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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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1 a covering over the hatchway leading below decks.

2 a raised frame with windows on the quarterdeck of a ship to allow light into the decks...

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Pathological Altruism—An Introduction

Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo and Michael McGrath.

in Pathological Altruism

December 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 3260 words.

Many harmful deeds—from codependency to suicide martyrdom to genocide—are committed with the altruistic intention of helping companions or one’s own in-group. Thus, it is worthwhile to...

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Bounded Being

Kenneth J. Gergen.

in Relational Being

September 2011; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 9605 words.

This chapter explains why the concept of relational being offers opportunities to explore new and more promising forms of life. It first examines issues related to the daily...

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Pathological Altruism

Edited by Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, Guruprasad Madhavan and David Sloan Wilson.

December 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Social Psychology. 496 pages.

Many harmful deeds—from codependency to suicide martyrdom to genocide—are committed with the altruistic intention of helping companions or one’s own in-group. Therefore it is worthwhile to...

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Body Consciousness, Body Perception Deficits, and Virtual Bodies

Beatrice de Gelder.

in Emotions and the Body

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Social Psychology. 12373 words.

From physical bodies this chapter proceeds to discuss virtual bodies, avatars, and robots. Depending on one’s viewpoint, the new social technologies are either opportunities for applying...

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The spirit of the child inspires learning in the community: How can we balance this promise with the politics and practice of education?

Colwyn Trevarthen, Aline-Wendy Dunlop and Jonathan Delafield-Butt.

in The Child's Curriculum

September 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Psychology; Social Psychology. 3142 words.

Our contributors offer inspiring stories—from a psychology of early childhood and teaching experience that appreciates the spiritual values that young children affirm in shared enjoyment of...

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Mutual Benefits of Using Humanoid Robots in Social Neuroscience

Thierry Chaminade and Mitsuo Kawato.

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Neuroscience; Social Psychology. 11247 words.

The prospect of closer ties between social cognitive neuroscience and robotics is gaining momentum in both communities. First, as artificial anthropomorphic agents, such as humanoid robots...

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