The Oxford Companion to the Mind
Richard Langton Gregory, Professor of Neuropsychology Department of Experimental Psychology Richard L Gregory
Oxford University Press, 2004 - 1004 σελίδες
The Oxford Companion to the Mind is a classic. Published in 1987, to huge acclaim, it immediately took its place as the indispensable guide to the mysteries - and idiosyncracies - of the human mind. In no other book can the reader find discussions of concepts such as language, memory, and intelligence, side by side with witty definitions of common human experiences such as the 'cocktail-party' and 'halo' effects, and the least effort principle.
Richard Gregory again brings his wit, wisdom, and expertise to bear on this most elusive of subjects. Research into the mind and brain has moved on in bounds in recent years, and interest in the subject has never been so high. There has been a shift in focus away from Freud's concept of the unconscious onto consciousness itself. The new edition of the Companion includes three 'mini symposia' - on consciousness, brain scanning, and artificial intelligence - with contributions from a number of specialists, and encompassing a range of approaches.
Cultural as well as scientific in approach, this accessible book offers authoritative descriptions and analysis. With new entries on controversial topics such as artificial life, attachment theory, caffeine, cruetly, drama, extra-terrestrial intelligence, genetics of mental illness, imagination, lying, puzzles, and twins, this highly-anticipated second edition explores the most intriguing of subjects.
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Behaviourism criticizes mentalistic explanations of behaviour in this way only to promote a more effective analysis . By dismissing mental states and processes as metaphors or fictions , it directs attention to the genetic and personal ...
Sartre , however , maintain that , in the case of human between different types of behaviour . Equally valuable , beings , ' existence precedes essence ' . On this view , the the background knowledge obtained in functional studies first ...
Behaviour genetics is the study of the genetic basis of behaviour and of psychological characteristics such as ... Long before the emergence of behaviour genetics as a science , man practised selective breeding for behavioural ...
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First published in 1987, this second edition contains over 1000 alphabetically arragned entries on all aspects of the mind, including topics in neurophysiology, communication, psychology, and ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής