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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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The Oxford Companion to Consciousness

Edited by Tim Bayne, Axel Cleeremans and Patrick Wilken.

January 2009; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: psychology. 348 pages.521389 words.

Consciousness is undoubtedly one of the last remaining scientific mysteries and hence one of the greatest contemporary scientific challenges. How does the brain's activity result in the...

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Comparative Decision Making

Edited by Thomas R. Zentall and Philip H. Crowley.

February 2013; published online May 2013.

Book. Subjects: neuropsychology. 496 pages.

Decision making cuts across most areas of intellectual enquiry and academic endeavor. The classical view of individual human thinkers choosing among options remains important and...

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War, Peace, and Human Nature

Edited by Douglas P. Fry.

April 2013; published online May 2013.

Book. Subjects: psychology. 624 pages.

Have humans always waged war? Is warring an ancient evolutionary adaptation or a relatively recent behavior—and what does that tell us about human nature? This book brings together experts...

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Psychocinematics

Edited by Arthur P. Shimamura.

March 2013; published online May 2013.

Book. Subjects: neuropsychology. 416 pages.

How do movies keep us riveted to the screen and thoroughly engage our sensations, thoughts, and feelings? Can scientific inquiry help us understand why we watch them and why we like them?...

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The Impacts of Lasting Occupation

Edited by Daniel Bar-Tal and Izhak Schnell.

December 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: social psychology. 590 pages.

The present book engages with the phenomenon of protracted occupation, which it perceives as both attention-grabbing and puzzling in the 21st century, an era in which it has become an...

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