The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology

Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Kirk J. Schneider,J. Fraser Pierson,James F. T. Bugental

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483322823

Category: Psychology

Page: 832

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The Second Edition of the cutting edge work, The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology, by Kirk J. Schneider, J. Fraser Pierson and James F. T. Bugental, represents the very latest scholarship in the field of humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. Set against trends inclined toward psychological standardization and medicalization, the handbook offers a rich tapestry of reflection by the leading person-centered scholars of our time. Their range in topics is far-reaching—from the historical, theoretical and methodological, to the spiritual, psychotherapeutic and multicultural. The new edition of this widely adopted and highly praised work has been thoroughly updated in accordance with the most current knowledge, and includes thirteen new chapters and sections, as well as contributions from twenty-three additional authors to extend the humanistic legacy to the emerging generation of students, scholars, and practitioners.

Transformational Politics

Theory, Study, and Practice

Author: Stephen Brim Woolpert,Christa Daryl Slaton,Edward W. Schwerin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791439456

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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Argues that traditional political science is failing to identify and address fundamental political phenomena of our time and proposes an alternative value-based political science.

Humanistic Psychology

A Clinical Manifesto : a Critique of Clinical Psychology and the Need for Progressive Alternatives

Author: David N. Elkins

Publisher: University of Rockies Press

ISBN: 0976463881

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

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Elkins, a long-time leading voice in humanistic psychology, presents a compelling case about what is wrong with contemporary psychotherapy and how, through a re-envisioned humanistic psychology, it needs to change.

Psychology

Theoretical–Historical Perspectives

Author: R. W. Rieber,Kurt Salzinger

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483268454

Category: Psychology

Page: 382

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Psychology: Theoretical-Historical Perspectives offers analysis, provided by different contributors, of the theoretical traditions in psychology. The compilation provides articles that discuss topics on the influences in the development of American psychology; the development of the concept of the self in psychology; the groundwork for psychology before the Civil War; and the influence of Darwin's evolutionary theories on psychology. Psychologists and students will find the book invaluable.

The Morals and Politics of Psychology

Psychological Discourse and the Status Quo

Author: Isaac Prilleltensky

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791420386

Category: Psychology

Page: 283

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This book explores the moral, social, and political implications of dominant psychological theories and practices. The analysis entails the therapeutic uses of psychoanalysis, cognitive, behavioral, and humanistic psychology, as well as the practice of clinical, school, and industrial/organizational psychology. It is argued that applied psychology strengthens the societal status quo, thereby contributing to the perpetuation of social injustice. Most discussions of morality in psychology deal with the ethical repercussions of practices on individual clients. This book is unique in that it deals with the social ethics of psychology; that is, with the social morality of the discipline. It is also unique in that it offers a comprehensive critique of the most popular psychological means of solving human problems. The author does not stop at the level of critique but provides a vision for including the values of self-determination, distributive justice, collaboration, and democratic participation in psychology. He shows how some of these values have already been adopted by feminist and community psychologists. Given the prominence of psychology in contemporary society, The Morals and Politics of Psychology should be of interest to mental health professionals and their clients, as well as to people concerned with morality and social justice.

Aufklärung jetzt

Für Vernunft, Wissenschaft, Humanismus und Fortschritt. Eine Verteidigung

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030685

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

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Eine leidenschaftliche Antithese zum üblichen Kulturpessimismus und ein engagierter Widerspruch zu dem weitverbreiteten Gefühl, dass die Moderne dem Untergang geweiht ist. Hass, Populismus und Unvernunft regieren die Welt, Wissenschaftsfeindlichkeit macht sich breit, Wahrheit gibt es nicht mehr: Wer die Schlagzeilen von heute liest, könnte so denken. Doch Bestseller-Autor Steven Pinker zeigt, dass das grundfalsch ist. Er hat die Entwicklung der vergangenen Jahrhunderte gründlich untersucht und beweist in seiner fulminanten Studie, dass unser Leben stetig viel besser geworden ist. Heute leben wir länger, gesünder, sicherer, glücklicher, friedlicher und wohlhabender denn je, und nicht nur in der westlichen Welt. Der Grund: die Aufklärung und ihr Wertesystem. Denn Aufklärung und Wissenschaft bieten nach wie vor die Basis, um mit Vernunft und im Konsens alle Probleme anzugehen. Anstelle von Gerüchten zählen Fakten, anstatt überlieferten Mythen zu glauben baut man auf Diskussion und Argumente. Anschaulich und brillant macht Pinker eines klar: Vernunft, Wissenschaft, Humanismus und Fortschritt sind weiterhin unverzichtbar für unser Wohlergehen. Ohne sie wird die Welt auf keinen Fall zu einem besseren Ort für uns alle. »Mein absolutes Lieblingsbuch aller Zeiten.« Bill Gates

Values, Self and Society

Toward a Humanist Social Psychology

Author: Mahlon Brewster Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351316664

