A team of researchers including Björn Persson, a BSc- and MSc-alumnus and frequent collaborator with our department, has published an article entitled “Testing construct independence in the Short Dark Triad using Item Response Theory” in Personality and Individual Differences. Briefly, the article investigates the constructs involved in one of the more widely-used short-form Dark Triad […]
Online consciousness seminar
Our very own Joel Parthemore has recently completed an online seminar for the ENSO seminar series – a virtual seminar series which covers “topics on enaction, ecological psychology and related topics.”
New book chapter on conceptual space
Joel Parthemore has published a chapter entitled “Specification of the unified conceptual space, for purposes of empirical investigation” in the Springer collection Applications of Conceptual Spaces. Briefly, the chapter provides a detailed specification of Joel’s unified conceptual spaces theory (UCST), an extension of Peter Gärdenfors’ conceptual spaces theory (CST), with a focus on empirical testability.
Article on protoconcepts
Joel Parthemore has published a new article in the journal Theoria et Historia Scientiarum entitled “The case for protoconcepts: Why concepts, language, and protolanguage all need protoconcepts“. Briefly, the article explores the role of protoconcepts in explaining and making sense of language genesis and evolution.
Chapter on embodied conceptual cognition
Joel Parthemore has published a chapter entitled “From a Sensorimotor to a Sensorimotor++ Account of Embodied Conceptual Cognition” in the 2014 Springer collection Contemporary Sensorimotor Theory. The chapter argues for Joel’s unified conceptual spaces theory (UCST), as a means of investigating O’Regan and Noë’s sensorimotor account of embodied conceptual cognition.
New article on conceptual change and development
Joel Parthemore has published an article in the journal Sign Systems Studies with the title “Conceptual change and development on multiple time scales: From incremental evolution to origins“. Briefly, the article compares conceptual development and change on four time scales: the day-to-day life of an individual conceptual agent, the day-to-day life of society, the lifetime […]