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Literature, Neurology, and Neuroscience: Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 206
  • Stanley Finger, Francois Boller + 1 more
  • Stanley Finger, Francois Boller and Anne Stiles
  • December 11, 2013
  • English
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This well-established international series examines major areas of basic and clinical research within neuroscience, as well as emerging and promising subfields. This volume on the neurosciences, neurology, and literature vividly shows how science and the humanities can come together --- and have come together in the past. Its sections provide a new, broad look at these interactions, which have received surprisingly little attention in the past. Experts in the field cover literature as a window to neurological and scientific zeitgeists, theories of brain and mind in literature, famous authors and their suspected neurological disorders, and how neurological disorders and treatments have been described in literature. In addition, a myriad of other topics are covered, including some on famous authors whose important connections to the neurosciences have been overlooked (e.g., Roget, of Thesaurus fame), famous neuroscientists who should also be associated with literature, and some overlooked scientific and medical men who helped others produce great literary works (e,g., Bram Stoker's Dracula). There has not been a volume with this coverage in the past, and the connections it provides should prove fascinating to individuals in science, medicine, history, literature, and various other disciplines.
Literature, Neurology, and Neuroscience: Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

Religion in Personality Theory

  • 1st Edition
  • Frederick Walborn
  • Frederick Walborn
  • December 3, 2013
  • English
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Religion in Personality Theory makes clear the link between theory and research and personality and religion. Presently, most personality texts have a limited discussion of religion and reference few theorists other than Freud and Maslow in relation to the subject. This book reviews the theory and the empirical literature on the writings of 14 theorists. Every chapter concludes with a summation of the current research on the theorist’s proposals. Reviews: "Frederick Walborn has written an excellent text that explores the degree to which classical personality theorists were personally influenced by and focused upon religion in developing their personality theories. Each theorist is presented in sufficient detail so that their personal views of religion are seen to influence the theories they developed. In addition, the current status of the empirical evidence in the psychology of religion is explored in the context of the theorist and theory to which the data is most relevant. Current and up to date, this text is appropriate for either a course in Personality or as an introduction to the Psychology of Religion. The author's own comprehensive theory of religion and spirituality creatively integrates the positive contributions of the classical personality theorist to the contemporary psychology of religion." -Ralph W. Hood Jr., Professor of Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga "In this interesting and accessible book, Frederick Walborn thoughtfully probes the place of religion and spirituality in the writings of a broad range of classical psychological thinkers and offers an insightful critique of current empirical research on the complex relation of religion and spirituality to individual well-being." -Michele Dillon, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
Religion in Personality Theory

Literature, Neurology, and Neuroscience: Historical and Literary Connections

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 205
  • Anne Stiles, Stanley Finger + 1 more
  • Anne Stiles, Stanley Finger and Francois Boller
  • November 25, 2013
  • English
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This well-established international series examines major areas of basic and clinical research within neuroscience, as well as emerging and promising subfields. This volume on the neurosciences, neurology, and literature vividly shows how science and the humanities can come together --- and have come together in the past. Its sections provide a new, broad look at these interactions, which have received surprisingly little attention in the past. Experts in the field cover literature as a window to neurological and scientific zeitgeists, theories of brain and mind in literature, famous authors and their suspected neurological disorders, and how neurological disorders and treatments have been described in literature. In addition, a myriad of other topics are covered, including some on famous authors whose important connections to the neurosciences have been overlooked (e.g., Roget, of Thesaurus fame), famous neuroscientists who should also be associated with literature, and some overlooked scientific and medical men who helped others produce great literary works (e,g., Bram Stoker's Dracula). There has not been a volume with this coverage in the past, and the connections it provides should prove fascinating to individuals in science, medicine, history, literature, and various other disciplines.
Literature, Neurology, and Neuroscience: Historical and Literary Connections

