Argument for Mind

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Yale University Press
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5.9 X 8.46 X 0.83 inches | 0.89 pounds

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About the Author
Jerome Kagan is professor of psychology emeritus, Harvard University, and was co-director of the Mind/Brain/Behavior Interfaculty Initiative at Harvard.

"This wonderful book weaves into a single strand the intellectual trajectory of a remarkable psychologist and the trajectory of his discipline over the same half century. Jerome Kagan did as much as anyone to shape the direction of psychology over that span of time, and the field, in turn, helped shape Jerome Kagan in ways he recounts with his usual combination of grace, incisiveness, and wisdom. His is a rare and special mind."-Kai Erikson, Yale University

"Written with masterly clarity and accessibility, Kagan's history of a young science and of his own contributions to it will inspire and enrich...."-"Publishers Weekly"

"Jerome Kagan's book has more wisdom in it than any book I've read in the last few years, or maybe, more than any ever."-Robert J. Sternberg, Yale University, editor of "Why Smart  People Can Be So Stupid"

"One of the great living psychologists today reflects back on a distinguished fifty year career probing many of psychology's most central and thorny questions.  Jerome Kagan is a scholar of unusual breadth who brings to bear his appreciation of history and context to our understanding of the unique properties of the human mind.  Kagan's penetrating analysis of mind and brain is a must read for contemporary students  of both  psychology and neuroscience who often fail to appreciate the constraints imposed by context on the inferences that can be drawn from experimental findings."-Richard Davidson, University of Wisconsin, Madison