The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Schizophrenia Classic Edition

The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Schizophrenia  Classic Edition
Author: Christopher Donald Frith
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2015-02-11
ISBN: 1317608291
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Schizophrenia Classic Edition Book Excerpt:

This is a classic edition of Christopher Frith’s award winning book on cognitive neuropsychology and schizophrenia, which now includes a new introduction from the author. The book explores the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia using the framework of cognitive neuropsychology, looking specifically at the cognitive abnormalities that underlie these symptoms. The book won the British Psychological Society book award in 1996, and is now widely seen as a classic in the field of brain disorders. The new introduction sees the author reflect on the influence of his research and the subsequent developments in the field, more than 20 years since the book was first published.

Working Memory Capacity

Working Memory Capacity
Author: Nelson Cowan
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN: 1317232372
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working Memory Capacity Book Excerpt:

The idea of one's memory "filling up" is a humorous misconception of how memory in general is thought to work; it actually has no capacity limit. However, the idea of a "full brain" makes more sense with reference to working memory, which is the limited amount of information a person can hold temporarily in an especially accessible form for use in the completion of almost any challenging cognitive task. This groundbreaking book explains the evidence supporting Cowan's theoretical proposal about working memory capacity, and compares it to competing perspectives. Cognitive psychologists profoundly disagree on how working memory is limited: whether by the number of units that can be retained (and, if so, what kind of units and how many), the types of interfering material, the time that has elapsed, some combination of these mechanisms, or none of them. The book assesses these hypotheses and examines explanations of why capacity limits occur, including vivid biological, cognitive, and evolutionary accounts. The book concludes with a discussion of the practical importance of capacity limits in daily life. This 10th anniversary Classic Edition will continue to be accessible to a wide range of readers and serve as an invaluable reference for all memory researchers.

Psychological Modeling

Psychological Modeling
Author: Albert Bandura
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2021-05-09
ISBN: 1000228541
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychological Modeling Book Excerpt:

The Classic Edition of this key text highlights seminal work done in the subject of learning by modeling and offers an extensive review of the major theories, edited by one of the most influential psychologists of his generation. In his introductory essay, Bandura identifies the most important controversial issues in the field of observational learning and reviews a large body of research findings, before carefully chosen articles, written by a team of expert contributors, tackle a range of key debates in the field. Topics explored include the role of reinforcement play in observational learning, the scope of modeling influences, the types of people most susceptible to modeling influences, and the relative effectiveness of models presented in live action, in pictorial presentations, or through verbal description. Written in a lively and engaging manner, this book will be of interest to all psychology students interested in psychological modeling, as well as educators and professionals working with children.

Human Cognitive Neuropsychology Classic Edition

Human Cognitive Neuropsychology  Classic Edition
Author: Andrew W. Ellis,Andrew W. Young
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781848721944
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Cognitive Neuropsychology Classic Edition Book Excerpt:

Cognitive neuropsychology seeks to understand impairments of specific cognitive functions in relation to a model of normal cognitive processing. The conclusions drawn from the study of abnormal processes are in turn used in the development and testing of theories of normal cognition. First published in 1988, this seminal book represented an attempt to synthesize and systematize progress in the study of cognitive neuropsychology and therefore provides an important snapshot of the field at the time. In addition to reviewing different forms of impairment and discussing their implications for theories of normal function, this book also examines the empirical and theoretical foundations of the subject including the use of single-case studies and the assumptions that must be made about the mind and brain. This classic edition marks 25 years in print, and includes a brand new introduction written by the authors, Ellis and Young. The Augmented Edition of Human Cognitive Neuropsychology published in 1997 is also still available. This classic edition will be important reading for students of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology.

Reading Writing and Dyslexia Classic Edition

Reading  Writing and Dyslexia  Classic Edition
Author: Andrew W Ellis
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 1317365771
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Writing and Dyslexia Classic Edition Book Excerpt:

This is a classic edition of Andrew Ellis’ acclaimed introduction to the scientific study of reading, writing and dyslexia, which now includes a new introduction from the author. The book describes the remarkable skills of reading and writing – how we acquire them, how we exercise them as skilled readers and writers, and what can go wrong with them in childhood disorders or as a result of brain damage. The new introduction reflects on some key research developments since the book was first published. Reading, Writing and Dyslexia is an engaging introduction to the field which is still completely relevant to today’s readers. It will remain essential reading for all students of psychology and education, whilst also being accessible to parents and teachers.

