The Roots of Perception

The Roots of Perception

Individual Differences in Information Processing Within and Beyond Awareness

1st Edition - December 1, 1986

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  • Editors: U. Hentschel, G. Smith, J.G. Draguns
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080866925

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The subject matter of this book is subliminal perception and microgenetic perceptual processing, two important topics on the interface between perception and personality. It presents a different way of handling these topics, biological in its emphasis on process, humanistic in its focussing on the dynamics of individual experience. The reader will not only find new theoretical perspectives but a host of new, efficient and penetrating methods for analyzing problems of personality and psychopathology. The book is filled with empirical data supporting its theoretical and methodological claims.Main Features: - New perspectives on information processing in relation to personality. - New methods applicable in many fields, such as clinical psychology, developmental and personality psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, education (creativity), etc. - Constructive analysis and critical review of the fields of subliminal perception and microgenesis.

Table of Contents

  • I. Introduction and Overview. II. Experiments on Preconscious Processing: Effects Related to Different Methods and Individual Differences. III. The Further Unfolding of the Perceptual Process: Threat and Defense in Percept-Genetic Procedures. IV. Relating Preconscious Processes to Cognitive and Semantic Structures: Subliminal Perception and Microgenesis Combined. V. Psychophysiological Correlates of the Perceptual Process: EEG and CBF as Indicators. VI. A Critical Look at Subliminal Perception and Microgenesis: Comments and Reviews from Different Standpoints. Contributors: A.L. Andersson, M.J. Antell, M. Bengtsson, I. Carlsson, A. Danielsson, N.F. Dixon, J.G. Draguns, W. Ehlers, R.J. Fernandez, W.D. Fröhlich, C.J. Geisler, P. Glanzmann, L. Goldberger, S.H.A. Henley, U. Hentschel, A.M. Johanson, M. Johnson, L. Klein, U. Kragh, H. Kreitler, S. Kreitler, K.B. Madsen, D. Munz, K. Obuchowski, W. Prinz, J. Risberg, U. Schneider, P. Silfverskiöld, L.H. Silverman, H. Sjöbäck, G.J.W. Smith, D.P. Spence and B. Westerlundh.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 472
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 1986
  • Published: December 1, 1986
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080866925

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U. Hentschel

G. Smith

J.G. Draguns

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