Encyclopedia of Human Behavior by Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, MBBS, PhD, Hon. FRCP

Encyclopedia of Human Behavior

byVilayanur S. Ramachandran, MBBS, PhD, Hon. FRCP, Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

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The Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, Second Edition is an award-winning three-volume reference on human action and reaction, and the thoughts, feelings, and physiological functions behind those actions. Presented alphabetically by title, 300 articles probe both enduring and exciting new topics in physiological psychology, perception, personality, abnormal and clinical psychology, cognition and learning, social psychology, developmental psychology, language, and applied contexts.

Written by leading scientists in these disciplines, every article has been peer-reviewed to establish clarity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. The most comprehensive reference source to provide both depth and breadth to the study of human behavior, the encyclopedia will again be a much-used reference source. This set appeals to public, corporate, university and college libraries, libraries in two-year colleges, and some secondary schools.

Carefully crafted, well written, and thoroughly indexed, the encyclopedia helps users—whether they are students just beginning formal study of the broad field or specialists in a branch of psychology—understand the field and how and why humans behave as we do.

  • Named a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication
  • Concise entries (ten pages on average) provide foundational knowledge of the field
  • Each article features suggested further readings, a list of related websites, a 5-10 word glossary and a definition paragraph, and cross-references to related articles in the encyclopedi
  • Newly expanded editorial board and a host of international contributors from the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Sweden, and the United Kingdom

About The Author

V. S. Ramachandran is Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and Distinguished Professor with the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the University of California, San Diego, and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the Salk Institute. Ramachandran initially trained as a doctor and subsequently obtained a Ph.D. from T...

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Title:Encyclopedia of Human BehaviorFormat:OtherDimensions:2518 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080961800

ISBN - 13:9780080961804

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Applied psych




Cognitive development

Cognitive neuropsych

Cognitive OR development

Cognitive OR personality

Cognitive OR personality

Cognitive OR social OR neuro





Evolutionary psych



Health and psychoneuroimmunology

Industrial/organizational psych







Social (applied psych)