Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Dept of Psychology, Davis, USA
Title: The stream of consciousness: VII. Further relevances from Imagination, Cognition and Personality.
Source: Imagination, Cognition & Personality, 1995. 14 (2): p.131-149
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Consciousness States James (William) Theories
Added Keywords: knowledge & theories about W. James's concept of stream of consciousness
Classification Code: Consciousness States (2380)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: Discusses as part of a series (T. Natsoulas, see PA Vols 80:8397; 81:497 and 12842; and 82:17, 463, and 24093) findings and pertinent literature relevant to W. James's (1890) concept of the stream of consciousness. Three studies form the focus of the discussion. L. T. Davis and P. J. Johnson (see record 1984-28685-001) found that Subjects who participated in an experiment using a thought-sampling technique reported no mental activity at all 10% of the time. A study by R. A. Block et al (see record 1985-11119-001) found similarity between the stream of consciousness and college students' conceptions of physical time. L. S. Betty (see record 1985-27190-001) analyzed certain basic durational components of the stream of consciousness (which Betty calls "nonsymbolic") that are frequently reported as characteristic of mystical experience. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)