Oxford Handbook of Human Action

Hardcover | November 8, 2008

EditorEzequiel Morsella, John A. Bargh, Peter M. Gollwitzer

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In the last decade, there has been a tremendous surge of research on the mechanisms of human action. This volume brings together this new knowledge in a single, concise source, covering most if not all of the basic questions regarding human action: What are the mechanisms by which actionplans are acquired (learned), mentally represented, activated, selected, and expressed? The chapters provide up-to-date summaries of the published research on this question, with an emphasis on underlying mechanisms. This 'bible' of action research brings together the current thinking of eminent researchers in the domains of motor control, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, biology, as well as cognitive, developmental, social, and motivational psychology. It represents a determinedmultidisciplinary effort, spanning across various areas of science as well as national boundaries.

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In the last decade, there has been a tremendous surge of research on the mechanisms of human action. This volume brings together this new knowledge in a single, concise source, covering most if not all of the basic questions regarding human action: What are the mechanisms by which actionplans are acquired (learned), mentally represent...

Ezequiel Morsella is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology at Yale. John A. Bargh is a Professor of Psychology at Yale. Peter M. Gollwitzer is a Professor of Psychology at New York University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:November 8, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. The Mechanisms of Human action: Introduction and Background Ezequiel Morsella Part One Basic Principles, Systems, and Phenomena2. Cognition and Action Wolfgang Prinz, Gisa Aschersleben, and Iring Koch3. The Inhibition of Unwanted Actions Clayton E. Curtis and Mark D'Esposito4. The Visual Control of Object Manipulation David A. Westwood5. The Two Horses of Behavior: Reflection and Impulse Fritz Strack, Roland Deutsch, and Regina Krieglmeyer Part Two The Activation, Selection and Expression of Action6. Smart Moves: The Psychology of Everyday Perceptual-Motor Acts David A. Rosenbaum, Jonathan Vaughan, Ruud G. J. Meulenbroek, Steven Jax, and Rajal G. Cohen7. How the Mind Moves the Body - Lessons From Apraxia Georg Goldenberg8. Speech Errors and the Implicit Learning of Phonological Sequences Gary S. Dell, Jill A. Warker, and Christine Whalen9. What Do We Prime? On Distinguishing Between Semantic Priming, Procedural Priming, and Goal Priming Jens Forster, Nira Liberman, and Ronald S. Friedman Part Three Action and Mental Representation10. The Prefrontal Cortex Stores Structured Event Complexes that are the Representational Basis for Cognitively-Derived Actions Jordan Grafman and Frank Krueger11. Interactions Between Action and Visual Objects Rob Ellis12. The Movement of Eye and Hand as a Window Into Language and Cognition Michael Spivey, Daniel Richardson, and Rick Dale13. Action Representation as the Bedrock of Social Cognition: A Developmental Neuroscience Perspective Jean Decety and Jessica A. Sommerville Part Four Affect, Goals, and Motivation14. Affect and Action Control Deidre L. Reis and Jeremy R. Gray15. Action, Affect, and Two-Mode Models of Functioning Charles S. Carver and Michael F. Scheier16. From Goal-Activation to Action: How Does Preference and Use of Knowledge Intervene? Arthur B. Markman, C. Miguel Brendl, and Kyungil Kim17. The Role of Goal-Systems in Self-Regulation Arie W. Kruglanski and Catalina Kopetz Part Five The Origins and Sources of Action18. Acquisition, Representation, and Control of Action Bernhard Hommel and Birgit Elsner19. Flexibility in the Development of Action Bernhard Hommel and Birgit Elsner20. The Role of Memory Gordon D. Logan21. Automaticity in situ: The Nature of Habit in Daily Life David T. Neal and Wendy Wood22. Mimicry: Its Upiquity, Importance and Functionality Tanya L. Chartrand and Amy N. Dalton Part Six Control, Choice, and Volition23. Free Willpower: A Limited Resource Theory of Volition, Choice, and Self-Regulation Roy F. Baumeister, Matthew T. Gaillot, and Dianne M. Tice24. Decision Utility, Incentive Salience, and Cue-Triggered 'Wanting' Kent C. Berridge and J. Wayne Aldridge25. On the Neural Implementation of Optimal Decisions Patrick Simen, Philip Holmes, and Jonathan D. Cohen26. Non-Conscious Goal Pursuit and the Effortful Control of Behavior Ran R. Hassin, Henk Aarts, Baruch Eitam, Ruud Custers, and Tali Kleiman Part Seven Phenomenal and Metacognitive Components of Action27. Elbow Grease: When Action Feels Like Work Jesse Preston and Daniel M. Wegner28. Consciousness as a Trouble Shooting Device? The Role of Consciousness in Goal Pursuit Karin C. A. Bongers and Ap Dijksterhuis29. Living on the Edge: Shifting Between Nonconscious and Conscious Goal Pursuit eter M. Gollwitzer, Elizabeth J. Parks-Stamm, and Gabriele Oettingen30. The Primary Function of Consciousness: Why Skeletal Muscles are 'Voluntary' Muscles Ezequiel Morsella, Stephen C. Krieger, and John A. Bargh