Toward a Psychology of Being

  • Filename: toward-a-psychology-of-being.
  • ISBN: 9781627932745
  • Release Date: 2013-07-18
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Abraham H. Maslow
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In this compelling book, Professor Maslow uses studies of psychologically healthy people and of the healthiest experiences and moments in the lives of average people to demonstrate that human beings can be loving, noble and creative, that they are capable of pursuing the highest values and aspirations. A classic text in the field of humanistic psychology.

Toward a Psychology of Being

  • Filename: toward-a-psychology-of-being.
  • ISBN: 1631821091
  • Release Date: 2014-03
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Abraham H. Maslow
  • Publisher:



Maslow's theories of self-actualization and the hierarchy of human needs are the cornerstone of modern humanistic psychology, and no book so well epitomizes those ideas as this classic. Its influence continues to spread, decades after its author's death, beyond psychology and throughout the humanities, social theory, and business management theory. Its enduring popularity stems from the important questions it raises and the answers it provides concerning what is fundamental to human nature and psychological well-being, and what is needed to promote, maintain, and restore mental and emotional well-being.

Toward a psychology of being

  • Filename: toward-a-psychology-of-being.
  • ISBN: 0471293091
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 270
  • Author: Abraham Harold Maslow
  • Publisher: Wiley



"If we wish to help humans to become more fully human, we must realize not only that they try to realize themselves, but that they are also reluctant or afraid or unable to do so. Only by fully appreciating this dialectic between sickness and health can we help to tip the balance in favor of health." -Abraham Maslow Abraham Maslow's theories of self-actualization and the hierarchy of human needs are the cornerstone of modern humanistic psychology, and no book so well epitomizes those ideas as his classic Toward a Psychology of Being. A profound book, an exciting book, its influence continues to spread, more than a quarter century after its author's death, beyond psychology and throughout the humanities, social theory, and business management theory. Of course, the book's enduring popularity stems from the important questions it raises and the answers it provides concerning what is fundamental to human nature and psychological well-being, and what is needed to promote, maintain, and restore mental and emotional well-being. But its success also has to do with Maslow's unique ability to convey difficult philosophical concepts with passion, precision, and astonishing clarity, and, through the power of his words, to ignite in readers a sense of creative joy and wholeness toward which we, as beings capable of self-actualization, strive. This Third Edition makes Abraham Maslow's ideas accessible to a new generation of psychology students, as well as businesspeople, managers, and trainers interested in applying the study of human behavior to management techniques. An energetic and articulate scholar, Professor Maslow was the author of more than twenty books, including Eupsychian Management; Psychology of Science; Religions, Values, and Peak Experiences; Motivation and Personality; and Principles of Abnormal Psychology (with B. Mittelmann). He also edited New Knowledge in Human Values and wrote nearly one hundred articles. His teachings continue to be a staple for psychologists and psychology students. "Capacities clamor to be used, and cease their clamor only when they are well used. . . . Not only is it fun to use our capacities, but it is necessary for growth. The unused skill or capacity or organ can become a disease center or else atrophy or disappear, thus diminishing the person." -Abraham Maslow Toward a Psychology of Being, Third Edition Abraham Maslow doesn't pretend to have easy answers, absolutes, or solutions that bring the relief of finality-but he does have a deep belief in people. In this Third Edition of Toward a Psychology of Being (the original edition sold well over 100,000 copies), there is a constant optimistic thrust toward a future based on the intrinsic values of humanity. Professor Maslow states that, "This inner nature, as much as we know of it so far, seems not to be intrinsically evil, but rather either neutral or positively 'good.' What we call evil behavior appears most often to be a secondary reaction to frustration of this intrinsic nature." He demonstrates that human beings can be loving, noble, and creative, and are capable of pursuing the highest values and aspirations. This Third Edition will bring Professor Maslow's ideas to a whole new generation of business and psychology readers, as well as anyone interested in the study of human behavior.

Irreducible Mind

  • Filename: irreducible-mind.
  • ISBN: 1442202068
  • Release Date: 2009-10-31
  • Number of pages: 800
  • Author: Edward F. Kelly
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield



Current mainstream opinion in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy of mind holds that all aspects of human mind and consciousness are generated by physical processes occurring in brains. The present volume demonstrates empirically that this reductive materialism is not only incomplete but false. The authors systematically marshal evidence for a variety of psychological phenomena that are extremely difficult, and in some cases clearly impossible, to account for in conventional physicalist terms.

Toward a New Psychology of Women

  • Filename: toward-a-new-psychology-of-women.
  • ISBN: 9780807029114
  • Release Date: 2012-02-21
  • Number of pages: 109
  • Author: Jean Baker Miller
  • Publisher: Beacon Press



In the twenty years since its publication, this best-selling classic (which has sold more than 200,000 copies) has become famous for its groundbreaking demonstration of how sexual stereotypes restrict men's and women's psychological development. Toward a New Psychology of Women revolutionized concepts of strength and weakness, dependency and autonomy, emotion, success, and power.

