In Search of the Human Mind

In Search of the Human Mind

Book - 1998
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Noteworthy expert in psychology and intelligence Robert J. Sternberg gives an innovative introduction to psychology, focusing on the evolution of ideas and dialectical thinking. This focus on the evolution of ideas is complimented by an examination of the evolution of organisms and the importance of adaptation to their environment. Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence (analytical, creative, and practical) is implemented and includes questions embedded within chapters as well as at the ends of chapters. Use of the Psyche myth throughout the text emphasizes continuity of thinking in psychology and exemplifies many of the phenomena that psychologists seek to study: curiosity, envy, love, compassion, altruism, and perseverance. Psyche story on inner cover and Psyche images as part openers identify the role of Psyche as the figure after whom psychology is named. In Search of questions introduce each major section, stating the major elements to be addressed in that section. Dialectical progression of psychology: from one point of view, to an opposing view, to a synthesis of the two, which then becomes the basis for a new point of view to be opposed. You'll also find the following improvements new to this edition: The text as been shortened roughly 15 percent, providing a more focused, easily approachable style to the topics and discussions. The text contains hundreds of updated references. New information and discussions focus the text on psychology as both
Publisher: Fort Worth : Harcourt Brace College Publishers, c1998
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780155040250
Branch Call Number: 150/STE


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