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Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy

Quantifying Consciousness

An Empirical Approach

Authors: Pekala, R.J.

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This book presents an approach to quantifying consciousness and its various states. It represents over ten years of work in developing, test­ ing, and researching the use of relatively simple self-report question­ naires in the retrospective assessment of subjective or phenomenologi­ cal experience. While the simplicity of the method allows for subjective experience to be reliably and validly assessed across various short stim­ ulus conditions, the flexibility of the approach allows the cognitive psy­ chologist, consciousness researcher, and mental health professional to quantify and statistically assess the phenomenological variables associ­ ated with various stimulus conditions, altered-state induction tech­ niques, and clinical procedures. The methodology allows the cognitive psychologist and mental health professional to comprehensively quantify the structures and pat­ terns of subjective experience dealing with imagery, attention, affect, volitional control, internal dialogue, and so forth to determine how these phenomenological structures might covary during such stimulus conditions as free association, a sexual fantasy, creative problem solving, or a panic attack. It allows for various phenomenological pro­ cesses to be reported, quantified, and statistically assessed in a rather comprehensive fashion that should help shed greater understanding on the nature of mind or consciousness.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantifying Consciousness
Book Subtitle
An Empirical Approach
Authors
Series Title
Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-0629-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-0629-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-43750-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-0631-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 422
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