Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Davis
Title: A selective review of conceptions of consciousness with special reference to behavioristic contributions.
Source: Cognition & Brain Theory, 1983 Fal, 1983. 6 (4): p.417-447 Reference.
Language: English
Publication Type: Literature Review/Research Review
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Awareness Behaviorism Literature Review Self Perception Thinking Introspection
Added Keywords: perceptual vs mental eye vs behavioristic approaches to analysis of consciousness, selective review
Classification Code: History & Systems (2140)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: Discusses conceptions of consciousness in the sense of one's access to one's own mental states and events. These include (1) behavioristic approaches that try to reduce the problem by denying that people have as much direct access as they think they have and (2) behavioristic conceptions that try to account for this access in terms of a more adequate conceptual framework than provided by mental eye conceptions, which attribute to individuals a purported inner sense by which they can perceive their own minds. The latter are distinguished from perceptual conceptions of consciousness, which attribute the awareness of some mental happenings to perceptual systems themselves. (89 ref) ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)