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The Resource An argument for mind, Jerome Kagan, (electronic resource)

An argument for mind, Jerome Kagan, (electronic resource)

Label
An argument for mind
Title
An argument for mind
Statement of responsibility
Jerome Kagan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this elegantly written book, Jerome Kagan melds the history of the field of psychology during the past 50 years with the story of his own research efforts of the same period and an analysis of what he terms 'the currently rocky romance between psychology and biology'. As Kagan unwinds his own history, he reveals the seminal events that have shaped his career and discusses how his assumptions have changed. With full appreciation for the contributions to psychology of history, philosophy, literature and neuroscience, he approaches a wide range of fascinating topics, including: the abandonment of orthodox forms of behaviourism and psychoanalysis; the forces that inspired later-twentieth-century curiosity about young children; why B.F. Skinner chose to study psychology; why the study of science less often ignites imaginations today; our society's obsession with erotic love; and, the resurgence of religious fanaticism and the religious Right. Embedded in Kagan's discussions is a rejection of the current notion that a mature neuroscience will eventually replace psychology. He argues that a complete understanding of brain is not synonymous with a full explanation of mind, and he concludes with a brief prediction of the next five decades in the field of psychology
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kagan, Jerome
Dewey number
150.9/045
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Psychology
Label
An argument for mind, Jerome Kagan, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-274) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Choice and indoctrination -- Setting a new foundation -- Flirting with biology -- Accepting biology and history -- Human morality -- Acknowledging temperament -- Celebrating mind -- Coda
Control code
ocn228168759
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300129335
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228168759
Label
An argument for mind, Jerome Kagan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-274) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Choice and indoctrination -- Setting a new foundation -- Flirting with biology -- Accepting biology and history -- Human morality -- Acknowledging temperament -- Celebrating mind -- Coda
Control code
ocn228168759
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300129335
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228168759

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