Voices of the Mind Book
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Voices of the Mind

  • Author : James V. WERTSCH
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674045101
  • Total Read : 72
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb

Voices of the Mind Summary:

In Voices of the Mind, James Wertsch outlines an approach to mental functioning that stresses its inherent cultural, historical, and institutional context. A critical aspect of this approach is the cultural tools or mediational means that shape both social and individual processes. In considering how these mediational means--in particular, language--emerge in social history and the role they play in organizing the settings in which human beings are socialized, Wertsch achieves fresh insights into essential areas of human mental functioning that are typically unexplored or misunderstood. Although Wertsch's discussion draws on the work of a variety of scholars in the social sciences and the humanities, the writings of two Soviet theorists, L. S. Vygotsky (1896-1934) and Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975), are of particular significance. Voices of the Mind breaks new ground in reviewing and integrating some of their major theoretical ideas and in demonstrating how these ideas can be extended to address a series of contemporary issues in psychology and related fields. A case in point is Wertsch's analysis of voice, which exemplifies the collaborative nature of his effort. Although some have viewed abstract linguistic entities, such as isolated words and sentences, as the mechanism shaping human thought, Wertsch turns to Bakhtin, who demonstrated the need to analyze speech in terms of how it appropriates the voices of others in concrete sociocultural settings. These appropriated voices may be those of specific speakers, such as one's parents, or they may take the form of social languages characteristic of a category of speakers, such as an ethnic or national community. Speaking and thinking thus involve the inherent process of ventriloquating through the voices of other socioculturally situated speakers. Voices of the Mind attempts to build upon this theoretical foundation, persuasively arguing for the essential bond between cognition and culture.

The Voice of the Mind Book

The Voice of the Mind

  • Author : Edgar F. Herbert-Caesari
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Singing
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 0954558804
  • Total Read : 74
  • File Size : 10,5 Mb

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Voices of Collective Remembering Book
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Voices of Collective Remembering

  • Author : James V. Wertsch
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-07-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 0521008808
  • Total Read : 75
  • File Size : 16,8 Mb

Voices of Collective Remembering Summary:

There is currently a great deal of discussion in the humanities and social sciences about collective memory, but there is very little agreement on what it is. The first goal of this volume is to review various understandings of this term to bring some coherence to the discussion. Drawing on this review, James V. Wertsch goes on to outline a particular version of collective remembering grounded in the use of 'textual resources', especially narratives. This takes him into the special properties of narrative that shape this process and into the issues of how these textual resources are produced and consumed. Wertsch brings these general ideas to life by examining the rapid, massive transformation of collective memory during the transition from Soviet to post-Soviet Russia.

The Poet s Voice in the Making of Mind Book

The Poet s Voice in the Making of Mind

  • Author : Russell Meares
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317367697
  • Total Read : 90
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb

The Poet s Voice in the Making of Mind Summary:

How did the human mind evolve and how does it emerge, again and again, in individual lives? In The Poet’s Voice in the Making of Mind, Russell Meares presents a fascinating inquiry into the origin of mind. He proposes that the way in which mind, or self, evolved, may resemble the way it emerges in childhood play and that a poetic, analogical style of thought is a biological necessity, essential to bringing to fruition the achievement of the human mind. Taking a fresh look at the language used in psychotherapy, he shows how language, and conversation in particular, is central to the development and maintenance of self. His theory incorporates the ideas from William James, Hughlings, Jackson, Janet, Hobson, Gerald Edelman, Wolf Singer, Vygotsky and others. It is illuminated by extracts from literary artists such as Wallace Stevens, W.S. Merwin, Virginia Woolf, Joseph Conrad and Shakespeare. Encompassing psychotherapy; psychoanalysis; evolution; child development; literary criticism; philosophy; studies of mind and consciousness, The Poet’s Voice in the Making of Mind is an engaging, ground-breaking and thought-provoking work that will appeal to psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, as well as anyone interested in the emergence of mind and self.

