Author(s): David Papineau
A box set containing three enlightening, comic-book style Introducing Graphic Guides (Consciousness, Mind & Brain and Psychology) to help unlock the greatest mystery of all time - ourselves. Using comic-book style illustration combined with accessible but authoritative text, the Introducing Graphic Guide series is a uniquely brilliant way to get your head around some of humankind's most thrilling ideas. What have zombies, Chinese Rooms, ghosts in machines and Schrodinger's cat go to do with consciousness? Modern science may have split the atom and solved the mystery of life, but it has yet to explain the source of conscious feelings. In Introducing Consciousness David Papineau and Howard Selina provide a brilliant, comprehensive guide to the current state of consciousness studies - the perfect introduction to a subject widely viewed as the last frontier of science. Introducing Mind & Brain examines a profound and mysterious puzzle: How do the three pounds of electric sponge stowed in the top of your head allow you to experience enchantment in front of an evening landscape, and then make you remember the shopping, say 'Damn!' and head off to the supermarket?
Professir Angus Gellatly and award-winning artist Oscar Zarate invite you to take a fresh look at the nature of mind, consciousness and personal identity. What is psychology? When did it begin? Where did it come from? How does psychology compare with psychiatry and psychotherapy? Is it scientific? In Introducing Psychology, Nigel Benson skilfully explains the main schools of thought and the sections within psychology, including Introspection, Bio-psychology, Psychoanalysis, Behaviourism, Comparative (Animal) Psychology, Cognitive Approaches (such as the Gestalt movement), Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Humanism. The key figures covered include Freud, Pavlov, Skinner, Bandura, Piaget, Bowlby, Maslow and Rogers, as well as many lesser-known but important psychologists. It is a fascinating guide to the whole subject of psychology - an ideal introduction for anyone interested in why we do what we do and think what we think.