Release on 2012-09 | by Francis J. Mott,Melanie Reinhart,Mary Esdaile
Author: Francis J. Mott,Melanie Reinhart,Mary Esdaile
A facsimile reprint of a seminal work on the relevance of the prenatal experiences on later post-natal psychological, moral, and spiritual development by a 20th-century ORenaissance Man, O whose search led him into realms of understanding that were far ahead of his times. Written in 1960, and long out of print, this text offers deep insight and wisdom about the developmental processes of human life.
The human self is a free self that gets shape in a society in which it is both equal to the others and unique. Therefore, the modern debate on society is dominated by the determination of the relation between right and morality. This work argues that this relation has to be developed as a systematic elaboration of the mind-body-relation
A leading neuroscientist offers an intriguing scientific journey to understanding the neurobiology of the self. What can dementia, delusions, and other neurological disorders teach us about how the brain creates personal identity and a unified sense of self? Here, a leading neurobiologist offers an intriguing scientific approach to understanding the neurobiology of the self. Drawing on both the latest neuroscientific research, as well as the author's decades of experience with neurological patients, From Axons to Identity examines the link between brain and identity in fascinating new ways. Dr. Feinberg presents case studies of individuals with brain pathologies and unusual psychiatric syndromes that cause them to deny parts of their bodies or believe in the presence of mysterious imposters or imaginary friends, and then presents a groundbreaking new theory of these conditions that relates them to the normal course of psychological development. By examining what goes wrong in individuals with these conditions, Dr. Feinberg presents an engaging new theory with far-reaching implications for the link between brain and identity. From Axons to Identity proposes a new view of the processes of the brain and the self that is unique and revelatory.
This book investigates the nature of the self as seen from psychology, science, literature and Zen. It shows how an authentic understanding of the nature of the self is necessary to successfully navigate key life experiences, including parents, setbacks, creativity, relationships and aging. Notably, it examines Zen insights on the nature of the self and shows how these insights are compatible with scientific findings and insights from Western literature. The author ends each chapter with a poem to give a fuller appreciation of the prose descriptions.
Renowned authority Russell Barkley provides a radical shift of perspective on ADHD. He argues that the disorder is not at root attentional, but rather a developmental problem of self-control. Offering new directions for thinking about and working with those with ADHD, this model has far-reaching implications for clinical practice.