Individual Differences in Conscious Experience

| University of Massachusetts at Lowell
| Cleveland State University
ISBN 9789027251404 (Eur) | EUR 80.00
ISBN 9781556194368 (USA) | USD 120.00
ISBN 9789027299932 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
Individual Differences in Conscious Experience is intended for readers with philosophical, psychological, or clinical interests in subjective experience. It addresses some difficult but important issues in the study of consciousness, subconsciousness, and self-consciousness. The book’s fourteen chapters are written by renowned, pioneering researchers who, collectively, have published more than fifty books and more than one thousand journal articles. The editors’ introductory chapter frames the book’s subtext: that mind-brain theories embodying the constraints of individual differences in subjective experience should be given greater credence than nomothetic theories ignoring those constraints. The next five chapters describe research and theory pertaining to individual differences in conscious sensations — specifically, individual differences in pain perception, phantom limbs, gustatory sensations, and mental imagery. Then, two succeeding chapters focus on individual differences in subconsciousness. The final six chapters address individual differences in altered states of self-consciousness — dreams, hypnotic phenomena, and various clinical syndromes.
(Series B)
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 20]  2000.  xii, 412 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Individual Differences in Subjective Experience: First-Person Constraints on Theories of Consciousness, Subconsciousness, and Self-Consciousness
Robert G. Kunzendorf and Benjamin Wallace
I. Individual Differences in Consciousness
How We Hurt: A Constructivist Framework for Understanding Individual Differences in Pain
C. Richard Chapman, Yoshio Nakamura and Leticia Y. Flores
Individual Differences in the Consciousness of Phantom Limbs
Joel Katz
Individual Differences in Bitter Taste: Dietary Implications
Richard D. Mattes and Gary K. Beauchamp
Individual Differences in Visual Imagination Imagery
Alan Richardson
Daydreaming Characteristics Across the Life-Span: Age Differences and Seven To Twenty Year Longitudinal Changes
Leonard M. Giambra
II. Individual Differences in Subconsciousness
Individual Differences in Subtle Awareness and Levels of Awareness: Olfaction as a Model System
Gary E.R. Schwartz
Individual Differences in Implicit Learning: Implications for the Evolution of Consciousness
Arthur S. Reber and Rhianon Allen
III. Individual Differences in Self-Consciousness
Thought People and Dream People: Individual Differences on the Waking to Dreaming Continuum
Ernest Hartmann
Varieties of Lucid Dreaming Experience
Stephen LaBerge and Donald J. DeGracia
Individual Differences in Patterns of Hypnotic Experience across Low and High Hypnotically Susceptible Individuals
Ronald J. Pekala and V.K. Kumar
Biological Rhythms and Individual Differences in Consciousness
Benjamin Wallace and Leslie E. Fisher
Personality Variations in Autobiographical Memories, Self-Representations, and Daydreaming
Jefferson A. Singer, Jerome L. Singer and Carolyn Zittel
Individual Differences in Self-Conscious Source Monitoring: Theoretical, Experimental, and Clinical Considerations
Robert G. Kunzendorf
Author Index
Subject Index
“[...] provides ample evidence that the existence of profound individual differences in conscious experience is no longer an embarrassment to scientific psychology [...] and encouraging evidence that psychologists do not need to assume that mental life is uniform over people to submit it to scientific study.”
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BIC Subject: JMT – States of consciousness
BISAC Subject: PSY020000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
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