Psychology at the Turn of the Millennium: Volume 1

Psychology at the Turn of the Millennium: Volume 1 : Cognitive, Biological and Health Perspectives

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These two volumes represent the cutting edge of contemporary theory and research in psychological science. Based on the keynote and state-of-the-art lectures from the 27th International Congress of Psychology, the volumes feature a collection of chapters written by international leaders in psychological scholarship. The chapters reflect the diversity of current research topics in psychology, where old boundaries have become obsolete and subdivisions from the past merge to form new objects of study. Volume 1 addresses cognitive, biological, and health perspectives. It includes sections on the neural mechanisms underlying psychological processes; the core areas in experimental psychology, perception, attention, learning, and memory; the multiple aspects of psychological health; the interaction between cognitive and emotional processes; and higher cognitive processes with special focus on decision-making and language. Volume 2 deals with social, developmental, and clinical perspectives. The sections highlight human development across the life span; basic and applied issues in personality, emotion, and clinical psychology; social psychology, ranging from experimental work through social constructivism; and gender.show more

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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25.4mm | 1,020g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138877409
  • 9781138877405

Table of contents

List of Contributors. The XXVII International Congress of Psychology. Committees. L. Bäckman, C. von Hofsten, Preface. Section 1. Neural Mechanisms Underlying Psychological Processes. P. Balaban, Declarative and Procedural Memory in Animals with Simple Nervous Systems. B.J. Frost, Neural Processing of Visual and Auditory Information. S. de Schonen, Epigenesis of the Cognitive Brain: A Task for the 21st Century. K. Hugdahl, Brain Asymmetry and Cognition. D. Schön, M. Besson, Musica, Maestro! Section 2. Experimental Psychology: Perception, Attention, Learning and Memory. G. d'Ydewalle, The Mind at the Crossroad of Multiple Ongoing Activities: A Challenge to Cognitive Psychology. C. Bundesen, A General Theory of Visual Attention. V. Bruce, Face Perception. R.A. Rescorla, Extinction. R.L. Klatzky, J.M. Loomis, R.G. Golledge, Nonvisual Navigation Based on Information about Self-motion. F.I.M. Craik, Human Memory and Aging. Section 3. Psychological Health. N.S. Endler, Multidimensional Interactionism: Stress, Anxiety, and Coping. M. Frankenhäuser, Ancient Humans in the Newborn Millennium: Stress and Gender Perspectives. M. Johnston, D. Bonetti, B. Pollard, Disability as Behaviour: Models of Measurement and Explanation. L. Keltikangas-Järvinen, Psychology and the Risk for Cardiovascular Disorder: A Developmental Perspective. Section 4. Interaction between Cognitive and Emotional Processes. R.J. Davidson, Prefrontal Cortex and Amygdala Contributions to Emotion and Affective Style. P.J. Lang, M. Davis, A. Ãhman, Fear and Anxiety: Animal Models and Human Cognitive Psychophysiology. J. Vila, Cardiac Defence and Emotion: Psychophysiological and Clinical Implications. A. Mathews, Emotional Processing Biases: Nature and Modification. J.P. Forgas, Feeling and Thinking: The Influence of Affect on Social Cognition and Behaviour. Section 5. Higher Cognitive Processes. G. Gigerenzer, The Adaptive Toolbox: Towards a Darwinian Rationality. J. Morais, R. Kolinsky, Literacy Effects on Language and Cognition. I. Kurcz, Representational and Communicative Aspects as Two Facets of Contemporary Psycholinguistics. C.D. Wickens, Aviation Psychology. Author Index. Subject Index.show more