This new major work in a key area of psychological study and research has been bought together by one of Europe’s leading Cognitive scientists and will be included as part of the Sage Benchmarks in Psychology series. Drawing upon highly influential classic and contemporary sources, Koen Lambert guides readers through the central defining papers that anchor the field of Cognitive Science. Taken together, the six volumes will provide access to the key debates within the field and all the main lines of research that have emerged. This resource presents an interdisciplinary collection of wide ranging readings taken from leading behavioral sciences publications, including highly cited theoretical articles and empirical articles that have had great impact on the key debates in the field.

The Search for a Science of Human Behavior
The search for a science of human behavior

‘The proper study of mankind is man’. It is all very well giving that advice to one's fellow human beings, but how should this desirable undertaking be carried on? A huge variety of enterprises already exist of which humankind is the target. There is history, there is literature in many forms, jurisprudence, there are all sorts of religions, philosophy in many styles, sports coaching, pedagogy and so on. What else do we need? It is difficult enough to scrape acquaintance with even a fragment of the good things to be found in the works of those who have given us so many insights into life. What advance could be made ...

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