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New Developments in Categorical Data Analysis for the Social & Behavioral Science
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
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.
We are
...
Beyond Nature-Nurture: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates
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
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
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
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Personality and Intellectual Competence
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
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
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Misbehavior in Organizations: Theory, Research, and Management (Applied Psychology Series)
Misbehavior in Organizations: Theory, Research, and Management (Applied Psychology Series)
Ideas for new constructs come from different sources. The idea for Organizational
Misbehavior (OMB) came from a surprise at being caught off guard. The incident
was recorded in Vardi’s personal file and is quoted from there. It happened
during the fall term of 1990 when he taught a course in an Executive MBA program
at
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Mediating the Human Body: Technology, Communication, and Fashion
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...
Assessing Expressive Learning: A Practical Guide for Teacher-directed Authentic Assessment in K-12 Visual Arts Education
Assessing Expressive Learning: A Practical Guide for Teacher-directed Authentic Assessment in K-12 Visual Arts Education
Assessing Expressive Learning was inspired by the concerns of its authors
that thinking about and making art should remain one of the principal goals of Art
Education in K–12 American schools. Furthermore, K–12 art teachers should be
considered the ones most qualified to answer the question of what it is that children...
Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing
Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing
One of the most common methods of data collection in second language
(L2) research is to use questionnaires of various kinds. The
popularity of questionnaires is due to the fact that they are easy to
construct, extremely versatile, and uniquely capable of gathering a
large amount of information quickly in a form that is readily
...
Play in Child Development and Psychotherapy: Toward Empirically Supported Practice
Play in Child Development and Psychotherapy: Toward Empirically Supported Practice
Children’s pretend play is a complex phenomenon. Pretend play involves
a myriad of processes and behaviors that change from moment to
moment. Does pretend play have important functions in child development,
or is it simply something children engage in to pass the time—albeit
while having fun? This is a central
...
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