Encyclopedia of Human Behavior: v. 1-4

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The "Encyclopedia of Human Behavior" is a comprehensive four-volume reference source on human action and reaction, and the thoughts, feelings, and physiological functions behind those actions. Presented alphabetically by title, 250 articles probe both enduring and exciting new topics in physiological psychology, perception, personality, abnormal and clinical psychology, cognition and learning, social psychology, developmental psychology, language, and applied contexts. Written by leading scientists in these disciplines, every article has been peer-reviewed to establish clarity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. The first reference source to provide both depth and breadth to the study of human behavior, the encyclopedia promises to be a much used reference source. This set appeals to public, corporate, university and college libraries, libraries in two-year colleges and some secondary schools. There are comprehensive 250 signed articles across disciplines in education, psychology, gerontology, physiology, and anthropology. It has: 2500 pages, 15000 index entries, 275 figures and 50 Tables, 2000 glossary entries, 2000 bibliographic entries. It is accurate and written by established experts, every article has been peer-reviewed. It is truly international collection of contributors from U.S.A., Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. It is user-Friendly. There are more than 1200 cross-references to other entries, each article notes related articles for additional reading. Each article contains a table of contents, glossary, definition of topic, and bibliography.

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"This title represents scholarship at its best. Its achievement is...the simple clarity and facility with which each topic is presented. Each of the 250 entries includes an outline, glossary, bibliography, bibliography, and a substantial article by an expert on the subject. These, plus the clear writing, excellent index, and extensive cross-references, tables, and figures contribute to the ease of using this set...This exceptionally well-crafted resource will prove invaluable to both the specialist and the beginning student." --AMERICAN LIBRARIES "Ramachandran's academic credentials and appointments resemble the encyclopedia's scope... The glossary entries signify the editors' concern for clarity and intelligibility... The Encyclopedia shows that [Ramachandran] understands what it takes to present complex knowledge to a diverse audience... The text is clear and readable... Carefully crafted, well written, and thoroughly indexed, the Encyclopedia of Human Behavior will help people, whether they are specialists in a branch of psychology orstudents just beginning the formal study of that broad field, understand the field as well as themselves and their fellow humans and how and why we behave as we do." --CHOICE MAGAZINE "Just as scholarly as but more accessible than Corsini...and more scholarly than but equally concerned about clarity and user convenience as Magill...[The Encyclopedia] treats broader topics. Among these are biofeedback, free will, habit, love andintimacy, problem solving, sensation seeking, and visual perception...This new encyclopedia will serve a broader audience than either of the others." --WILSON LIBRARY BULLETIN "Both the bright side (Altruism, Language Development, Social Support) and the dark side (Alzheimer's Disease, Suicide, War) of human nature and human experience are described and analyzed in this scholarly encyclopedia's 250 signed articles." --BOOKLIST/REFERENCE BOOKS BULLETIN "[Adolescence] is an accurate and integrative summary of the state of the science of research, theory, and practice on adolescence. [Holbeck's] coverage is superb, accurate, and to the point." --DENNIS R. PAPINI, Western Illinois University, Macomb "As the founder of self-efficacy theory, Bandura has done an impressive job of keeping up with the remarkably expanding research base. Though necessarily condensed, his covererage in [Self-Efficacy] is thorough and covers most or all of what I'd considerthe key applications." --ROBERT W. LENT, Michigan State University, Lansing "As expected, [Genius, Eminence, and Giftedness] is authoritative, informative, provocative, and well written." --ABRAHAM J. TANNENBAUM, Columbia University, New York, New York "[Musical Ability is] wonderfully succinct and well organized!" --ALBERT LEBLANC, Michigan State University, East Lansing "[Schizophrenia is a] first-rate job!" --STEVEN O. MOLDIN, University of California, San Diego "I have read [Operant Learning] by Dr. Angermeier with great interest. I think his analysis of the operant behavior is one of the best that I have read." --WILLIAM T. JAMES, University of Georgia, Athens "[Interpersonal Communication is] one of the best overview articles on the Antisocial Personality--Excellent!" --PHILLYS M. JOHNSON

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Vilanayur Ramachandran is Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He is additionally an adjunct professor of biology at the Salk Institute. Dr. Ramachandran obtained an MD from Stanley Medical College and PhD from Trinity College at the University of Cambridge, where he was elected a senior Rouse Ball Scholar. He has received many honors and awards including a fellowship from All Souls College, Oxford, an honorary doctorate from Connecticut College, a Gold Medal from the Australian National University, and the Ariens Kappers Medal from the Royal Nederlands Academy of Sciences for landmark contributions in neuroscience. Ramachandran's early research was on visual perception but he is best known for his work in Neurology. In 1995 he gave the Decade of the Brain Lecture at the 25th annual (Silver Jubilee) meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. More recently he gave the inaugural keynote lecture at the Decade of the Brain Conference held by NIMH at the Library of Congress. He also gave the first Hans Lucas Teuber lecture at MIT, The Rudel-Moses lecture at Columbia, The Dorcas Cumming (inaugural keynote) lecture at Cold Spring Harbor, the Raymond Adams lecture at Massachustetts General Hospital, Harvard, and the presidential keynote lecture at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. He has published over 120 papers in scientific journals, including three invited review articles in the Scientific American, and is editor-in-chief of Academic Press' acclaimed Encyclopedia of Human Behavior. His work is featured frequently in the major news media and Newsweek magazine recently named him a member of "the century club": one of the "hundred most prominent people to watch in the next century."

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