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Culture and Psyche

Sudhir Kakar.

June 2008; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: social psychology. 176 pages.

Some analysts, led by Sigmund Freud, have addressed the issue of culture in psychoanalytic theory. Freud was interested not in the impact of cultural differences on the evolution of mental...

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India Analysed

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Sudhir Kakar.

April 2009; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: social psychology. 128 pages.

Sudhir Kakar, a prominent psychoanalyst and eminent author, is considered one of India’s leading intellectuals. A mechanical engineer, Kakar did his doctorate in economics before beginning...

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The Inner World

Sudhir Kakar.

May 2012; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: social psychology. 256 pages.

Feelings, impulses, wishes, and fantasies—the dynamic content of the inner world—occupy the deepest recesses of the psyche. It is through introspection and empathy, essential to...

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Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines

Edited by Ipke Wachsmuth, Manuela Lenzen and Günther Knoblich.

September 2008; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: cognitive psychology. 496 pages.

When people communicate face to face they don't just exchange verbal information. Rather, communication encompasses the whole body. Communication partners synchronize their body sway, and...

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Mindmelding

William Hirstein.

January 2012; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: cognitive psychology. 304 pages.

Can consciousness and the human mind be understood and explained in sheerly physical terms? Materialism is a philosophical/scientific theory, according to which the mind is completely...

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Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

Edited by Ian Cross, Susan Hallam and Michael Thaut.

December 2008; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: psychology. 600 pages.

The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in this fast-growing area of research. With contributions from experts in...

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The Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements

Edited by Simon P. Liversedge, Iain Gilchrist and Stefan Everling.

August 2011; published online November 2012.

Book. Subjects: psychology. 1048 pages.

In the past few years, there has been an explosion of eye movement research in cognitive science and neuroscience. This has been due to the availability of ‘off the shelf’ eye trackers,...

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Oxford Handbook of Chinese Psychology

Edited by Michael Harris Bond.

February 2010; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: psychology. 752 pages.

In recent years China has witnessed unprecedented economic growth, emerging as a powerful, influential player on the global stage. Now, more than ever, there is a great interest and need...

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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry

Edited by K.W.M. Fulford, Martin Davies, Richard G.T. Gipps, George Graham, John Z. Sadler, Giovanni Stanghellini and Tim Thornton.

June 2013; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: psychology. 1344 pages.

This book presents a lively cross section of recent cross-disciplinary research in the rapidly expanding field of philosophy and psychiatry. Co-branded between the Oxford Philosophy Handbooknull...

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Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance

Edited by Nichola Rumsey and Diana Harcourt.

May 2012; published online December 2012.

Book. Subjects: psychology. 736 pages.

We live in a society in which messages associating physical attractiveness with success and happiness are pervasive. There is an epidemic of appearance concerns amongst teenagers and adults...

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