SOCIAL NATURE

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Social Nature

Author : Noel Castree
ISBN : 0631215689
Genre : Social Science
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This groundbreaking collection brings together for the first time diverse geographical work on the social construction of nature. Eleven leading contributors not only discuss social nature, but look at the concrete ways in which it is made and the political implications of its construction. Brings together for the first time diverse geographical work on the social construction of nature. Eleven leading contributors not only discuss social nature, but look at the concrete ways in which it is made and the political implications of its construction. Uses international case studies to illustrate the theoretical positions. A helpful introduction by the editors sets the chapters in context. Enables teachers and students to explore the ways in which social nature is evident and to engage with the direct implications of this for human lives, ecologies and politics.
Category: Social Science

The Social Nature Of Persons

Author : A. P. Tom Ormay
ISBN : 9781855757721
Genre : Psychology
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Group analysis developed out of psychoanalysis, but kept the fundamental principles of the latter. The classical structural theory of the personality comprises the id that is an ego-centred instinct, the ego that develops out of it, and the superego representing the influences of our guardians. It presents us with a lonely person, not a very useful image for group analysis. The recently discovered social instinct enables us to complete the structural theory, with an instinct based social function we call "nos", Latin for "we". The new human paradigm gives us the social person. We are together, not because we have to be, but because we basically like each other, various other feelings not withstanding. The "Nos" provides us with the natural milieu to relate, and opens the way for solving the deepest human problems. For a long time it seemed unscientific to say that people were social, because the altruistic person dies out and does not have the chance to propagate its kind. The selfish person is good at survival; therefore it seemed logical to say, that selfishness was winning over altruism. Later on it became clear that we cannot understand people if we look at one person alone. We live together. One person is no person. Animals also live in communities on their own level. After that it was easy to discover the social instinct, and the values in it. The social instinct provides scientific foundation to the theory of the social person. This book explores this theory in depth and includes chapters on instinct and group analysis; the "Nos" and the social unconscious; the phenomenology of the self and Ferenczi's main principles.
Category: Psychology

The Interpersonal Cognitive And Social Nature Of Depression

Author : Thomas E. Joiner
ISBN : 9781135606152
Genre : Psychology
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To date, no other book has truly integrated the interpersonal, cognitive, and social perspectives on depression research. This book provides that integration and will hopefully stimulate it further. This book also showcases a wide variety of research.
Category: Psychology

The Social Nature Of Mental Illness

Author : Dr. Leonard Bowers
ISBN : 9781134587278
Genre : Psychology
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This is a critical scrutiny of the keenly-debated issue of whether mental illness is a physiological brain disorder or a disorder that is socially defined.
Category: Psychology

Sociolinguistics

Author : R. A. Hudson
ISBN : 0521563496
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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New edition of widely-acclaimed textbook, including new sections on up-to-date topics for the 1990s.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Human Nature And Social Life

Author : Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme
ISBN : 9781107179202
Genre : SOCIAL SCIENCE
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What distinguishes humans from nonhuman 'others'? And how do these distinctions shape human sociality and the ways that humans relate to their others? Human Nature and Social Life brings together a collection of articles by prominent anthropologists to address these questions. The articles show how the fundamentally social nature of humans results in an extension of sociality to virtual, semiotic-material and nonhuman spheres, with humans therefore becoming part of 'extended socialities'. However, as the book's contributors demonstrate, human distinctness significantly bears upon these extended socialities, and the manner in which humans partake in them. Taking an ethnographic approach to its subject, this book demonstrates the continued value of studying the specificities of the human condition, and sets itself as a counterweight to current refutations of human exceptionalism.
Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

The Social Evolution Of Human Nature

Author : Harry Smit
ISBN : 9781139868211
Genre : Science
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This book sheds new light on the problem of how the human mind evolved. Harry Smit argues that current studies of this problem misguidedly try to solve it by using variants of the Cartesian conception of the mind, and shows that combining the Aristotelian conception with Darwin's theory provides us with far more interesting answers. He discusses the core problem of how we can understand language evolution in terms of inclusive fitness theory, and investigates how scientific and conceptual insights can be integrated into one explanatory framework, which he contrasts with the alternative Cartesian-derived framework. He then explores the differences between these explanatory frameworks with reference to co-operation and conflict at different levels of biological organization, the evolution of communicative behaviour, the human mind, language, and moral behaviour. His book will interest advanced students and scholars in a range of subjects including philosophy, biology and psychology.
Category: Science

The Social Nature Of Eating

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ISBN : OCLC:1051794834
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Abstract : Have you ever noticed that you tend to eat more when in the company of others? Have you ever wondered why this happens? Our nutrition expert Dr. Morin explains eating and social behavior.
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Children S Development Within Social Context Metatheory And Theory

Author : Lucien T. Winegar
ISBN : 0805808213
Genre : Psychology
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These companion volumes bring together research and theoretical work that addresses the relations between social context and the development of children. They allow for the in-depth discussion of a number of vital metatheoretical, theoretical, and methodological issues that have emerged as a result of increased investigation in these areas. For example: Which methodological and statistical procedures are appropriate and applicable to studies of social context and processes of development? Should the nature of social context be reconceptualized as something more than different levels of some social independent variable? Are theories of development that do not consider social context incomplete? Will the increasingly finer definitions of social context lead to extreme situationism and contextualism? As developmental theory and investigation continues to address relationships between social and cognitive development, it becomes increasingly important that issues concerning social context be elaborated and discussed. sed.
Category: Psychology

Social Structures Aging And Self Regulation In The Elderly

Author : K. Warner Schaie, PhD
ISBN : 0826124127
Genre : Social Science
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This collection considers ways in which societal contexts influence aging by influencing self-regulatory processes. No one doubts that the social contexts in which individuals develop exert strong influence on life trajectories. Those born into environments that provide high quality education, supportive social relations, and economic assets do better in old age than those born into environments bereft of such resources. The extent of this influence, however, is only beginning to be revealed. Recent research shows that life experiences influence basic brain structures (e.g. the effect of musical training on neural organization) and functions (e.g. inflammatory processes), and that social embeddedness may even protect against Alzheimer's disease. Similarly, education increasingly appears to have a "real" effect on neural integrity. Thus, societal contexts may not simply open or close doors for individuals, but may influence self-regulatory processes at the most basic levels of functioning. Although social structures are generally seen as the independent variables that affect individual aging, it is also possible to think of a lifetime development of self-regulatory processes leading to behaviors in old age that can have impact on and modify societal structures. Two parts of this book consider self-regulation as the dependent variable, asking how social contexts influence cognitive, emotional, and self-regulatory processes. The third part reverses the question, treating self-regulation as the independent variable and retirement and physical health as dependent variables. In this part, consideration is given to how the effectiveness of self-regulation influences physical and economic outcomes in old age.
Category: Social Science