Stevens' Handbook of Experimental Psychology, Perception and Motivation / Edition 2

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A new edition of the classic reference and graduate text on experimental psychology. Widely used for over 25 years, this edition has been completely updated and expanded into two volumes; contributors to these works are among the most highly renowned professionals in the field. Volume One, Perception and Motivation, includes coverage of the physics and retinal physiology of vision; the nature of auditory perception, speech, and emotional patterns; and the latest theories and findings in the area of behavioral genetics. Volume Two, Learning and Cognition, includes studies exploring such topics as the psychobiology of learning and memory; the influences of choice and reinforcement in human behavior; psycholinguistics; individual variations in cognitive functioning, and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471042037
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/21/1988
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 905
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 2.56 (d)

Table of Contents


Measurement, Scaling, and Psychophysics (R. Luce & C.Krumhans).

Vision: Physics and Retinal Physiology (E. Pugh).

Vision: Space and Movement (G. Westheimer).

Visual Perception (J. Hochberg).

Physics and Physiology of Hearing (N. Kiang & W. Peake).

Audition: Psychophysics and Perception (D. Green).

Auditory Perception and Speech (I. Hirsh).

Olfaction (W. Cain).

Taste (L. Bartoshuk).


The Adaptive-evolutionary Point of View in Experimental Psychology(P. Rozin & J. Schull).

Neuropsychology of Motivation: Peptides and Pathways that DefineMotivational Systems (B. Hoebel).

Emotions (C. Izard & P. Saxton).

Behavioral Genetics (G. McClearn & T. Foch).

Ethology (G. Baerends).

Subject Index.

Author Index.

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