New Developments in Categorical Data Analysis for the Social & Behavioral Science Almost all research in the social and behavioral sciences, and also in economic and marketing research, criminological research, and social medical research deals with the analysis of categorical data. Categorical data are quantified as either nominal or ordinal variables. This volume is a collection of up-to-date studies on modern categorical data... Reading Work: Literacies in the New Workplace This book is about understanding the meanings of literacies at work.
Reading without a search for meanings is a contradiction in terms. So,
too, is doing workplace literacy education without focusing on how
people make sense of texts at work.
Yet often, that is exactly what workplace educators are asked to do.
Beyond Nature-Nurture: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates Beyond Nature-Nurture: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates is a very special tribute to the University of California at San Diego psycholinguist, developmental psychologist, and cognitive scientist Elizabeth Ann Bates, who died on December 14, 2003 from pancreatic cancer. Liz was a force of nature; she was also a nurturing force, as is...
Pain: Psychological Perspectives This volume offers a state-of-the-art, comprehensive account of the psychology
of pain that encompasses clinical perspectives but also basic social and
behavioral science as well as biopsychological contributions to the field.
The relatively recent focus on pain as a subjective experience has led to
dramatic improvements in our...
Relevance in Argumentation A textbook for a graduate or advanced undergraduate course in such fields as philosophy, law, artificial intelligence, linguistics, cognitive science, and speech communications. It explains how to evaluate the relevance of arguments, using examples and drawing on a new dialectical theory of relevance.
The purpose of this book is to...
Personality and Intellectual Competence After a century of psychometric testing (Binet, 1903), the prediction of
future achievement still remains a relatively unaddressed issue. In applied
settings, workers in organizations and academic institutions are
uncertain about the choice of robust instruments to maximize the prediction
of success and failure. At a theoretical...
Cognition in A Digital World Massive changes are occurring in society regarding the delivery of information
to individuals and the way individuals process this information. These
changes happen at work, at home, and in schools; the Internet and the
World Wide Web (WWW) are changing people’s working lives, leisure
time, work settings, and educational...
Mediating the Human Body: Technology, Communication, and Fashion The increasing integration of the human body with technology is a topic that has
been attracting significant attention of late (for comprehensive reviews, see the
works of Fortunati, 1995, 1998, and Maldonado, 1992, 1997, 1998; see also Brooks,
2002; Hayles, 1999; Katz, 2003; Kurzweil, 2000; Moravec, 1999). Scholars, social
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