The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology

Leading Edges in Theory, Research, and Practice

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

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761927822

Category: Psychology

Page: 760

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The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology is a landmark in the resurgent field of humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. Their range of topics is far-reaching--from the historical, theoretical, and methodological, to the spiritual, psychotherapeutic, and multicultural. Students and professionals are looking for the fuller, deeper, and more personal psychological orientation that this Handbook promotes.

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.


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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

The Psychology of Effective Learning and Teaching

Author: Matt Jarvis

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748790371

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

View: 5592

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.

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

View: 1888

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.

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.

The Founders of Humanistic Psychology

Author: Roy José DeCarvalho

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


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 Lost Soul of American Politics

Virtue, Self-Interest, and the Foundations of Liberalism

Author: John P. Diggins

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226148779

Category: History

Page: 409

View: 5314

Traces the history of American political thought, and argues that the neo-conservatives have lost sight of the moral foundations of the country

Reluctant Witnesses

Survivors, Their Children, and the Rise of Holocaust Consciousness

Author: Arlene Stein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199381925

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Americans now learn about the Holocaust in high school, watch films about it on television, and visit museums dedicated to preserving its memory. But for the first two decades following the end of World War II, discussion of the destruction of European Jewry was largely absent from American culture and the tragedy of the Holocaust was generally seen as irrelevant to non-Jewish Americans. Today, the Holocaust is widely recognized as a universal moral touchstone. In Reluctant Witnesses, sociologist Arlene Stein--herself the daughter of a Holocaust survivor--mixes memoir, history, and sociological analysis to tell the story of the rise of Holocaust consciousness in the United States from the perspective of survivors and their descendants. If survivors tended to see Holocaust storytelling as mainly a private affair, their children--who reached adulthood during the heyday of identity politics--reclaimed their hidden family histories and transformed them into public stories. Reluctant Witnesses documents how a group of people who had previously been unrecognized and misunderstood managed to find its voice. It tells this story in relation to the changing status of trauma and victimhood in American culture. At a time when a sense of Holocaust fatigue seems to be setting in and when the remaining survivors are at the end of their lives, it affirms that confronting traumatic memories and catastrophic histories can help us make our world mean something beyond ourselves.

Organizing Locally

How the New Decentralists Improve Education, Health Care, and Trade

Author: Bruce Fuller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022624668X

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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We love the local. From the cherries we buy, to the grocer who sells them, to the school where our child unpacks them for lunch, we express resurgent faith in decentralizing the institutions and businesses that arrange our daily lives. But the fact is that huge, bureaucratic organizations often still shape the character of our jobs, schools, the groceries where we shop, and even the hospitals we entrust with our lives. So how, exactly, can we work small, when everything around us is so big, so global and standardized? In Organizing Locally, Bruce Fuller shows us, taking stock of America’s rekindled commitment to localism across an illuminating range of sectors, unearthing the crucial values and practices of decentralized firms that work. Fuller first untangles the economic and cultural currents that have eroded the efficacy of—and our trust in—large institutions over the past half century. From there we meet intrepid leaders who have been doing things differently. Traveling from a charter school in San Francisco to a veterans service network in Iowa, from a Pennsylvania health-care firm to the Manhattan branch of a Swedish bank, he explores how creative managers have turned local staff loose to craft inventive practices, untethered from central rules and plain-vanilla routines. By holding their successes and failures up to the same analytical light, he vividly reveals the key cornerstones of social organization on which motivating and effective decentralization depends. Ultimately, he brings order and evidence to the often strident debates about who has the power—and on what scale—to structure how we work and live locally. Written for managers, policy makers, and reform activists, Organizing Locally details the profound decentering of work and life inside firms, unfolding across postindustrial societies. Its fresh theoretical framework explains resurging faith in decentralized organizations and the ingredients that deliver vibrant meaning and efficacy for residents inside. Ultimately, it is a synthesizing study, a courageous and radical new way of conceiving of American vitality, creativity, and ambition.

Anthropological Theory in North America

Author: E. L. Cerroni-Long

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897896849

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Cultural anthropology is at a crossroads. Under the impact of postmodernist critiques, serious doubts have been raised about the scientific validity--indeed, the very viability--of the ethnographic enterprise. These doubts have been voiced most loudly in North America, where the field nonetheless still enjoys the broadest academic base, and attracts the largest number of practitioners. Over the last decade, a set of critical issues has increasingly engaged cultural anthropologists in heated debate. This volume documents the critical issues now being debated within the discipline, and presents a range of original theoretical contributions indicating the directions the field may take in the 21st century.

Economic Theory and Social Institutions

A Critique with Special Reference to Canada

Author: Masudul Alam Choudhury

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819195265

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

View: 948

This book introduces students to the present state of the art in the economics of institutionalism and social policy. It also introduces the reader to a critique of mainstream economic thinking, followed by the development of a humanistic social interaction model of economic institutions, behavior, and social policy. The author takes a broad look at some of the major problems of social institutions and policy in the Canadian context. Contents: List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Economics and Social Institutions; The Nature of Economic Theory; Resolution of the Great Economic Problems of Contemporary Times; Economic Issues of the Public Sector; Economic Problems of the Private Sector; Socio-Economic Issues Related to the Problem of Poverty; Economic Growth and Development; Regional Economic Development; Labour Market; Inflation and Unemployment; Social Contractarianism for Humanistic Institutionalism; Economics of Canadian Constitutional Provisions under the Unity Accord; Institution-Economy Interface of Canadian Debt and Deficits.

Agency, Health, and Social Survival

The Ecopolitics of Rival Psychologies

Author: Caroline New

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780748402472

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 190

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Agency, Health and Social Survival addresses the interface of sociology and psychology, which its author argues is key to political change, Caroline New reviews academic positions on structure and agency, mental health and human nature theories; bringing out their implications for ecological politics. She suggests that effective social change, to end environmental destruction, is incompatible with our everyday notion of mental health as 'normal functioning'. Ecological activism has to be grounded in critical ideas of health as positive well being, and these in turn depend on theories of psychological human nature.