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Multimind: A New Way of Looking at Human Behavior

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The author of The Psychology of Consciousness here defines the human mind as a "bastard hybrid system." Each of us has many "small minds" that simultaneously process feelings, fantasies, ideas, fixed routines, interpersonal responses and bodily skills. While Ornstein's "multimind" theory is more descriptive than explanatory, it offers a welcome alternative to trendy ...more
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Published October 28th 1989 by Anchor (first published October 28th 1986)
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Foreshadows Minsky's "Society of Mind" although with a more human dimension as opposed to AI. An excellent reminder that we are beyond even our own understanding and that our brains do not evolve as quickly as we'd like, severely limiting what we are actually capable of. Humbling, actually. Nice to hear Freud's model of the mind acknowledged as a step forward but then dismissed as too simplistic, given more recent research (Gardner et al) and also nice to read that dualism (mind/body) is not the ...more
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Psychologist Robert Ornstein's wide-ranging and multidisciplinary work has won him awards from more than a dozen organizations, including the American Psychological Association and UNESCO. His pioneering research on the bilateral specialization of the brain has done much to advance our understanding of how we think.

He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from City University of New York in
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