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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In a tough opening statement, M. Brewster Smith outlines his own life course and contrasts it with the agenda of social psychology in the present professional moment. "Today's journals, textbooks, and conferences represent a vigorous but narrow scientific specialty in psychology, the practitioners of which are more closely focused on agendas that are primarily and often only intelligible within the subdiscipline than was the case when I formed my identity as a psychologist." In contrast, Smith sees himself, and has long been seen by others, as a social psychologist in the tradition of Gordon Allport, Gardner and Lois Murphy, Kurt Lewin, and Muzafer Sherif. Smith's unique ability has been to contribute to the emergence of personality as a differentiated academic field and at the same time maintain strong interdisciplinary ties to a variety of fields ranging from sociology to philosophy. In recent years, such concerns have made the author a central figure in the development of Humanistic Psychology as a part of the American Psychological Association. Because of these wide ranging concerns, the major statements of Brewster Smith have appeared in diverse places. Here, brought into a unified and uniform frame of reference, one has his work on values and selfhood, humanistic psychology and the social sciences, and humanism and social issues brought together for the first time. The picture is of a major thinker who is at home in the details of psychology and in the broad areas of public interest and social policy. Brewster Smith discusses major issues in terms of the political processes involved in the public interest. These range from the issue of advocacy within social research to conceptualizing anew familiar issues within psychology. For the generalist interested in the broader meanings of social psychology to the specialist aiming to recapture the big issues with which the field was once identified, this is a must volume.

The Founders of Humanistic Psychology

Author: Roy José DeCarvalho

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 221

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DeCarvalho narrates the institutionalization of the humanistic current in American psychology and places the thinking of five of its founders in the context of 20th century psychology. This intellectual history includes chronological bibliographies of the five founders: Gordon Allport, Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, Rollo May, and James Bugental. The book examines their revolt against behaviorism and psychoanalysis, and explains the impact that the neo-Freudians, existentialism, Kurt Goldstein, personality, and Gestalt psychologies had on the conceptualization of their humanistic psychologies.

The Road to Malpsychia

Humanistic Psychology and Our Discontents

Author: Joyce Milton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 326

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The Road to Malpsychia gives intriguing portraits of the patriarchs of the new secular order-- Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, and Timothy Leary. The Road to Malpsychia charts the rise and fall of one of the most significant cultural movements of our time. It is a story filled with character and anecdote and also with daunting implications for the secular souls left stranded by the failure of what Maslow once called the religion of human nature.

Humanistic Psychology

Concepts and Criticisms

Author: Joseph Royce

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468410717

Category: Psychology

Page: 311

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THE FORMATIVE TENDENCY I have often pointed out that in my work with individuals in therapy, and in my experience in encounter groups, I have been led to the con viction that human nature is essentially constructive. When, in a ther apeutic climate (which can be objectively defined) a person becomes sharply aware of more of his or her internal experiencing and of the stimuli and demands from the external world, thus acquiring a full range of options, the person tends to move in the direction of becoming a socially constructive organism. But many are critical of this point of view. Why should such a positive direction be observed only in humans? Isn't this just pure op- · . ? timi sm. So quite hesitantly, because I have to draw on the work and thinking of others rather than on my own experience, I should like to try to set this directional tendency in a much broader context. I shall draw on my general reading in the field of science, but I should like to mention a special indebtedness to the work of Lancelot Whyte in The Universe of Experience (Harper and Row, 1974), the last book he wrote before his death. Though the book has flaws, in my judgment this historian has some thought-provoking themes to advance. I have learned from many others as well.

The Spirit of the Sixties

Making Postwar Radicalism

Author: James J. Farrell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415913850

Category: History

Page: 360

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The Spirit of the Sixties explains how and why the personal became political when Sixties activists confronted the institutions of American postwar culture. The Spirit of the Sixties uses political personalism to explain how and why the personal became political when Sixties activists confronted the institutions of American postwar culture. After establishing its origins in the Catholic Worker movement, the Beat generation, the civil rights movement, and Ban-the-Bomb protests, James Farrell demonstrates the impact of personalism on Sixties radicalism. Students, antiwar activists and counterculturalists all used personalist perspectives in the "here and now revolution" of the decade. These perspectives also persisted in American politics after the Sixties. Exploring the Sixties not just as history but as current affairs, Farrell revisits the perennial questions of human purpose and cultural practice contested in the decade.

The Psychology of Effective Learning and Teaching

Author: Matt Jarvis

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748790371

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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This book covers the psychology of teaching and learning and focuses on applying up-to-date, as well as traditional, theory in the classroom. It covers a range of issues that most concern the new teacher, written clearly and at an appropriate level. Highly accessible and contemporary, The Psychology of Learning and Teaching covers newer modular theories and their implications for learning styles.

