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The dictionary of psychology / Mike Cardwell ; series editor, Ian Marcousé.

By: Cardwell, Mike.
Contributor(s): Cardwell, Mike. Complete A-Z psychology handbook.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1999, c1996Description: vi, 249 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781579580643; 1579580645.Subject(s): Psychology -- Dictionaries | Psychiatry -- DictionariesDDC classification: 150.3 Summary: Managers, business owners, computer literate individuals, software developers, students, & researchers - all are looking for an understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) & what "might be" in the future. In this literate yet easy-to-read discussion, Derek Partridge explains what AI can & cannot do, & what it holds for applications such as banking, financial services, & expert systems of all kinds. Topics include: the strengths & weaknesses of software development & engineering; machine learning & its promises & problems; expert systems & success stories; & practical software through artificial intelligence. Psychology as a subject is notorious for its often confusing use of language. The Dictionary of Psychology is an A-Z guide to key terms in the subject.
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"First published 1996 in the United Kingdom by Hodder and Stoughton Educational as 'The complete A-Z psychology handbook'"--T.p. verso.

Managers, business owners, computer literate individuals, software developers, students, & researchers - all are looking for an understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) & what "might be" in the future. In this literate yet easy-to-read discussion, Derek Partridge explains what AI can & cannot do, & what it holds for applications such as banking, financial services, & expert systems of all kinds. Topics include: the strengths & weaknesses of software development & engineering; machine learning & its promises & problems; expert systems & success stories; & practical software through artificial intelligence. Psychology as a subject is notorious for its often confusing use of language. The Dictionary of Psychology is an A-Z guide to key terms in the subject.

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Cardwell provides an alphabetical list of terms with definitions. According to the preface, "Each entry begins with a one-sentence definition, which helps the user to think about the term precisely . . . Entries are developed in line with the relative importance of the topic covered"; i.e., terms judged to have greater importance have longer definitions than those of less significance. Many diagrams and charts illustrate the terms. The definitions are pitched at a level easy to understand; most are thorough. Some gaps are left in the background history of terms; e.g., entries for some theories and therapies, like cognitive behavior therapy, do not discuss the persons credited with their founding. The book lacks the sophistication of Frank Joe Bruno's Dictionary of Keywords in Psychology (CH, Oct'86) but overall is a sound resource and easy to use. Recommended for university and public libraries. K. M. Venturella; Montclair State University

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