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

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$74.00
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (22) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $19.95   
  • Used (14) from $1.99   

Overview

What would happen if someone brought together the finest minds in psychology to reflect on the past century and speculate on the future of the field in the twenty-first century? Robert Solso and Dominic Massaro did just that, and the result is this fascinating, insightful, and sometimes humorous collection of essays from leading psychologists, among them Gordon Bower, Howard Gardner, Richard Gregory, Earl Hunt, Stephen Kosslyn, Jean Mandler, Donald Norman, Roger Shepard, Roger Sperry, and Robert Sternberg. American psychology recently reached its centennial, and these contributions offer a glimpse of what sorts of developments and innovations we can expect over the next century. For anyone with a professional or personal interest in psychology, this wide-ranging work will provoke thought and discussion about the shape of psychology as we approach the next century.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The essays offer amusing summaries of major breakthrough areas of psychology and neurobiology ... This volume is especially interesting for how psychologists feel about the future of what we can know now, a future very much operationally defined by the tools we invent. Recommended for academic psychologists or as an introduction to major trends in research psychology." — The Reader's Review
Read More Show Less

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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

PART I: Introductory Comments and General Theories
1. Turning the Corner, R.L. Solso
2. Empowering People Through Friendly Technology: Psychology in the Twenty-first Century, G.H. Bower
3. The Impact and Promise of the Cognitive Revolution, R.W. Sperry
4. Mental Universals: Toward a Twenty-first Century Science of Mind, R.N. Shepard
PART II: Developmental Theories and Neurocognition
5. Perennial Antinomies and Perpetual Redrawings: Is There Progress in the Study of Mind?, H. Gardner
6. The Death of Developmental Psychology, J.M. Mandler
7. Freud Returns?, S.M. Kosslyn
PART III: Memory, Perception, and Ecology
8. Human Memory in the Twenty-first Century, B.B. Murdock
9. The Miller's Tale: A Speculative Glimpse into the Cognitive Psychology of the Future, R.J. Sternberg
10. The Future of Psychology, R.L. Gregory
11. Toward an Ecological Physics and a Physical Psychology, M.T. Turvey and R.E. Shaw
PART IV: Language and Categorization
12. Unintended Consequences and the Future of Psychology, J.J. Jenkins
13. Chapters of Psychology, W.J.M. Levelt
14. From Speech-is-Special to Talking Heads: The Past to the Present, D.W. Massaro
15. The Neurocognitive Self: Conceptual Research in the Twenty-first Century and the Rethinking of What a Person Is, G. Lakoff
PART V: Applied and Social Cognition
16. The Future of the Mind Lies in Technology, D.A. Norman
17. Pulls and Pushes on Cognitive Psychology: The View Towards 2001, E. Hunt
18. The Fortieth Anniversary of the National Institute of Cognitive Ecology, R. Sommer
19. Some Assembly Required: Biased Speculations on the Future of Human Factors Design, J.B. Pittinger
PART VI: Major Themes and Common Threads
20. Perennial Issues for the Next Century, D.W. Massaro and R.L. Solso

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)