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1 Cranford, Jerry L Astrobiological Neurosystems I08178 2015 eBook  
2 Faggini, Marisa Coping with the Complexity of Economics I07154 2009 eBook  
3 Harris, Phillip Space Enterprise I06577 2009 eBook  
4 Stocker, Michael Hear Where We Are I06139 2013 eBook  
5 Edmonds, Bruce Simulating Social Complexity I05658 2013 eBook  
6 Weiss, Bernard Behavioral Pharmacology I03310 1975 eBook  
7 Hersen, Michel Issues in Psychotherapy Research I01161 1984 eBook  
8 Goldstein, Gerald Rehabilitation of the Brain-Damaged Adult I00815 1983 eBook  
9 GRAVETTER, FREDERICK J. Statistics for the behavioral science: First course for students of psychology and education 002728 1988 Book  
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TitleAstrobiological Neurosystems : Rise and Fall of Intelligent Life Forms in the Universe
Author(s)Cranford, Jerry L
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2015.
DescriptionIX, 204 p. 87 illus., 68 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book??explains why scientists believe that life may be more common in the Universe than previously considered possible.??It presents??the tools and strategies astronomers and astrobiologists are using in their formal search for habitable exoplanets as well as more advanced forms of life in other parts of our galaxy.??The author??then summarizes what is currently known about how and where organic molecules critical to our form of carbon-based life are manufactured. The core of the book explains (and presents educated guesses) how nervous systems evolved on Earth, how they work, and how they might work on other worlds. Combining his knowledge of neuroscience, computers, and astrobiology the author jumps into the discussion whether biological nervous systems are just the first step in the rise of intelligence in the Universe. The book ends with a description from both the psychologist???s and the neuroscientist???s viewpoints, exactly what it is about the fields of astrobiology and astronomy that ???boggles the minds??? of many amateur astronomers and interested non-scientists. This book stands out from other popular science books on astrobiology by making the point that ???astro-neurobiologists??? need to begin thinking about how alien nervous systems might work
ISBN,Price9783319104195
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. LIFE SCIENCES 7. NEUROBIOLOGY 8. Popular Life Sciences 9. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleCoping with the Complexity of Economics
Author(s)Faggini, Marisa;Lux, Thomas
PublicationMilano, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Milan, 2009.
DescriptionXIV, 170 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe purpose of the science of complexity is to provide, if not a unified approach, at least useful tools to tackling complex problems in various scientific domains. Generally, complexity is considered a fundamental challenge to the reductionist approach in science as a whole and to its ideas of certainty and randomness. The overall behaviour of a complex system is different from and more than the sum of its parts. The behaviour of non-linear complex systems depends on the interaction (often with retroactive effects) among its constituent parts and not so much (or not only) on the characteristics of these parts themselves; the sum of the behaviour of single parts does not necessarily provide us with an explanation of the aggregate behaviour of a system. All this is true for economic systems. These are based on the activities of single economic agents. Each individual can obtain only partial knowledge that is focussed around its "world" (local information) and react to external shocks in different ways (local rationality). The aim of this book is to provide an overview to recent developments in theory and empirical research that view economic systems as complex phenomena whose aggregate dynamics can often not be inferred from its microscopic (microeconomic) building blocks. The collection of papers represented in this volume is dedicated to the memory of Massimo Salzano, who has been a fervent and eloquent advocate of the complexity approach. The contributions have been presented at a conference held to celebrate Massimo???s 60th birthday (Ecople -Economics: From Tradition of Complexity, Capri, 2-4 June, 2006), one year before he unexpectedly passed away in 2007
ISBN,Price9788847010833
Keyword(s)1. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ECONOMICS 7. Economics, general 8. GAME THEORY 9. Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences 10. Management science 11. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 12. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
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TitleSpace Enterprise : Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century
Author(s)Harris, Phillip
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Springer New York, 2009.
