ISBN-10:
0803977638
ISBN-13:
9780803977631
Pub. Date:
05/06/1997
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Naming the Mind: How Psychology Found Its Language / Edition 1

Naming the Mind: How Psychology Found Its Language / Edition 1

by Kurt Danziger
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Overview

Intelligence, motivation, personality, learning, stimulation, behaviour and attitude are just some of the categories that map the terrain of 'psychological reality'. These are the concepts which, among others, underpin theoretical and empirical work in modern psychology - and yet these concepts have only recently taken on their contemporary meanings.

This fascinating work is a persuasive explanation of how modern psychology found its language. Kurt Danziger develops an account that goes beyond the taken-for-granted quality of psychological discourse to offer a profound and broad-ranging analysis of the recent evolution of the concepts and categories on which it depends. Danziger explores this process and shows how its conse

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803977631
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/06/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Kurt Danziger is Professor Emeritus at York University, Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Constructing the Subject (1990) is his most recently published book.

Table of Contents

Naming the Mind
The Ancients
The Great Transformation
The Physiological Background
Putting Intelligence on the Map
Behaviour and Learning
Motivation and Personality
Attitudes
Metalanguage
The Technological Framework
The Nature of Psychological Kinds

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