Evolution, Information and PersonalityToward A Unified Theory of the Psyche

by Robert DePaolo

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Book Information: 295 pages

Publisher: Universal Publishers

ISBN-10: 1581129777

ISBN-13: 9781581129779

Year: 2007

If writing a multidisciplinary treatise is difficult (and this endeavor wasn't exactly a walk in the park) then I had to imagine how difficult it might be for the reader to assimilate the cross references to evolution, information dynamics and clinical psychology that characterize this book. Moreover, I had to consider that reading a book written in language derived from quantum physics, psychology and anthropology might prove to be a bit dreary, even for seasoned clinicians. So to preclude possible confusion this book was written with Information Theory in mind. That's why, for the sake of clarity, certain themes are repeated in successive chapters to serve as an anchor point for the diverse ideas that revolve around them. As to the book itself, it is offered as an integrative theory. For those who favor linear determinism and the narrow treatment of variables one at a time, this might seem speculative. Others, with an interest not just in understanding who we are, but how we fit into a vast cosmos might find it intriguing. My only hope is that it fosters debate.

Praise for Evolution, Information, & Personality

"Not since Julian Jaynes' The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind has there been such a thought provoking account of human personality. Robert DePaolo's description how the mind evolved and its implications for psychiatry are ahead of our time - a must read for any student or professional in the fields of philosophy and psychology."
David Kamen, PhD. Clinical Psychologist, Nashua Counseling Center

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"A revolutionary treatise that includes an invigorating and thought provoking new therapeutic approach."
Deborah Whitaker-Duncklee, Transpersonal Therapist, Author of Looking Glass Sky, The Widow's Walk and Screenplays: Coconut Grove and We are Stardust.

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About the Author:

Robert DePaolo has a Master's Degree and background in Clinical School and Neuropsychology. He has taught in the New Hampshire University System for twenty years and currently provides clinical services, consultation and training for schools, clinics and social service agencies in New Hampshire.



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