Metaphors in the History of Psychology / Edition 1

Metaphors in the History of Psychology / Edition 1

by David E. Leary
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521421527

ISBN-13: 9780521421522

Pub. Date: 12/28/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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 critically important area of human knowledge. This theme has become an issue of central concern in a variety of disciplines ranging from linguistics and literary studies to cognitive science, psychology, and philosophy. Through the identification of these metaphors, the contributors to this volume have provided a remarkably useful guide to the history, current orientations, and future prospects of modern psychology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521421522
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Series:
Cambridge Studies in the History of Psychology Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Psyche's music: the role of metaphor in the history of psychology David E. Leary; 2. From metaphors to models: the use of analogy in neuropsychology Karl H. Pribram; 3. 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 James R. Averill; 4. Motives metaphors: a study in scientific creativity Paul McReynolds; 5. Cognitive metaphors in experimental psychology Robert R. Hoffman, Edward L. Cochran and James M. Nead; 6. Metaphors of consciousness and cognition in the history of psychology Jerome Bruner and Carol Fleisher Feldman; 7. Metaphors of knowledge and behaviour in the behaviorist tradition Laurence D. Smith; 8. Metaphor, metatheory, and the social world Kenneth J. Gergen; 9. Metaphors of unwanted conduct: a historical sketch Theodore R. Sarbin; 10. Generative metaphor and the history of psychological discourse Kurt Danziger; 11. Metaphor, theory, and practice in the history of psychology David E. Levy; Name index; Subject index.

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