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Psychology - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

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


  • Memory in a social context : brain, mind, and society / Takashi Tsukiura, Satoshi Umeda, editors
    BF378.S65

  • Descriptor revision : belief change through direct choice / Sven Ove Hansson
    BF637.C4

  • The auditory system at the cocktail party / John C. Middlebrooks, Jonathan Z. Simon, Arthur N. Popper, Richard R. Fay, editors
    BF252

    The Auditory System at the Cocktail Party is a rather whimsical title that points to the very serious challenge faced by listeners in most everyday environments: how to hear out sounds of interest amid a cacophony of competing sounds. The volume presents the mechanisms for bottom-up object formation and top-down object selection that the auditory system employs to meet that challenge.

    Ear and Brain Mechanisms for Parsing the Auditory Scene by John C. Middlebrooks and Jonathan Z. Simon

    Auditory Object Formation and Selection by Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Virginia Best, and Adrian K. C. Lee

    Energetic Masking and Masking Release by John F. Culling and Michael A. Stone

    Informational Masking in Speech Recognition by Gerald Kidd, Jr. and H. Steven Colburn

    Modeling the Cocktail Party Problem by Mounya Elhilali

    Spatial Stream Segregation by John C. Middlebrooks

    Human Auditory Neuroscience and the Cocktail Party Problem by Jonathan Z. Simon

    Infants and Children at the Cocktail Party by Lynne Werner

    Older Adults at the Cocktail Party by M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, Claude Alain, and Bruce A. Schneider

    Hearing with Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids in Complex Auditory Scenes by Ruth Y. Litovsky, Matthew J. Goupell, Sara M. Misurelli, and Alan Kan

    About the Editors:

    John C. Middlebrooks is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of California, Irvine, with affiliate appointments in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, the Department of Cognitive Sciences, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

    Jonathan Z. Simon is a Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, with joint appointments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Biology, and the Institute for Systems Research.

    Arthur N. Popper is Professor Emeritus and Research Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park.

    Richard R. Fay is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Loyola University, Chicago.

    About the Series:

    The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of synthetic reviews of fundamental topics dealing with auditory systems. Each volume is independent and authoritative; taken as a set, this series is the definitive resource in the field.

  • Contesting Orthodoxy in medieval and early modern Europe : heresy, magic and witchcraft / Louise Nyholm Kallestrup, Raisa Maria Toivo, editors
    BF1584.E9
    This book breaks with three common scholarly barriers of periodization, discipline and geography in its exploration of the related themes of heresy, magic and witchcraft. It sets aside constructed chronological boundaries, and in doing so aims to achieve a clearer picture of what 'went before', as well as what 'came after'. Thus the volume demonstrates continuity as well as change in the concepts and understandings of magic, heresy and witchcraft. In addition, the geographical pattern of similarities and diversities suggests a comparative approach, transcending confessional as well as national borders. Throughout the medieval and early modern period, the orthodoxy of the Christian Church was continuously contested. The challenge of heterodoxy, especially as expressed in various kinds of heresy, magic and witchcraft, was constantly present during the period 1200-1650. Neither contesters nor followers of orthodoxy were homogeneous groups or fractions. They themselves and their ideas changed from one century to the next, from region to region, even from city to city, but within a common framework of interpretation. This collection of essays focuses on this complex.

  • Psychoanalyzing the Politics of the New Brain Sciences / Robert Samuels
    BF175

  • Psychological and social measurement : the career and contributions of Benjamin D. Wright / Mark Wilson, William P. Fisher, Jr., editors
    BF39

  • Creativity, Design Thinking and Interdisciplinarity / Frédéric Darbellay, Zoe Moody, Todd Lubart, editors
    BF408

  • Moral psychology : a multidisciplinary guide / Benjamin G. Voyer ; Tor Tarantola, editors
    BF723.M54

  • Group therapy with children : psychodrama with children / Alfons Aichinger, Walter Holl
    BF990

  • Judgment and strategy / Robin Holt
    BF447 .H658 2018eb

  • Sexual difference in debate : bodies, desires, and fictions / Leticia Glocer Fiorini
    BF 175.5 S49 F56 2017eb
    Now well into the twenty-first century, relevant changes in symbolic codes that organize social bonds are observed. Important modifications regarding the model of the nuclear family in Western society, the vicissitudes of desire and changing identities, as well as advances in biotechnology and informatics, are leading to a re-consideration of previously accepted concepts of the masculine-feminine polarity and the notion of sexual difference. In this context, new forms of subjectivity - including sexual and gender migrations - open an inquiry regarding the way these presentations challenge traditional psychoanalytic theories. Thus, an opportunity emerges to investigate the whole spectrum of subjectivities that have no place in orthodox masculine-feminine duality, and to think about these matters beyond reductionist moralities yet avoiding acritical positions. The greater part of this book focuses on a critical analysis of the logics and ways of thinking supporting both explicit and implicit theories of sexual difference and the masculine/feminine pair. These theories may be private or collective; conscious, preconscious, or unconscious. They impact heavily on interpretations and constructions made in analytic practice, while they also affect transference-countertransference patterns. This conceptual analysis reviews the Freudian oeuvre as well as the work of other significant authors, post-Freudian and contemporary, that have contributed specifically to this topic. The concept of sexual difference contains a persistent problem: binary, dichotomous thinking and its blind spots and aporias. For this reason, the author has turned to other epistemologies that offer novel forms to think about the same problems, such as the paradigm of hyper-complexity, as well as thinking at intersections and limits between different categories. The objective is to rethink the construction of sexed subjectivity and its conflict with consensual ideals and legalities, by means of focusing on problems triggered by the notion of sexual difference, but also considering alternative epistemological approaches to it.

