Cognitive Science, Development, and Psychopathology: Typical and Atypical Developmental Trajectories of Attention

Cognitive Science, Development, and Psychopathology: Typical and Atypical Developmental Trajectories of Attention

by Jacob A. Burack
     
 

The disciplines of cognitive neuroscience, development, and psychopathology are complementary in the study of human perception and attention, even though each discipline emerges from a decidedly different and sometimes incompatible worldview. The meeting of researchers across these disciplines results in a fruitful cross-fertilization that ultimately leads to

Overview

The disciplines of cognitive neuroscience, development, and psychopathology are complementary in the study of human perception and attention, even though each discipline emerges from a decidedly different and sometimes incompatible worldview. The meeting of researchers across these disciplines results in a fruitful cross-fertilization that ultimately leads to better science within each discipline and a joint scientific endeavor that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Cognitive Neuroscience, Development, and Psychopathology: Typical and Atypical Developmental Trajectories of Attention unites scholars sharing common interests in the development of attention and related areas of functioning with different perspectives and methodologies. The volume does not impose a single framework for discussing the relevant issues, but rather the authors highlight the importance of their own approaches to the study of the typical and atypical development of attention. Drs. Burack, Enns, and Fox have organized the chapters into three sections: Atypical Environments, Threat, and the Development of Individual Differences in Attention; The Organization of the Development of Attention in Typical and Atypical Processing; and The Case of Orienting Attention in Developing an Integrated Science. Discussion topics include cognitive bias modification, attention and the development of anxiety disorders, deficient anchoring, reflexive and abnormal social orienting in autism, and social attention. This volume is a unique and critical resource for researchers in communication disorders, developmental and cognitive psychology, human development, neuroscience, and educational and counseling psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195315455
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/21/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Jacob A. (Jake) Burack is Professor of School/Applied Child Psychology and Human Development in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. He is the founder and director of the McGill Youth Study Team (MYST) where he and his students work within the MYST motto of "a commitment to excellence in the study and education of all children."

James T. Enns is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is the editor of Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. He has edited two research volumes on the development of attention, has sole and co-authored textbooks on perception, and published more than 140 scientific articles.
Nathan A. Fox is Director of the Child Development Lab and Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Human Development at the University of Maryland College Park. The National Institutes of Health funds his work and gave him a MERIT award for excellence of his research program examining social and emotional development of young children.

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