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Functionalism Redux:: How Adaptive Action Constrains Perception, Simulation, and Evolved Intuitions

Ezequiel Morsella, Merrit A. Hoover,, and John A. Bargh

in People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter considers body perception from a functionalist perspective in which mental phenomena (representations and subjective states) guide an organism’s behavior. From this perspective, body ... More


Emotions and the Body

Beatrice de Gelder

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195374346
eISBN:
9780190265441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374346.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Body language is a powerful means of communication. This book deals with how bodies play a role in the expression and perception of emotions. There are many similarities between faces and bodies, but ... More


Why Bodies?

Beatrice de Gelder

in Emotions and the Body

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195374346
eISBN:
9780190265441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374346.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the background of traditional “face-centrism.” It reviews studies showing that whole-body expressions are recognized just as reliably as facial expressions, and argues that ... More


Humans throughout the Holocene

Anthony McMichael

in Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190262952
eISBN:
9780197559581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190262952.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

What Does the Story about human experiences of past natural climatic changes tell us in broad terms? At the least it points to the types of risks to the health, survival, and social stability of ... More


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