Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (2nd Edition) by V. S. Ramachandran

By V. S. Ramachandran

The Encyclopedia of Human habit, moment version is an award-winning three-volume reference on human motion and response, and the strategies, emotions, and physiological services in the back of these activities. offered alphabetically by means of identify, three hundred articles probe either enduring and intriguing new issues in physiological psychology, notion, character, irregular and scientific psychology, cognition and studying, social psychology, developmental psychology, language, and utilized contexts.

Written via prime scientists in those disciplines, each article has been peer-reviewed to set up readability, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. the main accomplished reference resource to supply either intensity and breadth to the examine of human habit, the encyclopedia will back be a much-used reference resource. This set appeals to public, company, collage and school libraries, libraries in two-year faculties, and a few secondary schools.

Carefully crafted, good written, and punctiliously listed, the encyclopedia is helping users-whether they're scholars simply starting formal research of the wide box or experts in a department of psychology-understand the sphere and the way and why people behave as we do.

Named a 2013 remarkable educational name by way of the yank Library Association's selection publication
Concise entries (ten pages on ordinary) supply foundational wisdom of the field
Each article gains urged extra readings, a listing of similar web pages, a 5-10 be aware word list and a definition paragraph, and cross-references to similar articles within the encyclopedi
Newly multiplied editorial board and a number of foreign members from the us, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, eire, Israel, Japan, Sweden, and the uk

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There are two reasons for this change: First, there has been a growing dissatisfaction with metaphorical explanations (Peter Medawar calls explanations of this kind “analgesics,” for “they dull the ache of incomprehension without removing the cause”) and a healthy trend toward replacing them with more mechanistic explanations. Second, progress has been aided by the advent of several new technological innovations for studying the structure and function of the human brain. This encyclopedia covers as many of these recent advances as possible within a three-volume set.

It is a general finding that the SES of a family is associated with children’s academic achievement and their highest educational degrees. 40). The strength of association reported varies markedly depending on the indicators used to measure SES and academic achievement, age of children, and whether the full range or a restricted range of SES and achievement was investigated. Because SES has per se no bearing on a child’s achievement, the association between SES and academic achievement is commonly considered as evidence for social injustice and unequal opportunities.

Most of the entries are by acknowledged experts in the field. xxix xxx Preface Given the nature and scope of this enterprise, some degree of overlap among the essays was not only inevitable but also desirable since our goal was to ensure that each article was a self-contained summary of one specific aspect of human behavior. Given the space limitations, each author was encouraged to provide an overview and convey the general flavor of an area of research rather than attempt an exhaustive review.

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