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Author Grosso, Michael.

Title Irreducible Mind : Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century.

Imprint Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006.

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Description 1 online resource (833 pages)
Contents Irreducible Mind; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: A View from the Mainstream: Contemporary Cognitive Neuroscience and the Consciousness Debates; The History of Cognitive Psychology: A Thumbnail Sketch; From James B. Watson to the Cognitive Revolution; Problems in Classic Cognitivism; The Second Cognitive Revolution: Connectionism and Dynamic Systems; John Searle's Critique of Computational Theories of the Mind; Biological Naturalism: The Final Frontier; Problems with Biological Naturalism; Psi Phenomena; Extreme Psychophysical Influence.
Informational Capacity, Precision, and DepthMemory; Psychological Automatisms and Secondary Centers of Consciousness; The Unity of Conscious Experience; Genius-Level Creativity; Mystical Experience; The Heart of the Mind; Conclusion; Chapter 2: F.W.H. Myers and the Empirical Study of the Mind-Body Problem; The Historical Context; The Roots of Scientific Psychology: Dualism, Mechanistic Determinism, and the Continuity of Nature; Psychology as Science: A Fundamental Conflict; The Naturalization of Mind: Limiting Psychology; The Unresolved Dilemmas of Psychology.
An Attempted Solution: Methodological ParallelismF. W.H. Myers: Purposes and Principles; Tertium Quid; Continuity; Empiricism; Expanding Psychology; Psychophysiological Concomitance; The Study of Subliminal Phenomena; The New Physics; Mind and Matter; An Expanded Naturalism; Myers's Theory of Human Personality; The Unity-Multiplicity Problem: ""Unitary"" versus ""Colonial"" Views of Mind; An Expanded View of Consciousness; A Jacksonian Model of Mind; An Evolutionary View of Mind; The Subliminal Self: A ""Tertium Quid"" Theory of Consciousness.
The Permeable Boundary: A Psychological MechanismEvolutive and Dissolutive Phenomena; Automatisms and the Expression of Subliminal Functioning; A Law of Mental Causality; Methods for Psychology; Empirical Phenomena for the Study of Mind: An Introduction to Human Personality; Chapters 2 and 3: Hysteria and Genius; Chapter 4: Sleep; Chapter 5: Hypnotism; Chapters 6 and 7: Hallucinations-Sensory Automatisms and Phantasms of the Dead; Chapters 8, 9, and the Epilogue: Motor Automatisms, Trance, Possession, and Ecstasy; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Psychophysiological Influence; Psychosomatic Medicine.
PsychoneuroimmunologyMind and Disease; Bereavement and Mortality; Sudden and ""Voodoo"" Death; Possible Mechanisms Behind Psychological Factors in Mortality; Mind and Health; Postponement of Death; Religion and Health; Meditation and Healing; Faith Healing; Placebo and Nocebo; Specific Physiological Changes Appearing Spontaneously; Sudden Whitening of Hair or Skin; False Pregnancy; Stigmata; Phenomena Related to Stigmata; Specificity of the Wounds; Predisposing Characteristics; Hysteria; Multiple Personality and Dissociative Disorders; Specific Physiological Effects Induced Deliberately.
Note Yogis.
Summary Practically every contemporary mainstream scientist presumes that all aspects of mind are generated by brain activity. We demonstrate the inadequacy of this picture by assembling evidence for a variety of empirical phenomena which it cannot explain. We further show that an alternative picture developed by F.W.H. Myers and William James successfully accommodates these phenomena, ratifies the common sense view of ourselves as causally effective conscious agents, and is fully compatible with contemporary physics and neuroscience.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Psychology.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Reference.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Kelly, Edward F.
Kelly, Emily Williams.
Crabtree, Adam.
Gauld, Alan.
Other Form: Print version: Grosso, Michael. Irreducible Mind : Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2006 9781442202061
ISBN 9781442202078