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Our minds, our selves : a brief history of psychology, Keith Oatley

Label
Our minds, our selves : a brief history of psychology
Title
Our minds, our selves
Title remainder
a brief history of psychology
Statement of responsibility
Keith Oatley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An original history of psychology told through the stories of its most important breakthroughs and the people who made them Advances in psychology have revolutionized our understanding of the human mind. Imaging technology allows researchers to monitor brain activity, letting us see what happens when we perceive, think, and feel. But technology is only part of how ideas about the mind and brain have developed over the past century and a half. In Our Minds, Our Selves, distinguished psychologist and writer Keith Oatley provides an engaging, original, and authoritative history of modern psychology told through the stories of its most important breakthroughs and the men and women who made them. Our Minds, Our Selves traverses a fascinating terrain: forms of conscious and unconscious knowledge; brain physiology; emotion; stages of mental development from infancy to adulthood; language acquisition and use; the nature of memory; mental illness; morality; free will; creativity; the mind at work in art and literature; and, most important, our ability to cooperate with one another. Controversial experiments--such as Stanley Milgram's investigation of our willingness to obey authority and inflict pain and Philip Zimbardo and his colleagues' study of behavior in a simulated prison--are covered in detail. Biographical sketches illuminate the thinkers behind key insights and turning points: historical figures such as Hermann Helmholtz, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, B.F. Skinner, and Alan Turing; leading contemporaries such as Geoffrey Hinton, Michael Tomasello, and Tania Singer; and influential people from other fields, including Margaret Mead, Noam Chomsky, Jane Goodall, and Gabrielle Starr. Enhancing our understanding of ourselves and others, psychology holds the potential to create a better world. Our Minds, Our Selves tells the story of this most important of sciences in a new and appealing way. -- Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oatley, Keith
Dewey number
150.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF81
LC item number
.O24 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2018 D-890
  • BF 81
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Psychology
Label
Our minds, our selves : a brief history of psychology, Keith Oatley
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Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-342) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part One. Significant Ideas : -- 1. Conscious and Unconscious -- 2. The Sad Case of Phineas Gage -- 3. Understanding Our Ancestors, Understanding Our Emotions -- 4. Individual Differences and Development -- Part Two. Learning, Language, Thinking : -- 5. Stimulus and Response -- 6. Language -- 7. Mental Models -- 8. The Digital World -- Part Three. Mind and Brain : -- 9. You Need Your Head Examined -- 10. Mental Illness, Psychosomatic Illness -- 11. fMRI and Brain Bases of Experience -- 12. Feeling within the Self, Feeling for Others -- Part Four. Community : -- 13. In Affection and Conflict -- 14. Cooperation -- 15. What Is It about Love? -- 16. Culture -- Part Five. Common Humanity : -- 17. Imagination, Stories, Empathy -- 18. Authority and Morality -- 19. Creativity, Expertise, Grit -- 20. Consciousness and Free Will -- Epilogue
Control code
on1003273260
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780691175089
Lccn
2017033203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028060318
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1003273260
Label
Our minds, our selves : a brief history of psychology, Keith Oatley
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-342) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part One. Significant Ideas : -- 1. Conscious and Unconscious -- 2. The Sad Case of Phineas Gage -- 3. Understanding Our Ancestors, Understanding Our Emotions -- 4. Individual Differences and Development -- Part Two. Learning, Language, Thinking : -- 5. Stimulus and Response -- 6. Language -- 7. Mental Models -- 8. The Digital World -- Part Three. Mind and Brain : -- 9. You Need Your Head Examined -- 10. Mental Illness, Psychosomatic Illness -- 11. fMRI and Brain Bases of Experience -- 12. Feeling within the Self, Feeling for Others -- Part Four. Community : -- 13. In Affection and Conflict -- 14. Cooperation -- 15. What Is It about Love? -- 16. Culture -- Part Five. Common Humanity : -- 17. Imagination, Stories, Empathy -- 18. Authority and Morality -- 19. Creativity, Expertise, Grit -- 20. Consciousness and Free Will -- Epilogue
Control code
on1003273260
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780691175089
Lccn
2017033203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028060318
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1003273260

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