The Human Spark

The Human Spark

In The Human Spark, pioneering psychologist Jerome Kagan offers an unflinching examination of personal, moral, and cultural development that solidifies his place as one of the most influential psychologists of the past century.

Author: Jerome Kagan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465037735

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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What makes a human a human? In The Human Spark, pioneering psychologist Jerome Kagan offers an answer in a sweeping narrative of our personal, moral, and cultural development. In this extended meditation on human psychology as well as the methods, successes, and failures of the scientists who study it. Kagan calls out the shortcomings of the modern fad for neuroscience, and questions psychiatry's quickness to pathologize the behavior of the young. More importantly, he reminds us that our lives, however influenced by biology and upbringing, are still a tapestry to be woven, not an outcome to be endured. Whether the reader is a first-time parent wondering what influence she, her genes, and the wider world will have on her child; an educator seeking insight into the development of her students; or simply a curious soul seeking self-knowledge, Kagan makes an expert and companionable guide.
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Air Force Manual

Air Force Manual

Assessment of this situation requires employment of the Human Spark Discharge
tests . ( section ... The experimental test arrangement for establishing the human
discharge spark sensitivity for static sensitive material is shown in Figure 2-6 .

Author: United States. Dept. of the Air Force

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ISBN: UIUC:30112107818228

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The Origin of Ideas

The Origin of Ideas

In The Origin of Ideas, Mark Turner offers a provocative new theory to answer these and many other questions.

Author: Mark Turner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199988839

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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What makes human beings so innovative, so adept at rapid, creative thinking? Where do new ideas come from, and once we have them, how can we carry them mentally into new situations? What allows our thinking to range easily over time, space, causation, and agency-so easily that we take this truly remarkable ability for granted? In The Origin of Ideas, Mark Turner offers a provocative new theory to answer these and many other questions. While other species do what we cannot-fly, run amazingly fast, see in the dark-only human beings can innovate so rapidly and widely. Turner argues that this distinctively human spark was an evolutionary advance that developed from a particular kind of mental operation, which he calls "blending": our ability to take two or more ideas and create a new idea in the "blend." Turner begins by looking at the "lionman," a 32,000-year-old ivory figurine, one of the earliest examples of blending. Here, the concepts "lion" and "man" are merged into a new figure, the "lionman." Turner argues that at some stage during the Paleolithic Age, humans reached a tipping point. Before that, we were a bunch of large, unimaginative mammals. After that, we were poised to take over the world. Once biological evolution hit upon making brains that could do advanced blending, we possessed the capacity to invent and maintain culture. Cultural innovation could then progress by leaps and bounds over biological evolution itself, leading to the highest forms of human cognition and creativity. For anyone interested in how and why our minds work the way they do, The Origin of Ideas offers a wealth of original insights-and is itself a brilliant example of the innovative thinking it describes.
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The Journal of Progress

The Journal of Progress

Indeed it will be generally the grave is the final - resting place of those from
whose forms the vital admitted that there is a guiding and controlling power in the
human spark has fled . But when we look beneath the effects of physical dis -
body ...

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ISBN: PRNC:32101064299645

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The Boys Journal

The Boys  Journal

The electric part of my subject - frictional electricity , spark passes through the
whole of the tin- and the experiments with ... and animated by the elecThe
instantaneousness of the electric tric current , like the nerves in the human spark
will be ...

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ISBN: WISC:89053177804

Category: Boys

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Sixty and Six Chips from Literary Workshops

Sixty and Six Chips from Literary Workshops

The quiver of the eye was like unto the clasping of a hand . Does soul thus speak
to soul , in mute recognition of friendship long forgotten ? Can the human spark
shed light through centuries of darkness , outlive the crumbling earth , the roaring
 ...

Author: William Montgomery Clemens

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ISBN: UVA:X030795640

Category: American literature

Page: 93

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Secrets of Creativity

Secrets of Creativity

3–4 (2011):249–265; Blending and the Study of Narrative: Approaches and
Applications, ed. Ralf Schneider and Marcus Hartner (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2012). 3
. Mark Turner, The Origin of Ideas: Blending, Creativity, and the Human Spark ...

Author: Suzanne Nalbantian

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190462321

Category: Medical

Page: 456

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Secrets of Creativity: What Neuroscience, the Arts, and Our Minds Reveal draws on insights from leading neuroscientists and scholars in the humanities and the arts to probe creativity in its many contexts, in the everyday mind, the exceptional mind, the scientific mind, the artistic mind, and the pathological mind. Components of creativity are specified with respect to types of memory, forms of intelligence, modes of experience, and kinds of emotion. Authors in this volume take on the challenge of showing how creativity can be characterized behaviorally, cognitively, and neurophysiologically. The complementary perspectives of the authors add to the richness of these findings. Neuroscientists describe the functioning of the brain and its circuitry in creative acts of scientific discovery or aesthetic production. Humanists from the fields of literature, art, and music give analyses of creativity in major literary works, musical compositions, and works of visual art.
Categories: Medical

THIRST FOR BLOOD Ultimate Collection for Halloween

THIRST FOR BLOOD   Ultimate Collection for Halloween

With a long heaving sound of waters in movement, the gray sea stirred from its
stillness. As if drawn to some ... Each instant I anticipated the surge of that
returning sea whose flood should smother out the human spark upon its shore.
This I had ...

