Integr Psych Behav https://doi.org/10.1007/s12124-018-9440-z REGULAR ARTICLE Is the Ambivalence a Sign of the Multiple-Self Nature of the Human Being? Interdisciplinary Remarks Jesús Romero Moñivas Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Ambivalence is a constituent feature of human beings. The aim of this article is to systematise the fundamental sources of ambivalence (neuropsychic, socio-cultural and situational) and highlight that ambivalence can be considered as an external sign or manifestation of a complex and multiple internal human nature; that is, a human being constituted by multiple selves. In this paper the self is viewed as a principle of organization and integration for action, that is, as a complex neurological process and not as a static entity. The purpose is to show how by assuming ambivalence and the multiple-self, social and anthropological theories can offer a more realistic view of human beings. . . . . Keywords Ambivalence Inconsistencies The multiple self Situational antropology Interdisciplinary approach Introduction Clarity and distinction were enduring concerns long before Descartes declared them to be necessary principles of scientific knowledge. In the logical-mathematical, philo- sophical and scientific sphere, the presence of ambiguities and contradictions is a black stain on research. The same is
Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 2, 2018
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