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The Resource Mindshaping : a new framework for understanding human social cognition, Tadeusz Wiesław Zawidzki

Mindshaping : a new framework for understanding human social cognition, Tadeusz Wiesław Zawidzki

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Mindshaping : a new framework for understanding human social cognition
Title
Mindshaping
Title remainder
a new framework for understanding human social cognition
Statement of responsibility
Tadeusz Wiesław Zawidzki
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this novel account of distinctively human social cognition, Tadeusz Zawidzki argues that the key distinction between human and nonhuman social cognition consists in our complex, diverse, and flexible capacities to shape each other's minds in ways that make them easier to interpret. Zawidzki proposes that such "mindshaping"--Which takes the form of capacities and practices such as sophisticated imitation, pedagogy, conformity to norms, and narrative self-constitution--is the most important component of human social cognition. Without it, he argues, none of the other components of what he terms the "human sociocognitive syndrome," including sophisticated language, cooperation, and sophisticated "mindreading," would be possible. Challenging the dominant view that sophisticated mindreading--especially propositional attitude attribution--is the key evolutionary innovation behind distinctively human social cognition, Zawidzki contends that the capacity to attribute such mental states depends on the evolution of mindshaping practices. Propositional attitude attribution, he argues, is likely to be unreliable unless most of us are shaped to have similar kinds of propositional attitudes in similar circumstances. Motivations to mindshape, selected to make sophisticated cooperation possible, combine with low-level mindreading abilities that we share with nonhuman species to make it easier for humans to interpret and anticipate each other's behavior. Eventually, this led, in human prehistory, to the capacity to attribute full-blown propositional attitudes accurately--a capacity that is parasitic, in phylogeny and today, on prior capacities to shape minds. Bringing together findings from developmental psychology, comparative psychology, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy of psychology, Zawidzki offers a strikingly original framework for understanding human social cognition."--Publisher's website
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Zawidzki, Tadeusz
Dewey number
302/.12
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1041
LC item number
.Z33 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Social perception
  • Social psychology
  • Social cognitive theory
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Social cognitive theory
  • Social perception
  • Social psychology
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Mindshaping : a new framework for understanding human social cognition, Tadeusz Wiesław Zawidzki
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-305) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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Contents
The human socio-cognitive syndrome -- The varieties of mindshaping -- Mindreading and the challenge of computational tractability -- Mindshaping and the phylogeny of human cooperation -- Sophisticated mindreading and the phylogeny of language -- Mindreading and mindshaping in human ontogeny -- The role of sophisticated mindreading in human mindshaping
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844923108
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1 online resource (xxiii, 317 pages)
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Isbn
9780262313278
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(OCoLC)844923108
Label
Mindshaping : a new framework for understanding human social cognition, Tadeusz Wiesław Zawidzki
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-305) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The human socio-cognitive syndrome -- The varieties of mindshaping -- Mindreading and the challenge of computational tractability -- Mindshaping and the phylogeny of human cooperation -- Sophisticated mindreading and the phylogeny of language -- Mindreading and mindshaping in human ontogeny -- The role of sophisticated mindreading in human mindshaping
Control code
844923108
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 317 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262313278
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)844923108

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