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Exploring the Psychology of Interest

Paul J. Silvia.

April 2006; published online September 2007.

Book. Subjects: neuropsychology. 273 pages.

Psychologists have always been intrigued in interest, and modern research on interest can be found in nearly every area of the field: researchers studying emotions, cognition, development,...

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Memory and Emotion

Edited by Daniel Reisberg and Paula Hertel.

January 2004; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: cognitive psychology. 428 pages.

Understanding the interplay between memory and emotion is crucial for the work of researchers in many arenas—clinicians, psychologists interested in ...

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Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

Edited by Janet Wilde Astington and Jodie A. Baird.

April 2005; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: cognitive psychology. 368 pages.

“Theory of mind” is the phrase researchers use to refer to children's understanding of people as mental beings, who have beliefs, desires, emotions, and intentions, and whose actions and...

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Homophobic Bullying

Ian Rivers.

January 2011; published online May 2011.

Book. Subjects: developmental psychology. 248 pages.

This book provides a review of key studies that have shaped the way we view homophobia in educational contexts. Using theories and ideas drawn from various disciplines, the book...

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Hearing in Time

Justin London.

September 2004; published online September 2007.

Book. Subjects: cognitive psychology. 206 pages.

This book develops a theory of musical meter based on psychological research in temporal perception, cognition, and motor behavior. Meter is regarded as a kind of entrainment, a...

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The Missing Link in Cognition

Edited by Herbert S. Terrace and Janet Metcalfe.

February 2005; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: cognitive psychology. 375 pages.

How do we develop self-awareness, or a sense of self? One of the most popular theories is that language plays a major role: language and the narrative form allow us to develop a sense of...

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The Gestural Origin of Language

David F. Armstrong and Sherman E. Wilcox.

May 2007; published online January 2008.

Book. Subjects: cognitive psychology. 162 pages.

This book uses evidence from and about sign languages to explore the origins of language as we know it today. According to the model presented in this book, it is sign, not spoken...

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The Cultural Animal

Roy F. Baumeister.

June 2005; published online April 2010.

Book. Subjects: social psychology. 464 pages.

What makes us human? Why do people think, feel, and act as they do? What is the essence of human nature? What is the basic relationship between the individual and society? These questions...

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Causal Learning

Edited by Alison Gopnik and Laura Schulz.

April 2007; published online April 2010.

Book. Subjects: developmental psychology. 358 pages.

This book outlines the recent revolutionary work in cognitive science formulating a “probabilistic model” theory of learning and development. It provides an accessible and clear...

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The Redemptive Self

Dan P. McAdams.

November 2006; published online September 2007.

Book. Subjects: social psychology. 432 pages.

Drawing from the author's psychological research on especially generative (that is, caring and productive) midlife American adults and on a reading of American cultural history and...

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