[PDF] Download ß Fundamentals of Psychology in Context | by ☆ Stephen M. Kosslyn

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This innovative, 13 chapter text examines psychological issues from the levels of the brain, person, and social world to help students actively apply psychology to their lives Through their own research, clinical work, and experiences as teachers, Stephen Kosslyn and Robin Rosenberg have found that exploring psychology from multiple perspectives further enhances learning.This innovative, 13 chapter text examines psychological issues from the levels of the brain, person, and social world to help students actively apply psychology to their lives Through their own research, clinical work, and experiences as teachers, Stephen Kosslyn and Robin Rosenberg have found that exploring psychology from multiple perspectives further enhances learning Examining psychological concepts from the levels of the brain biological factors , the person beliefs, desires, and feelings , and the world social, cultural, and environmental factors and their interactions helps students organize and integrate topics within and across chapters and actively apply psychology to their lives This briefer version of the authors comprehensive Psychology in Context, 3e combines the introductory chapter with research methods, consciousness with stress health coverage, and cognition with intelligence for three fewer chapters than the comprehensive Kosslyn Rosenberg text It also features end of chapter practice tests to aid students in mastering concepts.


  • Title: Fundamentals of Psychology in Context
  • Author: Stephen M. Kosslyn
  • ISBN: 9780205507573
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback

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Stephen M. Kosslyn

Stephen Michael Kosslyn born 1948 is an American psychologist who specializes in the fields of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience Until 31 December 2010 he was John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James and Dean of Social Science at Harvard University, having previously been chair of the Department of Psychology at Harvard University As of 1 January 2011, he became director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.Kosslyn received his B.A in 1970 from UCLA and his Ph.D in 1974 from Stanford University, both in psychology His Ph.D advisor was Gordon Bower His former teaching career includes Johns Hopkins and Brandeis Universities.Kosslyn is known primarily for his research and theories on mental imagery His theory is that, contrary to common assumption, imagery is not a unified phenomenon Rather, it consists of a collection of distinct functions, which are responsible for different aspects of imagery For example, he decomposes imagery into four sets of processes, responsible for generating the image i.e activating information stored in long term memory and constructing a representation in short term memory , inspecting the object in the image e.g by reinterpreting it , maintaining the image over time, and possibly transforming the image e.g by rotating it, adding or deleting parts, or changing the color His research, which includes fMRI imaging and similar techniques, has located some of these functions to different neural networks, some of which are in different cerebral hemispheres of the brain For example, his laboratory demonstrated that the left half of the brain is better than the right at encoding categories and generating mental images on the basis of categories, whereas the right half of the brain is better than the left at encoding specific examples or continuous distances and at generating images that have such characteristics.Kosslyn also works on visual display design, showing how psychological principles can be used to produce displays that can be read at a glance Most recently, he has extended this work to showing how psychological principles of perception, memory, and comprehension can be used to make and deliver PowerPoint presentations.He has received numerous honors for his research These include the National Academy of Sciences Initiatives in Research Award, the Prix Jean Louis Signoret, and three honorary doctorates from the University of Caen, France the University of Paris Descartes, France the University of Bern, Switzerland He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of Experimental Psychologists.Kosslyn has published over 300 scientific papers and written or co authored 15 books and edited or co edited 13 books his authored books include Image and Mind 1980 , Ghosts in the Mind s Machine 1983 , Wet Mind 1992, with Olivier Koenig , Elements of Graph Design 1994 , Image and Brain 1994 , The Case for Mental Imagery 2006, with Thompson and Ganis , Graph Design for the Eye and Mind 2006 , Clear and to the Point 8 Psychological Principles for Compelling PowerPoint Presentations 2007 , and Better PowerPoint 2010 He is also the co author with Rosenberg of the textbooks Psychology The Brain, the Person, the World 2000, 2004 , Psychology in Context 2006 , Abnormal Psychology 2010 , and with Smith Cognitive Psychology Mind and Brain His forthcoming Top Brain Bottom Brain with G W Miller develops a new theory of cognitive modes different thinking styles that affect how each of us approaches the world and interacts with other people.



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