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664557865

Category: Fiction

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e-artnow presents the new halloween collection with meticulously picked titles for the lovers of classic thriler horror, mystery and the feel of goose bumbs while reading. Contents: F. Marion Crawford: The Dead Smile The Screaming Skull... Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan The Three Impostors The Hill of Dreams... John Kendrick Bangs: Ghosts That Have Haunted Me Devil in Iron People of the Dark Marie Belloc Lowndes: From Out the Vast Deep Eleanor M. Ingram: The Thing from the Lake The Sorrows of Satan The Headless Horseman The House of the Vampire The Lancashire Witches John R. Musick: The Witch of Salem Fred M. White: Powers of Darkness The Doom of London Edgar Allan Poe: The Fall of the House of Usher The Masque of the Red Death The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Purloined Letter Henry James: The Turn of the Screw The Ghostly Rental Algernon Blackwood: The Willows The Wendigo The Damned H. P. Lovecraft: The Dunwich Horror The Shunned House M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Wilkie Collins: The Haunted Hotel The Dead Secret The Devil's Spectacles E. F. Benson: The Room in the Tower The Man Who Went Too Far The Terror by Night Nathaniel Hawthorne: Rappaccini's Daughter Ambrose Bierce: Can Such Things Be? Soldier-Folk Some Haunted Houses William Hope Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Boats of the Glen Carrig The Ghost Pirates The Night Land Carnacki Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal John William Polidori: The Vampyre Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars The Lair of the White Worm Théophile Gautier: Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot Richard Marsh: The Beetle Tom Ossington's Ghost Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas The Wyvern Mystery George W. M. Reynolds: Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf Guy de Maupassant: The Horla From the Tomb Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle Louisa M. Alcott: The Abbot's Ghost Lost in the Pyramid Edith Nesbit: From the Dead The Mass for the Dead…
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The Globe

The Globe

From human science — imperfect through feeble mental conditions within its
limited environment of Time and Space - to the source of all wisdom , uncreate ,
perfect , eternal ; from the finite to the Infinite , from the poor human spark to that ...

Author: William Henry Thorne

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044092660612

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The Social Welfare Forum

The Social Welfare Forum

Some of the saddest examples of this crime have been brought to my knowledge
, creating in my mind a fearful realization of the depths of degradation into which
the human spark divine can descend . The need of schools for training the ...

Author: National Conference on Social Welfare

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ISBN: OSU:32435030615462

Category: Charities

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The Mountain

The Mountain

Set the wheel spinning -let the grindstone revolve . It is a dazzling spectacle : a
torrent of sparks shines and passes . And these are lives . But the human spark ,
the Mind , while passing , contemplates . Here , in the West , the wheel turns less
 ...

Author: Jules Michelet

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ISBN: PRNC:32101072856923

Category: Geology

Page: 323

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The Radical

The Radical

The main thing is to see the human spark as he saw it in the inhuman ashes of
burnt - out , godless lives . And so much being given , it is of comparatively little
importance whether we think , with Trinitarians , that he was God , or with old ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015012320068

Category: Theology

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The Waverley Novels

The Waverley Novels

he Jurs their Ceir clerk transmitted to the Crown Office , to bc preserved among
other records of the same kind . As all this is transacted in profound silence , the
producing and extinguishing the candle seems a type of the human spark which
is ...

Author: Walter Scott

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082122668

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The Invisible Lodge

The Invisible Lodge

There is nothing higher than a man who despises life ; and in this lofty position
my friend stood before me , who , in his cave ... 0 ye departed ones , to - day I too
join you , into whatever sun my human spark of light may fly , when the body
melts ...

Author: Jean Paul

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924026189310

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Page: 406

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Everybody s Magazine

Everybody s Magazine

A fire of scandal is a hard thing to stamp out, and the sparks fly wide, and kindle
afar. Jane lived alone, with a sort of rigid acquiescence to the will of the Lord, and
a smouldering hatred of the human instruments who had brought it to pass.

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ISBN: UOM:39015020060714

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THE WORK AND THE WORKMEN

THE WORK  AND THE WORKMEN

By no conceivable stratagem can the teacher or the preacher eke out the lack of
the life from God , or animate his clay images with some human spark . Had these
things some potency , the world can beat him at his own weapons . His jocular ...

Author: WILLIAM T. DWIGHT

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ISBN: UOMDLP:bac1516:0014.001

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The Moral Relations of Physical Science

The Moral Relations of Physical Science

By no conceivable stratagem can the teacher or the preacher eke out the lack of
the life from God , or animate his clay images with some human spark . Had these
things some potency , the world can beat him at his own weapons . His jocular ...

Author: Samuel Colcord Bartlett

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044022685267

Category: Physical sciences

Page: 22

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God s Purpose in Planting the American Church

God s Purpose in Planting the American Church

By no conceivable stratagem can the teacher or the preacher eke out the lack of
the life from God , or animate his clay images with some human spark . Had these
things some potency , the world can beat him at his own weapons . His jocular ...

Author: Samuel Ware Fisher

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044023280878

Category: Bible

Page: 55

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Pamphlets on Foreign Missions

Pamphlets on Foreign Missions

It would seem that no subtle argument can be called for , to show how helpless
are all merely human agencies to work out ... the teacher or the preacher eke out
the lack of the life from God , or animate his clay images with some human spark .

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ISBN: UCAL:$B493518

Category: Missions

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The Spectator

The Spectator

sense Nor public flame nor private dares to shine : With songs the budded groves
resounding ; Nor human spark is left , nor glimpse divine ! And to my heart are
still endeared Lo ! thy dread empire , Chaos ! is restored ; The thoughts with ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924057525374

Category: English literature

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