A New Theory of Mind: The Theory of Narrative Thought

A New Theory of Mind: The Theory of Narrative Thought

by Lee Roy Beach with Byron L Bissell and Commentary Wise


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ISBN-13: 9781443887182
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lee Roy Beach is McClelland Professor Emeritus at the Eller College of Business, University of Arizona, where he was also Professor of Public Administration and Psychology. He began his teaching career at the University of Washington, where he received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, was named Professor of the Year for the State of Washington and Bronze Medalist for National Professor of the Year, received the Feldman Award for research, and was inducted into the University Teaching Academy. He has served on the editorial boards of Organization Behavior and Human Decision Making, The Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, and The Journal of Forecasting, and has published over 120 scholarly articles and eight books on decision making and organizational behavior. Byron Bissell holds a BS in Psychology and an MSW from the University of Iowa, a Masters of Public Administration from Drake University, and a PhD in Management and Organization from the University of Arizona. He worked in child welfare, mental health, and alcohol and drug abuse programs for over twenty years, and conducted psychiatric social work at the maximum security Iowa Hospital for the Criminally Insane. He was the Executive Director of Cochise Behavioral Health in Sierra Vista, Arizona, before pursuing his PhD He served as the Interim Director of the MBA program at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, before becoming the Director of the Commerce Program at the university's south campus. James A. Wise received his BS and PhD degrees in Experimental Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle. After teaching at Ohio State University and in Europe, he returned to America to assume a position on the Architecture faculty at the University of Washington, where he won national design research awards for his work on how the design of bank interiors influences bank robberies, and studied interior spaciousness for space station design, the results of which helped shape the present-day International Space Station. He left the university to work on large government research projects, subsequently winning a US Department of Energy Award for Public Outreach and Partnership and a Research and Development 100 Applied Technology Award for leading a team of government researchers which created the world's first text visualization software.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part I Fundamentals

Chapter 1 Mind 2

Chapter 2 Cognitive Abilities 14

Part II Narrative Thought

Chapter 3 Narrative Urge 34

Chapter 4 Narrative Thought 49

Chapter 5 Narrator 69

Chapter 6 Narrative Errors 86

Part III Narrative and Action

Chapter 7 Managing the Future 102

Chapter 8 Narrative-based Decisions 117

Chapter 9 Public Narratives 133

Chapter 10 Narrative Tyranny 151

Part IV Mind Revisited

Chapter 11 A New Theory of Mind 168

Further Reading 181

Authors 190

Index 192

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