Argument for Mind (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, 2006 - PSYCHOLOGY - 287 pages
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In this elegantly written book, Jerome Kagan melds the history of the field of psychology during the past 50 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.
  

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In this intellectual autobiography, Kagan (psychology, emeritus, Harvard Univ.;Birth to Maturity ) gives an overview of his theories and research on human development as well as the history of the ... Read full review

Contents

ONE Choice and Indoctrination
1
TWO Setting a New Foundation
35
THREE Flirting with Biology
70
FOUR Accepting Biology and History
101
FIVE Human Morality
127
SIX Acknowledging Temperment
173
SEVEN Celebrating Mind
210
EIGHT Coda
258
NOTES
263
INDEX
275
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About the author (2006)

Jerome Kagan is professor of psychology emeritus and former director of the Mind/Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative, Harvard University. He is the author of some 400 papers and books on developmental psychology. He lives in Belmont, MA.

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