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The Cultural Nature of AttachmentContextualizing Relationships and Development

The Cultural Nature of Attachment: Contextualizing Relationships and Development

Heidi Keller and Kim A. Bard (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036900
eISBN:
9780262342872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036900.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It is generally acknowledged that attachment relationships are important for infants and young children, but there is little clarity on what exactly constitutes such a relationship. Does it occur ... More

Efficient CognitionThe Evolution of Representational Decision Making

Efficient Cognition: The Evolution of Representational Decision Making

Armin W. Schulz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037600
eISBN:
9780262345262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037600.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It is now widely accepted that many organisms (including humans) don’t just react to the world using behavioral reflexes, but also, at times, decide what to do by relying on mental representations. ... More

Effortless AttentionA New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action

Effortless Attention: A New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action

Brian Bruya (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013840
eISBN:
9780262269438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013840.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book explores the cognitive science of effortless attention and action. Attention and action are generally understood to require effort, and it is expected that under normal circumstances, ... More

The Embodied MindCognitive Science and Human Experience

The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience

Francisco J. Varela, Evan Thompson, and Eleanor Rosch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262529365
eISBN:
9780262335492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529365.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This classic book, first published in 1991, was one of the first to propose the “embodied cognition” approach in cognitive science. It pioneered the connections between phenomenology and science and ... More

Five Constraints on Predicting Behavior

Five Constraints on Predicting Behavior

Jerome Kagan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036528
eISBN:
9780262341349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036528.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

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, ... More

The Illusion of Conscious Will

The Illusion of Conscious Will

Daniel M. Wegner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262534925
eISBN:
9780262344876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534925.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Do we consciously cause our actions, or do they happen to us? Philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, theologians, and lawyers have long debated the existence of free will versus determinism. ... More

Nurturing the Older Brain and Mind

Nurturing the Older Brain and Mind

Pamela M. Greenwood and Raja Parasuraman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017145
eISBN:
9780262301336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017145.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Although our physical abilities clearly decline as we age, cognitive decline in healthy old age is neither universal nor inevitable. This book shows that scientific research does not support the ... More

The Price of Linguistic ProductivityHow Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language

The Price of Linguistic Productivity: How Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language

Charles. Yang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035323
eISBN:
9780262336376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035323.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

All languages have exceptions alongside overarching rules and regularities. How does a young child tease them apart within just a few years of language acquisition? Drawing an economic analogy, Yang ... More

PseudoscienceThe Conspiracy Against Science

Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Allison B. Kaufman and James C. Kaufman (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In a post-truth, fake news world, we are particularly susceptible to the claims of pseudoscience. When emotions and opinions are more widely disseminated than scientific findings, and self-proclaimed ... More

The Rationality QuotientToward a Test of Rational Thinking

The Rationality Quotient: Toward a Test of Rational Thinking

Keith E. Stanovich, Richard F. West, and Maggie E. Toplak

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034845
eISBN:
9780262336819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034845.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book shows that rational thinking, like intelligence, is a measurable cognitive competence. Drawing on theoretical work and empirical research from the last two decades, The Rationality Quotient ... More

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