DescriptionLII, 620 p. 150 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteIn Space Enterprise - Living and Working Offworld, Dr Philip Harris provides the vision and rationale as to why humanity is leaving its cradle, Earth, to use space resources, as well as pursuing lunar industrialization and establishing offworld settlements. As a management/space psychologist, Dr. Harris presents a behavioral science perspective on space exploration and enterprise. In this his 45th book, Phil has completely revised and updated the two previous editions of this classic, placing new emphasis on the need for more synergy and participation by the private sector. He not only provides a critical review of what is happening in the global space community, but offers specific strategies for lunar economic development. The author analyzes the human factors in contemporary and future space developments, especially relative to the deployment of people aloft. This user-friendly volume offers numerous photographs, diagrams, exhibits, and case studies
ISBN,Price9780387776408
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 6. Astronomy???Observations 7. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 8. EBOOK 9. EBOOK - SPRINGER 10. Observations, Astronomical 11. Popular Science in Astronomy 12. SPACE SCIENCES 13. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleHear Where We Are : Sound, Ecology, and Sense of Place
Author(s)Stocker, Michael
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2013.
DescriptionXVI, 200 p. 31 illus., 12 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThroughout history, hearing and sound perception have been typically framed in the context of how sound conveys information and how that information influences the listener. Hear Where We Are inverts this premise and examines how humans and other hearing animals use sound to establish acoustical relationships with their surroundings. This simple inversion reveals a panoply of possibilities by which we can re-evaluate how hearing animals use, produce, and perceive sound. Nuance in vocalizations become signals of enticement or boundary setting; silence becomes a field ripe in auditory possibilities; predator/prey relationships are infused with acoustic deception, and sounds that have been considered territorial cues become the fabric of cooperative acoustical communities. This inversion also expands the context of sound perception into a larger perspective that centers on biological adaptation within acoustic habitats. Here, the rapid synchronized flight patterns of flocking birds and the tight maneuvering of schooling fish becomes an acoustic engagement. Likewise, when stridulating crickets synchronize their summer evening chirrups, it has more to do with the ???cricket community??? monitoring their collective boundaries rather than individual crickets establishing ???personal??? territory or breeding fitness. In Hear Where We Are the author continuously challenges many of the bio-acoustic orthodoxies, reframing the entire inquiry into sound perception and communication. By moving beyond our common assumptions, many of the mysteries of acoustical behavior become revealed, exposing a fresh and fertile panorama of acoustical experience and adaptation. Praise for Hear Where We Are: ???Hear Where We Are is as poetic as it is informative - in the tradition of some of the best scientific writing." Julia Whitty, Author, Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean ???Hear Where We Are opens up an entirely new way of understanding not only sound perception but our place within the world??? I no longer just hear my surroundings, rather I am now aware of how deeply sound shapes my relationship to the world around me...??? Kevin W. Kelley, Author, The Home Planet?????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????
ISBN,Price9781461472858
Keyword(s)1. ACOUSTICS 2. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 3. Community & Population Ecology 4. Community ecology, Biotic 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ENVIRONMENT 8. NATURE 9. OCEANOGRAPHY 10. Popular Science in Nature and Environment
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TitleSimulating Social Complexity : A Handbook
Author(s)Edmonds, Bruce;Meyer, Ruth
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.
DescriptionVII, 754 p : online resource
Abstract NoteSocial systems are among the most complex known. This poses particular problems for those who wish to understand them. The complexity often makes analytic approaches infeasible and natural language approaches inadequate for relating intricate cause and effect. However, individual- and agent-based computational approaches hold out the possibility of new and deeper understanding of such systems. ??Simulating Social Complexity examines all aspects of using agent- or individual-based simulation. This approach represents systems as individual elements having each their own set of differing states and internal processes. The interactions between elements in the simulation represent interactions in the target systems. What makes these elements "social" is that they are usefully interpretable as interacting elements of an observed society. In this, the focus is on human society, but can be extended to include social animals or artificial agents where such work enhances our understanding of human society. ??The phenomena of interest then result (emerge) from the dynamics of the interaction of social actors in an essential way and are usually not easily simplifiable by, for example, considering only representative actors. ??The introduction of accessible agent-based modelling allows the representation of social complexity in a more natural and direct manner than previous techniques. In particular, it is no longer necessary to distort a model with the introduction of overly strong assumptions simply in order to obtain analytic tractability. This makes agent-based modelling relatively accessible to a range of scientists. The outcomes of such models can be displayed and animated in ways that also make them more interpretable by experts and stakeholders. ??This handbook is intended to help in the process of maturation of this new field. It brings together, through the collaborative effort of many leading researchers, summaries of the best thinking and practice in this area and constitutes a reference point for standards against which future methodological advances are judged. ??This book will help those entering into the field to avoid "reinventing the wheel" each time, but it will also help those already in the field by providing accessible overviews of current thought. The material is divided into four sections: Introductory, Methodology, Mechanisms, and Applications. Each chapter starts with a very brief section called ???Why read this chapter???? followed by an abstract, which summarizes the content of the chapter. Each chapter also ends with a section of ???Further Reading??? briefly describing three to eight items that a newcomer might read next. ??
