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The mind in context

Author: Batja Mesquita; Lisa Feldman Barrett; Eliot R Smith
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most psychology research still assumes that mental processes are internal to the person, waiting to be expressed or activated. This compelling book illustrates that a new paradigm is forming in which contextual factors are considered central to the workings of the mind. Leading experts explore how psychological processes emerge from the transactions of individuals with their physical, social, and cultural  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Batja Mesquita; Lisa Feldman Barrett; Eliot R Smith
ISBN: 9781606235539 1606235532
OCLC Number: 761490621
Description: x, 371 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: L.F. Barrett, B. Mesquita, E.R. Smith, The Context Principle --
Part 1. Genes and the Brain --
L.V. Harper, Epigenetic Inheritance --
O. Sporns, Brain Networks and Embodiment --
S.M. van Anders, Social Modulation of Hormones --
Part 2. Cognition and Affect --
B. Mesquita, Emoting: A Contextualized Process --
N. Schwarz, Meaning in Context: Meta-Cognitive Experiences --
E.R. Smith, E.C. Collins, Situated Cognition --
Part 3. The Person --
W. Mischel, Y. Shoda, The Situated Person --
S. Kitayama, T. Imada, Implicit Independence and Interdependence: A Cultural Task Analysis --
Y. Dunham, M. Banaji, Platonic Blindness and the Challenge of Understanding Context --
S. Sinclair, J. Lun, Social Tuning of Ethnic Attitudes --
Part 4. Behavior --
M.E. Bouton, The Multiple Forms of "Context" in Associative Learning Theory --
D.A. Prentice, T.E. Trail, Threat, Marginality, and Reactions to Norm Violations --
G. Adams, P.S. Salter, K.M. Pickett, T. Kurtis, N.L. Phillips, Behavior as Mind in Context: A Cultural Psychology Analysis of "Paranoid" Suspicion in West African Worlds --
M.J. Richardson, K.L. Marsh, R.C. Schmidt, Challenging the Egocentric View of Coordinated Perceiving, Acting, and Knowing --
L.W. Barsalou, C.D. Wilson, W. Hasenkamp, Conclusion: On the Vices of Nominalization and the Virtues of Contexting.
Responsibility: edited by Batja Mesquita, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Eliot R. Smith

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Illustrates that a new paradigm is forming in which contextual factors are considered central to the workings of the mind.  Read more...

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"Can you see a figure without a background? Can you understand a person without the situation? Can you appreciate a mind without seeing its world? This book says 'no' in answer to these questions, Read more...

 
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