Mind's We: Contextualism in Cognitive Psychology, The

By: Gillespie, Diane

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In a journey to the theoretical roots of human psychology, Diane Gillespie defends the concept of contextualism in a field in which mechanism has prevailed. Gillespie explains both theories in a historical overview of cognitive psychology and then contrasts them in three chapters on visual perception, memory, and categorization. She clarifies the inadequacy of mechanism as the sole model of cognition by including narratives based on her own life that focus on the dynamic ways we interact with the world.

Providing a subtheme of contemporary concern, Gillespie argues that a psychological theory open to everyday contexts has important implications for women, whose perspectives have been underrepresented in the literature of cognitive psychology. She does not posit contextualism as the next exclusive viewpoint but suggests instead a pluralism with no one viewpoint overshadowing the others.

Title: Mind's We: Contextualism in Cognitive Psychology, The

Author: Gillespie, Diane

Categories: Psychology/Self-Help,

Publisher: Carbondale, Illinois, U.S.A., Southern Illinois Univ Pr: 1992

ISBN Number: 0809316757

ISBN Number 13: 9780809316755

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 109742

Description: A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding.

Keywords: CONTEXT EFFECTS PSYCHOLOGY COGNITIVE KNOWLEDGE,