Sex and Behavior Book

Sex and Behavior


  • Author : Mcgill
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9781489904218
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 7,5 Mb

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Discussion of the precise nature and position of boundaries between dis ciplines is nearly always counterproductive; the need is usually to cross them not to emphasize them. And any such discussion of the distinction between ethology and comparative psychology would today seem patently absurd. While there may be differences in outlook, no boundaries exist. But when Frank Beach started in research, that was not the case. Comparative psychology flourished in the United States whereas ethology was unknown. Beach started as a comparative psychologist and has always called himself either that or a behavioral endocrinologist. Yet, among the com parative psychologists of his generation, he has had closer links with the initially European ethologists than almost any other. He was indeed one of the editors of the first volume of Behaviour. That this should have been so is not surprising once one knows that his Ph. D. thesis concerned "The Neural Basis for Innate Behavior," that he used to sleep in the laboratory so that he could watch mother rats giving birth, and that in 1935 he was using model young to analyze maternal behavior. Furthermore, for nine years he worked in the American Museum of Natural History-in a department first named Experimental Biology and later, when Beach had saved it from extinction and become its chairman, the Department of Animal Behavior. It was in 1938, during Frank's time at the American Museum, that he was first introduced to Niko Tinbergen by Ernst Mayr.

Play   Learning Book

Play Learning


  • Author : Dorothy Singer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-08-24
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198041429
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 6,5 Mb

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Play Learning Summary:

In Play=Learning, top experts in child development and learning contend that in over-emphasizing academic achievement, our culture has forgotten about the importance of play for children's development.

The Neuropsychology of Men Book

The Neuropsychology of Men


  • Author : Charles M. Zaroff
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-09-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781489976154
  • Total Read : 79
  • File Size : 9,8 Mb

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This timely text examines normative and pathological brain/behavior connections across the male lifespan, and how these findings can best inform research, intervention, and prevention. It spotlights possible etiologies for male-dominated pathology, including academic deficits and disorders relating to violence, as well as identifying men's psychological resilience and vulnerabilities throughout life. Clinical and social issues are intricately linked here, particularly in areas such as substance abuse, emotion processing, and sequelae of brain trauma. In these ways, the text moves on from the simplistic view of males as the standard in psychological studies while respecting complicated questions about biology and environment that have yet to be resolved. Since the inception of psychology, much research has focused specifically on men but few studies have offered distinctive interventions developed to help this unique male population. This volume fills the chasm left from many seminal studies. Among the featured topics: · Imaging and development: relevant findings in males. · Understanding the neuropsychology of autism spectrum disorders in men. · Understanding disorders of defiance, aggression, and violence in males. · Serving men with traumatic brain injuries. · Men at risk: special education and incarceration. · The neuropsychological basis of emotion and social cognition in men. The Neuropsychology of Men offers neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, and rehabilitation specialists an evidence-based framework for understanding male-specific cognitive and behavioral trends in the normative population, and for identifying and addressing challenges in boys and men outside the norm.

Fall Guys Book

Fall Guys


  • Author : Jim Fisher
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 0809321033
  • Total Read : 76
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Too young to prosecute, Charlie Zubryd was adopted after his confession and a brief stay in a mental ward. A childless couple gave Zubryd a new name and identity. It would be twenty years before Charlie Zubryd - now going by the name Chuck Duffy - would have any contact with his blood family. When Zubyrd/Duffy made an effort to get his real family back, he was rejected because his relatives still believed he had murdered his mother. Until Fisher began to investigate the case in 1989, Chuck Duffy was not sure he had not killed his mother during some kind of mental blackout.

Fragments of Yesteryear Book

Fragments of Yesteryear


  • Author : Robert D. Morritt
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-09-13
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443825399
  • Total Read : 62
  • File Size : 14,7 Mb

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As a youth, the author obtained a scratchy old 78rpm record of “The Prisoner’s Song” sung by Vernon Dalhart. He also sang and played American Folk songs on an old acoustic guitar with a harmonica rest strapped around his neck. It was at that time that he wondered, who were these early recording artists? What was their background? How old really, were these Folk and Country songs; How and where did they originate? Fragments of Yesteryear is intended to give some answers to these questions, in the hope it may enthuse others to enjoy this hobby, but moreover, to enjoy this rustic music. The author is a specialist in early American rural recordings. Fragments of Yesteryear represents many years of first-hand research based on field trips to Appalachia and other rural areas in order to understand the the origin of rural musicians, and of their music. From his substantial private collection of obscure early country recordings, he is pleased to be able to share the information herein and to dedicate this book to the memory of a fellow collector, the late much loved Albert Shewmaker of Kentucky (formerly Indiana) who spent his entire life researching these musicians.

Elemental Power Fighters Book

Elemental Power Fighters


  • Author : Kairi Soulnet
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2013-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 493
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491706381
  • Total Read : 79
  • File Size : 12,6 Mb

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On the Dead Planet in the Heritia galaxy, demons converge to prepare for battle. They are led by Kazar, the most evil of demons. He has a devious plan to overtake the galaxy and to rule Heritia, but to do so he must first conquer those with powers that threaten his agenda. For instance, on the planet of Alkemmila, it is possible for youth to connect with nature and learn to harness its elemental power or strength. One such youth is Shun Kazano, Kazar's main target. Kazar murdered Shun's parents, leaving him an orphan. Since the loss of his parents, however, Shun has become strong. He has harnessed the power of the wind, and even well-trained soldiers and fellow power fighters don't stand a chance against him. Although Kazar wants to add Shun's strength to his own, Shun chooses instead to fight against him. Shun is not alone in the battle against Kazar. There are others with power over the elements, and with the right training they could become an army worthy to fight the demons of the Dead Planet. Shun keeps his past a secret, though-something that could cause a rift among the fighters. Will an argument give Kazar a way to win and rule the galaxy, or will Shun and his new friends fulfill their destiny and save the galaxy from a ruthless, evil dictator?