Download ebook Context and Consciousness: Activity Theory and Human-Computer Interaction – Bonnie A. Nardi

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Description: Intended for designers and researchers, Context and Consciousness brings together 13 contributions that apply activity theory to problems of human-computer interaction.Understanding how people actually use computers in their everyday lives is essential to good design and evaluation. This insight necessitates a move out of the laboratory and into the field. The research described in …

Download ebook Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions (4th Edition) – David Capuzzi

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Description: Edited by two prominent counseling professionals, the fourth edition of this popular book examines theories of counseling and psychotherapy through the eyes of 20 experts in the field. Timely information and professional perspective makes each chapter relevant, as an expert discusses the theory and its application in the clinical setting. A consistent case study …

Download ebook The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences – Herbert Gintis

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Description: Game theory is central to understanding human behavior and relevant to all of the behavioral sciences from biology and economics, to anthropology and political science. However, as "The Bounds of Reason" demonstrates, game theory alone cannot fully explain human behavior and should instead complement other key concepts championed by the behavioral disciplines. Herbert Gintis …

Download ebook Decisions, Uncertainty, and the Brain: The Science of Neuroeconomics – Paul W. Glimcher

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Description: In this provocative book, Paul Glimcher argues that economic theory may provide an alternative to the classical Cartesian model of the brain and behavior. Glimcher argues that Cartesian dualism operates from the false premise that the reflex is able to describe behavior in the real world that animals inhabit. A mathematically rich cognitive theory, …

Download ebook The Mathematics of Marriage: Dynamic Nonlinear Models – John M. Gottman

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Description: Divorce rates are at an all-time high. But without a theoretical understanding of the processes related to marital stability and dissolution, it is difficult to design and evaluate new marriage interventions. The Mathematics of Marriage provides the foundation for a scientific theory of marital relations. The book does not rely on metaphors, but develops …

Download ebook Theories of Personality – Jess Feist, Gregory J. Feist

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Description: The 7th edition of this trusted introduction to personality centers on the premise that personality theories are a reflection of the unique cultural background, family experiences, personalities, and professional training of their originators. The book begins by acquainting students with the meaning of personality and providing them with a solid foundation for understanding the …

Download ebook Thinking for Clinicians: Philosophical Resources for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Humanistic Psychotherapies – Donna M. Orange

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Description: Thinking for Clinicians provides analysts of all orientations with the tools and context for working critically within psychoanalytic theory and practice. It does this through detailed chapters on some of the philosophers whose work is especially relevant for contemporary theory and clinical writing: Emmanuel Levinas, Martin Buber, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Hans-Georg Gadamer. …

Download ebook Women in Therapy – Harriet Lerner

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Description: In this bold look at women and the psychotherapists who work with them, Harriet G. Lerner, Ph.D., a nationally acclaimed expert and bestselling author, analyzes more recent feminist interpretations, critiques and challenges traditional notions of female psychology, and illustrates how current theory can be transformed into effective therapy. Combing superb scholarship with lively prose, …