotic intimacy in men's shirts on screen, and a new perspective on the role of cloth and skin in the classic film Blade Runner . In doing so, it interrogates experiences of cloth within social, historical, psychological and cultural contexts.Divided into four sections on representation, design, otherness and performance, The Erotic Cloth showcases a variety of debates that are at the heart of contemporary textile research, drawing on the fields of art, design, film, performance, culture and politics. Playful, provocative and beautifully illustrated with over 50 color images, it will appeal to students and scholars of textiles, fashion, gender, art and anthropology.

  • Reader, come home : the reading brain in a digital world / Maryanne Wolf ; illustrated by Catherine Stoodley
    BF 456 R2 W65 2018

    From the author of Proust and the Squid, a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.

    A decade ago, Maryanne Wolf's Proust and the Squid revealed what we know about how the brain learns to read and how reading changes the way we think and feel. Since then, the ways we process written language have changed dramatically with many concerned about both their own changes and that of children. New research on the reading brain chronicles these changes in the brains of children and adults as they learn to read while immersed in a digitally dominated medium.

    Drawing deeply on this research, this book comprises a series of letters Wolf writes to us--her beloved readers--to describe her concerns and her hopes about what is happening to the reading brain as it unavoidably changes to adapt to digital mediums. Wolf raises difficult questions, including:

    Will children learn to incorporate the full range of "deep reading" processes that are at the core of the expert reading brain? Will the mix of a seemingly infinite set of distractions for children's attention and their quick access to immediate, voluminous information alter their ability to think for themselves? With information at their fingertips, will the next generation learn to build their own storehouse of knowledge, which could impede the ability to make analogies and draw inferences from what they know? Will all these influences, in turn, change the formation in children and the use in adults of "slower" cognitive processes like critical thinking, personal reflection, imagination, and empathy that comprise deep reading and that influence both how we think and how we live our lives? Will the chain of digital influences ultimately influence the use of the critical analytical and empathic capacities necessary for a democratic society? How can we preserve deep reading processes in future iterations of the reading brain? Who are the "good readers" of every epoch?

    Concerns about attention span, critical reasoning, and over-reliance on technology are never just about children--Wolf herself has found that, though she is a reading expert, her ability to read deeply has been impacted as she has become, inevitably, increasingly dependent on screens.

    Wolf draws on neuroscience, literature, education, technology, and philosophy and blends historical, literary, and scientific facts with down-to-earth examples and warm anecdotes to illuminate complex ideas that culminate in a proposal for a biliterate reading brain. Provocative and intriguing, Reader, Come Home is a roadmap that provides a cautionary but hopeful perspective on the impact of technology on our brains and our most essential intellectual capacities--and what this could mean for our future.


  • An introduction to MATLAB for behavioral researchers / Christopher R. Madan
    BF 76.5 M315 2014eb

  • Modern psychometrics with R / Patrick Mair
    BF39.5

  • The realizations of the self / Andrea Altobrando, Takuya Niikawa, Richard Stone, editors
    BF637.S4

  • Affect theory, genre, and the example of tragedy : dreams we learn / Duncan A. Lucas
    BF175.5.A35

  • Method Matters in Psychology : Essays in Applied Philosophy of Science / Brian D. Haig
    BF38.5

  • Change and Maintaining Change / Debra A. Hope, Rick A. Bevins, editors
    BF637.B4

  • Psychological Perspectives on Risk and Risk Analysis : Theory, Models, and Applications / Martina Raue, Eva Lermer, Bernhard Strecher, editors ; foreword by Paul Slovic
    BF637.R57

  • Knowing, not-knowing, and Jouissance : levels, symbols, and codes of experience in psychoanalysis / Raul Moncayo
    BF 173 M66 2018eb

  • Mindfulness in the academy : practices and perspectives from scholars / Narelle Lemon, Sharon McDonough, editors
    BF637.M56

  • The creative process : perspectives from multiple domains / edited by Todd Lubart
    BF408

  • Social dreaming, associative thinking and intensities of affect / Julian Manley ; foreword by Lita Crociani-Windland
    BF1078

  • Everyday creativity and the healthy mind : dynamic new paths for self and society / Ruth Richards
    BF408

  • Researching dreams : the fundamentals / Michael Schredl
    BF1091

  • Developing socio-emotional intelligence in higher education scholars / Camila Devis-Rozental
    BF576

  • Psychological testing : a practical approach to design and evaluation / Theresa J.B. Kline
    BF 176 K583 2005eb
    Psychological Testing offers a fresh and innovative approach to students and faculty in the fields of testing, measurement, psychometrics, research design and related areas of study. Author Theresa Kline guides readers through the process of designing and evaluating a test, paying careful attention to ensure that the test meets the highest professional standards. The author uses simple, clear examples throughout and fully details the required statistical analyses. Topics include--but are not limited to--design of item stems and responses; sampling strategies; classical and modern test theory; IRT program examples; reliability of tests and raters; validation using content, criterion-related, and factor analytic approaches; test and item bias; and professional and ethical issues in testing.

