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Human Nature in the Light of Psychopathology

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674492103

Publication Date: 01/01/1940

258 pages

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  • Preface
  • I. The Holistic Approach and the Analytic Method in Science
    • William James and the Modern Approach
    • The Increasing Interest in the Problem of the Nature of Man
    • The Holistic Approach
    • The Nervous System and Its Functioning
    • “Isolation” in Experiment and in Pathology
    • The Problem of Cognition in Biology
  • II. Pathology and the Nature of Man
    • The Abstract Attitude in Patients with Lesions of the Brain Cortex
  • III. The Abstract Attitude and Speech
    • Amnesic Aphasia and the Problem of the Meaning of Words
  • IV. Ordered and Catastrophic Behavior: Anxiety and Fear
  • V. Coming to Terms with the World
    • Adaptation of Abnormal Persons to Defects
    • Ordered and Disordered Behavior
    • The Catastrophic Situation and the Phenomenon of Anxiety
    • Protection Against Catastrophic Situations
    • The Ensuing Shrinkage of the World of the Abnormal Person
    • The Role of Anxiety in Normal Life
  • VI. On the Motives Actuating Human Behavior
    • Reflexes, Instincts, Drives
    • Psychoanalysis and the Holistic Approach
    • Consciousness and Non-conscious Phenomena
  • VII. On the Structure of Personality
    • Preferred Performances: The Constants of Personality
    • Personality, Experience, and Milieu
  • VIII. The Individual and Others
    • Self-Actualization, Self-Restriction, and Aggression
    • The Individual and the “We”
    • The Individual and Society
    • Habits, Customs, Institutions
    • Pseudo-Social Organization and the Sickness of Society
  • IX. The Fallacy of “Isolation” in Social Philosophy
    • Effect of Hypostatization of an Isolated Trait of Human Nature
    • Skepticism, Hedonism, Egoism
    • The Biologist and the Physical Scientist
    • The Physician and the Educator
    • The Holistic Approach and Civilization
  • Notes
  • index

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