Stock Image

Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1993, Volume 41: Integrative Views of Motivation, Cognition, and Emotion (Hardcover)

William D. Spaulding

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0803242336 / ISBN 13: 9780803242333
New Condition: New Hardcover
From Grand Eagle Retail (Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since October 12, 2005 Seller Rating 3-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy New
List Price: US$ 50.00
Price: US$ 67.72 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Hardcover. Psychological theory has traditionally attempted to explain events in terms of motivation, emotion, or cognition. Over the past decade, psychology has come to be viewed as a paradigmatic s.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 265 pages. 0.603. Bookseller Inventory # 9780803242333

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1993, ...

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

About this title

Synopsis:

Psychological theory has traditionally attempted to explain events in terms of motivation, emotion, or cognition. Over the past decade, psychology has come to be viewed as a paradigmatic science; the new paradigm being the understanding of behavior in terms of cognitive representations.

This cognitive revolution has fostered a view of the passing of information back and forth between perceptual, memory, and motor components of an integrated system, known as the “computational metaphor.” With cognition as the new paradigm, can we expect that the explanatory scope of psychology will be clarified? Will a cognitive perspective be extended to phenomena that have traditionally fallen under the rubric of motivation and emotion?

The psychologists involved in this volume of the Nebraska Symposium address these questions specifically. Their contributions stimulate a hypothesis that the cognitive paradigm has begun to move psychology toward a “unified field theory” of behavior and experience.

Herbert A. Simon tests the limits of a pure information processing paradigm. A basic tenet of this theoretical approach is that information exists independent of the medium by which it is represented. By analyzing the information processing capabilities of nonbiological systems, or “artificial intelligence,” we may determine which aspects of motivation and emotion require the biological substrate of cognition.

Muriel D. Lezak raises a similar question by focusing on the biological substrate itself and by analyzing the constraints and determinations that it imposes. Howard Gardner considers the medium and the information it processes; thus he lays a conceptual foundation for making the facts of biological brain science congruent with the richness of human behavior and experience.

About the Author:

William D. Spaulding is a professor of psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He conducts research on rehabilitation of schizophrenia with colleagues at the Lincoln Regional Center, a state psychiatric hospital. He is the author of numerous book chapters and articles appearing in such journals as Schizophrenia Bulletin, and Community Mental Health Journal.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as itżs described on the Abebooks web sites. If youżve changed
your mind about a book that youżve ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us
and weżll respond within 2 business days.
Books ship from California and Michigan.


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. All books within the US ship free of charge. Delivery is 4-14 business days anywhere in the United States.

Books ship from California and Michigan.

If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express