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Psychological theory & schools of thought

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A History of Marxist Psychology

A History of Marxist Psychology

Author: Anton (Independent Researcher, Canada) Yasnitsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2020

An illuminating and original collection of essays on 20th Century Russian psychology, offering unparalleled coverage of the scholarship of Vygotsky and his peers. Yasnitsky et al challenges our assumptions about the history of Soviet science and the nature of Soviet Marxism and its influence on psychological thinking. He significantly broadens the discussion around Vygotsky's life and work and its historical context, applying theories of other notable thinkers such as Alexander Luria and the much-neglected philosopher/psychologist Sergei Rubinstein, alongside key movements in history, such as the pedology and psychohygiene. A diverse range of researchers from countries such as, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Ukraine, and UK, give this book a truly global outlook. This is an important and insightful text for undergraduate and postgraduate students and scholars interested in the history of psychology and science, social and cultural history of Russia and Eastern Europe, Marxism, and Soviet politics.

A History of Marxist Psychology

A History of Marxist Psychology

Author: Anton (Independent Researcher, Canada) Yasnitsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2020

An illuminating and original collection of essays on 20th Century Russian psychology, offering unparalleled coverage of the scholarship of Vygotsky and his peers. Yasnitsky et al challenges our assumptions about the history of Soviet science and the nature of Soviet Marxism and its influence on psychological thinking. He significantly broadens the discussion around Vygotsky's life and work and its historical context, applying theories of other notable thinkers such as Alexander Luria and the much-neglected philosopher/psychologist Sergei Rubinstein, alongside key movements in history, such as the pedology and psychohygiene. A diverse range of researchers from countries such as, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Ukraine, and UK, give this book a truly global outlook. This is an important and insightful text for undergraduate and postgraduate students and scholars interested in the history of psychology and science, social and cultural history of Russia and Eastern Europe, Marxism, and Soviet politics.

Clinical Interventions With Gang Adolescents And Their Families

Clinical Interventions With Gang Adolescents And Their Families

Author: Curtis W. Branch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

This volume is bold and revolutionary, a clinically oriented primer for clinicians and others interested in the mental health functioning of gang youth and their families. Providing a well-integrated mixture of theory, clinical axioms, and practical ideas, the book offers invaluable information to clinicians, researchers, and program planners worki

The Early Head Start Fathers And Children

The Early Head Start Fathers And Children

Author: Boller Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.

Empowering Children To Cope With Difficulty And Build Muscles For Mental health

Empowering Children To Cope With Difficulty And Build Muscles For Mental health

Author: Eric L. Dlugokinksi Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Providing a conceptual understanding and practical suggestions for educating children in skills that can promote their mental health, this text presents principles for effective delivery of suggested intervention techniques. Chapters in the first section of the text focus on helping children to deal with problem situations. The second section provides Information To Promote Emotionally Healthy Children, Including A knowledge of self, a respect for self and others, healthy habit strength, and a balance between work and play. Suggestions are also provided for enhancing intervention efforts and principles proven effective in mental health education.

Food Animal Husbandry and the New Millennium

Food Animal Husbandry and the New Millennium

Author: James A. Serpell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.

Archetypal Process

Archetypal Process

Author: David Ray Griffin Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/07/2020

Archetypal Process is a pioneering study linking the ideas of process philosophy, as developed by Alfred North Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne, with the archetypal psychology of C. G. Jung and James Hillman. This is the first work to examine the interconnections of these two modes of thought. Archetypal Process examines the importance of cosmological thinking and the need to ground archetypal psychology in a metaphysical, philosophical framework. It treats the necessity for symbol and myth, the nature of the spirit, and language as a metaphorical vehicle of thought, and finally, it adds a much-needed feminist perspective to the debate.

A Life Worthy of the Gods

A Life Worthy of the Gods

Author: David Konstan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2020

Epicurus, and his Roman disciple Lucretius, held that the primary cause of human unhappiness was an irrational fear of death. What is more, they believed that a clear understanding of the nature of the world would help to eliminate this fear; for if we recognize that the universe and everything in it is made up of atoms and empty space, we will see that the soul cannot possibly survive the extinction of the body-and no harm to us can occur after we die. This liberating insight is at the core of Epicurean therapy. In this book, Konstan seeks to show how such fears arose, according to the Epicureans, and why they persist even in modern societies. It offers a close examination of the basic principles of Epicurean psychology: showing how a system based on a materialistic world view could provide a coherent account of irrational anxieties and desires, and provide a therapy that would allow human beings to enjoy life to the fullest degree.

Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance

Author: Eddie Harmon-Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2020

What mental process occurs when a person does something she knows is unhealthy? When an honest person tells a white lie, what happens to his or her sense of integrity? If we must choose between two equally attractive options, why does our value judgement of the options change after the choice has been made? In 1954 Dr. Leon Festinger first posited a theory of cognitive dissonance to describe the psychological phenomenon that occurs in these situations. In the years since, cognitive dissonance has become a central pillar of psychological theory, as was documented in the first edition of this book. In this new and fully-updated edition, editor Eddie Harmon-Jones brings the study of cognitive dissonance into the twenty-first century. Contributors survey recent discoveries about the role dissonance plays in a variety of information processes, as well as connections between dissonance processes and other motivational processes. Other authors introduce mathematical and action-based models that summarize how dissonance works. Evidence describing the neural correlates of dissonance are also provided, helping demonstrate the biological foundations of the theory.

Psychology's Interpretive Turn

Psychology's Interpretive Turn

Author: Barbara S. Held Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2020

The author skillfully crafts the argument that any philosophy of psychology that in principle precludes the possibility of objective psychological knowledge and truth also undermines an agency founded on rational interpretive grounds. An especially timely critique, as concerns about psychology's fragmentation mount and attempts at unification proliferate.

The Psychology of Meaning

The Psychology of Meaning

Author: Keith D. Markman Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2020

From moral philosophy and existentialism to the clinical realm of psychotherapy, The Psychology of Meaning explores the multifaceted nature of this highly subjective construct. The volume's contributors examine meaning along five dimensions - the architecture of meaning, responding to uncertainty, meaning from retrospection, compensating for meaning violations, and restoring meaning: physiological and neurocognitive mechanisms. The editors of this groundbreaking work bring together top researchers and scholars to explore the crucial intersection of the psychological and philosophical dimensions of psychic life. Contributors to this sweeping survey examine not only the many phenomenological aspects of meaning, but also the clinical aspects of people's reactions to the loss of meaning, to uncertainty, and to meaning violations - when things that were once central to one's life no longer make much sense. The book concludes with a scholarly, clinical survey of how psychotherapy can help restore meaning in the face of persistent meaning violations. Written for scholars and students in introductory or advanced social psychology courses, The Psychology of Meaning will also appeal to clinicians specialising in existential-humanistic psychotherapy.

Psychology

Psychology

Author: Robert W. Rieber Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2020

This is the second edition of a 1980 publication, in which contributors explored theory and history by focusing on some of the central figures in the development of the discipline. Chapters focus on psychophysics (the oldest incarnation of experimental psychology) and on Gestalt, cognitive and evolutionary psychology. This text is considerably updated and expanded, covering such seminal influences as Fechner, G.E. Muller, Wundt, Galton, James, Darwin, Baldwin and Vygotsky; such topics as the Americanization of psychology and psychoanalysis, the relationship between politics and psychology in the United States and the contrasting development of the concept of the self in Western and Eastern psychology; and reprinting chapters originally contributed by B.F. Skinner and Jean Piaget. This book documents the development of a continually evolving field - one that had a profound influence on the thought and culture of the 20th century.