The Science of the Mind: 2001 and Beyond / Edition 1

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What is the future of psychology? Will it continue to splinter into increasingly disparate camps or find new common ground? This book brings together leading experts--including Roger Sperry, Stephen Kosslyn, and Gordon Bower--to answer such questions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195080643
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert L. Solso is Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. His many published works include Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Cognition and the Visual Arts. Dominic Massaro is Professor of Psychology at University of California, Santa Cruz, and Book Editor for the American Journal of Psychology.

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Table of Contents

1 Turning the Corner 3
2 Empowering People Through Friendly Technology: Psychology in the Twenty-first Century 18
3 The Impact and Promise of the Cognitive Revolution 35
4 Mental Universals: Toward a Twenty-first Century Science of Mind 50
5 Perennial Antinomies and Perpetual Redrawings: Is There Progress in the Study of Mind? 65
6 The Death of Developmental Psychology 79
7 Freud Returns? 90
8 Human Memory in the Twenty-first Century 109
9 The Miller's Tale: A Speculative Glimpse into the Cognitive Psychology of the Future 123
10 The Future of Psychology 137
11 Toward an Ecological Physics and a Physical Psychology 144
12 Unintended Consequences and the Future of Psychology 173
13 Chapters of Psychology 184
14 From Speech-Is-Special to Talking Heads: The Past to the Present 203
15 The Neurocognitive Self: Conceptual System Research in the Twenty-first Century and the Rethinking of What a Person Is 221
16 The Future of the Mind Lies in Technology 247
17 Pulls and Pushes on Cognitive Psychology: The View Toward 2001 258
18 The Fortieth Anniversary of the National Institute of Cognitive Ecology 274
19 Some Assembly Required: Biased Speculations on the Future of Human Factors Design 286
20 Perennial Issues for the Next Century 305
About the Authors 317
Index 329
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