Viewing Psychology As a Whole: The Integrative Science of William N. Dember / Edition 1

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This Festschrift in honor of William N. Dember provides a unique view of psychology as an integrated discipline instead of an ensemble of subspecialties as it sometimes appears to be. Dember's wide-ranging contributions to perception, attention, motivation, and personality theory are rooted in his belief that, methodologically and conceptually, the whole of psychology is greater than the sum of its parts. As testament to Dember's work in the whole of psychology, this book examines Dember's theories on the interplay among cognition, perception, and motivation in light of contemporary developments. These chapters not only extend Dember's research approach but also contribute to Dember's concern with applied psychology. This volume follows the course of Dember's own professional interests by beginning with chapters on basic research findings and theories and then concluding with applications of those research and theoretical outcomes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557984746
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.61 (d)

Table of Contents

About William N. Dember
1 Introduction 1
2 What Degraded Images Tell Us About Perceptual Theories 19
3 Motion Perception and Spatial Orientation 45
4 An Aftereffect of William Dember in Motion: Probing the Signal for Motion Parallax 59
5 Tests of Vigilance Taxonomy 87
6 Arousal and Vigilance: The Role of Task Demands 113
7 What's So Boring About Vigilance? 145
8 The Attentive Brain in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease 167
9 The Exploration of Complexity and the Complexity of Exploration 191
10 Individual Differences in Word Processing Strategies 205
11 Individual Differences in Approach to Novelty: The Case of Human Food Neophobia 227
12 Observation and Choice 247
13 Spontaneous Alternation Behavior in Animals: Mechanisms, Motives, and Applications 269
14 On Possible Parallels Between Perceiving and Recalling Events 291
15 Perception, Mental Retardation, and Intelligence 315
16 Memory Psychophysics and Similarity Comparison: Dember Revisited 335
17 A Russian Perspective on Optimism - Pessimism and the Future of the Russian Economy 363
18 Holocaust Memory: Persistent Recall of Extreme Trauma 375
19 Racism in the 1990s: Race-ing to the Year 2000 399
20 Distinguishing Between Optimism and Pessimism: A Second Look at the Optimism-Neuroticism Hypothesis 415
21 Interference Effects of Facial Affect 433
22 Theoretical Issues in the Role of Appraisal in Emotion: Cognitive Content Versus Physiological Change 449
23 Insomnia and Metabolic Rate 477
24 From Optimal Complexity to Naltrexone Extinction of Alcoholism 491
25 Allocating Functions in Human-Machine Systems 509
26 Individual Differences in Learning Style and Group Performance 541
27 Enhancing Diagnostic Decisions 559
28 Compensation for the Effects of Time Delay in a Virtual Environment 579
29 Touch Therapies 603
30 If You Come to a Fork in the Road 629
Chronological List of Publications 651
Conference Participants at "Psychology Beyond the Threshold" 663
Author Index 667
Subject Index 689
About the Editors 703
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