The Voice of The Mind Book

The Voice of The Mind

  • Author : Endale Edith
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2019-10-28
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN 10 : 9780359273508
  • Total Read : 80
  • File Size : 11,6 Mb

The Voice of The Mind Summary:

The mind is a set of cognitive faculties of perception, thinking, judgement and reflection. There is no doubt that the mind does speak and sometimes in volume. Every time you have an experience in whatever capacity, your mind speaks. This book is a collection of personal quotes birthed from the mind; ideal for every individual as we travail on this road called life. It is a book everyone needs, to remind them of who they are; why they exist and much more.

Hearing Voices and Other Matters of the Mind Book

Hearing Voices and Other Matters of the Mind

  • Author : Robert N. McCauley
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190091163
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 10,5 Mb

Hearing Voices and Other Matters of the Mind Summary:

A man with schizophrenia believes that God is instructing him through the public address system in a bus station. A nun falls into a decades-long depression because she believes that God refuses to answer her prayers. A neighborhood parishioner is bedeviled with anxiety because he believes that a certain religious ritual must be repeated, repeated, and repeated lest God punish him. To what extent are such manifestations of religious thinking analogous to mental disorder? Does mental dysfunction bring an individual closer to religious experience or thought? Hearing Voices and Other Unusual Experiences explores these questions using the tools of the cognitive science of religion and the philosophy of psychopathology. Robert McCauley and George Graham emphasize underlying cognitive continuities between familiar features of religiosity, of mental disorders, and of everyday thinking and action. They contend that much religious thought and behavior can be explained as the cultural activation of our natural cognitive systems, which address matters that are essential to human survival: hazard precautions, agency detection, language processing, and theory of mind. Those systems produce responses to cultural stimuli that may mimic features of cognition and conduct associated with mental disorders, but which are sometimes coded as "religious" depending on the context. The authors examine hallucinations of the voice of God and of other supernatural agents, spiritual depression often described as a "dark night of the soul," religious scrupulosity and compulsiveness, and challenges to theistic cognition that Autistic Spectrum Disorder poses. Their approach promises to shed light on both mental abnormalities and religiosity.

Listen Book


  • Author : Tatsuya Fushimi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-11-26
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN 10 : 9798571185318
  • Total Read : 63
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb

Listen Summary:

The positive and negative voices in our minds battle daily. The non-stop noise gets louder over time. Unfortunately, the most important voice, the one in our hearts, is often forgotten in the cross-fire. The voice in our hearts leads us towards joy and fulfillment, although it may not always make sense to our rational minds. These three voices create a big confusing stew of thoughts and emotions. This book helps children to understand the voices in a simple way. It also encourages them to have the courage to let their hearts lead. ---------- About the Author: Tatsuya Fushimi is passionate about self-development and is a seeker of truth. With the mindset of a coach and teacher, he is inspired to simplify his perspectives gained in adulthood through children's books. His desire is to empower others with more clarity and awareness to help them reach their highest potential. A Southern California native, he enjoys playing golf and engaging in deep conversations about life with everyone he meets. Instagram: @tatsuyafushimi ---------- About the Illustrator: Britney (Bri) Vu is an artist and illustrator. Her love for art came from listening to her mom and grandmother read to her every day. She was fascinated with the images that helped tell those stories, appreciating every detail on each page and then running off to draw and paint pictures of her own. As she grew up, curiosity has invited her to explore many passions. Still, her heart always calls her back to make art to create joy, magic and connection with others. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she enjoys hikes by the ocean & snuggling with her three cats - Sid, Shadow and Stanley. Instagram: @britneyvu_

Tone of Voice and Mind Book

Tone of Voice and Mind

  • Author : Norman D. Cook
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9027251746
  • Total Read : 68
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb

Tone of Voice and Mind Summary:

Tone of Voice and Mind is a synthesis of findings from neurophysiology (how neurons produce subjective feeling), neuropsychology (how the human cerebral hemispheres undertake complementary information-processing), intonation studies (how the emotions are encoded in the tone of voice), and music perception (how human beings hear and feel harmony). The focus is on the psychological characteristics that distinguish us from other primate species. At a neuronal level, we are just another mammalian species, but the functional specialization of the human cerebral hemispheres has resulted in three outstanding, uniquely-human talents: language, tool-usage and music. To understand how the human brain coordinates those behaviors is to understand who we are. (Series B)