  • Sensation of movement / edited by Thor Grünbaum and Mark Schram Christensen
    BF 295 S43 2018eb

    Sensation of Movementexplores the role of sensation in motor control, bodily self-recognition and sense of agency. The sensation of movement is dependent on a range of information received by the brain, from signalling in the peripheral sensory organs to the establishment of higher order goals. Through the integration of neuroscientific knowledge with psychological and philosophical perspectives, this book questions whether one type of information is more relevant for the ability to sense and control movement.

    Addressing conscious sensations of movement, experimental designs and measures, and the possible functions of proprioceptive and kinaesthetic information in motor control and bodily cognition, the book advocates the integration of neuroscientific knowledge and philosophical perspectives. With an awareness of the diverse ideas and theories from these distinct fields, the book brings together leading researchers to bridge these divides and lay the groundwork for future research.

    Of interest to both students and researchers of consciousness,Sensation of Movementwill be essential reading for those researching motor control, multimodal perception, bodily self-recognition, and sense of agency. It aims to encourage the integration of multiple perspectives in order to arrive at new insights into how sensation of movement can be studied scientifically.


  • The science of expertise : behavioral, neural, and genetic approaches to complex skill / edited by David Z. Hambrick, Guillermo Campitelli, and Brooke N. Macnamara ; with a foreword by Robert Plomin
    BF 378 E94 H36 2018eb

    Offering the broadest review of psychological perspectives on human expertise to date, this volume covers behavioral, computational, neural, and genetic approaches to understanding complex skill. The chapters show how performance in music, the arts, sports, games, medicine, and other domains reflects basic traits such as personality and intelligence, as well as knowledge and skills acquired through training. In doing so, this book moves the field of expertise beyond the duality of "nature vs. nurture" toward an integrative understanding of complex skill. This book is an invaluable resource for researchers and students interested in expertise, and for professionals seeking current reviews of psychological research on expertise.


  • Psychometric testing : critical perspectives / edited by Barry Cripps
    BF 39 P79 2017eb

    Psychometric Testing offers an in-depth examination of the strengths and limitations psychometric testing, with coverage of diverse methods of test development and application.

    A state-of-the-art exploration of the contemporary field of psychometric testing, bringing together the latest theory and evidence-based practice from 21 global experts Explores a variety of topics related to the field, including test construction, use and applications in human resources and training, assessment and verification of training courses, and consulting Includes applications for clinical psychology, performance psychology, and sport and exercise psychology across a range of professions (research, teaching, coaching, consulting, and advising) Acknowledges the dynamic nature of the field and identifies future directions in need of more research, including Internet and smart phone testing

  • The psychology of perfectionism : theory, research, applications / edited by Joachim Stoeber
    BF 698.35 P47 P78 2018eb

    This milestone text provides a comprehensive and state-of-the art overview of perfectionism theory, research, and treatment from the past 25 years, with contributions from the leading researchers in the field.

    The book examines new theories and perspectives including the social disconnection model of perfectionism and the 2 #65533; 2 model of perfectionism. It also reviews empirical findings, with a special focus on stress, vulnerability, and resilience, and examines perfectionism in specific populations. Finally, it considers how perfectionism relates to physical health and psychophysiological processes and introduces new approaches to effective prevention and treatment.

    By increasing our understanding of this complex personality disposition and providing a framework for future explorations, this landmark publication aims to promote further research in this field. It will be invaluable reading for academics, students, and professionals in personality psychology, clinical and counselling psychology, applied psychology and related disciplines.


  • The psychology of language and communication / Andrew Ellis, Geoffrey Beattie
    BF 455 E45 1986eb
    This wide-ranging introduction to the psychology of human language use offers a new breadth of approach by breaching conventional disciplinary boundaries with examples and perspectives drawn from many subdisciplines - cognitive and social psychology, psycholinguistics, neuropsychology and sociology. After an exploration of the diverse nature of communication, using examples throughout the animal kingdom, the authors focus on the range of human communicative channels, the nature of human language and the variations occurring between and within societies and cultures. Subsequent chapters cover speech production as a psycholinguistic skill; the coordination of verbal and non-verbal channels; the structure and management of conversations; language perception and comprehension; the cognitive neuropsychology of language, and the development of communicative skills. The book also presents an informative and entertaining historical perspective, and illustrates the fact that insights gained into controversial problems in other fields and at other times can shed light on many of today's most contentious debates in psychology.

  • Psychology of emotion / Paula M. Niedenthal and François Ric
    BF 511 N534 2017eb

  • Psychological science under scrutiny : recent challenges and proposed solutions / edited by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Irwin D. Waldman
    BF 121 P76217 2017eb
    Psychological Science Under Scrutiny explores a range of contemporary challenges to the assumptions and methodologies of psychology, in order to encourage debate and ground the discipline in solid science.
    Discusses the pointed challenges posed by critics to the field of psychological research, which have given pause to psychological researchers across a broad spectrum of sub-fields Argues that those conducting psychological research need to fundamentally change the way they think about data and results, in order to ensure that psychology has a firm basis in empirical science Places the recent challenges discussed into a broad historical and conceptual perspective, and considers their implications for the future of psychological methodology and research Challenges discussed include confirmation bias, the effects of grant pressure, false-positive findings, overestimating the efficacy of medications, and high correlations in functional brain imaging Chapters are authored by internationally recognized experts in their fields, and are written with a minimum of specialized terminology to ensure accessibility to students and lay readers

  • Performance psychology : theory and practice / Stewart Cotterill
    BF 481 C68 2017eb

  • Neurocounseling : brain-based clinical approaches / edited by Thomas A. Field, Laura K. Jones, Lori A. Russell-Chapin
    BF 636.6 N487 2017eb

    This text presents current, accessible information on enhancing the counseling process using a brain-based paradigm. Leading experts provide guidelines and insights for becoming a skillful neuroscience-informed counselor, making direct connections between the material covered and clinical practice. In this much-needed resource--the first to address neurocounseling concepts across the counseling curriculum--chapters cover each of the eight common core areas in the 2016 CACREP Standards in addition to several specialty areas of the Standards. Detailed case studies, questions for reflection, quiz questions, and a glossary facilitate classroom use.


