Developmental Perspectives on Embodiment and Consciousness (Jean Piaget Symposia Series)

Developmental Perspectives on Embodiment and Consciousness (Jean Piaget Symposia Series)


Until lately, the physique has been principally missed in theories and empirical learn in psychology, quite in developmental psychology. lately notwithstanding, numerous conceptions of the relation among physique and brain were built. universal between those conceptions is the concept that the physique performs a huge function in our emotional, social, and cognitive lives.

This newest quantity within the Jean Piaget Society Symposia sequence illustrates other ways during which the idea that of embodiment can be utilized in developmental psychology and similar disciplines. It explores the function of the physique within the improvement of which means, cognizance, and mental functioning. the final target is to illustrate how the concept that of embodiment can deepen our realizing of developmental psychology by way of suggesting new probabilities of integrating organic, mental, and socio-cultural approaches.

Developmental standpoint on Embodiment and Consciousness explores embodiment in methods. First, embodiment is tested as a of and influencing the actual form of mental adventure. this feeling of embodiment displays the trouble to place the brain again into the physique. moment, embodiment is tested as a reflective event within the experience that the brain types specific pictures in regards to the physique. this feeling of embodiment displays the hassle to place the physique into the mind.

The ebook opens with a dialogue of embodiment from a meta-theoretical point of view. Then the function of embodiment in grounding conceptual which means is tested. this is often by way of discussions of the position of embodiment in strengthening our knowing of feelings, cognitive improvement, non secular reports, and social improvement. Then the position of the physique in spatial cognition and the function of language within the improvement of advanced types of attention are explored. the ultimate chapters learn the influence of tradition at the conceptualization of the embodied self. The e-book concludes with an outline of the historic context of the mind-body dualism and a dialogue of ways the belief of embodiment transcends this dualism.

Intended for researchers and complex scholars in developmental, cognitive, and social psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, anthropology, biology, and sociology, this new ebook additionally serves as a reference for complex classes on cognition and development.

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