Psychology In A Physical World: Forty Years of Just Thinking About Science

Psychology In A Physical World: Forty Years of Just Thinking About Science

By: Art Z. Orzeck (author)Paperback

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Human and animal behavior can be shown to follow the laws of physics. In Psychology in a Physical World, Orzeck observes that humans and animals constantly try to predict their own behavior, following the essence of habit and, therefore, Newton's First Law of Motion. The author reveals that the Second and Third Laws are also part of everyday behavior. These three laws together with the law of non-contradiction and the law of isomorphism are shown to explain a great deal of human behavior. Contents: Introduction; Anxiety and Behavioral Prediction; Newton's Laws of Motion; The Talion Principle; Surprise (Anxiety, Question) vs. Prediction; Determinism; Uncertainty; Learning and the Third Law; Psychotherapy; A Theory of Limit; Dichotomy in Logic; Hypothetico-deduction; Evidence and Faith; The Nature of Agreement; Law of Non-contradiction; Limit and Isomorphism; A Note of Solipsism; Justification for the Empirical Postulate; Logic and Prediction; Laws, Logic, Learning, and Language; A New Look at Abduction; A Remark on Hume, Kant and Unobserved Law; Non-contradiction and Isomorphism as Laws; Cognitive Dissonance; Language and Symbols; How Does the Mind Switch from One Mode of Logic to Another (Algorithm)?; A Summary Statement on Hypothetico-Deduction, Hypothetico-Induction, and Hypo-Thetico-Abduction; Animals and the Generalization of Signals and Newton's Laws; Stability and Variation; Newton's Laws and the Development of Personality; Determinism and Identity; Natural Laws and Values; Jesus, Kant, and the Ethical Imperative (The Third Law); Reduction and Emotion; Emotion and the Laws of Motion.

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  • ISBN13: 9780819197993
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 108
  • ID: 9780819197993
  • weight: 195
  • ISBN10: 0819197998

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