  • Memory functioning in dementia / edited by Lars Bäckman
    RC523 M45 1992
    Dementia diseases are the most common cause of severe mental deterioration in the world today, and expected changes in the population structure will inevitably result in a gradually increasing occurrence of dementia. One of the primary symptoms of dementia diseases is severe memory dysfunction. Knowledge about the ways in which dementia diseases affect memory increases our knowledge about the relationship between brain structures and memory functions, is imperative for early clinical diagnosis, and forms a basis for sound behavioral and pharmacological intervention. While the memory impairment in dementia has been known for more than 2000 years, the nature of this impairment is not yet completely understood. Research in this area has not, until quite recently, utilized theoretical and methodological advances from basic cognitive psychology. This volume gives a comprehensive treatment of this new and increasingly developing field of inquiry.

  • The intelligent imitator : towards an exemplary theory of behavioral choice / Reidar Kvadsheim
    BF357 K83 1992eb
    This monograph presents a novel conceptual framework for the study of human social behavior with potentially far-reaching implications. Owing to the role it accords to stored memory representations of observed occurrences (examples) of actions, the proposed framework is referred to as the Exemplar Choice Theory , or ECT. The theory links perception and action and combines an expectancy-value perspective on choice behavior, with features of recent exemplar-based approaches to the study of human information processing. It addresses the influence of social models, as well as the impact of past action consequences and differs from extant theories of instrumental learning.

    The volume focuses on two extreme classes of conditions defined in terms of the actor's limited access to information and discusses available evidence from many areas of psychology. Its structure is as follows: the introductory chapter locates the proposed theory within a historical context; this is followed by an overview of the main structure of the conceptual framework; subsequently, general propositions are presented and discussed in detail; later, empirical implications are derived for certain extreme classes of choice conditions and considered in the light of empirical evidence.

    It is hoped the publication will inspire students and researchers of psychology, biology, zoology and of many social sciences, including sociology, anthropology, decision research, marketing, economics, cognitive science and mass media studies to undertake further research and to reconsider existing data and frameworks.


  • Vision and motor control / edited by Luc Proteau, Digby Elliott
    BF295 V57 1992eb
    Since the classic studies of Woodworth (1899), the role of
    vision in the control of movement has been an important
    research topic in experimental psychology. While many early
    studies were concerned with the relative importance of vision
    and kinesthesis and/or the time it takes to use visual
    information, recent theoretical and technical developments
    have stimulated scientists to ask questions about how
    different sources of visual information contribute to motor
    control in different contexts.

    In this volume, articles are
    presented that provide a broad coverage of the current
    research and theory on vision and human motor learning and
    control. Many of the contributors are colleagues that have met
    over the years at the meetings and conferences concerned with
    human movement. They represent a wide range of affiliation and
    background including kinesiology, physical education,
    neurophysiology, cognitive psychology and neuropsychology.
    Thus the topic of vision and motor control is addressed from a
    number of different perspectives. In general, each author sets
    an empirical and theoretical framework for their topic, and
    then discusses current work from their own laboratory, and how
    it fits into the larger context. A synthesis chapter at the end of the volume identifies commonalities in the work and suggests directions for future experimentation.


  • Psychophysical approaches to cognition / edited by Daniel Algom
    BF237 P863 1992eb
    Our lives are informed by perceptual and cognitive processes at all levels, from instrumental learning to metaphorical discourse to memorial representation. Yet, historically, these two branches of experimental psychology, perception and cognition, have developed separately using independent methods of experimentation and analysis. This volume is motivated by the assumption that a fundamental integration of the two fields is fruitful methodologically and indispensable theoretically. It explores how the notion of psychophysics aligned with cognitive processes shapes the study of perception and cognition, and illuminates a variety of contemporary research issues from a novel theoretical perspective. The papers raise conceptual and metatheoretical issues against the background of relevant empirical data.

