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  • Pavlovian Second-order Conditioning (Psychology Revivals)

    Studies in Associative Learning

    By Robert A. Rescorla

    Originally published in 1980, this volume explores some of the dramatic and exciting changes that had taken place in the field of conditioning in the 15 years prior to publication. The usefulness of a particular learning procedure, second-order conditioning, is explored in three aspects of the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-18 
    Psychology Press
    Psychology Revivals

  • Obese Humans and Rats

    By Stanley Schacter, Judith Rodin

    Originally published in 1974, this volume examines the behavioural similarities of obese humans and animals whose so-called feeding centre (the ventro-medial hypothalamic nuclei) has been lesioned. Both the obese human and the VMH-lesioned animal seem to share a hyposensitivity to the internal (…

    Hardback – 2015-09-17 
    Psychology Press
    Psychology Revivals

  • Learning from Animals?

    Examining the Nature of Human Uniqueness

    Edited by Louise S. Röska-Hardy, Eva M. Neumann-Held

    Human language, cognition, and culture are unique; they are unparalleled in the animal kingdom. The claim that we can learn what makes us human by studying other animal species provokes vigorous reactions and many deny that comparative research can shed any light on the origins and character of…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20 
    Psychology Press

  • Behaviour Analysis in Theory and Practice

    Contributions and Controversies

    Edited by Derek E. Blackman, Helga Lejeune

    This edited book addresses four themes of contemporary importance in the experimental and applied analysis of behaviour: chronobiology (relationships between time and behaviour), the emergence of rational thinking, language, and behavioural medicine. The current empirical and theoretical status of…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20 
    Psychology Press

  • Picture Perception in Animals

    Edited by Joel Fagot

    Animal researchers commonly present pictures to their subjects, usually birds or monkeys, in order to infer how natural objects are perceived and conceptualised, or to discover the brain mechanisms underlying these abilities. This unique book questions the premise of this experimental approach and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20 
    Psychology Press

  • Developmental Disorders

    Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Assessment

    Edited by Stephen R. Hooper, George W. Hynd

    These two companion volumes provide a comprehensive review and critical evaluation of the major DSM-III and DSM-III-R child disorders. Their major goal is to provide diagnostic and assessment guidelines that are based on scientific literature in specific clinical domains. Each chapter contains a…

    Paperback – 2015-08-16 
    Psychology Press

  • How to Rethink Psychology

    New metaphors for understanding people and their behavior

    By Bernard Guerin

    Based on the author’s forty years of experience in psychology, philosophy, and the social sciences, How to Rethink Psychology argues that to understand people we need to know more about their contexts than the dominant modes of thinking and research presently allow. Drawing upon insights from…

    Paperback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge

  • Human Contingency Learning: Recent Trends in Research and Theory

    A Special Issue of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

    Edited by Tom Beckers, Jan De Houwer

    The present special issue presents an overview of recent developments and controversies in research on human contingency learning. Contributions range from purely fundamental, theoretical analyses, over empirically oriented reports, to more applied contributions, reflecting the breadth of scope of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-24
    Psychology Press

  • Lectures on Human and Animal Psychology (Psychology Revivals)

    By Wilhelm Wundt

    Wilhelm Wundt is known today as one of the founding figures of modern psychology. The first person to ever call himself a Psychologist, he is also widely regarded as the "father of experimental psychology", having established the first laboratory in the world dedicated to psychological…

    Paperback – 2015-06-11
    Routledge
    Psychology Revivals

  • Social Fabrics of the Mind

    Edited by Michael R.A. Chance

    Originally published in 1988, this book outlines a new evolutionary paradigm for understanding human society and mental structure, originating from the editor's work in primate ethology. It is supported and further elaborated by the contributors. Chance argues that two modes of social interaction,…

    Hardback – 2015-06-07
    Psychology Press
    Psychology Library Editions: Social Psychology

  • Starting from Scratch

    The Origin and Development of Expression, Representation and Symbolism in Human and Non-Human Primates

    By John Matthews

    This book compares the beginning of symbolic thought in human infancy with that of our close primate relatives, the chimpanzees. The author investigates the precursors of symbolism by studying the actions and interactions of a small group of these intelligent, non-human primates who live in…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Psychology Press

  • Perspectives on Human-Animal Communication

    Internatural Communication

    Edited by Emily Plec

    Despite its inherent interdisciplinarity, the Communication discipline has remained an almost entirely anthropocentric enterprise. This book represents early and prominent forays into the subject of human-animal communication from a Communication Studies perspective, an effort that brings a…

    Paperback – 2015-05-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

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