  • Multicultural counseling and psychotherapy : a lifespan approach / Leroy G. Baruth, M. Lee Manning
    BF 637 C6 B283 2016eb

    Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy, 6 th ed, offers counseling students and professionals a distinctive lifespan approach that emphasizes the importance of social justice and diversity in mental health practice. Chapters include case studies, reflection questions, and examinations of current issues in the field. Each chapter also discusses the ways in which a broad range of factors--including sexuality, race, gender identity, and socioeconomic conditions--affect clients' mental health, and gives students the information they need to best serve clients from diverse backgrounds.


  • Intimate relationships : issues, theories, and research / Ralph Erber and Maureen Wang Erber
    BF 575 I5 E73 2018eb

    Intimate Relationshipscovers both classic and current material in a concise yet thorough and rigorous manner. Chapters range from attraction to love, attachment to jealousy, sexuality to conflict - all written in a warm, personal, and engaging voice. Topics are viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective firmly grounded in research. Examples and stories from everyday life lead into each chapter to stir the reader's engagement with the material, and critical thinking prompts throughout the text aid the reader's reflection on the issues and theories presented.

    Each chapter is organized around major relationship issues and relevant theories, in addition to a critical evaluation of the research. When appropriate, the authors discuss and evaluate popular ideas about intimate relationships in the context of scientific research. This Third Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to include the latest findings and topics in relationship science, including the role of the Internet in today's relationships. Students will benefit from a revised chapter on sexuality that reflects current views on sexual orientation and sexual pathways, as well as a forward-looking chapter on the evolution and diversity of relationships in the 21stcentury.

    To support student learning, the new edition includes flashcards, learning objectives, and outlines for each chapter. A companion website accessible at www.routledge.com/cw/erber provides instructors with PowerPoint presentations and a test bank, and provides students with flashcards of key terms as well as learning outcomes and chapter outlines for each chapter.


  • Identity, Narcissism, and the Other : Object Relations and their Obstacles / Jean Arundale.
    BF 697 A78 2017eb
    Practitioners of psychoanalysis find three central themes to be recurrent and ubiquitous in every analysis; firstly, issues around identity, the struggle to know the self, to understand the self and to be the self in an authentic way. Intricately entangled with self-identity is the problem of narcissism, essentially viewed as a defensive retreat to a mental state characterized by an unconscious belief in the special value of the self and the diminution of the Other. The motive for seeking psychoanalytic treatment is often to improve the quality of relationships with the Other, which is clearly jeopardized by narcissistic states; the person undergoing psychoanalysis might hope to re-discover a resilient self and a sense of personal identity, and to overcome narcissism sufficiently to be able to form relationships. However, there are a multitude of inherent anxieties involved in close and intimate relationships. As Freud pointed out, even in our most intimate relationships there is an element of hostility. Threats to both the self and other, and various anxieties around libidinal contact, will be examined in this book using case material, and the relationship between these three important themes, identity, narcissism and the other, separate but interconnected, will be explored. It is proposed that the key to relating to the Other is empathy: entering into the mind of the Other to experience what it is to be them; to move around their internal world, feeling, observing, thinking, connecting, identifying with the Other's objects and experiencing with empathic understanding the Otherness of the person.

  • The hidden worldviews of psychology's theory, research, and practice / edited by Brent D. Slife, Kari A. O'Grady, and Russell D. Kosits
    BF 121 H493 2017eb

  • Handbook of categorization in cognitive science / edited by Henri Cohen, Claire Lefebvre
    BF 445 H36 2017eb

    Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science, Second Edition presents the study of categories and the process of categorization as viewed through the lens of the founding disciplines of the cognitive sciences, and how the study of categorization has long been at the core of each of these disciplines.

    The literature on categorization reveals there is a plethora of definitions, theories, models and methods to apprehend this central object of study. The contributions in this handbook reflect this diversity. For example, the notion of category is not uniform across these contributions, and there are multiple definitions of the notion of concept. Furthermore, the study of category and categorization is approached differently within each discipline.

    For some authors, the categories themselves constitute the object of study, whereas for others, it is the process of categorization, and for others still, it is the technical manipulation of large chunks of information. Finally, yet another contrast has to do with the biological versus artificial nature of agents or categorizers.

    Defines notions of category and categorization Discusses the nature of categories: discrete, vague, or other Explores the modality effects on categories Bridges the category divide - calling attention to the bridges that have already been built, and avenues for further cross-fertilization between disciplines

  • Exploring psychedelic trance and electronic dance music in modern culture / Emíla Simão, Armando Malheiro de Silva, and Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães, [editors]
    BF 1045 A48 E97 2015eb
    The popularization and cult-like following of electronic music has provoked new relations between men and machines, art and technology, and modern shamans and disc jockeys. New technologies and multimedia tools have awakened neo-ritual practices through the emergence of Psychedelic Trance parties, evoking tribal experiences inspired by a new shamanism, mediated by high-tech guide elements. Exploring Psychedelic Trance and Electronic Dance Music in Modern Culture investigates the expansive scope of Electronic Music Dance Culture (EMDC), the rise of Psychedelic Trance culture, and their relationship with new digital platforms. Drawing from perspectives in sociology, anthropology, psychology, aesthetics and the arts, religious studies, information technologies, multimedia communication, shamanism, and ritualism, this book analyzes the impact of new technologies on individual and collective behaviors in cyberspace. This innovative reference source is ideal for use by academicians, researchers, upper-level students, practitioners, and theorists. Focusing on a variety of topics relating to sub-cultures, human behavior, and popular culture, this title features timely research on alternative culture, electronic music festivals, ethnography, music and religion, psychedelic drugs, Psytrance, rave culture, and trance parties.

  • Working deeply : transforming lives through transformational coaching / by Robert Barner, Ken Ideus
    BF637.P36 B37 2017eb
    Coaching serves as a catalyst for supporting clients in their self-exploration and personal growth. In many instances, that growth has the potential to be transformational. Working Deeply is a guide for executive coaches and leadership development professionals to help them foster their clients' efforts in deep transformational learning. To facilitate this process, the authors introduce theories, concepts, and applied techniques for undertaking transformational coaching, and provide coaching cases and examples illustrating the use of these tools. They also introduce readers to a variety of research studies on such topics as mindfulness, mindsets, future selves, and narrative analysis, and discuss the application of this research to the area of transformational coaching. Finally, they explore how coaches can shape their perspectives and approaches to enable positive transformation. What readers will take from Working Deeply something of value that will help them develop their ability to support their coaching clients, and strengthen their practice as coaching professionals.

  • The heart of parenting : how to raise an emotionally intelligent child / John Gottman with Joan DeClaire
    BF 723 E6 G67 1997

  • Learning and memory : from brain to behavior / Mark A. Gluck, Rutgers University-Newark, Eduardo Mercado, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, Catherine E. Myers, Department of Veterans Affairs, VA New Jersey Health Care System, and Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School
    BF 371 G496 2016
    With its modular organization, consistent chapter structure, and contemporary perspective, this groundbreaking survey is ideal for courses on learning and memory, and is easily adaptable to courses that focus on either learning or memory.

  • Five constraints on predicting behavior / Jerome Kagan
    BF 199 K234 2017eb

    Scientists were unable to study the relation of brain to mind until the invention of technologies that measured the brain activity accompanying psychological processes. Yet even with these new tools, conclusions are tentative or simply wrong. In this book, the distinguished psychologist Jerome Kagan describes five conditions that place serious constraints on the ability to predict mental or behavioral outcomes based on brain data: the setting in which evidence is gathered, the expectations of the subject, the source of the evidence that supports the conclusion, the absence of studies that examine patterns of causes with patterns of measures, and the habit of borrowing terms from psychology.

    Kagan describes the important of context, and how the experimental setting -- including the room, the procedure, and the species, age, and sex of both subject and examiner -- can influence the conclusions. He explains how subject expectations affect all brain measures; considers why brain and psychological data often yield different conclusions; argues for relations between patterns of causes and outcomes rather than correlating single variables; and criticizes the borrowing of psychological terms to describe brain evidence. Brain sites cannot be in a state of "fear."

    A deeper understanding of the brain's contributions to behavior, Kagan argues, requires investigators to acknowledge these five constraints in the design or interpretation of an experiment.


  • Magic's reason : an anthropology of analogy / Graham M. Jones
    BF 1621 J66 2017
    In Magic's Reason , Graham M. Jones tells the entwined stories of anthropology and entertainment magic. The two pursuits are not as separate as they may seem at first. As Jones shows, they not only matured around the same time, but they also shared mutually reinforcing stances toward modernity and rationality. It is no historical accident, for example, that colonial ethnographers drew analogies between Western magicians and native ritual performers, who, in their view, hoodwinked gullible people into believing their sleight of hand was divine.

    Using French magicians' engagements with North African ritual performers as a case study, Jones shows how magic became enshrined in anthropological reasoning. Acknowledging the residue of magic's colonial origins doesn't require us to dispense with it. Rather, through this radical reassessment of classic anthropological ideas, Magic's Reason develops a new perspective on the promise and peril of cross-cultural comparison.

  • Technologies for intuition : Cold War circles and telegraphic rays / Alaina Lemon
    BF 1171 L38 2018
    Since the Cold War, Americans and Russians have together cultivated fascination with the workings and failures of communicative channels. Each accuses the other of media jamming and propaganda, and each proclaims its own communication practices better for expression and creativity. Technologies for Intuition theorizes phaticity--the processes by which people make, check, discern, or describe channels and contacts, judging them weak or strong, blocked or open. This historical ethnography of intuition juxtaposes telepathy experiments and theatrical empathy drills, passing through settings where media and performance professionals encounter neophytes, where locals open channels with foreigners, and where skeptics of contact debate naifs. Tacking across geopolitical borders, the book demonstrates how contact and channel shift in significance over time, through events and political relations, in social conflict, and in conversation. The author suggests that Cold War preoccupations and strategies have marked theoretical models of communication and mediation, even while infusing everyday, practical technologies for intuition.

  • The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender / edited by Kevin L. Nadal
    BF 692.2 S234 2017
    The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender is an innovative exploration of the intersection of gender and psychology--topics that resonate across disciplines and inform our everyday lives. This encyclopedia looks at issues of gender, identity, and psychological processes at the individual as well as the societal level, exploring topics such as how gender intersects with developmental processes both in infancy and childhood and throughout later life stages; the evolution of feminism and the men's movement; the ways in which gender can affect psychological outcomes and influence behavi∨ and more. With articles written by experts across a variety of disciplines, this encyclopedia delivers insights on the psychology of gender through the lens of developmental science, social science, clinical and counseling psychology, sociology, and more.

