The Student s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience

The Student s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience
Author: Jamie Ward
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-12-12
ISBN: 9781138490543
Category: Cognitive neuroscience
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Student s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

"Reflecting recent changes in the way cognition and the brain are studied, this thoroughly updated fourth edition of this bestselling textbook provides a comprehensive and student-friendly guide to cognitive neuroscience. This book will be invaluable as a core text for undergraduate modules in cognitive neuroscience and can also be used as a key text on courses in cognition, cognitive neuropsychology, biopsychology or brain and behavior. New material for this edition includes more on the impact of genetics on cognition and new coverage of the cutting-edge field of connectomics. Student-friendly pedagogy is included in every chapter, alongside an extensive companion website"--

Studyguide for the Students Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience 2nd Edition by Ward Jamie

Studyguide for the Students Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience 2nd Edition by Ward  Jamie
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews,Cram101 Textbook Reviews Staff
Publsiher: Cram101
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2013-05
ISBN: 9781478479550
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studyguide for the Students Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience 2nd Edition by Ward Jamie Book Excerpt:

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The Student s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience

The Student s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience
Author: Jamie Ward
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2015-02-11
ISBN: 1317483154
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Student s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

Reflecting recent changes in the way cognition and the brain are studied, this thoroughly updated third edition of the best-selling textbook provides a comprehensive and student-friendly guide to cognitive neuroscience. Jamie Ward provides an easy-to-follow introduction to neural structure and function, as well as all the key methods and procedures of cognitive neuroscience, with a view to helping students understand how they can be used to shed light on the neural basis of cognition. The book presents an up-to-date overview of the latest theories and findings in all the key topics in cognitive neuroscience, including vision, memory, speech and language, hearing, numeracy, executive function, social and emotional behaviour and developmental neuroscience, as well as a new chapter on attention. Throughout, case studies, newspaper reports and everyday examples are used to help students understand the more challenging ideas that underpin the subject. In addition each chapter includes: Summaries of key terms and points Example essay questions Recommended further reading Feature boxes exploring interesting and popular questions and their implications for the subject. Written in an engaging style by a leading researcher in the field, and presented in full-color including numerous illustrative materials, this book will be invaluable as a core text for undergraduate modules in cognitive neuroscience. It can also be used as a key text on courses in cognition, cognitive neuropsychology, biopsychology or brain and behavior. Those embarking on research will find it an invaluable starting point and reference. The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience, 3rd Edition is supported by a companion website, featuring helpful resources for both students and instructors.

The Student s Guide to Social Neuroscience

The Student s Guide to Social Neuroscience
Author: Jamie Ward
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN: 1317709918
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Student s Guide to Social Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

Shortlisted for the British Psychological Society Book Award 2013! Social neuroscience is an expanding field which, by investigating the neural mechanisms that inform our behavior, explains our ability to recognize, understand, and interact with others. Concepts such as trust, revenge, empathy, prejudice, and love are now being explored and unraveled by the methods of neuroscience. Many researchers believe that evolutionary expansion of the primate and human brain was driven by the need to deal with social complexity, not only to understand and outwit our peers, but to take advantage of the benefits of cooperative living. But what kind of brain-based mechanisms did we end up with? Special routines for dealing with social problems, or more general solutions that can be used for non-social cognition too? How are we able to sacrifice our own self-interests to respond to the needs of others? How do cultural differences in the organization of society shape individual minds (and brains), and does the brain provide constraints on the possible range of cultural permutations? The Student’s Guide to Social Neuroscience explores and explains these big issues, using accessible examples from contemporary research. The first book of its kind, this engaging and cutting-edge text is an ideal introduction to the methods and concepts of social neuroscience for undergraduate and postgraduate students in fields such as psychology and neuroscience. Each chapter is richly illustrated in attractive full-color with figures, boxes, and ‘real-world’ implications of research. Several pedagogical features help students engage with the material, including essay questions, summary and key points, and further reading. This book is accompanied by substantial online resources that are available to qualifying adopters.

Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

Cognitive Neuroscience of Language
Author: David Kemmerer
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2014-11-20
ISBN: 1317653157
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Book Excerpt:

Language is one of our most precious and uniquely human capacities, so it is not surprising that research on its neural substrates has been advancing quite rapidly in recent years. Until now, however, there has not been a single introductory textbook that focuses specifically on this topic. Cognitive Neuroscience of Language fills that gap by providing an up-to-date, wide-ranging, and pedagogically practical survey of the most important developments in the field. It guides students through all of the major areas of investigation, beginning with fundamental aspects of brain structure and function, and then proceeding to cover aphasia syndromes, the perception and production of speech, the processing of language in written and signed modalities, the meanings of words, and the formulation and comprehension of complex expressions, including grammatically inflected words, complete sentences, and entire stories. Drawing heavily on prominent theoretical models, the core chapters illustrate how such frameworks are supported, and sometimes challenged, by experiments employing diverse brain mapping techniques. Although much of the content is inherently challenging and intended primarily for graduate or upper-level undergraduate students, it requires no previous knowledge of either neuroscience or linguistics, defining technical terms and explaining important principles from both disciplines along the way.

A Guide to Early Years and Primary Teaching

A Guide to Early Years and Primary Teaching
Author: Dominic Wyse,Sue Rogers
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2016-04-20
ISBN: 1473965594
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Early Years and Primary Teaching Book Excerpt:

How do people become effective teachers? This is the textbook students need to support them on this journey, no matter their training route or whether primary or early years in focus. Through a unique pairing of academic research and teaching expertise, each chapter is collaboratively authored by an academic specialist and an experienced practitioner to provide a realistic and practical view of teaching children from years 3 - 11. The book combines all the major topics, theories and research students need to know, along with up-to-date policy and legislation. Inventive and practical learning aids and carefully crafted online resources will help readers to: Understand: helpful learning aims at the beginning and summaries at the end of every chapter guide students through each topic Apply: Spotlight on Practice features highlight real teaching examples, Putting it into Practice features provide advice on how key concepts can be employed in real life whilst classroom activities on the website provide further ideas for teaching Reflect on key concepts, as well as your own practice and values, through the refection points and author podcasts on the website outlining key issues to stimulate critical thinking Go further with informative annotated further reading at the end of every chapter, links to relevant websites integrated throughout, and carefully selected SAGE journal articles freely available on the website This is an essential textbook for use across all your primary and early years teaching courses - whether students are training to be lower/upper primary school teachers or early years practitioners, including those on undergraduate or postgraduate teacher training courses and employment-based routes.

Contemplative Literature

Contemplative Literature
Author: Louis Komjathy
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2015-08-31
ISBN: 1438457057
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemplative Literature Book Excerpt:

An anthology of primary texts on meditation and contemplative prayer from a wide range of religious traditions. This is the first theoretically informed and historically accurate comparative anthology of primary texts on meditation and contemplative prayer. Written by international experts on the respective texts and corresponding traditions, Contemplative Literature provides introductions to and primary sources on contemplative practice from various religious traditions. The contributors explore classical Daoist apophatic meditation, Quaker silent prayer, Jewish Kabbalah, Southern Buddhist meditation, Sufi contemplation, Eastern Orthodox prayer, Pure Land Buddhist visualization, Hindu classical Yoga, Dominican Catholic prayer, Daoist internal alchemy, and modern therapeutic meditation. Each introduction to a contemplative text discusses its historical context, the associated religious tradition and literature, the method of contemplative practice, and the text’s legacy and influence. Volume editor Louis Komjathy opens the work with a thoughtful consideration of interpretive issues in the emerging interdisciplinary field of contemplative studies. Readers will gain not only a nuanced understanding of important works of contemplative literature, but also resources for understanding contemplative practice and contemplative experience from a comparative and cross-cultural perspective. “We have not seen anything this bold and this global since Friedrich Heiler wrote his classic study on the typology of prayer over eighty years ago. Komjathy and his essayists have vastly expanded the scope, depth, and sophistication of this project here. In the process, they have struggled with all of the critical questions around religious pluralism, tradition, and religious authority, and have emboldened the comparative project itself. Contemplation and comparison, it turns out, go very well together.” — Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of Comparing Religions: Coming to Terms “Teachers and scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, and general readers interested in contemplative practice will cherish a book like this. I’m happy that Louis Komjathy has done this great work. It will undoubtedly be hailed as a milestone.” — Ruben L. F. Habito, author of Healing Breath: Zen for Christians and Buddhists in a Wounded World

