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The Norton psychology reader

Author: Gary F Marcus
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2006.
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"The first text of its kind, The Norton Psychology Reader brings together a balanced selection of provocative writings, the majority of them from trade publications. Engaging a wide variety of topics in psychology, this collection showcases the work of dozens of the finest thinkers and observers in the field, from historical figures like William James and Sigmund Freud to contemporary writers like Steven Pinker,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary F Marcus
ISBN: 0393927121 9780393927122
OCLC Number: 60856195
Description: xiii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Pioneers. From The principles of psychology / William James --
From The unconscious / Sigmund Freud --
--
Methods. From How to lie with statistics / Darrell Huff --
From How to think straight about psychology / Keith Stanovich --
--
Evolution and genes. From How the mind works / Steven Pinker --
From The birth of the mind: how a tiny number of genes create the complexities of human thought / Gary Marcus --
--
The brain. From Descartes' error: emotion, reason, and the human brain / Antonio R. Damasio --
From The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales / Oliver Sacks --
--
Sensation and perception. From visual intelligence: how we create what we see / Donald D. Hoffman --
From Sensory exotica: a world beyond human experience / Howard c. Hughes --
--
Language. From The language instinct: how the mind creates language / Steven Pinker --
From The atoms of language: the mind's hidden rules of grammar / Mark C. Baker --
--
Learning. Conditioned emotional reactions / John B. Watson and Rosalie Rayner --
A review of B.F. Skinner's verbal behavior / Noam Chomsky --
From Wild minds: what animals really think / Marc D. Hauser --
--
Cognitive development. From The scientist in the crib: minds, brains, and how children learn / Alison Gopnik, Patricia Kuhl, and Andrew Meltzoff --
From Descartes' baby: how the science of child development explains what makes us human / Paul Bloom --
--
Memory and cognition. From Searching for memory: the brain, the mind, and the past / Daniel L. Schacter --
From The illusion of conscious will / Daniel M. Wegner --
--
Intelligence. From The bell curve: intelligence and class structure in American life / Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray --
From Emotional intelligence: why it can matter more than IQ / Daniel Goleman --
--
Motivation and stress. From Flow: the psychology of optimal experience / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi --
From Why zebras don't get ulcers: an updated guide to stress, stress-related diseases, and coping / Robert M. Sapolsky --
--
Emotion. From The emotional brain: the mysterious underpinnings of emotional life / Joseph LeDoux --
From Emotions revealed: recognizing faces and feelings to improve communication and emotional life / Paul Ekman --
From Woman: an intimate biography / Natalie Angier --
--
Social psychology. From Influence: the psychology of persuasion / Robert B. Cialdini --
From The tending instinct: how nurturing is essential to who we are and how we live / Shelley Taylor --
--
Personality. From Galen's prophecy: temperament in human nature / Jerome Kagan --
From The nurture assumption: why children turn out the way they do / Judith Rich Harris --
Personality plus / Malcom Gladwell --
--
Culture. From Human universals / Donald E. Brown --
From The geography of thought: how Asians and Westerners think differently ... and why / Richard E. Nisbett --
From Not by genes alone: how culture transformed human evolution / Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd --
--
Disorders. From A beautiful mind: the life of mathematical genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash / Sylvia Nasar --
From An unquiet mind: a memoir of moods and madness / Kay Redfield Jamison --
From Thinking in pictures, and other reports from my life with autism / Temple Grandin --
--
Treatment. From Listening to Prozac: a psychiatrist explores antidepressant drugs and the remaking of the self / Peter D. Kramer --
From Cognitive therapy and the emotional disorders / Aaron T. Beck.
Responsibility: edited by Gary Marcus.

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"The first text of its kind, The Norton Psychology Reader brings together a balanced selection of provocative writings, the majority of them from trade publications. Engaging a wide variety of topics in psychology, this collection showcases the work of dozens of the finest thinkers and observers in the field, from historical figures like William James and Sigmund Freud to contemporary writers like Steven Pinker, Sylvia Nasar, and Malcolm Gladwell." "Either as a text that is sure to inform research and enliven classroom discussion or as a layperson's guide to the study of mind and behavior, this fine collection will leave the reader wanting more. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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