Psychology

Handbook of Cognition

Alternative Titles
Cognition
Description

This book provides a synthesis of the most up-to-date and advanced work in cognitive psychology in a single volume. The editors have gathered together a team of world-leading researchers in specialist areas of the field, both traditional and new areas, to present a benchmark - in terms of theoretical insight and advances in methodology - of the discipline; a thorough overview of the most significant and current research in cognitive psychology. Core and established topics such as memory, attention, categorization, perception, and language are considered in depth, and from a fresh perspective, yet three chapters on cognitive neuroscience and two chapters on computational and mathematical modelling are a feature of this book. Edited by Koen Lamberts & Robert L. Goldstone.

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Handbook
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Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences

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The Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences not only conveys a clear sense of how philosophy looks at the social sciences, but also marks out a detailed picture of how the two disciplines are interrelated. The encyclopedia brings forward the ways in which philosophical understanding throws light on the social sciences and, in particular, on their central concepts or key themes, and explores the ways in which each of the different social-scientific subdisciplines handles such concepts and themes by exhibiting diverse responses to the philosophical analysis of its methods. Includes newer efforts to link the traditional branches of philosophy and the social sciences via developments in the area of cognition, such as evolutionary psychology and genetics and evolutionary political science. Topics of the 402 entries include philosophy and anthropology, philosophy and economics, and philosophy and politics. Ed. by Byron Kaldis.

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Encyclopedia
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Encyclopedia of Media Violence

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The Encyclopedia of Media Violence provides a comprehensive look at the relationship between media exposure and violent outcomes, whether they are affective, cognitive or behavioral. This encyclopedia approaches media violence as it relates to individual media, including television, rap music and video games, as well as how it relates broadly within the fields of psychology, sociology and communication. The 134 entries examine theory, research and debates as they relate to the topic in an accessible, jargon-free manner to help readers better understand questions from varied perspectives. Ed. by Matthew S. Eastin.

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Encyclopedia
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Encyclopedia of the Mind

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It's hard to conceive of a topic of more broad and personal interest than the study of the mind. In addition to its traditional investigation by the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, the mind has also been a focus of study in the fields of philosophy, economics, anthropology, linguistics, computer science, molecular biology, education, and literature. In all these approaches, there is an almost universal fascination with how the mind works and how it affects our lives and our behavior. Studies of the mind and brain have crossed many exciting thresholds in recent years, and the study of mind now represents a thoroughly cross-disciplinary effort. Researchers from a wide range of disciplines seek answers to such questions as: What is mind? How does it operate? What is consciousness?

Encyclopedia of the Mind, produced by SAGE Reference, brings together scholars from the entire range of mind-related academic disciplines from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and computer science and engineering to explore the multidimensional nature of the human mind.

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Encyclopedia
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Encyclopedia of Deception

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Lying & Deception
Description

The Encyclopedia of Deception examines lying from multiple perspectives drawn from the disciplines of social psychology, sociology, history, business, political science, cultural anthropology, moral philosophy, theology, law, family studies, evolutionary biology, philosophy, and more. From the “little white lie,” to lying on a resume, to the grandiose lies of presidents, this two-volume reference explores the phenomenon of lying in a multidisciplinary context to elucidate this common aspect of our daily lives. Not only a cultural phenomenon historically, lying is a frequent occurrence in our everyday lives. Research shows that we are likely to lie or intentionally deceive others several times a day or in one out of every four conversations that lasts more than 10 minutes.

Key Features

  • More than 360 authored by key figures in the field are organized A-to-Z in two volumes, which are available in both print and electronic formats.
  • Entries are written in a clear and accessible style that invites readers to explore and reflect on the use of lying and self-deception.
  • Each article concludes with cross references to related entries and further readings.
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Encyclopedia
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Encyclopedia of Language Development

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The Encyclopedia of Language Development covers the breadth of theory and research on language development from birth through adulthood, as well as their practical application.

Features:

  • This A-to-Z reference includes 200 articles that address such topic areas as theories and research tradition; biological perspectives; cognitive perspectives; family, peer, and social influences; bilingualism; special populations and disorders; and more.
  • All articles (signed and authored by key figures in the field) conclude with cross reference links and suggestions for further reading.
  • Appendices include a Resource Guide with annotated lists of classic books and articles, journals, associations, and web sites; a Glossary of specialized terms; and a Chronology offering an overview and history of the field.
  • A thematic Reader's Guide groups related articles by broad topic areas as one handy search feature on the e-Reference platform, which includes a comprehensive index of search terms.
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E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
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Encyclopedia of Social Deviance

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Social deviance—any behavior that violates a cultural norm—can involve something as major as crime or as minor as consistently and deliberately wearing lively mismatched socks. Whether a crime, a sin, or simply unique taste, what's considered deviant at one time and place can change, as when extensive tattooing and “body art” evolved from a sideshow carnival spectacle to a nearly universal rite of passage within U.S. culture. Drawing contributions from across the social and behavioral sciences, including sociology, anthropology, criminology, politics, psychology, and religion, the Encyclopedia of Social Deviance introduces readers to the lively field of rule-making and rebellion that strikes at the core of what it means to be an individual living in a social world.

Key Features: More than 300 articles authored by key figures in the field are organized A-to-Z in two volumes.; Each article concludes with cross-references to related entries and further readings.; A thematic “Reader's Guide” groups related articles by broad areas (e.g., Concepts; Theories; Research Methodologies; Individual Deviance; Organizational Deviance; etc.).  This also includes a comprehensive index of search terms.

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Encyclopedia
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Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

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The Encyclopedia of Humor Studies explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work's scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination.

Features & Benefits: The book's 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages).  It includes a Reader's Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader's Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries provide search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

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Sage Research Methods Datasets

Alternative Titles
Sage Datasets
SRM datasets
data sets
Description

SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets that can be used to support the teaching and learning of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods used in the social sciences. These are datasets taken from real research projects, but edited and cleaned for teaching purposes. Each dataset will be accompanied by a short clear narrative description of the data and easy-to-follow instructions on how to apply the research method.

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Numeric Data
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Routledge Handbooks Online

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Routledge Companions
RHO
Description

Routledge Handbooks Online is a collection of over 400 handbooks in 18 subject areas, including archaeology, Asian studies, business, classics, communications, criminal justice, economics, education, environment, health, history, law, linguistics, philosophy, politics, psychology, security, sociology, sports and tourism.  

All chapters are searchable, browsable and fully indexed. Chapters can be downloaded as PDFs and are DRM-free. Each book includes an image gallery.

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E-Book(s)
Handbook
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