Essential Cognitive Psychology Classic Edition

Essential Cognitive Psychology  Classic Edition
Author: Alan J. Parkin
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2013-07-24
ISBN: 1135005109
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Cognitive Psychology Classic Edition Book Excerpt:

This classic edition of Alan Parkin’s landmark textbook provides a clear, fundamental grounding in cognitive psychology for undergraduate students new to the subject. Essential Cognitive Psychology presents the reader with highly accessible overviews of all the core topics in the field. These introductions are designed to provide a strong basis for developing further interest in cognitive psychology, whilst at the same time forming self-contained accounts suitable for all students whose training requires a degree-level competence in Psychology. Beginning with a chapter on the origins of cognitive psychology, which facilitates an understand of the topic as a whole, the book then goes on to cover visual perception, attention, memory, knowledge, imagery, language, and reasoning and problem solving. Each chapter includes a number of helpful pedagogical features, including a list of key terms highlighted in the text and a series of revision questions which address key issues in the chapter. Written by an internationally recognised scientist and well-respected book author, and now with a brand new introduction from Jamie Ward, author of The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience, Essential Cognitive Psychology will continue to be essential reading for students who require a thorough grounding in the topic without the specialization of more advanced textbooks.

History of Psychology

History of Psychology
Author: Cherie O'Boyle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2020-12-30
ISBN: 1000333574
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Psychology Book Excerpt:

This classic edition includes a new foreword by former APA President Antonio E. Puente which primes the reader for a unique, bold and lively account of the history of psychology that remains relevant and useful to this day. This text surveys core areas in the history of psychology, covering the history of applied, developmental, clinical, cognitive and experimental psychology. O’Boyle writes in the "historical present," which gives readers a sense of immediacy and aliveness as they journey through history. Her account uses imaginative new features, including "The Times," which gives readers a feel for what everyday life was like during the age discussed in the chapter. Descriptions of ordinary life, as well as information about important issues influencing people’s lives such as wars, social movements, famines, and plagues will pique student interest. "Stop and Think" questions, scattered throughout, enhance retention and encourage critical thinking. This book continues to provide a creative, distinct, and valuable contribution to the field, and is an essential read for undergraduate students undertaking courses in the history of psychology and history of science, history and systems of psychology, and introductory psychology.

Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self

Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self
Author: Allan N. Schore
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN: 1317395905
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self Book Excerpt:

For over three decades, Allan N. Schore has authored numerous volumes, chapters, and articles on regulation theory, a biopsychosocial model of the development, psychopathogenesis, and treatment of the implicit subjective self. The theory is grounded in the integration of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, and it is now being used by both clinicians to update psychotherapeutic models and by researchers to generate research. First published in 1994, this pioneering volume represented the inaugural expression of his interdisciplinary model, and has since been hailed by a number of scientific and clinical disciplines as a groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting work. This volume appeared at a time when the problem of emotion, ignored for most of the last century, was finally beginning to be addressed by science, including the emergent field of affective neuroscience. After a century of the dominance of the verbal left brain, it presented a detailed characterization of the early developing right brain and it unique social, emotional, and survival functions, not only in infancy but across all later stages of the human life span. It also offered a scientifically testable and clinical relevant model of the development of the human unconscious mind. Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self acts as a keystone and foundation for all of Schore’s later writings, as every subsequent book, article, and chapter that followed represented expansions of this seminal work.

Patterns of Attachment

Patterns of Attachment
Author: Mary D. Salter Ainsworth,Mary C. Blehar,Everett Waters,Sally N. Wall
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2015-06-26
ISBN: 1135016186
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patterns of Attachment Book Excerpt:

Ethological attachment theory is a landmark of 20th century social and behavioral sciences theory and research. This new paradigm for understanding primary relationships across the lifespan evolved from John Bowlby’s critique of psychoanalytic drive theory and his own clinical observations, supplemented by his knowledge of fields as diverse as primate ethology, control systems theory, and cognitive psychology. By the time he had written the first volume of his classic Attachment and Loss trilogy, Mary D. Salter Ainsworth’s naturalistic observations in Uganda and Baltimore, and her theoretical and descriptive insights about maternal care and the secure base phenomenon had become integral to attachment theory. Patterns of Attachment reports the methods and key results of Ainsworth’s landmark Baltimore Longitudinal Study. Following upon her naturalistic home observations in Uganda, the Baltimore project yielded a wealth of enduring, benchmark results on the nature of the child’s tie to its primary caregiver and the importance of early experience. It also addressed a wide range of conceptual and methodological issues common to many developmental and longitudinal projects, especially issues of age appropriate assessment, quantifying behavior, and comprehending individual differences. In addition, Ainsworth and her students broke new ground, clarifying and defining new concepts, demonstrating the value of the ethological methods and insights about behavior. Today, as we enter the fourth generation of attachment study, we have a rich and growing catalogue of behavioral and narrative approaches to measuring attachment from infancy to adulthood. Each of them has roots in the Strange Situation and the secure base concept presented in Patterns of Attachment. It inclusion in the Psychology Press Classic Editions series reflects Patterns of Attachment’s continuing significance and insures its availability to new generations of students, researchers, and clinicians.

Statistical Misconceptions

Statistical Misconceptions
Author: Schuyler W. Huck
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN: 1317311566
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical Misconceptions Book Excerpt:

This engaging book helps readers identify and then discard 52 misconceptions about data and statistical summaries. The focus is on major concepts contained in typical undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics, research methods, or quantitative analysis. Interactive Internet exercises that further promote undoing the misconceptions are found on the book's website. The author’s accessible discussion of each misconception has five parts: The Misconception - a brief description of the misunderstanding Evidence that the Misconception Exists – examples and claimed prevalence Why the Misconception is Dangerous – consequence of having the misunderstanding Undoing the Misconception - how to think correctly about the concept Internet Assignment - an interactive activity to help readers gain a firm grasp of the statistical concept and overcome the misconception. The book's statistical misconceptions are grouped into 12 chapters that match the topics typically taught in introductory/intermediate courses. However, each of the 52 discussions is self-contained, thus allowing the misconceptions to be covered in any order without confusing the reader. Organized and presented in this manner, the book is an ideal supplement for any standard textbook. An ideal supplement for undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics, research methods, or quantitative analysis taught in psychology, education, business, nursing, medicine, and the social sciences. The book also appeals to independent researchers interested in undoing their statistical misconceptions.

Knowledge in Context

Knowledge in Context
Author: Sandra Jovchelovitch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2019-03-11
ISBN: 1351700618
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge in Context Book Excerpt:

In this classic edition of her groundbreaking text Knowledge in Context, Sandra Jovchelovitch revisits her influential work on the societal and cultural processes that shape the development of representational processes in humans. Through a novel analysis of processes of representation, and drawing on dialogues between psychology, sociology and anthropology, Jovchelovitch argues that representation, a social psychological construct relating Self, Other and Object-world, is at the basis of all knowledge. Exploring the dominant assumptions of western conceptions of knowledge and the quest for a unitary reason free from the ‘impurities’ of person, community and culture, Jovchelovitch recasts questions related to historical comparisons between the knowledge of adults and children, ‘civilised’ and ‘primitive’ peoples, scientists and lay communities and examines the ambivalence of classical theorists such as Piaget, Vygotsky, Freud, Durkheim and Lévy-Bruhl in addressing these issues. Featuring a new introductory chapter, the author evaluates the last decade of research since Knowledge in Context first appeared and reassesses the social psychology of the contemporary public sphere, exploring how challenges to the dialogicality of representations reconfigure both community and selfhood in this early 21st century. This book will make essential reading for all those wanting to follow debates on knowledge and representation at the cutting edge of social, cultural and developmental psychology, sociology, anthropology, development and cultural studies.

Jean Piaget Children and the Class Inclusion Problem

Jean Piaget  Children and the Class Inclusion Problem
Author: Dolph Kohnstamm
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2021-03-25
ISBN: 100036495X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jean Piaget Children and the Class Inclusion Problem Book Excerpt:

The Classic Edition of Dolph Kohnstamm’s Jean Piaget, Children and the Class-Inclusion Problem, first published in 1967, includes a new introduction by the author, describing for readers the original context for his work, how the field has moved forward and the ongoing relevance of this volume. This enduring text offers a critical study of a cornerstone of Piaget’s theory that a child's ability to solve problems of class-inclusion marks the beginning of the period of concrete (logical) operations at about 7 or 8 years of age. Kohnstamm's experiments show, however, that, with a teaching method that provokes children’s authentic logical thinking processes, most children of 5 can already learn to solve a variety of class-inclusion problems, up to a level where they can even invent similar but new problems themselves. These results question the basic assumption of Piaget's theory that logical operations can only develop in firmly connected groupings of operations. Kohnstamm argues that experimenters must, therefore, show that children who come to master one kind of operation should also show transference to other operations of the same grouping. This insightful volume questions the real existence in brain functioning of Piaget’s families of logical operations. No experimental proof of such families has ever been demonstrated, and thus is solely an assumption in Piaget’s theory. This challenge to Piaget's theory is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of cognitive, developmental and educational psychology.

