Biological Bases of Individual Behavior - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125153508, 9781483274799

Biological Bases of Individual Behavior

1st Edition

Editors: V. D. Nebylitsyn J. A. Gray
eBook ISBN: 9781483274799
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1972
Page Count: 460
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Biological Bases of Individual Behavior contains a mixture of papers from East and West. The book can be organized into two parts. The articles in the first part, which might broadly be termed ""physiological"", examine a number of questions relating to the physiological constitution and to methods of measuring the properties of the nervous system. This section opens with one of Teplov's last papers, which contains a lucid exposition of the main results of research carried out in 1964 in the laboratory he directed.
The other articles in this section elucidate the use of electroencephalographic and Chronometrie methods of studying the properties of the nervous system; examine problems of sensitivity and ""partiality"" in the manifestation of the basic properties; and present the results of experiments conducted to study the correlations between certain properties of the nervous system and features of the human constitution, as well as between age and neurodynamic factors. The second part of the volume may be described as psychophysiological. It consists of articles which examine the possible physiological mechanisms of individual psychological features of behavior. Many are devoted to either experimental or theoretical analysis of the neurophysiological bases of the personality dimension of extraversiσn-introversion.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

English Editor's Preface


1. The Problem of Types of Human Higher Nervous Activity and Methods of Determining Them

2. The Driving Reaction as a Method of Study in Differential Psychophysiology

3. Concentration of Nervous Processes as an Individual Typological Feature of Higher Nervous Activity

4. Inter-analyzer Differences in the Sensitivity-Strength Parameter for Vision, Hearing and Cutaneous Modalities

5. The General and Partial Nervous System Types—Data and Theory

6. Problems of Interrelationship between Typological Features and Age

7. The Correlation between Background Alpha Activity and the Characteristics of the Components of Evoked Potentials

8. Cerebral Evoked Responses and Personality

9. Absolute Sensitivity of the Analyzers and Somatotype in Man

10. The Interpretation of Pavlov's Typology, and the Arousal Concept, in Replicated Trait and State Factors

11. Human Typology, Higher Nervous Activity, and Factor Analysis

12. The Psychophysiological Nature of Introversion-Extraversion: A Modification of Eysenck's Theory

13. Conditioning, Introversion-Extraversion and the Strength of the Nervous System

14. The Theory of Individual Differences in Neo-Behaviorism and in the Typology of Higher Nervous Activity

15. A Note on the Criteria of Dynamism of the Nervous Processes

16. Experimental Pain

17. The Relationship of Strength-Sensitivity of the Visual System to Extraversion

18. Concerning the Relation between Extraversion and the Strength of the Nervous System

19. Studies of Individual Differences at the Applied Psychology Unit

20. Alterations in Functional State as affected by Different Kinds of Activity and Strength of the Nervous System

21. Vigilance as a Function of Strength of the Nervous System

22. Study of the Correlation between Flexibility of Attention and Dynamism of Nervous Processes

23. Influence of Neuro dynamic Factors on Individual Characteristics of Problem Solving

24. Crime and Personality: A Review of Eysenck's Theory

25. Learning Theory, the Conceptual Nervous System and Personality

26. The Problem of General and Partial Properties of the Nervous System

Author Index

Subject Index


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V. D. Nebylitsyn

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