Susan Gordon

Susan Gordon
National University (California) | NU · Department of Psychology

PhD Psychology

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Introduction
Susan Gordon: Core Adjunct Professor of Psychology, National University; Research Director/Counselor, Southbury Clinic for Traditional Medicines. Doctorate: History and Philosophy of Psychology, Saybrook University; Naturopathic medicine, Bastyr University. Editor/Author: Neurophenomenology and Its Applications to Psychology (Springer, 2013); Author: The Mind-brain Continuum: Psychoneurointracrinology (Springer, 2022).

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Developmental psychology, primarily the history of child psychology and education, broadened to include theories of the stages of life and the lifespan, acknowledges a linear concept of growth, omitting a nonlinear axis representing self-actualization, which can occur at any stage in one's development. This article explores the phenomenology of con...
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Reviews the book, Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You're So Tired by Till Roenneberg (see record 2011-29039-000 ). In this book, the author combines storytelling with accessible science to argue that biological clocks regulate digestion, hormone levels, and cognition. Roenneberg’s thesis is that discrepancies between internal ti...
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This chapter introduces a psychoneurointracrine model of the embodied self and examines the interrelationship between psychological, neurological, and intracrinological processes forming a mind-brain continuum within the person. Psycho (psychological) refers to constructs variously referred to as psyche, self, soul, mind, and consciousness. Neuro (...
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This book explores the meaning and import of neurophenomenology and the philosophy of enactive or embodied cognition for psychology. It introduces the psychologist to an experiential, non-reductive, holistic, theoretical, and practical framework that integrates the approaches of natural and human science to consciousness. In integrating phenomenolo...
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Alan Watts (1915–1973) was a religious philosopher and interpreter of Zen Buddhism and Indian and Chinese philosophy to the West. Francisco Varela (1946–2001) was a biologist, a neuroscientist, and practitioner-scholar of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. Watts and Varela share common interest in Buddhist and phenomenological approaches to human experience. I...
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F or many, the notion of a humanistic neuroscience may seem to be an oxymoron. Neuro-science and physiological psychology emerged during the 18th century within the climate of a staunch materialistic worldview, which aimed to reduce all subjective qualities to objective qualities. Humanistic psychology, on the other hand, has always been grounded w...
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Psychoneurointracrinology is the study of psychological, neurological, and intracrinological processes forming a mind-brain continuum within the person. Psycho (psychological) refers to constructs variously referred to as psyche, self, soul, mind, and consciousness. Neuro (neurological) refers to the composition and reactions within the nervous sys...
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Reviews the book, Braintrust: What neuroscience tells us about morality by Patricia S. Churchland (see record 2011-06359-000 ). In this book, the author presents a compelling review of literature that integrates findings from neurobiology, genetics, ethics, psychology, and philosophy of mind to argue for a neurobiological basis to morality. Her con...
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Reviews the book, The human amygdala edited by Paul J. Whalen and Elizabeth A. Phelps (see record 2009-02740-000). This book is a fascinating read that explores contemporary understanding of the scientific and clinical role of the amygdala in attention, perception, emotion, learning, memory, decision making, motivation, mood, social functioning,...
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This book review critically evaluates the Whole Person Healthcare (WPH) series. These 3 volumes advance a biopsychosocialspiritual model of the person and a holistic, integrative, multidisciplinary, multicultural, evidence-based approach to healthcare that addresses the complex interaction of these dimensions of health and illness. What is the plac...

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