    This encyclopedia provides librarians, students, and professionals with ready access to up-to-date information that informs some of today's key contemporary issues and debates. A sample of questions answered: What is gender nonconformity? What are some of the evolutionary sex differences between men and women? How does gender-based workplace harassment affect health outcomes? How are gender roles viewed in different cultures? What is third-wave feminism?


  • The Routledge international handbook of critical positive psychology / edited by Nicholas J. Brown, Tim Lomas and Francisco Jose Eiroa-Orosa
    BF 204.6 R68 2018eb

  • The Routledge international handbook of thinking and reasoning / edited by Linden J. Ball and Valerie A. Thompson
    BF 441 R688 2018eb

    The Routledge International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoningis an authoritative reference work providing a well-balanced overview of current scholarship spanning the full breadth of the rapidly developing and expanding field of thinking and reasoning. The Handbook contains 35 chapters written by internationally-leading researchers, covering foundational issues as well as state-of-the-art developments in thinking and reasoning research, both in relation to empirical evidence and theoretical analyses.

    Topics covered range across all sub-areas of thinking and reasoning, including deduction, induction, abduction, judgment, decision making, argumentation, problem solving, expertise, creativity and rationality. The contributors engage with cutting-edge debates and pressing conceptual issues such as the status of dual-process theories of thinking, the role of unconscious, intuitive, emotional and metacognitive processes in thinking and the importance of probabilistic conceptualisations of thinking and reasoning. In addition, authors examine the importance of neuroscientific findings in informing theoretical developments, as well as the situated nature of thinking and reasoning across a range of real-world contexts such as mathematics, medicine and science.

    The handbook provides a clear sense of the way in which contemporary ideas are challenging traditional viewpoints in what is now referred to as the "new paradigm psychology of reasoning". This paradigm-shifting research is paving the way toward a far richer and more encompassing understanding of the nature of thinking and reasoning, where important new questions drive a forward-looking research agenda. It is essential reading for both established researchers in the field of thinking and reasoning as well as advanced students wishing to learn more about both the historical foundations and the very latest developments in this rapidly growing area of enquiry.


  • A formal theory of commonsense psychology : how people think people think / Andrew S. Gordon, University of Southern California, Jerry R. Hobbs, University of Southern California
    BF 121 G645 2017
    Commonsense psychology refers to the implicit theories that we all use to make sense of people's behavior in terms of their beliefs, goals, plans, and emotions. These are also the theories we employ when we anthropomorphize complex machines and computers as if they had humanlike mental lives. In order to successfully cooperate and communicate with people, these theories will need to be represented explicitly in future artificial intelligence systems. This book provides a large-scale logical formalization of commonsense psychology in support of humanlike artificial intelligence. It uses formal logic to encode the deep lexical semantics of the full breadth of psychological words and phrases, providing fourteen hundred axioms of first-order logic organized into twenty-nine commonsense psychology theories and sixteen background theories. This in-depth exploration of human commonsense reasoning for artificial intelligence researchers, linguists, and cognitive and social psychologists will serve as a foundation for the development of humanlike artificial intelligence.

  • Exploring empathy : its propagations, perimeters and potentialities / edited by Rebeccah J. Nelems, L.J. Theo
    BF 575 E55 E86 2018
    Popular interest in empathy has surged in the past two decades. Research on its origins, uses and development is on the rise, and empathy is increasingly referenced across a wide range of sectors - from business to education. While there is widespread consensus about the value of empathy, however, its supposed stable nature and offerings remain insufficiently examined. By critically exploring different perspectives and aspects of empathy in distinct contexts, Exploring Empathy aims to generate deeper reflection about what is at stake in discussions and practices of empathy in the 21st century. Ten contributors representing seven disciplines and five world regions contribute to this dialogical volume about empathy, its offerings, limitations and potentialities for society. By deepening our understanding of empathy in all its complexity, this volume broadens the debate about both the role of empathy in society, and effective ways to invoke it for the benefit of all.

  • Existential-humanistic therapy / Kirk J. Schneider and Orah T. Krug
    BF 204.5 S354 2017
    Existential-humanistic therapy melds European existential philosophy -- which values self-inquiry, struggle, and responsibility -- with the American tradition of spontaneity, optimism, and practicality.

    In this updated edition of their popular book, Kirk Schneider and Orah Krug demonstrate how this unique approach can help clients free themselves from self-imposed limitations and develop a deeper understanding of their authentic life goals by cultivating skills such as experiential reflection.

    Schneider and Krug explore existential-humanistic therapy's theoretical and historical underpinnings, its empirical foundations, the therapeutic process and mechanisms of change, as well as future developments. Detailed case examples vividly illustrate the work of existential-humanistic therapy, highlighting key takeaways that are equally accessible and valuable to graduate students and veteran practitioners.

    New to this revised edition is an increased focus on a more integrative perspective, which makes existential-humanistic therapy applicable to a wider array of settings and diagnostic populations. This flexibility also makes it more adaptable to other therapeutic approaches and expands its influence on clinical psychology as a whole.

  • Effects of interpersonal relationships on shared reminiscence : whose memory is it? / by Candice E. Condon
    BF 378 S65 C66 2017eb

  • Developing empathy : a biopsychosocial approach to understanding compassion for therapists and parents / Katharina Manassis
    BF 575 E55 M355 2017

    Empathy is valued across cultures, and has a profound impact on psychotherapy, our children, and our world. Why then are many human relationships not empathetic? This volume describes in detail the neurobiological, psychological, and social elements involved with empathy. Ideas are brought to life with case examples and reflective questions which help the reader learn ways to overcome empathetic barriers. The book shows how fear, anger, and anxiety all take away the power to feel for others, while also looking at the topic through a global lens. Developing Empathy is an easy-read book, backed by science, useful to the clinician, and to all readers interested in the topic.


