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Author Diamond, Solomon, 1906-1998.

Title Inhibition and choice [electronic resource] : a neurobehavioral approach to problems of plasticity in behavior / [by] Solomon Diamond, Richard S. Balvin [and] Florence Rand Diamond ; [under the editorship of Gardner Murphy].

Published New York : Harper & Row, [c1963]


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Physical description 456 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary "The first book-length publication in its field, this text combines a significant contribution to the history of science and scientific method, a synthesis of research in an area in which many new discoveries compel revision of present concepts, and the statement of a fresh point of view for psychology. The concept of neural inhibition is traced in the works of physiologists and psychologists, raising to new prominence such nearly forgotten names as Anstie, Brunton, and Tucker, and examining reasons why their contributions were not incorporated into scientific advance. The enormous body of relevant neurophysiological research is condensed, including an extensive statement of contributions by past and contemporary Russian scientists. Principles governing nervous inhibition are stated in Inhibition and Choice, and then applied to problems of plasticity in behavior, including clinical problems of mental defect, behavior disorder, and anxiety, as well as fundamental theoretical issues. Effects of drugs on behavior are interpreted. The result is the formulation of a new scheme for conceptualization of the organization of behavior. Careful documentation through an extensive reference list"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Other formats Also issued in print.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2011 dcunns
Other author Balvin, Richard S.
Diamond, Florence Rand.
Murphy, Gardner, 1895-1979.
Subject Inhibition.
Choice (Psychology)