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Metaphors in the History of Psychology

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ISBN-10: 052137166X

ISBN-13: 9780521371667

Edition: 1990

Authors: David E. Leary

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Metaphors in the History of Psychology describes and analyzes the ways in which psychological accounts of brain functioning, consciousness, cognition, emotion, motivation, learning, and behavior have been shaped--and are still being shaped--by the central metaphors used by contemporary psychologists and their predecessors. The contributors to this volume argue that psychologists and their predecessors have invariably turned to metaphor in order to articulate their descriptions, theories, and practical interventions with regard to psychological functioning. By specifying the major metaphors in the history of psychology, these contributors have offered a new "key" to understanding this…    
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Book details

List price: $137.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/27/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 397
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

About the authors
Preface
Psyche's muse: the role of metaphor in the history of psychology
From metaphors to models: the use of analogy in neuropsychology
Inner feelings, works of the flesh, the beast within, diseases of the mind, driving force, and putting on a show: six metaphors of emotion and their theoretical extensions
Motives and metaphors: a study in scientific creativity
Cognitive metaphors in experimental psychology
Metaphors of consciousness and cognition in the history of psychology
Metaphors of knowledge and behavior in the behaviorist tradition
Metaphor, metatheory, and the social world
Metaphors of unwanted conduct: a historical sketch
Generative metaphor and the history of psychological discourse
Metaphor, theory, and practice in the history of psychology
Name index
Subject index