A more nuanced perspective on cognition, behavior,
personality, and pathology.
It is explained that mental activity is not possible without
concepts/memory structures that exist in the brain and result from perceptual
learning. Core mental activities including thinking, reasoning, and judgment
are described as components of self-regulation and in terms of interacting
This framework also leads to a more specific and less
stigmatizing system for classifying and diagnosing mental illnesses.
This concise volume:
the S-O-R (stimulus-organism-response) model of mental activity.
mental processes as neuro-mental processes.
empirical evidence for the neural basis for judgments.
ongoing mind/brain questions such as whether thinking is unconscious.
Key Insights into Basic Mechanisms of Mental Activity will interest scientists doing
research in psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, human biology/anthropology,
linguistics, and neuroscience. Professors, lecturers, and instructors will find
it important as a class text in these fields. And the book’s clinical
implications make it useful to practitioners of psychology, psychiatry, and