Enaction and Psychology

  title={Enaction and Psychology},
  author={Marek McGann and Hanne De Jaegher and Ezequiel A. Di Paolo},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={203 - 209}
The enactive approach to cognitive science aims to provide an account of the mind that is both naturalistic and nonreductive. Psychological activity is viewed not as occurring within the individual organism but in the engagement between the motivated autonomous agent and their context (including their social context). The approach has been developing within the fields of philosophy, artificial life, and computational biology for the past two decades and is now growing within the domain of… 
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