Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Dept of Psychology, Davis, CA, USA
Title: The stream of consciousness: XVII. James in recent context (1991-1996).
Source: Imagination, Cognition & Personality, 1997-1998. 17 (4): p.345-364Reference.
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Consciousness States James (William) Self Perception
Added Keywords: present-day issues in ongoing exploration of William James's stream of consciousness
Classification Code: Consciousness States (2380)
Population Terms: Human Male
Age Terms: Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
Abstract: By examining work published in this journal, the author brings present-day issues to bear in an ongoing exploration of William James's stream of consciousness. How do knowledgeable psychological scientists demonstrate or acknowledge the relevance to their own work of their illustrious predecessor's introspectively grounded theses and arguments? In installments number XV, XVI, and XVII of the present series, the author considers in units of five the initial fifteen volumes of Imagination, Cognition and Personality-the final five of these volumes in the present article.This essay inquires into what specifically it was that each of five particular teams of psychologists who published in this Journal from 1991 to 1996 explicitly drew from James; and addresses the corresponding topic from James's perspective insofar as space allows. Thus, the topics of the present article turn out to be these: 1) two kinds of self-awareness, 2) consciousness as impulsive in its very nature, 3) how the self is comprised, 4) the scope of psychology, and 5) possible selves. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)