EBOOK Cognitive Psychology

EBOOK  Cognitive Psychology
Author: Kenneth Gilhooly,Fiona Lyddy,Frank Pollick
Publsiher: McGraw Hill
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2014-04-16
ISBN: 0077163818
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EBOOK Cognitive Psychology Book Excerpt:

Cognitive Psychology is a brand new textbook by Ken Gilhooly, Fiona Lyddy & Frank Pollick. Based on a multidisciplinary approach, the book encourages students to make the connections between cognition, cognitive neuroscience and behaviour. The book provides an up-to-date, accessible introduction to the subject, showing students the relevance of cognitive psychology through a range of examples, applications and international research. Recent work from neuroscience is integrated throughout the book, and coverage is given to rapidly-developing topics, such as emotion and cognition. Cognitive Psychology is designed to provide an accessible and engaging introduction to Cognitive Psychology for 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students. It takes an international approach with an emphasis on research, methodology and application.

Fundamentals of Cognition

Fundamentals of Cognition
Author: Michael W. Eysenck,Marc Brysbaert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2018-01-29
ISBN: 1317208536
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Cognition Book Excerpt:

Is it possible to learn something without being aware of it? How does emotion influence the way we think? How can we improve our memory? Fundamentals of Cognition, third edition, provides a basic, reader-friendly introduction to the key cognitive processes we use to interact successfully with the world around us. Our abilities in attention, perception, learning, memory, language, problem solving, thinking, and reasoning are all vitally important in enabling us to cope with everyday life. Understanding these processes through the study of cognitive psychology is essential for understanding human behaviour. This edition has been thoroughly updated and revised with an emphasis on making it even more accessible to introductory-level students. Bringing on board Professor Marc Brysbaert, a world-leading researcher in the psychology of language, as co-author, this new edition includes: developed and extended research activities and "In the Real World" case studies to make it easy for students to engage with the material; new real-world topics such as discussions of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, the reading problems of individuals with dyslexia, why magic tricks work, and why we cannot remember the Apple logo accurately; a supporting companion website containing multiple choice questions, flashcards, sample essay answers, instructor resources, and more. The book provides a perfect balance between traditional approaches to cognition and cutting-edge cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology. Covering all the key topics within cognition, this comprehensive overview is essential reading for all students of cognitive psychology and related areas such as clinical psychology.

Neurocognitive Risk Assessment for the Early Detection of Violent Extremists

Neurocognitive Risk Assessment for the Early Detection of Violent Extremists
Author: Geoff Dean
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2014-06-10
ISBN: 3319067192
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurocognitive Risk Assessment for the Early Detection of Violent Extremists Book Excerpt:

This Brief provides a theoretical and conceptual development of a new Risk Assessment Toolbox (RAT) for the early detection of violent extremists. It is based on a neurocognitive perspective, conceptualized as ‘neuroplasticity-in-action’ arising from brain-based neural patterns expressed in mind-based cognitive pathways likely to form a mind-set of violent extremism. This neurocognitive-based Risk Assessment Toolbox (RAT) is comprised of two distinct components: a cognitive indicators instrument that serves as an early detection checklist for trained practitioners, and a software visualisation program. The Brief includes: A framework of contemporary approaches to the risk assessment of violence as well as the background context for the current research project on ‘violent extremism’ and its related concepts of ‘terrorism’ and ‘radicalisation,’ out of which the RAT was developed. A detailed overview of RAT and a pilot case study experiment to highlight the practical value and utility of this neurocognitive Risk Assessment Toolbox. Preliminary research findings of a study conducted with a sample of recognized experts (academics and practitioners) in several countries around the world, to fine tune and validate the risk parameters of the two components that constitute RAT (Risk Assessment Toolbox). The current stage of development of RAT as a practitioner-based system for the early detection of potentially violent extremists as well as its strategic intelligence implications for using a neurocognitive risk assessment approach to violent extremism is discussed. Research limitations and plans for future research studies. This work will be of interest to researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice interested in studying violent extremism, terrorism and crime prevention and intervention and policing, as well as researchers in related fields of Forensic Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Social Work or Social Intervention.

Introducing Contemplative Studies

Introducing Contemplative Studies
Author: Louis Komjathy
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-11-29
ISBN: 111915670X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducing Contemplative Studies Book Excerpt:

The first book-length introduction to an exciting new interdisciplinary field—written by an internationally recognized leader of the Contemplative Studies movement This is the first book-length introduction to a growing and influential interdisciplinary field focused on contemplative practice, contemplative experience, and contemplative pedagogy. Written by an internationally recognized leader in the area, Introducing Contemplative Studies seeks to provide readers with a deep and practical understanding of the nature and purpose of the field while encouraging them to find a place of their own in an increasingly widespread movement. At once comprehensive overview, critical reflection, and visionary proposal, the book explores the central approaches and issues in Contemplative Studies, tackles questions and problems that sometimes go unaddressed, and identifies promising new developments. The author also discusses contemplative pedagogy, an experiential approach to teaching and learning informed by and expressed as contemplative practice. This is a major introduction to a fast emerging interdisciplinary field that will be invaluable to those interested in the area. The only comprehensive introduction to the emerging, interdisciplinary field of Contemplative Studies Written by a distinguished leader in the Contemplative Studies movement who is founding Co-Chair of the Contemplative Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion Informed by ten years of research and practice, the book explores the field’s varied approaches and expressions Offers critical reviews of trends which will create discussions both within and outside the Contemplative Studies Liberally illustrated with both images and charts Introducing Contemplative Studies is a must-read for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, teachers and scholars in Contemplative Studies, as well as anyone who is curious about contemplative practice, meditation, contemplative experience, contemplative pedagogy, contemplative science, and, of course, the exciting field of Contemplative Studies generally.

Symbiosis The Curriculum and the Classroom

Symbiosis  The Curriculum and the Classroom
Author: Kat Howard
Publsiher: John Catt Educational
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2020-09-19
ISBN: 1913808254
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symbiosis The Curriculum and the Classroom Book Excerpt:

Has our system of accountability and quick fixes meant we've lost perspective of what can really improve the quality of education? With a multitude of issues at the heart of some of our more toxic schools, including micro-management, over-complicated policy and the intricate measurement of the wrong foci, it appears that teachers are experiencing a disconnect from the very reason they joined teaching in the first place. With little autonomy over what's important, fewer teachers enter the profession than the monumental amount of teachers that are leaving, and those that do, do so with reluctance and regret. With an astute examination of practice in schools, Claire Hill and Kat Howard take a thoughtful and strategic view of how to ensure a sense of connection and cohesion within schools, to ensure that all feel part of the collective curricular journey towards a gold standard. With a consideration of research-informed practice, this book will provide a series of strategies for curriculum designers at every level, keeping the high quality teachers that we very much need in schools, and providing a better palette to students in the process. At a time where teaching is somewhat politicised, monetised and overcomplicated, Symbiosis: Curriculum and the Classroom sets about the task of refining the way in which we run our schools to improve the quality of our everyday lives in schools.

