Category: Homeostasis in Psychology

Psychology and the Paranormal: Exploring Anomalous Experience

This post is from the Preface to my latest book: Psychology and the Paranormal: Exploring Anomalous Experience   [An ESP experiment] “immediately appeals to his [or her] unconscious readiness to witness a miracle, and to the hope, latent in all [people], that such a thing may yet be possible. Primitive superstition lies just below the …

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Causes and Consequences of Sociality in Bats

Kerth, G. (2008). Causes and consequences of sociality in bats. Bioscience, 58(8), 737-746. ABSTRACT Bats are among the most diverse and most gregarious of all mammals. This makes them highly interesting for research on the causes and consequences of sociality in animals. Detailed studies on bat sociality are rare, however, when compared with the information available for …

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A General Theory of Behaviour – Principles

I) Agency: The voluntary behaviour of conscious organisms is guided by universal striving for equilibrium with purpose, desire and intentionality. II) Needs Hierarchy: In the hierarchy of needs, Physiological Homeostasis (Type I Homeostasis) is active at level I (Immediate Physiological Needs) and Psychological Homeostasis (Type II Homeostasis) is active at all higher levels from II …

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The Influence of Social Hierarchy on Primate Health

Sapolsky, R. M. (2005). The influence of social hierarchy on primate health. Science, 308(5722), 648-652. Abstract Dominance hierarchies occur in numerous social species, and rank within them can greatly influence the quality of life of an animal. In this review, I consider how rank can also influence physiology and health. I first consider whether it is high- …

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The reactive scope model—a new model integrating homeostasis, allostasis, and stress

Romero, L. M., Dickens, M. J., & Cyr, N. E. (2009). The reactive scope model—a new model integrating homeostasis, allostasis, and stress. Hormones and behavior, 55(3), 375-389. Abstract Allostasis, the concept of maintaining stability through change, has been proposed as a term and a model to replace the ambiguous term of stress, the concept of adequately or …

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Vividness, Consciousness, and Mental Imagery: Making the Missing Links across Disciplines and Methods

Guest Editor: Amedeo D’Angiulli https://www.mdpi.com/journal/brainsci/special_issues/Vividness_Consciousness_Imagery All articles can be accessed freely online. Marks, D.F. I Am Conscious, Therefore, I Am: Imagery, Affect, Action, and a General Theory of Behavior. Brain Sci. 2019, 9(5), 107; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci9050107. Views: 2082, Downloads: 1277, Citations: 2, Altmetrics: 2 https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/9/5/107 Lefebvre, E.; D’Angiulli, A. Imagery-Mediated Verbal Learning Depends on Vividness–Familiarity Interactions: …

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Homeostasis, behavioral adjustment and the concept of health and disease

G L Engel’s (1953) theory of homeostasis   The psychiatrist G L Engel is famous for his concept of the‘biopsychosocial model’(BPSM), which has been cited, to date, 14109 times:  Engel, G. L. (1977). The need for a new medical model: a challenge for biomedicine. Science, 196(4286), 129-136. Much less cited but, arguably, a more interesting and significant …

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Homeostasis and consumer behavior across cultures

Parker, P. M., & Tavassoli, N. T. (2000). Homeostasis and consumer behavior across cultures. International Journal of Research in Marketing, 17(1), 33-53. Abstract The focus of this paper is the process of homeostasis by which the body seeks to regulate its internal environment. In particular, we present a global model for a set of consumer …

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Climate, Psychological Homeostasis…Across Cultures

Tavassoli, N. T. (2009). 11 Climate, Psychological Homeostasis, and Individual Behaviors Across Cultures. Understanding culture: Theory, research, and application, 211.

Mentalizing homeostasis: The social origins of interoceptive inference

Fotopoulou, A., & Tsakiris, M. (2017). Mentalizing homeostasis: The social origins of interoceptive inference. Neuropsychoanalysis, 19(1), 3-28. Is the self already relational in its very bodily foundations? The question of whether our mental life is initially and primarily shaped by embodied dimensions of the individual or by interpersonal relations is debated in many fields, including psychology, philosophy, …

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