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Inhibition

Subtitle: 
History and meaning in the sciences of mind and brain
Material type: 
AT Focus: 
Alexander Technique
1992
Format: 
Hardback
Size: 
230 x 160 mm.
Language: 
English
ISBN/ISSN/DOI: 
ISBN 1853431818 / 978-1853431814
Additional notes: 
Also published by University of California Press. ISBN 0520075803 / 978-0520075801.
Mouritz Bibliography
Cover image: 
Biblio ID: 
SMI992HE9
Base ID: 
SMI992HE9
Short Description: 
The history of the concept of inhibition from about 1800 to the 1930s – its meaning in physiology, psychology and society. No mention of the Technique.
Mouritz description: 
The author charts the history of inhibition from about 1800 to the 1930s: from the moralistic theories of the 19th century to the 20th century schools of Sherrington, Pavlov and Freud. The first physiological usage of ‘inhibition’ occurred in 1858, and contemporary understanding of physiological inhibition was used to confirm prevalent Victorian ideas about health (many of which still exist today): control and restraint as the guardians of moral and physical health.) The author discusses many physiological and psychological theories of inhibition and their rôle in health and behaviour, past and present. The Technique is not mentioned.