ISBN,Price9783540938132
Keyword(s)1. APPLICATION SOFTWARE 2. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 3. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 4. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 5. Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences 6. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. GAME THEORY 10. Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences 11. SOCIAL SCIENCES 12. Social Sciences, general 13. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleBehavioral Pharmacology : The Current Status
Author(s)Weiss, Bernard
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 1975.
DescriptionVII, 301 p : online resource
ISBN,Price9781468426342
Keyword(s)1. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. PHARMACOLOGY 5. Pharmacology/Toxicology
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TitleIssues in Psychotherapy Research
Author(s)Hersen, Michel;Bellack, Alan S
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 1984.
DescriptionXII, 423 p : online resource
Abstract NotePsychotherapy research is undoubtedly one of the most puzzling, diverse, com?? plex, controversial, and multidimensional areas tackled by clinical psycholo?? gists, psychiatrists, and psychiatric social workers. The numerous theoretical, methodological, and clinical-research issues dealt with by workers in the field have increased exponentially in the past three decades. To do full justice to the area, monographs in each of the specific subareas would be warranted. In this volume, we, as editors, have endeavored to present the student and interested professional and practitioner with an understanding of the most salient issues and trends confronted by the psychotherapy researcher. In order to accomplish this task, we asked our colleagues, who are experts in their respective areas, to share their current thinking with us and with you, the read?? ers. Thus, many theoretical viewpoints are represented, with none having a monopoly over the others. This is as it should be, given the data collected by clinical researchers at this time. We have also attempted to capture the excite?? ment that has permeated the field in the past 30 years or so
ISBN,Price9781489922830
Keyword(s)1. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER
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TitleRehabilitation of the Brain-Damaged Adult
Author(s)Goldstein, Gerald;Ruthven, Leslie
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 1983.
Description372 p : online resource
Abstract NoteBasic Issues in Rehabilitation of the Brain Damaged Definitions Because of the vagueness surrounding the term brain damage, it is nec?? essary at the outset to define the population to which this book may have some application. Although it is usual to speak of the brain?? damaged patient in a general way, the conditions referred to cover a variety of specific disorders. In this book we will be discussing only individuals who become brain-damaged as adults. We will be ad?? dressing ourselves specifically to adults who have sustained demon?? strable, structural brain damage. Those conditions in which brain dys?? function is a possible etiological agent, such as a number of functional psychiatric disorders, will not be considered. Thus the entire topic of mental retardation and early life brain damage will not be treated here, nor the many problems associated with minimal brain damage syn?? dromes in school age children. Modern psychiatric thinking has tended to blur the distinction between the so-called functional and organic disorders (d. Shagass, Gershon, & Friedhoff, 1977), but we would ad?? here to the view that the patient with structural brain damage contin?? ues to present relatively unique assessment and treatment problems. Furthermore, the emphasis of this book will be placed on individ?? uals with nonprogressive, chronic brain damage
ISBN,Price9781461331322
Keyword(s)1. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER
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TitleStatistics for the behavioral science: First course for students of psychology and education
Author(s)Frederick J. Gravetter;Larry B. Wallnau
Edition2nd ed.
PublicationSt. Paul, West Publishing Company, 1988.
Descriptionx,531p.
Classification311:37
Keyword(s)1. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 2. EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS 3. PSYCHOMETRICS 4. STATISTICS
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