A Model of the Mind: Explored by Hypnotically Controlled Experiments and Examined for Its Psychodynamic Implications

A Model of the Mind: Explored by Hypnotically Controlled Experiments and Examined for Its Psychodynamic Implications

A Model of the Mind: Explored by Hypnotically Controlled Experiments and Examined for Its Psychodynamic Implications

A Model of the Mind: Explored by Hypnotically Controlled Experiments and Examined for Its Psychodynamic Implications

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This book is calculated to be controversial on a number of counts. It advocates a general yet detailed theory of human thought, feeling, and action-probing phenomena from perception to psychodynamics, from sensation to symptoms. It stresses those mental functions occurring between stimulus and response, and pursues them in the laboratory with the aid of techniques like hypnosis, galvanic skin recordings, and introspection. Its approach is cast in the form of a model which is neither neurophysiological nor mathematical but purely conceptual. It appraises some significant problems posed by psychoanalysis, at the same time shaping a different theoretical base. The guiding framework is acknowledged to be unfinished, requiring much additional structure from empirical research. And finally, the experiments suggested by the model often tend to be rather unorthodox in design as well as execution.

With so many potential affronts to the established scientific community, it is only natural for the author to convince himself that he is writing his "one world of psychology" theme primarily to make an impact upon the still "uncommitted peoples," the rising generation of students whose theoretical biases have not yet hardened under the . . .

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