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Andrzej Kokoszka - States of Consciousness - 9781461498032 - V9781461498032
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States of Consciousness

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Description for States of Consciousness Paperback. Series: Emotions, Personality and Psychotherapy. Num Pages: 287 pages, 20 black & white tables, biography. BIC Classification: JMR; JMS; MBNH9; MMJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 235 x 155 x 15. Weight in Grams: 444.

Consciousness has always been a particularly elusive concept and one vigorously argued in the scientific community. This new volume takes on the task of defining normal and altered consciousness in their most relevant clinical terms.

In States of Consciousness, Andrzej Kokoszka expands on the pioneering work of J.H. Jackson, offering contemporary models for studying consciousness as it applies to both pathology and normal altered states, e.g., relaxation, sleep, meditation, and hypnosis. He makes clear distinctions between the neuroscientific and psychiatric components of consciousness; at the same time, his theories are rooted firmly in the biopsychosocial approach.

Highlights of the ... Read more

-Historical overview of studies of consciousness and its altered states

-Evolutionary/dynamic model of consciousness and information processing, based on the structure and principles of cell behavior

-Comparison of altered states of consciousness in healthy persons and patients with schizophrenia

-New perspectives on the role of consciousness in pathology

-Case illustration of altered states in a patient with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, integrating neurobiological, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic data

-Applications of the model in clinical practice

States of Consciousness lends itself to theoretical and practical, research and classroom use. It is relevant to a range of scientists and practitioners in cognition, clinical psychology, social psychology, and neuropsychology The book’s scope and the author’s attention to detail make it a work of great versatility, much like consciousness itself.

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Springer-Verlag New York Inc. United States
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Emotions, Personality and Psychotherapy
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About Andrzej Kokoszka
Dr. Kokoszka is currently the head of the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland and author of more than ten books in Polish. He is a psychiatris, psychologist, psychotherapist, and group analyst trained at the Institute of Group Analysis in Heidelberg, Germany; cognitive-behavioral therapists with the certificate of Italian Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy and has ... Read more

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"Kokoszka has written a unique book on consciousness and its altered states that goes beyond current approaches. In this coherent and broadly valid account of the evolved function of consciousness, he provides different viewpoints that contribute to an overall understanding of this phenomenon. Thus the book covers a historical overview of studies on consciousness and its altered states, an evolutionary/dynamic ... Read more

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