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Evolution of neuropsychology: towards a humanist neuropsychology


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Abstract

This paper presents a review of the evolution of Neuropsychology, a conceptual paradigm shift. From the traditional neuropsychology focused on superior mental functions and brain structures, putting more emphasis on brain functioning and location of the lesion, going through the associations, cognitivist or integral neuropsychology and at the moment, shifting to a new paradigm of the neuropsychology, called Humanistic Neuropsychology. Humanistic Neuropsychology is more centered on the human behavior, on the man from a more socio-global and personalized point of view for the benefit of his general well-being.

Keywords

humanism, neuropsychology, psychiatry, history, neuroscience, psychology

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