Recommended books by Associated Researchers

Ethan Weed: Associate Professor of Linguistics

I recently read "Proust and the Squid" by Maryanne Wolf. It's maybe more pop science than academic, but it does a great job of illustrating why research on reading is exciting and relevant.  

Roberta Rocca: PhD student at the Department of Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Semiotics

Somewhat half-way between an academic book and a popular science book, "The Knowledge Illusion" by Philip Fernbach and Steven Sloman was a really enjoyable read.  

  • Portrait of Kristian Tylen
  • Front page of his recommended book "Dynamic Patterns" by Scott Kelso

Kristian Tylén: Associate Professor in Cognitive Science employed by the Department of Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Semiotics

I really do not read a lot of academic books these days. Almost exclusively journal articles (and a bit of fiction). The last book I read from page 1 till the end was Scott Kelso's "Dynamic Patterns", which I enjoyed.  

  • Portrait of Byurakn Ishkhanyan
  • Front page of her recommended book "Research Methods in Psycholinguistics and the Neurobiology of Language"

Byurakn Ishkhanyan: Postdoc at the Department of Linguistics, Cognitive Science, and Semiotics at the School of Communication and Culture

"Research Methods in Psycholinguistics and the Neurobiology of Language", edited by Annette M. B. de Groot and Peter Hagoort. It contains lots of practical information for those who want to carry out psycho- and neurolinguistic research that most of us have learned the hard way.  

  • Portrait of Arezoo Shahrabi Farahani
  • Front page of her recommended book "Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques"

Arezoo Shahrabi Farahani: PhD student in Economics and Business Economics

"Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques by C. R. Kothari. It helps you to do your experiment, and gives information about research questions, the experiment, and the analysis."

  • Portrait of Erik Stoltenberg Lahm
  • Front page of his recommended book “The Conceptual Framework of Psychology”

Erik Stoltenberg Lahm: PhD student at Department of Management

"I would highly recommend anything by Egon Brunswik. His book, “The Conceptual Framework of Psychology”, is just one of his great works. He is an excellent writer and was a pioneer in the field, putting our understanding of decision making into a new light."

  • Portrait of Brandi S. Morris
  • Front page of her recommended book 'Switch'

Brandi S. Morris: PhD student at Department of Management

"Hmmm... academic book... JUST ONE?! That's like asking Santa to pick his favorite elf ;-) Three that have seriously influenced my own thinking and research: 'Switch' (Chip and Dan Heath), 'Predictably Irrational' (Dan Ariely) and 'Thinking: Fast & Slow' (Daniel Kahneman)."

  • Portrait of Linda Greve
  • Front page of her recommended book "Enactivist Interventions: Rethinking the Mind"

Linda Greve: Educational Developer at Centre for Teaching and Learning

"I really enjoyed reading Enactivist Interventions: Rethinking the Mind by Shaun Gallagher. He touches upon important points in both metaphor research, cognition and philosophy of science."

  • Portrait of Uffe Schjødt
  • Front page of his recommended book 'Vehicles - Experiments in Synthetic Psychology'

Uffe Schjødt: Associate professor, Department of the Study of Religion

I rarely read academic books. They are so overrated. I take my info in liquid form or in journal articles.

.. but hard pressed, I would recommend 'Vehicles - Experiments in Synthetic Psychology' by Valentino von Braitenberg. Good friend and COBE co-affiliate, Kristoffer L. Nielbo gave it to me many years ago. It is awesome, something about it really touches the spirit of COBE lab. 

  • Portrait of Cordula Vesper
  • Front page of her recommended book "Using Language"

Cordula Vesper: Assistant Professor, School of Communication and Culture

I know it is quite old by now but Herbert Clark’s 1996 book Using Language has inspired me quite a bit. I think it is still a valuable read to make you think about language and social interaction more generally.  

  • Portrait of Joshua Skewes
  • Front page of his recommended book "Bayesian Cognitive Modeling"

Joshua Skewes: Associate Professor, School of Communication and Culture

Michael Lee and E. J. Wagenmakers Bayesian Cognitive Modeling is always open on my desk. Fantastic resource if you want to get into Bayesian Graphical Modeling (which you should) 

  • Portrait of Jessica Barker
  • Front page of her recommended book "The Selfish Gene"

Jessica Barker: Junior Fellow, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies

Somewhere between pop science and academia, Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene is a well written introduction to the logic behind behavioral ecology by one of the early big names in the field. For a more academic overview, Davies et al.'s Introduction to Behavioral Ecology is great.  

