XWe have detected your location as outside the U.S/Canada, if you think this is wrong, you can choose your location.

Macmillan Higher Education

Cart

Continue Shopping
All prices are shown excluding Tax
The submitted promocode is invalid
* Applied promocode: ×

Important information on your ebook order

Future-Minded

The Psychology of Agency and Control

Author(s):
Publisher:

Red Globe Press

Pages: 240
Downloads:

Flyer

Sample chapter

Further Actions:

Recommend to library

AVAILABLE FORMATS

Paperback - 9781137022264

18 March 2014

$39.99

Free Shipping

In stock

Ebook - 9781137022271

11 March 2014

$39.99

In stock

Hardcover - 9781137396754

18 March 2014

$99.99

Free Shipping

In stock

All prices are shown excluding Tax

What drives us to make decisions?

Future-Minded explores the psychological processes of agency and control. If you've ever wondered why we think of coincidences as matters of fate rather than the result of the laws of...

Show More

What drives us to make decisions?

Future-Minded explores the psychological processes of agency and control. If you've ever wondered why we think of coincidences as matters of fate rather than the result of the laws of probability, this book provides the answer. From memory and reasoning to our experiences of causality and consciousness, it unpicks the mechanisms we use on a daily basis to help us predict, plan for and attempt to control the future.

Future-Minded
* Features a wealth of real world examples to help you engage with this fast-developing area
* Provides clear analysis of psychological experiments and their findings to explain the evidence behind the theory

Thought-provoking and highly topical, Future-Minded is fascinating reading for psychology students studying cognition or consciousness, and for anyone interested in understanding how we try to determine the future.

Show Less

Undergraduate text that examines issues of agency and control from a psychological perspective
Concise, and written in a lively and accessible style

1. Agency and Control: Psychological Tools for Making the Future
2. Agency: Claiming Future Events as Our Own
3. Control: Achieving and Maintaining a Desirable Future
4. Causality and Coincidence: Joining the Past to the Present and the Future
5. Consciousness: Mental Episodes of the Past, Present and Future
6. Illusion of Control and Illusion of Chaos: Mistaking Future Consequences
7. Goals and Values: Ways of Anchoring the Future
8. Understanding Human Behaviour from the Point of View of the Future is the Future of Psychological Research.

Add a review

Magda Osman is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Her research interests include causal reasoning, problem-solving, learning and vision, and she is currently Associate Editor for Experimental Psychology, and consults on several national and international research councils.

Show More

Magda Osman is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Her research interests include causal reasoning, problem-solving, learning and vision, and she is currently Associate Editor for Experimental Psychology, and consults on several national and international research councils.

Show Less

New Publications 

Best Sellers