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Progress in Psychological Science around the World. Volume 1 Neural, Cognitive and Developmental Issues.

Proceedings of the 28th International Congress of Psychology

Edited by Qicheng Jing, Mark R. Rosenzweig, Gery d'Ydewalle, Houcan Zhang, Hsuan-Chih Chen, Kan Zhang

© 2007 – Psychology Press

584 pages

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Progress in Psychological Science around the World, Volumes 1 and 2, present the main contributions from the 28th International Congress of Psychology, held in Beijing in 2004. These expert contributions include the Nobel laureate address, the Presidential address, and the Keynote and State-of-the-Art lectures. They are written by international leaders in psychology from 25 countries and regions around the world. The authors present a variety of approaches and perspectives that reflect cutting-edge advances in psychological science.

This first volume addresses neural, cognitive, and developmental issues in contemporary psychology. It includes chapters on learning, memory, and motivation, cognitive neuroscience, and attention, emotion, and language, and covers life-span developmental psychology. Volume 2 goes on to discuss social and applied issues in modern psychology.

Progress in Psychological Science around the World, with its broad coverage of psychological research and practice, and its highly select group of world renowned authors, will be invaluable for researchers, professionals, teachers, and students in the field of psychology.

Table of Contents

Nobel Laureate Address. D. Kahneman, A perspective on judgment and choice: Mapping bounded rationality. Presidential Address. M. Denis, Psychological science in its multidisciplinary environment. Section 1. Learning, Memory, and Motivation. C.R. Gallistel, The nature of learning and the functional architecture of the brain. M. Domjan, Ecological and functional perspectives on Pavlovian conditioning. M. Jitsumori, Categorization and concept formation in pigeons: A perspective on comparative cognition. L. Nilsson, C.M. de Frias, The effect of genetics and vascular health on memory functioning: The Betula study. H.J. Markowitsch, Memory and memory disorders: Neuroimaging correlates of organic brain damage and psychic disturbances. P.M. Gollwitzer, Successful goal pursuit. Section 2. Cognitive Neuroscience. L. Nyberg, Imaging cognition: Recent developments and a tentative hierarchical cognitive model. M.C. Corballis, The divided brain. S.M. Kosslyn, G. Ganis,W.L. Thompson, Mental imagery and the human brain. G.W. Humphreys, Objects, actions and affordance: The cognitive neuroscience of action selection. T. Shallice, The fractionation of executive functions. T. Bachmann, A single metatheoretical framework for a number of conscious-vision phenomena. Section 3. Attention, Emotion, and Language. Anne Treisman, How the deployment of attention determines what we see. C. Bundesen, T. Habekost, Models of attention. A. Öhman, Automatic processes in emotion: Capture of attention and emotion activation. K. C. Liang, Neural circuitry involved in avoidance learning and memory: The amygdala and beyond. W.H.R. Miltner, T. Straube, T. Weiss, Neural foundations of threat processing in phobic subjects. P. De Boeck, D. Smits, A double-structure structural equation model for the study of emotions and their components. H. Chen, Language processing: Implications from the study of Chinese. J. Rönnberg, Cognitive and neuroscience perspectives on speech and sign processing: Evidence from persons with deafness, hearing impairment, and normal hearing. A. Cleeremans, Conscious and unconscious cognition: A graded, dynamic perspective. Section 4. Life-Span Developmental Psychology. P. Lemaire, Cognitive aging: Some recent developments. D.C. Park, E.D. Leshikar, An overview of the cognitive neuroscience of aging. L. Backmann, L. Nyberg, L. Farde, Dopamine and cognitive aging: A strong relationship. A. Streri, Touch in infancy: The development of haptic abilities in very young infants. F.C. Keil, How children grasp the causal structure of the world. H.M. Wellman, Theory of mind: A core human cognition. R.K. Silbereisen, Social change and transitions to adulthood.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology