The Nature of Cognition by Robert J. Sternberg

The Nature of Cognition by Robert J. Sternberg
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Overview: Most cognitive psychology texts are organized around empirical findings on standard substantive topics such as perception, memory, vision, and language. This book is the first to introduce the study of cognition in terms of the major conceptual themes that underlie virtually all the substantive topics. Taking a dialectical approach, the chapters contrast alternative approaches to the underlying themes (e.g., domain-generality vs. domain-specificity), then show how a synthesis of the two approaches provides the best understanding. The book is organized into six sections: general issues in cognition, representation and process in cognition, methodology in cognition, kinds of cognition, group and individual differences in cognition, and a conclusion.
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Good Enough: The Tolerance For Mediocrity in Nature and Society [Audiobook]

Good Enough: The Tolerance For Mediocrity in Nature and Society [Audiobook]

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The Nature Of Canada

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The Nature of Computation


The Nature of Computation
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Rainy Forest Ambient Nature Sounds by Greg Cetus

Rainy Forest: Ambient Nature Sounds by Greg Cetus
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Overview: This recording features continuous sounds of rainfall with faint birdsong and gentle forest rustle. This recording will set a perfect background for relaxation, meditation or quiet office work.
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Secrets of Nature by William R. Newman

Secrets of Nature: Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe by William R. Newman, Anthony Grafton
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Overview: In recent years scholars have begun to acknowledge that the occult sciences were not marginal enterprises but an integral part of the worldview of many of our ancestors. Astrology was one of the many intellectual tools–along with what we consider to be the superior tools of social and political analysis–that Renaissance thinkers used to attack practical and intellectual problems. It was a coherent body of practices, strongly supported by social institutions. And alchemy was not viewed primarily as a spiritual pursuit, an idea popularized by nineteenth-century occultists, but as a part of natural philosophy. It was often compared to medicine.Many Renaissance writers suggested links between astrology and alchemy that went beyond the use of astrological charts to determine the best time to attempt alchemical operations. Secrets of Nature shows the many ways in which astrology (a form of divination) and alchemy (an artisanal pursuit concerned with the technologies of minerals and metals) diverge as well as intersect. Overall, it shows how an appreciation of the role of the occult opens up new ways of understanding the past. Topics include the career of Renaissance astrologer Girolamo Cardano and his work on medical astrology, the astrological thinking of Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei, the history of the Rosicrucians and the influence of John Dee, the work of medical alchemist Simon Forman, and an extended critique of the existing historiography of alchemy.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Organisms And Artifacts: Design In Nature And …

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The Wildatarian Diet: Living as Nature Intended: A Customized…


The Wildatarian Diet: Living as Nature Intended: A Customized Nutritional Approach for Optimal Health, Energy, and Vitality
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Nature’s Mind by Michael S. Gazzaniga

Nature’s Mind: The Biological Roots of Thinking, Emotions, Sexuality, Language, and Intelligence by Michael S. Gazzaniga
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Overview: The co-discoverer of the “split brain” theory tells how science is recasting the age-old question of nature versus nurture to create a startling new view of human behavior. Recent discoveries suggest that natural selection affects not only physical characteristics but also mental processes, from learning to substance abuse.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Nature of Mathematical Thinking by Robert J. Sternberg

The Nature of Mathematical Thinking by Robert J. Sternberg, Talia Ben-Zeev
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Overview: Why do some children seem to learn mathematics easily and others slave away at it, learning it only with great effort and apparent pain? Why are some people good at algebra but terrible at geometry? How can people who successfully run a business as adults have been failures at math in school? How come some professional mathematicians suffer terribly when trying to balance a checkbook? And why do school children in the United States perform so dismally in international comparisons? These are the kinds of real questions the editors set out to answer, or at least address, in editing this book on mathematical thinking. Their goal was to seek a diversity of contributors representing multiple viewpoints whose expertise might converge on the answers to these and other pressing and interesting questions regarding this subject.

The chapter authors were asked to focus on their own approach to mathematical thinking, but also to address a common core of issues such as the nature of mathematical thinking, how it is similar to and different from other kinds of thinking, what makes some people or some groups better than others in this subject area, and how mathematical thinking can be assessed and taught. Their work is directed to a diverse audience — psychologists interested in the nature of mathematical thinking and abilities, computer scientists who want to simulate mathematical thinking, educators involved in teaching and testing mathematical thinking, philosophers who need to understand the qualitative aspects of logical thinking, anthropologists and others interested in how and why mathematical thinking seems to differ in quality across cultures, and laypeople and others who have to think mathematically and want to understand how they are going to accomplish that feat.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Freaks Of Nature: What Anomalies Tell Us …

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Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm [Audiobook]

Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm [Audiobook]

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