The Mythomanias: The Nature of Deception and Self-Deception

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The Mythomanias: The Nature of Deception and Self-Deception

Edited by Michael S. Myslobodsky Tel-Aviv University

LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOCIATES, PUBLISHERS 1997 Mahwah, New Jersey

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • List of Contributors xi
  • 1 - Living Behind a Facade: Notes on the Agenda 1
  • Acknowledgments 19
  • References 19
  • 2 - Self-Deception: A View From the Rationalist Perspective 23
  • Appendix 48
  • References 49
  • 3 - Self-Knowledge and Self-Deception: Further Consideration 51
  • Acknowledgments 69
  • References 70
  • 4 - The Tricks and Traps of Perceptual Illusions 73
  • References 100
  • 5 - Wishful Thinking From a Pragmatic Hypothesis-Testing Perspective 105
  • References 127
  • 6 - Identifying the Origin of Mental Experience 133
  • Acknowledgments 172
  • References 172
  • 7 - How Can We Be Sure? Using Truth Criteria to Validate Memories 181
  • Acknowledgments 197
  • References 197
  • 8 - The Single-Mindedness and Isolation of Dreams 203
  • Acknowledgments 216
  • References 216
  • Postscript, 1995 219
  • REFERENCES TO POSTSCRIPT 1995 223
  • 9 - DeniaL, Anxiety, and Information Processing 225
  • References 240
  • 10 - Imposture Syndromes: A Clinical View 245
  • References 273
  • 11 - Neuropsychology of Self-Deception: The Case of Prosopagnosia 277
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENT 295
  • References 295
  • 12 - Mnemopoesis: Memories That Wish Themselves to Be Recalled? 307
  • Acknowledgments 322
  • References 322
  • 13 - Phantom Limb Phenomena and Their Neural Mechanism 327
  • Acknowledgments 355
  • References 356
  • 14 - Awareness Salvaged by Cunning: Rehabilitation by Deception in Audiovisual Neglect 363
  • Acknowledgments 387
  • References 387
  • Author Index 393
  • Subject Index 409
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