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The ‘Unmapped Country’: Physiology, Consciousness, and the Mysteries of the Inner Life

Jane Wood

in Passion and Pathology in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187608
eISBN:
9780191674723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187608.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the relationship between physiology and consciousness. It begins with the shared fascination of doctors and fiction writers for states of altered consciousness such as those ... More


Thinking about Methods: Longitudinal Research and the Reorientation of the Postwar American Mental Sciences

Andrew M. Fearnley

in A Girl’s Childhood: Psychological Development, Social Change, and The Yale Child Study Center

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300117592
eISBN:
9780300210804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117592.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter analyzes the Yale Longitudinal Study (YLS)—which documented the early and middle childhood years of a dozen children in New Haven County, Connecticut—within the context of other similar ... More


Introduction

James R. Lewis

in Scientology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331493
eISBN:
9780199852321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331493.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Scientology, its beliefs, practices, and the conflicts and controversies associated with it. The Church of Scientology originated from a therapy ... More


Psychology and Selfhood in the Segregated South

Anne C. Rose

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832813
eISBN:
9781469605630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894095_rose
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the American South at the turn of the twentieth century, the legal segregation of the races and psychological sciences focused on selfhood emerged simultaneously. The two developments presented ... More


Bardolatry in Bedlam: Shakespeare and Early Psychiatry

in Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709635
eISBN:
9780226709659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709659.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter resurrects a substantial body of Shakespeare criticism in the first-ever psychiatric journal, the American Journal of Insanity. In this work, the physicians cite the Bard as a precursor ... More


Mind, Body and Embarrassment in Henry James’s The Awkward Age

John Attridge

in Modernism and Affect

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693252
eISBN:
9781474412346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693252.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers James’s The Awkward Age (1899) in the context of fin de siècle mental science and its preoccupation, most evident in theories of emotion, with the materiality of the mind. ... More


Letters

James Poskett

in Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science, 1815-1920

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226626758
eISBN:
9780226626895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626895.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that phrenologists used correspondence to establish reform as a global political project. It explores this argument in three different reform debates: abolition, education, and ... More


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