  • Depressive realism : interdisciplinary realism / Colin Feltham
    BF 201 F45 2017eb

  • The cognitive psychology of speech-related gesture / Pierre Feyereisen
    BF 637 N66 F467 2018eb

    Why do we gesture when we speak? The Cognitive Psychology of Speech Related Gesture offers answers to this question while introducing readers to the huge interdisciplinary field of gesture. Drawing on ideas from cognitive psychology, this book highlights key debates in gesture research alongside advocating new approaches to conventional thinking.

    Beginning with the definition of the notion of communication, this book explores experimental approaches to gesture production and comprehension, the possible gestural origin of language and its implication for brain organization, and the development of gestural communication from infancy to childhood. Through these discussions the author presents the idea that speech-related gestures are not just peripheral phenomena, but rather a key function of the cognitive architecture, and should consequently be studied alongside traditional concepts in cognitive psychology.

    The Cognitive Psychology of Speech Related Gesture offers a broad overview which will be essential reading for all students of gesture research and language, as well as speech therapists, teachers, and communication practitioners. It will also be of interest to anybody who is curious about why we move our bodies when we talk.


  • Ana-María Rizzuto and the psychoanalysis of religion : the road to the living God / edited by Martha J. Reineke and David M. Goodman
    BF 175 R593 A53 2017eb

  • Adapting tests in linguistic and cultural situations / Dragos Iliescu
    BF 432.A1 I45 2017eb

  • 125 years of the American Psychological Association / edited by Wade E. Pickren and Alexandra Rutherford
    BF 11 A68 2018
    This volume, first published as part of the American Psychological Association's centennial celebration in 1992 and updated today for the APA's 125th anniversary, demonstrates how the Association has evolved over the years in response to intellectual, cultural, political, economic, and other historical developments. Chapters describe the personalities and events that transformed the APA from a tiny organization of 26 members to one of the largest professional associations in the world. Key topics include the changing role of women in the APA, and the organization's considerable contributions to social change. From its origins in the late nineteenth century, through the two World Wars and a major reorganization, to the social and cultural turbulence of the 1960s and the economic uncertainties of the 1970s and 1980s, the APA's development has mirrored the growth of psychology as a discipline in the United States.

    This special 125th anniversary edition describes the unique challenges and triumphs that have marked the APA's early years in the twenty-first century.

  • Time and free will : an essay on the immediate data of consciousness / Henri Bergson ; authorized translation by F.L. Pogson
    BF 622 B4913 2001
    Bergson argues for free will by showing that the arguments against it come from a confusion of different conceptions of time. As opposed to physicists' idea of measurable time, life is perceived in human experience as a continuous and immeasurable flow rather than as a succession of marked-off states of consciousness.

  • Interviewing : principles and practices / Charles J. Stewart, Purdue University, William B. Cash, Jr
    BF 637 I5 S75 2018
    Interviewing: Principles and Practices , the most widely used text for the interviewing course, continues to reflect the growing sophistication with which interviewing is being approached, incorporating the ever-expanding body of research in all types of interview settings, recent communication theory, and the importance of equal opportunity laws on interviewing practices. It provides the most thorough treatment of the basics of interviewing, including the complex interpersonal communication process, types and uses of questions, and the structuring of interviews from opening to closing.

  • Witchcraft and demonology in Hungary and Transylvania / Gábor Klaniczay, Éva Pócs, editors
    BF1584.H9

  • Time Perspective : Theory and Practice / Aleksandra Kostić, Derek Chadee, editors
    BF637.T5

  • Reasoning unbound : thinking about morality, delusion and democracy / Jean-François Bonnefon
    BF442

  • Prospective Memory : Remembering to Remember, Remembering to Forget / by Anna-Lisa Cohen, Jason L. Hicks
    BF378.P76

  • A new logical foundation for psychology Jens Mammen ; with commentaries from Niels Engelsted and Ehtibar N. Dzhafarov
    BF121

  • Interpersonal communication : relating to others / Steven A. Beebe (Texas State University), Susan J. Beebe (Texas State University), Mark V. Redmond (Iowa State University), Lisa Salem-Wiseman (Humber College)
    BF 637 C45 I68 2018
    Emphasizes the importance of relating to others

    Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others offers students a uniquely Canadian perspective on the importance of focusing on others in a variety of interpersonal relationships and contexts.

    The importance of being other-oriented-being mindfully considerate of the thoughts, needs, and values of others- was the foundation of the first six Canadian editions of Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others , and it continues as the central theme of the seventh Canadian edition. Updated to include new research, statistics and Canadian content, this edition offers exceptional coverage of diversity and an expanded discussion integrated throughout on technology's impact on communication and its relevance to communication in students' daily lives.
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  • Theories of personality / Duane P. Schultz, Sydney Ellen Schultz
    BF 698 S36 2017
    How does using FaceBook affect your personality? Do selfies show the real you? You'll find the answers in THEORIES OF PERSONALITY, 11th Edition, which gives you a clear and cogent introduction to this dynamic field. Updated with new research and findings, this popular text discusses major theorists who represent psychoanalytic, neopsychoanalytic, lifespan, trait, humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, and social-learning approaches, while demonstrating the influence of events in theorists' lives on the development of their theories. It reviews current work on selected facets of personality including locus of control, sensation seeking, learned helplessness, optimism-pessimism, and positive psychology, and explores how race, gender, and cultural issues play a part in the study of personality and in personality assessment. The final chapter integrates topics explored in previous chapters and suggests conclusions that can be drawn from the many theorists' work.