Portrait of Joshua Brain (left) with the front page of her recommended book "Ecological Psychology in Context" (right)

Joshua Brain: former Assistant Lab Manager, Cognition and Behavior Lab

Just one book is tricky...I'll pick a book that I anticipate is unread by most researchers, namely Harry Heft's 'Ecological Psychology in Context' (2001). The book describes and evaluates psychology's lineage from William James, through Edwin Holt, to James Gibson and Roger Barker, before extending their respective ideas and theories. A very interesting book that espouses important, if not challenging, viewpoints. 

  • Portrait of Riccardo Fusaroli
  • Front page of his recommended book "Statistical Rethinking"

Riccardo Fusaroli: Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Culture.

Only one? Darn! Then it should be "Statistical Rethinking" by Richard McElreath, a tour de force into what we really mean when we do statistics and how to do it right.

(I've also found "Darwin's unfinished symphony" by K. Laland and "Scale" by Geoffrey West very thought-provoking.)

  • Portrait of Marc Andersen
  • Front page of his recommended book "The Predictive Mind"

Marc Andersen: PhD Student, Department of the Study of Religion and Interacting Minds Centre.

"The Predictive Mind" by Jakob Hohwy.

  • Portrait of Andreas Lieberoth
  • Front page of his recommended book "Play Matters"

Andreas Lieberoth: Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Danish School of Education and Research Fellow, Interacting Minds Center.

Recently I've been excited about Play Matters by Miguel Sicart.

  • Portrait of Emma von Essen
  • Front page of her recommended book "Kritik af den negative opbyggelighed" (in Danish)

Emma von Essen: Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Business Economics. 

"Kritik af den negative opbyggelighed", 2005, by Frederik Stjernfelt and Søren Ulrik Thomsen.

  • Portrait of Martin Bagger
  • Front page of his recommended book "Eye Tracking: A Comprehensive Guide to Methods and Measures"

Martin Bagger: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Business Economics. 

"Eye Tracking: A Comprehensive Guide to Methods and Measures", 2011, by Kenneth Holmqvist et al.

  • Portrait of Oana Vuculescu
  • Front page of her recommended book "Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos"

Oana Vuculescu: Research Assistant, PhD, Department of Management. 

"Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos", 2001, by Steven Strogatz.

  • Portrait of Lars Bach
  • Front page of his recommended book “Game-Theoretical Models in Biology"

Lars Bach: Assistant Professor, Department of Culture and Society.

“Game-Theoretical Models in Biology", 2013, by Mark Broom and Jan Rychtar (Chapman & Hall).

  • Portrait of Leonie Gerhards
  • Front page of her recommended book “Mostly Harmless Econometrics – An Empiricist’s Companion”

Leonie Gerhards: former Postdoc, Department of Economics and Business Economics.

“Mostly Harmless Econometrics – An Empiricist’s Companion” by Joshua D. Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke.

  • Portrait of Alexandra Kraus
  • Front page of her recommended book "Handbook of Implicit Social Cognition"

Alexandra Kraus: former PhD student, Department of Management. 

Until today, my research bible has been the "Handbook of Implicit Social Cognition" from Gawronski and Payne.

  • Portrait of Lene Aarøe
  • Front page of her recommended book "The Adapted Mind"

Lene Aarøe: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Government. 

The Adapted Mind by Jerome H. Barkow, Leda Cosmides and John Tooby is a key book on how the mind works and gives a rich overview of the field of evolutionary psychology. 

  • Portrait of Lasse Laustsen
  • Front page of his recommended book “Da mennesket blev menneske” (in Danish)

Lasse Laustsen: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Government. 

One of the best books I have read on human evolutionary history is “Da mennesket blev menneske” by Peter K. A. Jensen. The book provides a very well-written introduction to and overview of human evolution and how humans have spread and inhabited the Earth over time.

  • Portrait of Dan Nguyen
  • Front page of his recommended book “Thinking, fast and slow”

Dan Nguyen: former PhD Student, Department of Economics and Business Economics.

Daniel Kahneman’s “Thinking, fast and slow” from 2011 is a great book introducing his work with Amos Tversky, which was been awarded the Nobel prize. Basically, it questions the assumptions made in economic rationality. In the book, he proposes two systems of thinking: one which is fast (driven by emotions and heuristics) and another which is slow (driven by rationality and consciousness). The book discusses how these two systems interact and is a great layman’s introduction to concepts such as loss aversion and prospect theory