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Author Kagan, Jerome.

Title An argument for mind / Jerome Kagan
Published New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, [2006]


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 MELB  150.9045 Kag/Afm  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 287 pages ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Choice and indoctrination -- 2. Setting a new foundation -- 3. Flirting with biology -- 4. Accepting biology and history -- 5. Human morality -- 6. Acknowledging temperament -- 7. Celebrating mind -- 8. Coda -- Notes -- Index
Summary "In this book, Jerome Kagan melds the history of the field of psychology during the past fifty years with the story of his own research efforts of the same period and an analysis of what he terms "the currently rocky romance between psychology and biology." As Kagan unwinds his own history, he reveals the seminal events that have shaped his career and discusses how his assumptions have changed. With full appreciation for the contributions to psychology of history, philosophy, literature, and neuroscience, he approaches a wide range of topics, including: the abandonment of orthodox forms of behaviorism and psychoanalysis; the forces that inspired later-twentieth-century curiosity about young children; why B. F. Skinner chose to study psychology; why the study of science less often ignites imaginations today; our society's obsession with erotic love; and the resurgence of religious fanaticism and the religious Right."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Kagan, Jerome.
Psychobiology -- History -- 20th century.
Psychology -- History -- 20th century.
LC no. 2005033441
ISBN 0300113374 (hbk.)
0300126034 (paperback)
9780300113372 (hbk.)
9780300126037 (paperback)