  • Apocalyptic witchcraft / Peter Gray
    BF 1566 G74 2013

  • Rediscovering Renaissance witchcraft : witches in early modernity and modernity / Marion Gibson
    BF 1581 G5355 2018

    Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft is an exploration of witchcraft in the literature of Britain and America from the 16th and 17th centuries through to the present day. As well as the themes of history and literature (politics and war, genre and intertextuality), the book considers issues of national identity, gender and sexuality, race and empire, and more. The complex fascination with witchcraft through the ages is investigated, and the importance of witches in the real world and in fiction is analysed.#65533;#65533;

    The book begins with a chapter dedicated to the stories and records of witchcraft in the Renaissance and up until the English Civil War, such as the North Berwick witches and the work of the #65533;Witch Finder Generall#65533; Matthew Hopkins. The significance of these accounts in shaping future literature is then presented through the examination of extracts from key texts, such as Shakespeare#65533;s Macbeth and Middleton#65533;s The Witch , among others. In the second half of the book, the focus shifts to a consideration of the Romantic rediscovery of Renaissance witchcraft in the eighteenth century, and its further reinvention and continued presence throughout the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including the establishment of witchcraft studies as a subject in its own right, the impact of the First World War and end of the British Empire on witchcraft fiction, the legacy of the North Berwick, Hopkins and Salem witch trials, and the position of witchcraft in culture, including filmic and televisual culture, today.

    Equipped with an extensive list of primary and secondary sources, Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft is essential reading for all students of witchcraft in modern British and American culture and early modern history and literature.


  • Risky bodies & techno-intimacy : reflections on sexuality, media, science, finance / Geeta Patel
    BF 575 I5 P38 2017

    Risky Bodies and Techno-Intimacy traverses disparate and uncommon routes to explore how people grapple with the radical uncertainties of their lives. In this edgy, evocative journey through myriad interleaved engagements--including the political economies of cinema; the emergent shapes taken by insurance, debt, and mortgages; gender and sexuality; and domesticity and nationalism--Geeta Patel demonstrates how science and technology ground our everyday intimacies. The result is a deeply poetic and philosophical exploration of the intricacies of techno-intimacy, revealing a complicated and absorbing narrative that challenges assumptions underlying our daily living.


  • Development through the lifespan / Laura E. Berk, Illinois State University
    BF 713 B465 2018
    For courses in Human Development

    Unparalleled Among Human Development Texts -- In a Class by Itself
    With its seamless integration of up-to-date research, strong multicultural and cross-cultural focus, and clear, engaging narrative, Development Through the Lifespan has established itself as the market's leading text. The dramatically revised Seventh Edition presents the newest, most relevant research and applications in the field of human development today. Featuring compelling topics, rich examples, and author Laura Berk's signature storytelling style, this new edition is the most current and engaging text available.

    Available to package with Development Through the Lifespan , Seventh Edition, MyLab(tm) Human Development is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to further engage students and improve learning. MyLab Human Development is ideal for courses requiring robust assessments.

    Development Through the Lifespan , Seventh Edition is also available via Revel(tm) , an interactive digital learning environment that is a less expensive alternative to the print textbook, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel's new mobile app lets students access and interact with their text anywhere, anytime, on any device, giving students the flexibility of toggling between their phone, tablet, and laptop as they move through their day.

    Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

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  • Psychology : a journey / Dennis Coon, John O. Mitterer, Brock University, Patrick Brown, Western University, Rajesh Malik, Dawson College, Susanne McKenzie, Dawson College
    BF 121 C63 2014
    Learning is an adventure--now students can see just how exciting it can be with Psychology: A Journey. In a course where professors are frequently confronted with students who haven't actually read their textbooks, Psychology: A Journey offers a proven and trusted solution: this popular text presents psychology in a way that sparks readers' curiosity, insights, imagination, and interest--getting students "hooked" on psychology and making them eager to read on. Journey's Canadian edition succeeds at covering not only essential topics at the core of psychology but many others at the cutting edge of current knowledge. The first psychology textbook to integrate the proven SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Reflect, and Review) active learning system, Journey helps readers grasp major concepts, develop a broad understanding of psychology's diversity, and see for themselves how psychology relates to the challenges of everyday life. Because readers become actively involved with the material, they develop a basic understanding of psychology that they take with them into their future courses and careers.

  • Understanding motivation and emotion / by Johnmarshall Reeve, Korea University
    BF 503 R44 2018

  • Development in adulthood / Barbara Hansen Lemme
    BF 724.5 L45 2006

    This comprehensive multidisciplinary text presents an empowering view of adulthood, through an examination of the influences of age, gender, cohort, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, and culture.

    The fourth edition of Development in Adulthood continues its commitment to being the most current, comprehensive, scholarly, and readable text on adult development and aging available. Retaining its theoretical foundations in the life-span developmental perspective and the contextual model of development as represented by Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory, its multidisciplinary approach presents an empowering view of adulthood through an examination of the nature and sources of diversity and the influences of age, gender, cohort, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and culture on development. This text has been thoroughly revised to strengthen and polish its pedagogy and organization, at the same time making room for the most current research and thinking in the field and expanded treatment of emerging hot topics. Students will find this topically organized text both an engaging and accessible introduction to the challenges and opportunities of adult life.


  • Embodied mind, meaning, and reason : how our bodies give rise to understanding / Mark Johnson
    BF 161 J64 2017
    Mark Johnson is one of the great thinkers of our time on how the body shapes the mind. This book brings together a selection of essays from the past two decades that build a powerful argument that any scientifically and philosophically satisfactory view of mind and thought must ultimately explain how bodily perception and action give rise to cognition, meaning, language, action, and values.

