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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

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

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

Translating HappinessA Cross-Cultural Lexicon of Well-Being

Translating Happiness: A Cross-Cultural Lexicon of Well-Being

Tim Lomas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037488
eISBN:
9780262344630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037488.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book presents an innovative new approach to the study of wellbeing, intersecting psychology, linguistics, and cross-cultural scholarship. It begins by introducing a cartographic theory of ... More

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