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The Self in Neuroscience and Social Psychology

  • David D. Franks


Less than 40 years ago the reigning opinion in much of social psychology was that thinking about the human self was a waste of time. Fifteen to twenty years ago this was also a popular view among neuroscientists. The study of self is now a thriving enterprise in both fields. In 1999, Antonio Damasio published The Feeling of What Happens which put the self on center stage in his thinking.


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  1. 1.Department of SociologyVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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