The Mind in Context
Edited by Batja Mesquita, Lisa Feldman Barrett, and Eliot R. Smith
Hardcovere-bookprint + e-book
January 29, 2010
Size: 6" x 9"
Most psychology research still assumes that mental processes are internal to the person, waiting to be expressed or activated. This compelling book illustrates that a new paradigm is forming in which contextual factors are considered central to the workings of the mind. Leading experts explore how psychological processes emerge from the transactions of individuals with their physical, social, and cultural environments. The volume showcases cutting-edge research on the contextual nature of such phenomena as gene expression, brain networks, the regulation of hormones, perception, cognition, personality, knowing, learning, and emotion.