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Browning's Epic Psychology

Gregory Tate

in The Poet's Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830–1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659418
eISBN:
9780191749018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659418.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter takes Browning's The Ring and the Book, and the positive critical reception of the poem, as evidence that, by 1870, psychological analysis had been widely accepted as a subject for ... More


George Eliot's Twofold Mind

Gregory Tate

in The Poet's Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830–1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659418
eISBN:
9780191749018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659418.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter moves forward to the 1860s to consider the poetry of George Eliot, which, like Tennyson's verse, presents two divergent accounts of psychology. One, similar to her novelistic practice, ... More


The Psychology of Ingestion: Appetite in Physiological and Animal Psychology

Elizabeth A. Williams

in Appetite and Its Discontents: Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226692999
eISBN:
9780226693187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693187.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 8 discusses the rise of physiological and animal psychology in the later nineteenth century and explores how the “new” psychology took up questions about appetite and eating in ways ... More


Laboratory Science

Daniel R. Huebner

in Becoming Mead: The Social Process of Academic Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171371
eISBN:
9780226171548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171548.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Chapter 2 traces George Herbert Mead's education in laboratory sciences, especially at the University of Berlin, and his exposure to controversies in psychology. He had a detailed, hands-on training ... More


Empathic Accuracy: Its Links to Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, Social, and Physiological Psychology

William Ickes

in The Social Neuroscience of Empathy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012973
eISBN:
9780262255295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012973.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Empathic accuracy has the potential to link the major areas of psychology that focus on the study of empathy—clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, ... More


Conclusion

Gregory Tate

in The Poet's Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830–1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659418
eISBN:
9780191749018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659418.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The conclusion draws together the key themes of the book and positions them in relation to recent scholarship on Victorian poetry. It emphasises the argument that the largely unacknowledged influence ... More


Vibrations and Subtle Fluids

C. U. M. Smith, Eugenio Frixione, Stanley Finger, and William Clower

in The Animal Spirit Doctrine and the Origins of Neurophysiology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199766499
eISBN:
9780199950263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766499.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter introduces the vibration theory, which was unable to dethrone the doctrine of animal spirit. It discusses Isaac Newton's “aether,” which supposedly encompassed the universe and ... More


Taking Up the French Challenge: The German Response

John H. Zammito

in The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226520797
eISBN:
9780226520827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520827.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At mid-century Germans were confronted directly with French vital materialism by the presence in Berlin of Maupertuis and La Mettrie and by the translation of Buffon’s Histoire naturelle into German. ... More


Introduction to Part Three

Elizabeth A. Williams

in Appetite and Its Discontents: Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226692999
eISBN:
9780226693187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693187.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Introduction to Part III (Chapters 7-9) explores the setting for the study of appetite from 1850-1900: the coming of “industrial food” amid the Second Industrial Revolution; state-sponsored ... More


Psychomotor Aesthetics: Movement and Affect in Modern Literature and Film

Ana Hedberg Olenina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190051259
eISBN:
9780190051297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051259.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In the late 19th century, neurophysiology introduced techniques for detecting somatic signs of psychological processes. Scientific modes of recording, representing, and interpreting body movement as ... More


Sensing Character in Impressions of Theophrastus Such

S. Pearl Brilmyer

in The Science of Character: Human Objecthood and the Ends of Victorian Realism

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226815770
eISBN:
9780226815794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226815794.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Intervening in a long tradition of scholarship on Eliot and humanist sympathy, this chapter argues that in her final published work, Impressions of Theophrastus Such (1879), Eliot pushes back against ... More


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