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The Roots of the self: unraveling the mystery of who we are

Author: Ornstein, Robert Publisher: HarperCollins, 1993.Language: EnglishDescription: 240 p. : Ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0062507885Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print BF697 .O76 1993
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Unraveling the Mystery of Who We Are Contents The Roots of the Self One Introduction: The Puzzle of Individuality 1 Part One On Human Nature Part Two On Individual Human Nature: The Forms of Temperament Two Coming of Age in Self-Understanding: The Tale of Galton, Boas, and Mead 15 From the Cell to the Self 25 Three Four Five Six Seven Early Differences 35 Three Dimensions of Temperament 43 High and Low Amplification: Setting the Gain Control 51 Deliberation-Liberation: Organizing Actions and Thought 61 Positive Approach, Negative Withdrawal 73 Disorders: At the Ends of the Continuum 79 Eight Nine Part Three Race, Sex, and Family Ten Skin Color, Cultural Differences, Intelligence, and Individuality 103 Why Are Children in the Same Family So Dissimilar? 115 Sex Matters 131 Eleven Twelve Part Four Differences in Mind Thirteen The Hand, the Brain, and the Individual Mind 153 Memory and Thinking 167 Fourteen Small Pieces of the Puzzle: Differences in Part Five Completing Ourselves: Going Beuond Our Inheritance Fifteen Of Monkey Brains, Fish Hierarchy, Tame and Wild Cats, Missing Limbs, and the Amazing Possibility of Growth in the Brain 179 Sixteen On Human Nature and Individual Human Nature: Changes Large and Small 195 Acknowledgments 205 Recommended Reading 207 Notes 209 Bibliography 221 Index 231

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