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Common Principles in Psychology and Physiology


  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107626164

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  • Originally published in 1928 as part of the Cambridge Psychological Library, this book argues that the divide between psychology and physiology is largely artificial, and that each discipline can contribute to further understanding of the other. MacCurdy applies conclusions drawn from behavioural psychology to physiological phenomena, and discusses phenomena of the nervous system in an attempt to create a vocabulary 'in which all the phenomena of living matter can be discussed'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the overlap of psychology and the more physical sciences.

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    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107626164
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Psychological Patterns:
    1. Introduction
    2. Definitions of 'images'
    3. 'Patterns'
    4. The construction of primitive mental patterns
    5. The primary function of consciousness
    6. The evolution of intelligence
    7. Appetite and interest
    8. Attention
    9. Perception
    10. Meaning
    11. Recognition
    12. Voluntary recall
    13. Laws of patterns as deduced from psychology
    Part II. Physiological Patterns:
    14. The basic functions of the nervous system
    15. Imaginal processes in nervous functions
    16. Mechanistic explanations
    17. Anatomical designs
    18. Spinal shock
    19. Inhibition
    20. The effects of strychnine on the central nervous system
    21. Biological patterns: preformism and epigenesis
    22. Biological patterns: the evolution of specialized tissue
    23. Growth patterns
    24. Biological patterns. Imaginal processes
    25. The development of the nervous system
    26. Summary of physiological patterns
    27. Concluding remarks

  • Author

    John T. MacCurdy

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