Inadequate

Inadequate
Author: Priya Lakhani
Publsiher: John Catt Educational
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2020-11-02
ISBN: 1913808262
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inadequate Book Excerpt:

The world of education is in a state of failure. Our teachers are quitting in droves, their natural passion for education stifled. Your children are being let down by a system unfit for our rapidly-changing world, leaving them wholly unprepared to survive the age of AI and automation. Pulling no punches, education technologist and entrepreneur Priya Lakhani OBE outlines how badly we have failed, and who is to blame. With a foreword from Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, Priya charts a course for a brighter future. From feeble government reforms to growing mental health crises, Priya leaves no stone unturned in exposing the Inadequate state of education.

Emerging Research in Play Therapy Child Counseling and Consultation

Emerging Research in Play Therapy  Child Counseling  and Consultation
Author: Steen, Rheta LeAnne
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2017-01-18
ISBN: 1522522255
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Research in Play Therapy Child Counseling and Consultation Book Excerpt:

In the counseling field, it is imperative that mental health professionals stay informed of current research findings. By staying abreast of the most recent trends and techniques in healthcare, professionals can modify their methods to better aid their patients. Emerging Research in Play Therapy, Child Counseling, and Consultation is a critical resource that examines the most current methodologies and treatments in child therapy. Featuring coverage on relevant topics such as behavioral concerns, childhood anxiety, and consultation services, this publication is an ideal reference source for all healthcare professionals, practitioners, academicians, graduate students, and researchers that are seeking the latest information on child counseling services.

Age of Opportunity

Age of Opportunity
Author: Laurence Steinberg
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN: 0544279778
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Opportunity Book Excerpt:

A leading expert on adolescence cites new research and describes how to raise happy, successful kids by helping parents navigate this challenging, but developmentally crucial, time through strategies that instill self-control during the teenage years. 25,000 first printing.

The Psychology of Language

The Psychology of Language
Author: Trevor A. Harley
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN: 1317938429
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Language Book Excerpt:

Now in full colour, this fully revised edition of the best-selling textbook provides an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the psychology of language for undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers. It contains everything the student needs to know about how we acquire, understand, produce, and store language. Whilst maintaining both the structure of the previous editions and the emphasis on cognitive processing, this fourth edition has been thoroughly updated to include: the latest research, including recent results from the fast-moving field of brain imaging and studies updated coverage of key ideas and models an expanded glossary more real-life examples and illustrations. The Psychology of Language, Fourth Edition is praised for describing complex ideas in a clear and approachable style, and assumes no prior knowledge other than a grounding in the basic concepts of cognitive psychology. It will be essential reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of cognition, psycholinguistics, or the psychology of language. It will also be useful for those on speech and language therapy courses. The book is supported by a companion website featuring a range of helpful supplementary resources for both students and lecturers.

Choke

Choke
Author: Hugh White,Sian Beilock
Publsiher: Victory Books
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0522853242
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choke Book Excerpt:

It happens to all of us. You've prepared for days, weeks, even years, for the big day when you will finally show your stuff in academia, in your career, in sport but when the big moment arrives, nothing seems to work. You hit the wrong note, drop the ball, get stumped by a simple question. In other words, you choke. But now there's good news: this doesn't have to happen. Dr Sian Beilock, an expert on performance and brain science, reveals in Choke the new science of why we all too often blunder when the stakes are high. What happens in our brain and body when we experience the dreaded performance anxiety? And what are we doing differently when everything magically 'clicks' into place and the perfect golf swing, tricky test problem or high-pressure business pitch becomes easy? In an energetic tour of the latest research, Beilock explains the inescapable links between body and mind, and shows how to succeed brilliantly when it matters most. Whether you're at the Olympics, in the boardroom, or sitting for exams, Beilock's clear, prescriptive guidance shows how to remain cool under pressure the key to performing well when everything's on the line.

