The Nature and Development of Mathematics Cross Disciplinary Perspectives on Cognition, Learning and Culture

Psychology

John Adams and Patrick Barmby, “The Nature and Development of Mathematics: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives on Cognition, Learning and Culture”
Kieron P. O′Connor and Marc E. Lavoie, “Managing Tic and Habit Disorders: A Cognitive Psychophysiological Treatment Approach with Acceptance Strategies”
Tortured: Abused and Neglected by Britain’s Most Sadistic Mum. This is my Story of Survival by Victoria Spry
Aviation Psychology and Human Factors, Second Edition by Monica Martinussen, David R. Hunter
Surrounding Free Will: Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience by Alfred R. Mele

John Adams and Patrick Barmby, “The Nature and Development of Mathematics: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives on Cognition, Learning and Culture”

English | ISBN: 1138124419 | 2017 | 252 pages | PDF scan | 7 MB

From an infant’s first grasp of quantity to Einstein’s theory of relativity, the human experience of number has intrigued researchers for centuries. Numeracy and mathematics have played fundamental roles in the development of societies and civilisations, and yet there is an essential mystery to these concepts, evidenced by the fear many people still feel when confronted by apparently simple sums.
Including perspectives from anthropology, education and psychology, The Nature and Development of Mathematics addresses three core questions: Is maths natural? What is the impact of our culture and environment on mathematical thinking? And how can we improve our mathematical ability? Examining the cognitive processes that we use, the origins of these skills and their cultural context, and how learning and teaching can be supported in the classroom, the book contextualises each issue within the wider field, arguing that only by taking a cross-disciplinary perspective can we fully understand what it means to be numerate, as well as how we become numerate in our modern world.
This is a unique collection including contributions from a range of renowned international researchers. It will be of interest to students and researchers across cognitive psychology, cultural anthropology and educational research.

Kieron P. O′Connor and Marc E. Lavoie, “Managing Tic and Habit Disorders: A Cognitive Psychophysiological Treatment Approach with Acceptance Strategies”

English | ISBN: 1119167256 | 2017 | 208 pages | PDF | 2 MB

A pioneering guide for the management of tics and habit disorders
Managing Tic and Habit Disorders: A Cognitive Psychophysiological Approach with Acceptance Strategies is a complete client and therapist program for dealing with tics and habit disorders. Groundbreaking and evidence–based, it considers tics and habit disorders as part of the same spectrum and focuses on the personal processes that are activated prior to a tic and habit rather than the tic or habit itself. By drawing on acceptance and mindfulness strategies to achieve mental and physical flexibility in preparing action, individuals can release unnecessary tension, expend less effort and ultimately establish control over their tic or habit.
The authors explain how to identify the contexts of thoughts, feelings and activities that precede tic or habit onset, understand how self–talk and language can trigger tic onset, and move beyond unhelpful ways of dealing with emotions – particularly in taking thoughts about emotions literally. They also explore how individuals can plan action more smoothly by drawing on existing skills and strengths, and overcome shame by becoming less self–critical and more self–compassionate. They conclude with material on maintaining gains, developing new goals, and creating a more confident and controlled lifestyle.
Managing Tic and Habit Disorders is a thoughtful and timely guide for those suffering from this sometimes all–consuming disorder, and the professionals who set out to help them.

Tortured: Abused and Neglected by Britain’s Most Sadistic Mum. This is my Story of Survival by Victoria Spry

English | April 9th, 2015 | ASIN: 0091960355, ISBN: 0091960355 | 352 pages | AZW3 | 0.94 MB

As a child, Victoria Spry was brutally beaten, neglected and starved by the woman she called Mummy.
To the outside world Eunice Spry was a devoted parent, but behind closed doors she was an evil tyrant. Instead of protecting, loving and caring for Victoria, she forced bleach and urine down her throat, knocked out her teeth, tied her up naked and made her live in squalor. It took eighteen years of heartache and despair before she found the courage to expose her mum.
Tortured is Victoria’s gripping story of survival.

Aviation Psychology and Human Factors, Second Edition by Monica Martinussen, David R. Hunter

2017 | ISBN: 1498757529 | English | 364 pages | PDF | 24 MB

This book covers the application of psychological principles and techniques to situations and problems of aviation. It offers an overview of the role psychology plays in aviation, system design, selection and training of pilots, characteristics of pilots, safety, and passenger behavior. It covers concepts of psychological research and data analysis and shows how these tools are used in the development of new psychological knowledge. The new edition offers material on physiological effects on pilot performance, a new chapter on aviation physiology, more material on fatigue, safety culture, mental health and safety, as well as practical examples and exercises after each chapter.

Surrounding Free Will: Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience by Alfred R. Mele

2014 | ISBN: 0199333955 | English | 352 pages | PDF | 3 MB

This volume showcases cutting-edge scholarship from The Big Questions in Free Will project, funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and directed by Alfred R. Mele. It explores the subject of free will from the perspectives of neuroscience; social, cognitive, and developmental psychology; and philosophy (both traditional and experimental).
The volume consists of fourteen new articles and an introduction from top-ranked contributors, all of whom bring fresh perspectives to the question of free will. They investigate questions such as: How do children conceive of free will and how does their concept of free will develop? How does lowered or raised confidence in the existence of free will affect our behavior? What modifies our power to resist temptation? What do lay folk mean by free will? What brain processes underlie decisions? How does the conscious experience of voluntary action contribute to the neural control of behavior? What are the neural differences between deliberate choosing and arbitrary picking? How do neuroscientific studies of decision making in monkeys bear on human free will? Is determinism compatible with free will? What can a proper understanding of causation tell us about free will? What is moral responsibility?
Readers interested in the current and future direction of scholarship on free will find this volume essential reading.