    A brief account of Johnson's own intellectual journey, through which we track some of the most important discoveries in the field over the past forty years, sets the stage. Subsequent chapters set out Johnson's important role in embodied cognition theory, including his cofounding (with George Lakoff) of conceptual metaphor theory and, later, their theory of bodily structures and processes that underlie all meaning, conceptualization, and reasoning. A detailed account of how meaning arises from our physical engagement with our environments provides the basis for a nondualistic, nonreductive view of mind that he sees as most congruous with the latest cognitive science. A concluding section explores the implications of our embodiment for our understanding of knowledge, reason, and truth. The resulting book will be essential for all philosophers dealing with mind, thought, and language.

  • Embodiment, enaction, and culture : investigating the constitution of the shared world / edited by Christoph Durt, Thomas Fuchs, and Christian Tewes
    BF 161 E428 2017

    The first interdisciplinary investigation of the cultural context of enactive embodiment, offering perspectives that range from the neurophilosophical to the anthropological.

    Recent accounts of cognition attempt to overcome the limitations of traditional cognitive science by reconceiving cognition as enactive and the cognizer as an embodied being who is embedded in biological, psychological, and cultural contexts. Cultural forms of sense-making constitute the shared world, which in turn is the origin and place of cognition. This volume is the first interdisciplinary collection on the cultural context of embodiment, offering perspectives that range from the neurophilosophical to the anthropological.

    The book brings together new contributions by some of the most renowned scholars in the field and the latest results from up-and-coming researchers. The contributors explore conceptual foundations, drawing on work by Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, and Sartre, and respond to recent critiques. They consider whether there is something in the self that precedes intersubjectivity and inquire into the relation between culture and consciousness, the nature of shared meaning and social understanding, the social dimension of shame, and the nature of joint affordances. They apply the notion of radical enactive cognition to evolutionary anthropology, and examine the concept of the body in relation to culture in light of studies in such fields as phenomenology, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and psychopathology. Through such investigations, the book breaks ground for the study of the interplay of embodiment, enaction, and culture.

    Contributors
    Mark Bickhard, Ingar Brinck, Anna Ciaunica, Hanne De Jaegher, Nicolas de Warren, Ezequiel Di Paolo, Christoph Durt, John Z. Elias, Joerg Fingerhut, Aikaterini Fotopoulou, Thomas Fuchs, Shaun Gallagher, Vittorio Gallese, Duilio Garofoli, Katrin Heimann, Peter Henningsen, Daniel D. Hutto, Laurence J. Kirmayer, Alba Montes S#65533;nchez, Dermot Moran, Maxwell J. D. Ramstead, Matthew Ratcliffe, Vasudevi Reddy, Zuzanna Rucińska, Alessandro Salice, Glenda Satne, Heribert Sattel, Christian Tewes, Dan Zahavi


  • Professional business skills : GDBA 531
    BF 637 C45 D4962 2018

  • The uncanny / Sigmund Freud ; translated by David McLintock ; with an introduction by Hugh Haughton
    BF 109 F75 A25 2003
    Freud was fascinated by the mysteries of creativity and the imagination. The groundbreaking works that comprise The Uncanny present some of his most influential explorations of the mind. In these pieces Freud investigates the vivid but seemingly trivial childhood memories that often "screen" deeply uncomfortable desires; the links between literature and daydreaming; and our intensely mixed feelings about things we experience as "uncanny." Also included is Freud's celebrated study of Leonardo Da Vinci-his first exercise in psychobiography.

    For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

  • What women want--what men want : why the sexes still see love and commitment so differently / John Marshall Townsend
    BF 692.2 T69 1998
    Following the work of E. O. Wilson, Desmond Morris, and David Buss, What Women Want--What Men Want offers compelling new evidence about the real reasons behind men's and women's differing sexual psychologies and sheds new light on what men and women look for in a mate, the predicament ofmarriage in the modern world, the relation between sex and emotion, and many other hotly debated questions. Drawing upon 2000 questionnaires and 200 intimate interviews that show how our sexual psychologies affect everyday decisions, John Townsend argues against the prevailing ideologically correct belief that differences in sexual behavior are "culturally constructed." Townsend shows there aredeep-seated desires inherited from our evolutionary past that guide our actions. In a fascinating series of experiments, men and women were asked to indicate preferences for potential mates based on their attractiveness and apparent economic status. Women overwhelmingly preferred expensively dressedmen to more attractive but apparently less successful men, and men were clearly inclined to choose more attractive women regardless of their professional status. Townsend's studies also indicate that men are predisposed to value casual sex, whereas women cannot easily separate sexual relations fromthe need for emotional attachment and economic security. Indeed, wherever men possess sexual alternatives to marriage, and women possess economic alternatives, divorce rates will be high. In the concluding chapter, Townsend draws upon the advice of couples who have maintained their marriages overthe years to suggest ways to survive our evolutionary predicament. Lucidly and accessibly written, What Women Want--What Men Want shows us why we are the way we are and brings new clarity to one of the most intractable debates of our time.

  • The social psychology of bargaining and negotiation / Jeffrey Z. Rubin, Bert R. Brown ; with a foreword by Morton Deutsch
    BF 637 N4R76

  • Witches and witch-hunters. A reprint of A treatise of witchcraft, by Alexander Roberts (1616); The discovery of witches, by Mathew Hopkins (1647); [and] Scottish witchcraft trials, by J.W. Brodie (1891). With a foreword by A.E. Green
    BF 1565 W58 1971
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