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BEING HUMAN : Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives

Author: Richard D Gross
Publisher: London : HODDER EDUCATION, AN HACHETTE UK COMPANY, 2012.
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Overview: Richard Gross turns his expert eye to the psychology of human nature in a contemplative account encompassing cognition, consciousness, language, time perception, sense of mortality and human society. This book will help you to consider the unique aspects of being human and to understand the biological underpinnings for the intriguing and distinct behaviours and experiences common to human beings. The book  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard D Gross
ISBN: 9781444128864 1444128868
OCLC Number: 792775545
Description: 335 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Quantitative or qualitative difference? --
Genetics of being human --
Human brain: what makes it so special? --
Consciousness and self-consciousness --
Cognition: Hauser's hypothesis --
Language: do only humans have it? --
Memory and the perception of time --
Fear of death and other 'facts of life' --
Culture: the crucial feature? --
Glossary --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: RICHARD GROSS.

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