    The authors provide a virtually narrative account of the most recent developments in their respective fields of expertise in psychophysics and cognitive psychology. Hence, this volume gives the interested reader an opportunity to reflect critically upon some of the current issues defining the two domains and their conjunction. Topics discussed include the psychology and psychophysics of similarity, the psychophysics of visual memory and cognitive factors in judgment. The emerging notion of cognitive psychophysics may well warrant the attention of experts in the field.


  • Percepts, concepts, and categories : the representation and processing of information / edited by Barbara Burns
    BF444 P47 1992eb

    The most important distinction derived from the computational view of thought is between structures and processes. So proclaimed Farah and Kosslyn in 1982, arguing that structures and processes cannot be examined in isolation and concluding that converging operations are required to isolate the structure-process pair that can explain a particular finding.

    The distinction between structure and process within the study of percepts, concepts and categories is considered in depth in this volume, with penetrating commentaries by fellow authors concluding each chapter.

    This interesting format achieves a broad coverage of the various aspects and implications of the structure-process distinction. It affords a salient indication of the diversity of positions as to the description and utility of distinguishing structures and processors. At the same time, it reveals that researchers specializing in areas of study ranging from simple structure and process involved in perceptual organization and texture to complex structure and process associated with reading graphs and chess expertise, do utilize such a distinction in similar ways.

    The analysis is organized into four major parts within the book: Early Visual Representation and Processing; Percepts, Concepts, Categories and Development; Categories, Concepts and Learning; and Higher-Order Representation and Processing.


  • Approaches to the study of motor control and learning / edited by Jeffery J. Summers
    BF295 A68 1992eb
    During the past two decades, there has been a dramatic increase
    in interest in the study of motor control and learning. In this
    volume authors from a variety of backgrounds and theoretical
    perspectives review their research with particular emphasis on
    the methods and paradigms employed, and the future direction of
    their work. The book is divided into four main sections. The
    first section contains chapters examining general issues and
    trends in the movement behaviour field. The remaining three
    sections contain chapters from scientists working in three
    broadly defined areas of interest: coordination and control;
    visuo-motor processes; and movement disorders. Each section
    provides an overview of the different approaches and different
    levels of analysis being used to examine specific topics within
    the motor domain.

  • The mind and heart of love, lion and unicorn; a study in Eros and agape, by M.C. D'Arcy
    BF 575 L8 D3

  • Theories of anxiety [by] William F. Fischer
    BF 575 A6F5

  • Brief separations [by] Christoph M. Heinicke and Ilse J. Westheimer with the assistance of Elizabeth Wolpert
    BF 723 M35 H4 1966

  • The nature of sympathy / by Max Scheler ; translated from the German by Peter Heath ; with a general introd. to Max Scheler's work by W. Stark
    BF 575 S9S32 1970

  • Cognition and social behavior / edited by John S. Carroll, John W. Payne
    BF 311 S83 1975

  • An introduction to the psychology of children's drawings / Glyn V. Thomas and Angèle M.J. Silk
    BF 723 D7 T48 1990

    Children's drawings are intriguing. Why, for example, do children draw people with arms sticking out of the side of their heads? Recent research in the study of children's art suggests that these apparent oddities are not just random mistakes, but reflect children's orderly and often thoughful attempts at pictorial representation.

    This concise book reviews psychological theories of children's drawings and their relation to emotional and cognitive development. Long-established assumptions that "children draw what they know," or that drawings are expressions of emotional experience or unconscious wishes, are critically appraised.

    Unlike many specialized works, this book does not present just one approach to the exclusion of others, but attempts a dispassionate review of all major theories and aspects of this fascinating subject. Organized around a series of simple questions about children's drawings, the book covers material from philosophy, perception studies, clinical psychology, art, and aesthetics as well as from child development and cognitive psychology.


  • Oracles of Nostradamus, by Chas. A. Ward
    BF 1815 N8 W2 1940

  • How to publish high-quality research / Jeff Joireman, Paul A.M. Van Lange
    BF 76.8 J65 2015eb

  • Empathy : a history / Susan Lanzoni
    BF 575 E55 L36 2018

    A surprising, sweeping, and deeply researched history of empathy--from late-nineteenth-century German aesthetics to mirror neurons​

    Empathy: A History tells the fascinating and largely unknown story of the first appearance of "empathy" in 1908 and tracks its shifting meanings over the following century. Despite empathy's ubiquity today, few realize that it began as a translation of Einfühlung or "in-feeling" in German psychological aesthetics that described how spectators projected their own feelings and movements into objects of art and nature.

    Remarkably, this early conception of empathy transformed into its opposite over the ensuing decades. Social scientists and clinical psychologists refashioned empathy to require the deliberate putting aside of one's feelings to more accurately understand another's. By the end of World War II, interpersonal empathy entered the mainstream, appearing in advice columns, popular radio and TV, and later in public forums on civil rights. Even as neuroscientists continue to map the brain correlates of empathy, its many dimensions still elude strict scientific description.

    This meticulously researched book uncovers empathy's historical layers, offering a rich portrait of the tension between the reach of one's own imagination and the realities of others' experiences.


  • Second wave positive psychology : embracing the dark side of life / Itai Ivtzan, Tim Lomas, Kate Hefferon, and Piers Worth
    BF 204.6 I98 2016

    Positive psychology is currently equated with theory and research on the positive aspects of life. The reality could not be further from the truth. Positive psychology investigates and researches some of the most difficult and painful experiences. Second Wave Positive Psychology: Embracing the Dark Side of Life is an innovative and groundbreaking textbook that explores a variety of topics we consider to be part of the ¿dark¿ side of life while emphasising their role in our positive functioning and transformation as human beings. This more nuanced approach to the notions of ¿positive¿ and ¿negative¿ can be described as the ¿second wave' of Positive Psychology.

    Positive Psychology is one of the fastest growing and least understood branches of psychology. Exploring topics at the heart of Positive Psychology, such as meaning, resilience, human development, mortality, change, suffering, and spirituality, this book engages with so-called ¿negative¿ matters from a Positive Psychology angle, showing how the path of personal development can involve experiences which, while challenging, can lead to growth, insight, healing and transformation. ¿

    Containing useful resources, case studies, practical exercises and chapter summaries, Second Wave Positive Psychology is an essential guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying positive psychology, as well as clinicians wanting to know more about the subject. It will also be relevant to the layperson who is interested in positive psychology.


  • State of insecurity : government of the precarious / Isabell Lorey ; translated by Aileen Derieg ; with a foreword by Judith Butler
    BF 697.5 S43 L675 2015
    Years of remodelling the welfare state, the rise of technology, and the growing power of neoliberal government apparatuses have established a society of the precarious. In this new reality, productivity is no longer just a matter of labour, but affects the formation of the self, blurring the division between personal and professional lives. Encouraged to believe ourselves flexible and autonomous, we experience a creeping isolation that has both social and political impacts, and serves the purposes of capital accumulation and social control.

    In State of Insecurity , Isabell Lorey explores the possibilities for organization and resistance under the contemporary status quo, and anticipates the emergence of a new and disobedient self-government of the precarious.

  • The implicit mind : cognitive architecture, the self, and ethics / Michael Brownstein
    BF 323 S8 B76 2018
    Heroes are often admired for their ability to act without having "one thought too many," as Bernard Williams put it. Likewise, the unhesitating decisions of masterful athletes and artists compose part of their fascination. Examples such as these elucidate the idea that spontaneity canrepresent an ideal. However, recent literature in empirical psychology has shown how vulnerable our spontaneous inclinations can be to bias, short-sightedness, and irrationality. How can we make sense of these different roles that spontaneity plays in our lives? The central contention of TheImplicit Mind is that understanding these two faces of spontaneity - its virtues and vices - requires understanding the "implicit mind." In turn, Michael Brownstein maintains that understanding the implicit mind requires considering three sets of questions. The first set focuses on the architecture of the implicit mind itself. What kind of mental states comprise the implicit mind? Are both "virtue" and "vice" cases of spontaneity products of one and the same mental system? What kind of cognitive structure do these states have, if so? The second set ofquestions focuses on the relationship between the implicit mind and the self. How should we relate to our spontaneous inclinations and dispositions? Are they "ours," in the sense that they reflect on our character or identity? Are we responsible for them? The third set focuses on the ethics ofspontaneity. What can research on self-regulation teach us about how to improve the ethics of our implicit minds? How can we enjoy the virtues of spontaneity without succumbing to its vices? Brownstein structures his book around these set of questions in consideration of "the implicit mind."

  • The mind is flat : the remarkable shallowness of the improvising brain / Nick Chater
    BF 311 C497 2018b
    In a radical reinterpretation of how the mind works, an eminent behavioral scientist reveals the illusion of mental depth

    Psychologists and neuroscientists struggle with how best to interpret human motivation and decision making. The assumption is that below a mental "surface" of conscious awareness lies a deep and complex set of inner beliefs, values, and desires that govern our thoughts, ideas, and actions, and that to know this depth is to know ourselves.

