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Shakespeare and cognition : thinking fast and slow through character

Author: Neema Parvini
Publisher: [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Pivot, 2015.
Series: Palgrave pivot.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare and Cognition challenges orthodox approaches to Shakespeare by using recent psychological findings about human decision-making to analyse the unique characters that populate his plays. It aims to find a way to reconnect readers and watchers of Shakespeare's plays to the fundamental questions that first animated them. Why does Othello succumb so easily to Iago's manipulations? Why does Anne allow herself  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Parvini, Neema.
Shakespeare and Cognition : Thinking Fast and Slow through Character.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2015
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neema Parvini
ISBN: 9781137543165 1137543167 1349713082 9781349713080
OCLC Number: 919085836
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Why Characters Matter in Shakespeare's Plays --
2. Key Concepts: Dual-Process Theory, Heuristics and Biases --
3. 'Teach me how to flatter you': Persuasion --
4. Iago, Othello, and Trait Ascription Bias --
5. 'And reason panders will': Another Look at Hamlet's Analysis Paralysis.
Series Title: Palgrave pivot.
Responsibility: Neema Parvini.

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Shakespeare and Cognition challenges orthodox approaches to Shakespeare by using recent psychological findings about human decision-making to analyse the unique characters that populate his plays. It  Read more...

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