Executive Functions in Children s Everyday Lives

Executive Functions in Children s Everyday Lives
Author: Maureen J. Hoskyn,Grace Iarocci,Arlene R. Young
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN: 0190664649
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Executive Functions in Children s Everyday Lives Book Excerpt:

Executive Functions in Children's Everyday Lives captures the diversity and complexity of the executive system that underlies children's everyday life experiences. Acquisition of executive functions, such as interpreting communication cues and the perspectives of others, is foundational to and a function of children's early social and communicative competencies. From the soccer field to the classroom, executive functions support children's strategic thinking and control of their environment. Knowing about executive functions and how this system of cognitive resources emerges in young children is important in understanding children's development. Recent research points to the importance of also considering environmental influences on the executive system. This book is unique in its focus on how experiences in children's early lives influence and are influenced by executive functions. Viewing executive functions through this broad lens is critical for professionals who intervene when children's access to executive functions is less than optimal. This book addresses a wide range of topics, including the neurological basis of executive functions in young children, the assessment of children's executive functions, theoretical and historical conceptions of executive functions, the relations between executive functions and theory of mind, multilingualism, early school transitions, and the relationship of executive functions to Autism and ADHD. This volume will be useful to professionals in applied psychology, undergraduate and graduate students, and social science and applied researchers.

The Myth of an Afterlife

The Myth of an Afterlife
Author: Michael Martin,Keith Augustine
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN: 0810886782
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of an Afterlife Book Excerpt:

Because every single one of us will die, most of us would like to know what—if anything—awaits us afterward, not to mention the fate of lost loved ones. Given the nearly universal vested interest in deciding this question in favor of an afterlife, it is no surprise that the vast majority of books on the topic affirm the reality of life after death without a backward glance. But the evidence of our senses and the ever-gaining strength of scientific evidence strongly suggest otherwise. In The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life after Death, Michael Martin and Keith Augustine collect a series of contributions that redress this imbalance in the literature by providing a strong, comprehensive, and up-to-date casebook of the chief arguments against an afterlife. Divided into four separate sections, this collection opens with a broad overview of the issues, as contributors consider the strongest evidence of whether or not we survive death—in particular the biological basis of all mental states and their grounding in brain activity that ceases to function at death. Next, contributors consider a host of conceptual and empirical difficulties that confront the various ways of “surviving” death—from bodiless minds to bodily resurrection to any form of posthumous survival. Then essayists turn to internal inconsistencies between traditional theological conceptions of an afterlife—heaven, hell, karmic rebirth—and widely held ethical principles central to the belief systems supporting those notions. In the final section, authors offer critical evaluations of the main types of evidence for an afterlife. Fully interdisciplinary, The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life after Death brings together a variety of fields of research to make that case, including cognitive neuroscience, philosophy of mind, personal identity, philosophy of religion, moral philosophy, psychical research, and anomalistic psychology. As the definitive casebook of arguments against life after death, this collection is required reading for any instructor, researcher, and student of philosophy, religious studies, or theology. It is sure to raise provocative issues new to readers, regardless of background, from those who believe fervently in the reality of an afterlife to those who do not or are undecided on the matter.

Simply Psychology

Simply Psychology
Author: Michael W. Eysenck
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 455
Release: 2017-11-06
ISBN: 1315517914
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simply Psychology Book Excerpt:

Simply Psychology, fourth edition, is an engaging and reader-friendly introduction to the key principles of psychology. Organized around the major approaches to the subject, it covers biological, developmental, social, and cognitive psychology, as well as individual differences. Supported by a wealth of colour illustrations, it provides students new to the subject with straightforward and clear explanations of all the key topics within contemporary psychology. The features spread throughout the book are designed to help readers to engage with the material and include: highlighted key terms and comprehensive glossary chapter introductions and summaries further reading and evaluation boxes structured essay and self-assessment questions case-studies and examples illustrating the application of key theories It also concludes with a practical chapter that offers students tips and advice to help them improve their study skills and get the most out of the book and their studies. NEW FOR THE FOURTH EDITION expanded coverage of abnormal psychology coverage of developments in neuroscience new ‘In the real world' feature showing how psychology can be used in a range of professional contexts Simply Psychology is ideal for students studying psychology for the first time, as well as those in related fields such as nursing, social work and the social sciences.