These two volumes represent the cutting edge of contemporary theory and research in psychological science. Based on the keynote and state-of-the-art lectures from the 27th International Congress of Psychology, the volumes feature a collection of chapters written by international leaders in psychological scholarship. The chapters reflect the diversity of current research topics in psychology, where old boundaries have become obsolete and subdivisions from the past merge to form new objects of study. Volume 1 addresses cognitive, biological, and health perspectives. It includes sections on the neural mechanisms underlying psychological processes; the core areas in experimental psychology, perception, attention, learning, and memory; the multiple aspects of psychological health; the interaction between cognitive and emotional processes; and higher cognitive processes with special focus on decision-making and language. Volume 2 deals with social, developmental, and clinical perspectives. The sections highlight human development across the life span; basic and applied issues in personality, emotion, and clinical psychology; social psychology, ranging from experimental work through social constructivism; and gender.

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SECTION ONENeural mechanisms underlying psychological processes

chapter 2|26 pages

Neural processing of visual and auditory information

ByBarrie J. Frost

chapter 3|31 pages

Epigenesis of the cognitive brain: A task for the 21st century

ByScania de Schonen

chapter 4|28 pages

Brain asymmetry and cognition

ByKenneth Hugdahl

chapter 5|31 pages

Musica, maestro!

ByDaniele Schön, Mireille Besson

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SECTION TWO Experimental psychology: Perception, attention, learning and memory

chapter 7|21 pages

A general theory of visual attention

ByClaus Bundesen

chapter 8|16 pages

Face perception

ByVicki Bruce

chapter 9|26 pages


ByRobert A. Rescorla

chapter 10|14 pages

Nonvisual navigation based on information about self-motion

ByRoberta L. Klatzky, Jack M. Loomis, Reginald G. Golledge

chapter 11|19 pages

Human memory and aging

ByFergus I. M. Craik

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SECTION THREEPsychological health

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SECTION FOURInteraction between cognitive and emotional processes

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SECTION FIVEHigher cognitive processes

chapter 21|24 pages

The adaptive toolbox: Towards a Darwinian rationality

ByGerd Gigerenzer

chapter 22|21 pages

Literacy effects on language and cognition

ByJosé Morais, Régine Kolinsky

chapter 24|26 pages

Aviation psychology

ByChristopher D. Wickens