Toward a Psychology of Awakening

  • Filename: toward-a-psychology-of-awakening.
  • ISBN: 1570625409
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 330
  • Author: John Welwood
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications



Can the meditative traditions of Buddhism be integrated with the practice of Western psychology? John Welwood's latest book addresses this question with new comprehensiveness and depth. His psychological approach brings together three major dimensions of human existence: personal, interpersonal, and suprapersonal, in one overall framework of understanding and practice. TOWARDS A PSYCHOLOGY OF AWAKENING addresses basic questions about the relationship between psychology and contemplative spirituality, the practical implications of this convergence for psychological health and healing, and the implications for relationship and community.

What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming

  • Filename: what-we-think-about-when-we-try-not-to-think-about-global-warming.
  • ISBN: 9781603585842
  • Release Date: 2015-04-03
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Per Espen Stoknes
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing



Why does knowing more mean believing—and doing—less? A prescription for change The more facts that pile up about global warming, the greater the resistance to them grows, making it harder to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead. It is a catch-22 that starts, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes, from an inadequate understanding of the way most humans think, act, and live in the world around them. With dozens of examples—from the private sector to government agencies—Stoknes shows how to retell the story of climate change and, at the same time, create positive, meaningful actions that can be supported even by deniers. In What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming, Stoknes not only masterfully identifies the five main psychological barriers to climate action, but addresses them with five strategies for how to talk about global warming in a way that creates action and solutions, not further inaction and despair. These strategies work with, rather than against, human nature. They are social, positive, and simple—making climate-friendly behaviors easy and convenient. They are also story-based, to help add meaning and create community, and include the use of signals, or indicators, to gauge feedback and be constantly responsive. Whether you are working on the front lines of the climate issue, immersed in the science, trying to make policy or educate the public, or just an average person trying to make sense of the cognitive dissonance or grapple with frustration over this looming issue, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming moves beyond the psychological barriers that block progress and opens new doorways to social and personal transformation.

A Psychotherapy for the People

  • Filename: a-psychotherapy-for-the-people.
  • ISBN: 9781136225246
  • Release Date: 2013-02-15
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Lewis Aron
  • Publisher: Routledge



How did psychoanalysis come to define itself as being different from psychotherapy? How have racism, homophobia, misogyny and anti-Semitism converged in the creation of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis? Is psychoanalysis psychotherapy? Is psychoanalysis a "Jewish science"? Inspired by the progressive and humanistic origins of psychoanalysis, Lewis Aron and Karen Starr pursue Freud's call for psychoanalysis to be a "psychotherapy for the people." They present a cultural history focusing on how psychoanalysis has always defined itself in relation to an "other." At first, that other was hypnosis and suggestion; later it was psychotherapy. The authors trace a series of binary oppositions, each defined hierarchically, which have plagued the history of psychoanalysis. Tracing reverberations of racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and homophobia, they show that psychoanalysis, associated with phallic masculinity, penetration, heterosexuality, autonomy, and culture, was defined in opposition to suggestion and psychotherapy, which were seen as promoting dependence, feminine passivity, and relationality. Aron and Starr deconstruct these dichotomies, leading the way for a return to Freud's progressive vision, in which psychoanalysis, defined broadly and flexibly, is revitalized for a new era. A Psychotherapy for the People will be of interest to psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists--and their patients--and to those studying feminism, cultural studies and Judaism.

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes

  • Filename: measures-of-personality-and-social-psychological-attitudes.
  • ISBN: 0125902441
  • Release Date: 1991-01
  • Number of pages: 753
  • Author: Frank M. Andrews
  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing



This volume is sponsored by Division 9 of the American Psychological Association: The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.****This is an essential reference book for any social scientist or student who uses measuresof attitude or personality in his or her research. The earlier version, published twenty years ago, was to be found on the shelf of virtually everyone who worked in the field. Key Features * Serves as an update and extension of a highly useful book published twenty years ago * Employs a systematic standardized evaluation of 150 scales * Chapters on specific types of scales are written by experts in those subfields

Global Population Health and Well Being in the 21st Century Toward New Paradigms Policy and Practice

  • Filename: global-population-health-and-well-being-in-the-21st-century-toward-new-paradigms-policy-and-practice.
  • ISBN: 0826127673
  • Release Date: 2015-08-28
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: George R. Lueddeke
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



Drawing on current research, the expertise of health professionals in 50 countries, and emerging trends in both public and clinical health, this graduate-level textbook delivers an evidence-based examination of global health challenges in population health and wellbeing. It emphasizes innovative and transformative approaches to public health practice, curricula, and leadership and is framed by the “fifth wave” of public health, a biopsychosocial model of health and social care. The text builds on the findings of the seminal Lancet commission report, “Health professions for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world,” and is grounded in the recognition of the complex interdependence of natural, socio-economic, and political systems at local, national, regional, and global levels.