    In this profoundly original book, behavioral scientist Nick Chater contends just the opposite: rather than being the plaything of unconscious currents, the brain generates behaviors in the moment based entirely on our past experiences. Engaging the reader with eye-opening experiments and visual examples, the author first demolishes our intuitive sense of how our mind works, then argues for a positive interpretation of the brain as a ceaseless and creative improviser.

  • Death, society, and human experience / Robert Kastenbaum and Christopher M. Moreman
    BF 789 D4 K36 2018

    Providing an overview of the myriad ways that we are touched by death and dying, both as an individual and as a member of society, this book will help readers understand our relationship with death. Kastenbaum and Moreman show how various ways that individual and societal attitudes influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. This landmark text draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts, to provide thorough coverage of understanding death and the dying process. Death, Society, and Human Experience was originally written by Robert Kastenbaum, a renowned scholar who developed one of the world's first death education courses. Christopher Moreman, who has worked in the field of death studies for almost two decades specializing in afterlife beliefs and experiences, has updated this edition.


  • A networked self and birth, life, death / edited by Zizi Papacharissi
    BF 637 L53 N48 2019

    We are born, live, and die with technologies. This book is about the role technology plays in sustaining narratives of living, dying, and coming to be. Contributing authors examine how technologies connect, disrupt, or help us reorganize ways of parenting and nurturing life. They further consider how technology sustains our ways of thinking and being, hopefully reconciling the distance between who we are and who we aspire to be. Finally, they address the role technology plays in helping us come to terms with death, looking at technologically enhanced memorials, online rituals of mourning, and patterns of grief enabled through technology. Ultimately, this volume is about using technology to reimagine the art of life.


  • Enactivist interventions : rethinking the mind / Shaun Gallagher
    BF 311 G28 2017
    Enactivist Interventions is an interdisciplinary work that explores how theories of embodied cognition illuminate many aspects of the mind, including intentionality, representation, the affect, perception, action and free will, higher-order cognition, and intersubjectivity. Gallagher arguesfor a rethinking of the concept of mind, drawing on pragmatism, phenomenology and cognitive science. Enactivism is presented as a philosophy of nature that has significant methodological and theoretical implications for the scientific investigation of the mind. Gallagher argues that, like the basicphenomena of perception and action, sophisticated cognitive phenomena like reflection, imagining, and mathematical reasoning are best explained in terms of an affordance-based skilled coping. He offers an account of the continuity that runs between basic action, affectivity, and a rationality thatin every case remains embodied. Gallagher's analysis also addresses recent predictive models of brain function and outlines an alternative, enactivist interpretation that emphasizes the close coupling of brain, body and environment rather than a strong boundary that isolates the brain in its internal processes. The extensiverelational dynamics that integrates the brain with the extra-neural body opens into an environment that is physical, social and cultural and that recycles back into the enactive process. Cognitive processes are in-the-world rather than in-the-head; they are situated in affordance spaces definedacross evolutionary, developmental and individual histories, and are constrained by affective processes and normative dimensions of social and cultural practices.

  • Are racists crazy? : how prejudice, racism, and antisemitism became markers of insanity / Sander L. Gilman and James M. Thomas
    BF 575 P9 G55 2016

    The connection and science behind race, racism, and mental illness

    In 2012, an interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Oxford reported that - based on their clinical experiment - the beta-blocker drug, Propranolol, could reduce implicit racial bias among its users. Shortly after the experiment, an article in Time Magazine cited the study, posing the question: Is racism becoming a mental illness? In Are Racists Crazy? Sander Gilman and James Thomas trace the idea of race and racism as psychopathological categories., from mid-19th century Europe, to contemporary America, up to the aforementioned clinical experiment at the University of Oxford, and ask a slightly different question than that posed by Time: How did racism become a mental illness? Using historical, archival, and content analysis, the authors provide a rich account of how the 19th century 'Sciences of Man' - including anthropology, medicine, and biology - used race as a means of defining psychopathology and how assertions about race and madness became embedded within disciplines that deal with mental health and illness.
    An illuminating and riveting history of the discourse on racism, antisemitism, and psychopathology, Are Racists Crazy? connects past and present claims about race and racism, showing the dangerous implications of this specious line of thought for today.

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