Life-Sustaining Systems and Consciousness

  • Albert R. Gilgen


American psychology is fragmented, in part because mind, consciousness, and, to some degree, affect were driven underground from about the 1920’s to the 1960’s by behavioral and operational orientations. While research on such mentalistic states or processes as sensation, perception, and cognition continued vigorously, each was usually considered in isolation rather than as a particular aspect of mind or consciousness. With the re-legitimation of mind by the late sixties and consciousness by the seventies, there is now some hope that psychology can become a more integrated discipline; there is even a slim chance that a paradigm, i.e., some sort of comprehensive unifying model, may eventually emerge.


Cell Aggregate Guidance System Human Consciousness Information Configuration Integrate Discipline 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert R. Gilgen
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  1. 1.University of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA

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