Mind and Political Concepts

  • 1st Edition
  • Ezra Talmor
  • Ezra Talmor
  • November 14, 2013
  • English
    Mind and Political Concepts provides a descriptive account of the Conceptual Method as applied to Political Philosophy. The starting point of this six-chapter book is the analysis of the notions of psychological coercion and of social coercion and on the basis of this analysis to evolve a notion of political obligation. The first three chapters cover the three classical political philosophies: Plato's philosophical method and its influence in fixing the realm of inquiry of the political order, the structure of human behavior, science versus dialectic; Hobbes' scientific conceptual method; and Rousseau unphilosophical analysis of human nature and the state. The succeeding chapter describes the structure of a political theory. A chapter focuses on the concept of scientific psychology as the ultimate principle. The final chapter is devoted to the analysis of the notion of participation as the kind of active or passive part taken by social men, statesmen, journalists, and philosophers in the political continuum. This book will be of value to the non-specialists who are interested in political structure and psychology.
    Mind and Political Concepts

    The Social Dynamics of Development

    • 1st Edition
    • David C. Pitt
    • David C. Pitt
    • October 30, 2013
    • English
      The Social Dynamics of Development explores social frames to delineate the development in the Third World countries. This book is composed of four main parts. Part I discusses the problems and ideas in various aspects of social dynamics of development. Part II deals with the role of the international development agencies in addressing the problematic situations of the Third World. This part presents sociological models, the significance of planning, and success stories. Part III focuses on the local economic reaction and the internal generation of development in peasant and proletariat subcultures. Part IV recognizes the misunderstanding and the general failure of developmental policies. This book will prove useful to sociologists.
      The Social Dynamics of Development

      Readings in the Sociology of Religion

      • 1st Edition
      • Joan Brothers
      • A. H. Richmond
      • Joan Brothers
      • A. H. Richmond
      • October 22, 2013
      • English
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      Readings in the Sociology of Religion is a collection of articles that examines the sociological aspects of religion. The title discusses the contemporary theories, concept, and studies about the sociology of religion. The text first details the concept of sociology of religion, along with the relationship between religion and sociological theory. Next, the selection covers the theoretical development of the sociology of religion and Weber's sociological theory, as well as the modern dilemma of value and belief in the social sciences. The last part tackles the types of research in sociology of religion. The book will be of great interest to sociologists and behavioral scientists. Individuals who have a keen interest in the interaction between religion and society will also benefit from the text.
      Readings in the Sociology of Religion

      The Geography of Post-War France

      • 1st Edition
      • Hugh D. Clout
      • W. B. Fisher
      • Hugh D. Clout
      • W. B. Fisher
      • October 22, 2013
      • English
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      The Geography of Post-War France

      The Socio–Political Complex

      • 1st Edition
      • A. Khoshkish
      • A. Khoshkish
      • October 22, 2013
      • English
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      The Socio-political Complex: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Political Life details the various variables that contribute to the socio-political phenomena. The title emphasizes the motivational aspects that drive political behaviors. The text covers the psychological, anthropological, sociological, and economical aspects of politics. The coverage of the selection includes group fermentations and dynamics; values and related matters; and signs and symbols, rituals, and norms. The text also covers social semantics, concept of power, and political culture. The book will be of great interest to anyone concerned in politics and social problem.
      The Socio–Political Complex

      Science, Technology and the Human Prospect

      • 1st Edition
      • Chauncey Starr + 1 more
      • Chauncey Starr and Philip C. Ritterbush
      • October 22, 2013
      • English
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      Science, Technology and the Human Prospect presents the technical and industrial development that has significantly altered the human life. This book examines the positive and negative aspects of material development and its relation to the values of life. Organized into three parts encompassing 18 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the innovative process, including the development, invention, and commercial introduction of products and services. This text then examines the determinants of economic growth and the relationship between research and development (R & D) and the rate of productivity growth. Other chapters consider the various approaches to the energy problem in view of the human prospect. This book discusses as well the various aspects of energy demand, urbanization, and decentralization. The final chapter deals with the trends in the basic technologies of a communication system. This book is a valuable resource for engineers, economists, scientists, and research workers.
      Science, Technology and the Human Prospect