Psychology

Encyclopedia of the Mind

Description

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.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40808
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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.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40806
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Encyclopedia of Language Development

Description

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.
Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40774
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Encyclopedia of Social Deviance

Description

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.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40677
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Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

Description

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.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40675
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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.

Type
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39995
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Routledge Handbooks Online

Alternative Titles
Routledge Companions
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.

Type
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39985
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Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences : an interdisciplinary, searchable, and linkable resource

Description

"Each essay in this collection of over 400 is drawn from the core social and behavioral sciences disciplines of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology and contains a summary of what is presently known about the topic and identifies promising areas for future research. Hyperlinks accompany each essay, which direct readers to other relevant essays inEmerging Trends; these essays present different aspects and points of view on the topic and often rely on different levels of analysis. The result is a unique tool for learning about developments in our fields, an intelligent, interdisciplinary, multi-dimensional, user-friendly, "smart" system of cross-referencing applied to important topics of study.

Emerging Trends will promote interdisciplinary and multi-layered awareness on key topics by directing readers’ attention to aspects of topics that readers will likely never have heard of or thought about (much less know how to find). To do this, dense layers of hyperlinks have been created, connecting each essay with others that focus on other facets of the topic, often written by authorities from different fields of study and disciplines. Readers are strongly urged to explore these hyperlinks in order to expand their own thinking about topics that interest them." from Book Home page

This resource includes 15 chapters authored by U-M researchers.

Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39876
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Colloquium Lecture Series: The Developing Brain

Alternative Titles
Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences
Description

The Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences is a collection of 50- to 120-page electronic books that synthesize current knowledge on essential topics in the biomedical and life sciences.  Each book is called a "Lecture" because offers a great deal of integration, analysis, and depth (compared with a review article in a journal).  Each series is edited by a prominent researcher in the field.

U-M Library has access to The Developing Brain, edited by Margaret M. McCarthy.  Some lectures are supplemented by video and slides. 

(Summarized from the resource's About page)

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31783
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Psychological Experiments Online

Description

Psychological Experiments Online pairs audio and video recordings of quintessential experiments in psychology with thousands of pages of primary-source documents. It's packed with exclusive and hard-to-find materials, including notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes, and final reports on topics from obedience to authority and from conformity to operant conditioning.

Type
Audio
Text Collection
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31667
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