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By Hoyle Leigh

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ISBN-13: 9781441956705

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What produces psychological ailment: genes, atmosphere, both,neither? the reply are available in memes—replicable devices of knowledge linking genes and atmosphere within the reminiscence and in culture—whose results on person mind improvement should be benign or poisonous. This booklet reconceptualizes psychological issues as items of demanding gene-meme interactions and introduces a biopsychosocial template for meme-based prognosis and remedy. a number of healing modalities, either broad-spectrum (meditation) and specific(cognitive-behavioral), for countering unfavorable memes and their replication are thought of, as are probabilities for memetic prevention innovations. during this publication, the writer outlines the jobs of genes and memes within the evolution of the human mind; elucidates the construction, garage, and evolution of memes inside person brains; examines tradition as a provider and provider of memes to the person; offers examples of gene-meme interactions that could lead to anxiousness, melancholy, and different issues; proposes a multiaxial gene-meme version for diagnosing psychological sickness; identifies components of meme-based prevention for at-risk young ones; and defines particular syndromes when it comes to memetic indicators, genetic/ memetic improvement, and meme-based treatment.

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