Couples in Conflict

Couples in Conflict
Author: Alan Booth,Ann C. Crouter,Mari L. Clements,Tanya Boone-Holladay
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN: 1317301242
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Couples in Conflict Book Excerpt:

This classic volume provides a solid foundation for thinking about creative ways in which our society can work to prevent or minimize destructive couple conflict and enhance couples' abilities to constructively handle their differences. A common thread throughout is that constructive conflict and negotiation are beneficial for relationships. The new introduction provides an overview of how this classic text is still relevant today. Divided into four parts, this book: *addresses the societal and bio-evolutionary underpinnings of couple conflict; *presents the interpersonal roots of couple conflict and the consequences for individuals and couples; *discusses what effects couple conflict have on children and how individual differences in children moderate these effects; *outlines policies and programs that address couple conflict; and * concludes with an essay that pulls these four themes together and points to new directions for research and program efforts. This book serves as a supplement in graduate or advanced undergraduate courses on interpersonal relationships, couples and/or family and conflict, divorce, couples and/or family therapy taught in human development and family studies, clinical or counseling psychology, social work, sociology, and communications and it is also a helpful compendium for researchers and clinicians/counselors interested in couple conflict.

What If There Were No Significance Tests

What If There Were No Significance Tests
Author: Lisa L. Harlow,Stanley A. Mulaik,James H. Steiger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2016-03-02
ISBN: 1317242858
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What If There Were No Significance Tests Book Excerpt:

The classic edition of What If There Were No Significance Tests? highlights current statistical inference practices. Four areas are featured as essential for making inferences: sound judgment, meaningful research questions, relevant design, and assessing fit in multiple ways. Other options (data visualization, replication or meta-analysis), other features (mediation, moderation, multiple levels or classes), and other approaches (Bayesian analysis, simulation, data mining, qualitative inquiry) are also suggested. The Classic Edition’s new Introduction demonstrates the ongoing relevance of the topic and the charge to move away from an exclusive focus on NHST, along with new methods to help make significance testing more accessible to a wider body of researchers to improve our ability to make more accurate statistical inferences. Part 1 presents an overview of significance testing issues. The next part discusses the debate in which significance testing should be rejected or retained. The third part outlines various methods that may supplement significance testing procedures. Part 4 discusses Bayesian approaches and methods and the use of confidence intervals versus significance tests. The book concludes with philosophy of science perspectives. Rather than providing definitive prescriptions, the chapters are largely suggestive of general issues, concerns, and application guidelines. The editors allow readers to choose the best way to conduct hypothesis testing in their respective fields. For anyone doing research in the social sciences, this book is bound to become "must" reading. Ideal for use as a supplement for graduate courses in statistics or quantitative analysis taught in psychology, education, business, nursing, medicine, and the social sciences, the book also benefits independent researchers in the behavioral and social sciences and those who teach statistics.

Phonological Skills and Learning to Read

Phonological Skills and Learning to Read
Author: Usha Goswami,Peter Bryant
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN: 1317441559
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phonological Skills and Learning to Read Book Excerpt:

In this classic edition of their ground-breaking work, Usha Goswami and Peter Bryant revisit their influential theory about how phonological skills support the development of literacy. The book describes three causal factors which can account for children’s reading and spelling development: pre-school phonological knowledge of rhyme and alliteration the impact of alphabetic instruction on knowledge about phonemes links between early spelling and later reading. This classic edition includes a new introduction from the authors which evaluates research from the past 25 years. Examining new evidence from auditory neuroscience, statistical modelling and orthographic database analyses, as well as new data from cognitive developmental psychology and educational studies, the authors consider how well their original ideas have stood up to the test of time. Phonological Skills and Learning to Read will continue to be essential reading for students and researchers in language and literacy development, and those involved in teaching children to read.

Working Memory Capacity

Working Memory Capacity
Author: Nelson Cowan
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN: 1317232380
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working Memory Capacity Book Excerpt:

The idea of one's memory "filling up" is a humorous misconception of how memory in general is thought to work; it actually has no capacity limit. However, the idea of a "full brain" makes more sense with reference to working memory, which is the limited amount of information a person can hold temporarily in an especially accessible form for use in the completion of almost any challenging cognitive task. This groundbreaking book explains the evidence supporting Cowan's theoretical proposal about working memory capacity, and compares it to competing perspectives. Cognitive psychologists profoundly disagree on how working memory is limited: whether by the number of units that can be retained (and, if so, what kind of units and how many), the types of interfering material, the time that has elapsed, some combination of these mechanisms, or none of them. The book assesses these hypotheses and examines explanations of why capacity limits occur, including vivid biological, cognitive, and evolutionary accounts. The book concludes with a discussion of the practical importance of capacity limits in daily life. This 10th anniversary Classic Edition will continue to be accessible to a wide range of readers and serve as an invaluable reference for all memory researchers.

The Psychobiology of Human Motivation

The Psychobiology of Human Motivation
Author: Hugh Wagner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN: 1000340104
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychobiology of Human Motivation Book Excerpt:

This is a classic edition of Hugh Wagner’s influential overview of the biopsychological underpinnings of human motivation. It includes a new foreword written by Michael Richter who reflects on Wagner’s 20 years of teaching, writing and research in the field of biopsychology and promises an engaging, succinct and accessible introductory text that remains relevant and useful to students today. The Psychobiology of Human Motivation explores what directs our behaviour, from basic physiological needs like hunger and thirst to more complex aspects of social behaviour like altruism. Wagner explores the limits of biological explanations and shows how humans can influence ‘basic’ physiological drives in order to adapt to a complex social environment. An accessible, engaging resource strengthened by many applied examples, Wagner’s text continues to be integral reading for undergraduate students seeking a solid introduction to the psychology of human motivation across the social and behavioural sciences.

Models Of Cognitive Development

Models Of Cognitive Development
Author: Ken Richardson
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN: 1000228010
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Models Of Cognitive Development Book Excerpt:

In spite of its obvious importance and popularity, the field of cognitive development remains highly fragmented due to the vast diversity of models of what knowledge and reasoning are, and how they develop. This new Classic Edition of Models of Cognitive Development aims to overcome this barrier through its careful introduction, illustrated examples, and approach to helping students think more critically about the subject. In this significant work, Richardson provides students, researchers, and comparative theoreticians with a cohesive understanding of the area by organizing diverse schools, frameworks, and approaches according to a much smaller set of underlying assumptions or preconceptions, which themselves can be historically interrelated. By understanding these, it’s possible to find pathways around the area more confidently as a whole, to see the “wood” as well as the theoretical trees, and be able to react to individual models more critically and constructively. The Classic Edition of this core text will be essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students of cognitive development.

Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
Author: Alan Booth,Ann C. Crouter,Anastasia Snyder
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2015-12-07
ISBN: 1317312791
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood Book Excerpt:

In this classic edition top scholars in family research examine the nature and origin of adolescents’ contemporary patterns of sexual and romantic relationships, from the evolutionary roots of these behaviors to policies and programs that represent best practices for addressing these issues in schools and communities. The text offers interdisciplinary expertise from scholars of psychology, social work, sociology, demography, economics, human development and family studies, and public policy. Adolescents and young adults today face very different choices about family formation than did their parents’ generation, given such societal changes as the rise in cohabitation, the increase in divorce rates, and families having fewer children. This book examines these demographic trends and provides a backdrop against which adolescents and emerging adults form and maintain romantic and sexual relationships. This book addresses such questions as: *What are the ways in which early family and peer relationships give rise to romantic relationships in the late adolescent and early adult years? *How do early romantic and sexual relationships influence individuals’ subsequent development and life choices, including family formation? *To what extent are current trends in romantic and sexual relationships in adolescence and emerging adulthood problematic for individuals, families, and communities, and what are the most effective ways to address these issues at the level of practice, program, and policy? Ideal as a supplement in graduate or advanced undergraduate courses on interpersonal (romantic) relationships, adolescent development, human sexuality, couples and/or family and conflict, sociology of children and youth, family therapy taught in human development and family studies, clinical or counseling psychology, social work, sociology, communications, and human sexuality this book also appreciated by researchers and clinicians/counselors who work with families and adolescents.

The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition

The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition
Author: Richard Ashley,Renee Timmers
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2017-06-26
ISBN: 1351761943
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition Book Excerpt:

This Companion addresses fundamental questions about the nature of music from a psychological perspective. Music cognition is presented as the field that investigates the psychological, physiological, and physical processes that allow music to take place, seeking to explain how and why music has such powerful and mysterious effects on us. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research in music cognition, balancing accessibility with depth and sophistication. A diverse range of global scholars-music theorists, musicologists, pedagogues, neuroscientists, and psychologists-address the implications of music in everyday life while broadening the range of topics in music cognition research, deliberately seeking connections with the kinds of music and musical experiences that are meaningful to the population at large but are often overlooked in the study of music cognition. Consisting of over forty essays, the volume is organized by five primary themes. The first section, "Music from the Air to the Brain," provides a neuroscientific and theoretical basis for the book. The next three sections are based on musical actions: "Hearing and Listening to Music," "Making and Using Music," and "Developing Musicality." The closing section, "Musical Meanings," returns to fundamental questions related to music's meaning and significance, seen from historical and contemporary perspectives.