Zen and the Brain

  • Filename: zen-and-the-brain.
  • ISBN: 0262260352
  • Release Date: 1999-06-04
  • Number of pages: 872
  • Author: James H. Austin
  • Publisher: MIT Press



Aldous Huxley called humankind's basic trend toward spiritual growth the "perennial philosophy." In the view of James Austin, the trend implies a "perennial psychophysiology" -- because awakening, or enlightenment, occurs only when the human brain undergoes substantial changes. What are the peak experiences of enlightenment? How could these states profoundly enhance, and yet simplify, the workings of the brain? Zen and the Brain presents the latest evidence. In this book Zen Buddhism becomes the opening wedge for an extraordinarily wide-ranging exploration of consciousness. In order to understand which brain mechanisms produce Zen states, one needs some understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and chemistry of the brain. Austin, both a neurologist and a Zen practitioner, interweaves the most recent brain research with the personal narrative of his Zen experiences. The science is both inclusive and rigorous; the Zen sections are clear and evocative. Along the way, Austin examines such topics as similar states in other disciplines and religions, sleep and dreams, mental illness, consciousness-altering drugs, and the social consequences of the advanced stage of ongoing enlightenment.

Listening Thinking Being

  • Filename: listening-thinking-being.
  • ISBN: 0271063327
  • Release Date: 2014-06-30
  • Number of pages: 274
  • Author: Lisbeth Lipari
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press



"Explores listening as a fundamental human endowment connected with language and thought, and its potential for social, personal, and political action. Incorporates historical, literary, intercultural, scientific, musical, and philosophical perspectives"--Provided by publisher.

The Awakening of Intelligence toward a new Psychology of Being

  • Filename: the-awakening-of-intelligence-toward-a-new-psychology-of-being.
  • ISBN: 9781450232142
  • Release Date: 2010-09-23
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Diego Pignatelli Spinazzola Foreword by Stanley Krippner
  • Publisher: iUniverse



Using a creative and poetic modality, Diego Pignatelli explores myth, religion, science and spirituality—the “liminal” territories of modern psychology. He introduces us toTranspersonal Psychology, Grof’s holotropic paradigm and perinatal dynamics, mythology, oriental and Indian psychology, as well as Jungian, and depth psychology. Pignatelli also discusses the fields of parapsychology, shamanism, thanatology, Near Death Experiences (NDE), Out of Body Experiences (OBEs - astral travels occur during non-ordinary states of consciousness and travels to parallel universes through the Star Gates or “portals” of other mythological dimensions). He also teaches us about Kundalini awakening, mandala cosmology, altered/nonordinary states of consciousness (NOSC), psychedelic therapy and the implications of the new emerging paradigm whose holonomic theory and multidimensional psyche are currently explored by modern consciousness research.

Beyond Physicalism

  • Filename: beyond-physicalism.
  • ISBN: 9781442232402
  • Release Date: 2015-02-19
  • Number of pages: 634
  • Author: Edward F. Kelly
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield



The rise of modern science has brought with it increasing acceptance among intellectual elites of a worldview that conflicts sharply both with everyday human experience and with beliefs widely shared among the world’s great cultural traditions. Most contemporary scientists and philosophers believe that reality is at bottom purely physical, and that human beings are nothing more than extremely complicated biological machines. On such views our everyday experiences of conscious decision-making, free will, and the self are illusory by-products of the grinding of our neural machinery. It follows that mind and personality are necessarily extinguished at death, and that there exists no deeper transpersonal or spiritual reality of any sort. Beyond Physicalism is the product of an unusual fellowship of scientists and humanities scholars who dispute these views. In their previous publication, Irreducible Mind, they argued that physicalism cannot accommodate various well-evidenced empirical phenomena including paranormal or psi phenomena, postmortem survival, and mystical experiences. In this new theory-oriented companion volume they go further by attempting to understand how the world must be constituted in order that these “rogue” phenomena can occur. Drawing upon empirical science, metaphysical philosophy, and the mystical traditions, the authors work toward an improved “big picture” of the general character of reality, one which strongly overlaps territory traditionally occupied by the world’s institutional religions, and which attempts to reconcile science and spirituality by finding a middle path between the polarized fundamentalisms, religious and scientific, that have dominated recent public discourse. Contributions by: Harald Atmanspacher, Loriliai Biernacki, Bernard Carr, Wolfgang Fach, Michael Grosso, Michael Murphy, David E. Presti, Gregory Shaw, Henry P. Stapp, Eric M. Weiss, and Ian Whicher

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