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Emergent Persons

  • Jack Martin
  • Jeff H. Sugarman
  • Sarah Hickinbottom
Chapter

Contemporary psychology is concerned with the description and explanation of behavior, particularly the behavior of biological human beings resident in human societies and cultures. In the social sciences and humanities, such entities are most often understood as persons. As noted in the introductory chapter, since Locke’s (1995) famous essay concerning human understanding initiated the modern history of the topic, persons have been understood in mostly psychological terms.

Keywords

Personal Identity Sociocultural Context Psychological Personhood Psychological Continuity Ontological Framework 
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© Springer-Verlag New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Martin
    • 1
  • Jeff H. Sugarman
    • 1
  • Sarah Hickinbottom
    • 2
  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.Kwantlen Polytechnic UniversitySurreyCanada

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