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- DescriptionDrawing on research in both animal and human subjects, Kagan presents a strong case for making qualitative distinctions among four different types of mental representation - perceptual schemata, visceral schemata, sensorimotor structures, and semantic networks-and describes how each is susceptible to the experience of discrepancy and the feeling of surprise or uncertainty. The implications of these findings are far-reaching, challenging ideas about the cognitive understandings of infants and revealing the bankruptcy of contemporary questionnaire-based personality theory. More broadly, Kagan demonstrates the risks of making generalisations about human behaviour, in which culture, context, and past experience play such paramount and unpredictable roles.
- Author BiographyJerome Kagan is Daniel and Amy Starch Professor of Psychology at Harvard University.
- Author(s)Jerome Kagan
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication02/04/2002
- SubjectPsychology: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Content Note1 halftone; 7 line illustrations
- Weight449 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsWith printed dust jacket
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