Introducing the complexities of psychology's origins, the material in this book is presented with support for students learning the context of historical, cultural, social, and philosophical developments. It is useful for courses in History, Systems of Psychology, and History of Science or Philosophy.
Describes the practical benefits of applying particle swarm optimization algorithm to a range of engineering problems. This book presents different insights by exploring the boundaries shared by cognitive science, social psychology, artificial life, artificial intelligence, and evolutionary computation.
Explores theory, criticism and psychology through the texts of Raymond Roussel, one of the fathers of experimental writing, whose work has been celebrated by the likes of Cocteau, Duchamp, Breton, Robbe Grillet, Gide, and Giacometti. This work includes an introduction, chronology and bibliography to Foucault's work.
Draws attention to the clinically significant interactions between psychological and physiological systems and the role of sport and exercise in dealing with cardiac respiratory and sundry nervous system immune system and endocrine disorders. This book addresses the multifaceted issues from the fields of science scholarship and clinical practice.
Contains chapters on topics including the Bayesian approach to science, and nature of scientific laws. This book features developments in the realism/anti-realism debate. It is intended to be a university text in the philosophy of science, not just on science and philosophy courses but also in the social sciences such as sociology and psychology.
Human need is a central but contested concept in social policy and the social sciences. This book offers an overview of the subject using concepts and debates from philosophy, psychology, economics, and sociology. It presents an integrative model that characterizes the approaches and shows how they may be reflected in social policy goals.