Americans and the Unconscious

Author: Robert C. Fuller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199763283

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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Beginning with Emerson and the Transcendentalists, Americans have tended to view the unconscious as the psychological faculty through which individuals might come to experience a higher spiritual realm. On the whole, American psychologists see the unconscious as a symbol of harmony, restoration and revitalization, imbuing it with the capacity to restore peace between the individual and an immanent spiritual power. Americans and the Unconscious studies the symbolic dimensions of American psychology, tracing the historical development of the concept of the unconscious from its early formulations in nineteenth-century theology through its elaboration by the major schools of contemporary academic psychology. In the process, it provides portraits of William James, early American "Freudians" and the "Neo-Freudians," New Psychology, and humanistic psychologies. Fuller draws attention to the ways in which the concept of the unconscious--while originating in the world of scientific discourse--symbolizes philosophical and religious interpretations of human nature, and shows how the "American unconscious" helps locate the development of psychological ideas within the broader contexts of American religious and intellectual history.

The Romance of American Psychology

Political Culture in the Age of Experts

Author: Ellen Herman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520207035

Category: Psychology

Page: 406

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"A wonderfully written book . . . [about] a little-recognized but enormously significant process that has shaped contemporary American political culture."--Cynthia Enloe, author of The Morning After

Psychology as Religion

The Cult of Self-Worship

Author: Paul C. Vitz

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802807250

Category: Psychology

Page: 173

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This is a virtually rewritten second edition of New York University Professor Paul Vitz's profoundly important analysis of modern psychology. Vitz maintains that psychology in our day has become a religion, a secular cult of self, and has become part of the problem of modern life rather than part of its resolution.

Psychology and Catholicism

Contested Boundaries

Author: Robert Kugelmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139499262

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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In this study of psychology and Catholicism, Kugelmann aims to provide clarity in an area filled with emotion and opinion. From the beginnings of modern psychology to the mid-1960s, this complicated relationship between science and religion is methodically investigated. Conflicts such as the boundary of 'person' versus 'soul', contested between psychology and the Church, are debated thoroughly. Kugelmann goes on to examine topics such as the role of the subconscious in explaining spiritualism and miracles; psychoanalysis and the sacrament of confession; myth and symbol in psychology and religious experience; cognition and will in psychology and in religious life; humanistic psychology as a spiritual movement. This fascinating study will be of great interest to scholars and students of both psychology and religious studies but will also appeal to all of those who have an interest in the way modern science and traditional religion coexist in our ever-changing society.

Explorations in Political Psychology

Author: Shanto Iyengar

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822313243

Category: History

Page: 484

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Mapping the territory where political science and psychology intersect, Explorations in Political Psychology offers a broad overview of the the field of political psychology--from its historical evolution as an area of inquiry to the rich and eclectic array of theories, concepts, and methods that mark it as an emerging discipline. In introductory essays, editors Shanto Iyengar and William J. McGuire identify the points of exchange between the disciplines represented and discuss the issues that make up the subfields of political psychology. Bringing together leading scholars from social psychology and political science, the following sections discuss attitude research (the study of political attitudes and opinions); cognition and information-processing (the relationship between the structures of human information-processing and political and policy preferences); and decision making (how people make decisions about political preferences). As a comprehensive introduction to a growing field of interdisciplinary concern, Explorations in Political Psychology will prove a useful guide for historians, social psychologists, and political scientists with an interest in individual political behavior. Contributors. Stephen Ansolabehere, Donald Granberg, Shanto Iyengar, Robert Jervis, Milton Lodge, Roger D. Masters, William J. McGuire, Victor C. Ottati, Samuel L. Popkin, William M. Runyan, David O. Sears, Patrick Stroh, Denis G. Sullivan, Philip E. Tetlock, Robert S. Wyer, Jr.

Postmodern Psychologies, Societal Practice, and Political Life

Author: Lois Holzman,John R. Morss

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415925563

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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After over a decade of theoretical writing, it is now possible and timely to evaluate the impact of postmodernism on psychology. This book brings together a group of highly respected contributors to the postmodern debate in psychology. Their chapters reflect on achievements and limitations of attempts to develop postmodern approaches to psychology. The essays are interactive, reflective and the authors are often in active debate. This volume introduces the general reader to such topics as Marxist and feminist psychology, social constructionism and deconstructionism. Postmodern Psychologies is the first book to assess postmodernism's impact on psychology, both within the discipline of psychology and the broader culture.

Russian Psychology in Transition

Interviews with Moscow Psychologists

Author: Maureen Cote

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 257

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This book will be of vital interest to scholars in comparative psychology, the histories of Russian psychology and American psychology, to pastoral psychologists, and humanistic psychologists. The book sheds light on the differences between American and Russian Mentality, and therefore may be of interest to social psychologists and political scientists and analysts. Following the break up of the Soviet Union, Russian society is in transition and so is Russian Psychotherapy. In this book twelve eminent Psychologists discuss the changes in Russian psychology since Carl Rogers' seminal visit to the USSR in 1986. In the process they evaluate the effect of American methods of psychotherapy on Russian therapies in view of the differences between American and Russian mentalities. They discuss the roles of Russian academic, cultural, and literary traditions as well as Russian Orthodoxy in shaping those emerging therapies.