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Human Biosociology

From Cell to Culture

  • Wilford Wayne Spradlin
  • Patricia Bavely Porterfield

Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Wilford Wayne Spradlin, Patricia Bavely Porterfield
    Pages 1-3
  3. Wilford Wayne Spradlin, Patricia Bavely Porterfield
    Pages 4-14
  4. Wilford Wayne Spradlin, Patricia Bavely Porterfield
    Pages 15-23
  5. Wilford Wayne Spradlin, Patricia Bavely Porterfield
    Pages 24-34
  6. Wilford Wayne Spradlin, Patricia Bavely Porterfield
    Pages 35-46
  7. Wilford Wayne Spradlin, Patricia Bavely Porterfield
    Pages 47-59
  8. Wilford Wayne Spradlin, Patricia Bavely Porterfield
    Pages 60-75
  9. Wilford Wayne Spradlin, Patricia Bavely Porterfield
    Pages 76-92
  10. Wilford Wayne Spradlin, Patricia Bavely Porterfield
    Pages 93-108
  11. Wilford Wayne Spradlin, Patricia Bavely Porterfield
    Pages 109-136
  12. Wilford Wayne Spradlin, Patricia Bavely Porterfield
    Pages 137-164
  13. Wilford Wayne Spradlin, Patricia Bavely Porterfield
    Pages 165-180
  14. Wilford Wayne Spradlin, Patricia Bavely Porterfield
    Pages 181-213
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 215-227

About this book

Introduction

There is growing evidence that an amalgamation of systems theories and communication and information theories will become the leading conceptual model for addressing human behavior. In this book we have used a theoretical frame which focuses on the coding, storage, and movement of information within and among open systems. We believe this to be a productive working concept which allows the student of human behavior to avoid the mind/body dichotomy. This conceptual framework also allows the integration of the biologic and sociologic aspects of human behavior. Using this theoret­ ical model we may see science and art as a continuum of imaginative ways of organizing information. Hence, the primary aim of this text is to provide a conceptual frame for students of human behavior which utilizes systems theories and information and communi­ cation theories in an integrated approach which is both theoretical and practical. It is written for the student in the behavioral sciences who may be planning a career in medicine, social work, psychology, nursing, guidance and counseling, the ministry, or other health and service professions. In addition, students in biology, sociology, and philosophy may benefit from this conceptual ap­ proach. It is also written for the practitioner who is cur­ rently delivering counseling and other health services to a variety of clientele.

Keywords

Biokybernetik Verhaltensforschung depression emotion identity psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Wilford Wayne Spradlin
    • 1
  • Patricia Bavely Porterfield
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Behavioral Medicine and PsychiatryUniversity of Virginia School of MedicineCharlottesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-6148-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-90350-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-6148-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0073-1595
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