Computers and Writing: The Cyborg Era In the mid 1960s, when a single chip contained an average of 50 transistors,
Gordon Moore observed that integrated circuits were doubling in complexity
every year. In an influential article published by Electronics Magazine in 1965,
Moore predicted that this trend would continue for the next 10 years. Despite
The Sourcebook of Nonverbal Measures: Going Beyond Words A few years ago, a bold graduate student in communication, Jack Sargent (now a
faculty member and contributor to this book) asked me, and several other experienced
researchers who study nonverbal behavior, to be part of a conference panel.
At that time, Jack was interested in doing a study that used coding and rating techniques
A Primer of Signal Detection Theory Signal Detection Theory (SDT) has had, and continues to have, an
enormous impact on many branches of psychology. Although its initial
applications were in the interpretation of sensory processes, its domain
has since widened considerably. For example, concepts derived
from SDT are widely used in memory research and in studies of...
Resistance and Persuasion Do we need to convince you that persuasion is an important topic for the social
sciences? Probably not. You know that humans are social beings. Our communication,
psychology, social organization, political structures, market
choices—in short, everything we do—is interpersonally coordinated. Persuasion
is one of the...
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...
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