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.

The Psychology of Science

  • Filename: the-psychology-of-science.
  • ISBN: 9780976040231
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Abraham H. Maslow
  • Publisher: Maurice Bassett



A fascinating glimpse of what science and medicine might be like if we could work to "re-humanize" them. Maslow contrasts humanistic science with value-free, orthodox science, and offers a new knowledge paradigm to replace classical "scientific objectivity." This eBook edition contains the complete 168 page text of the original 1966 hardcover edition. Contents: Preface by Abraham H. Maslow Acknowledgments 1. Mechanistic and Humanistic Science 2. Acquiring Knowledge of a Person as a Task for the Scientist 3. The Cognitive Needs Under Conditions of Fear and of Courage 4. Safety Science and Growth Science: Science as a Defense 5. Prediction and Control of Persons? 6. Experiential Knowledge and Spectator Knowledge 7. Abstracting and Theorizing 8. Comprehensive Science and Simpleward Science 9. Suchness Meaning and Abstractness Meaning 10. Taoistic Science and Controlling Science 11. Interpersonal (I - Thou) Knowledge as a Paradigm for Science 12. Value-Free Science 13. Stages, Levels, and Degrees of Knowledge 14. The Desacralization and the Resacralization of Science Endnotes Bibliography Index

Toward a New Psychology of Women

  • Filename: toward-a-new-psychology-of-women.
  • ISBN: 9780807029114
  • Release Date: 2012-02-21
  • Number of pages:
  • 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.

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.

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.

Authentic Happiness

  • Filename: authentic-happiness.
  • ISBN: 0743222970
  • Release Date: 2002-08-27
  • Number of pages: 321
  • Author: Martin E. P. Seligman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Argues that happiness can be a learned and cultivated behavior, explaining how every person possesses at least five of twenty-four profiled strengths that can be built on in order to improve life.

People of the Lie

  • Filename: people-of-the-lie.
  • ISBN: 9780684848594
  • Release Date: 1983
  • Number of pages: 269
  • Author: M. Scott Peck
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



With his classic trilogy, The Road Less Traveled, Further Along the Road Less Traveled, and The Road Less Traveled and Beyond, Dr. M. Scott Peck has introduced more than seven million readers to an integration of the deepest insights of psychiatry with those of religion. In this absorbing and equally inspiring companion volume, Dr. Peck brilliantly probes into the essence of human evil. People who are evil attack others instead of facing their own failures. Peck demonstrates the havoc these people of the lie work in the lives of those around them. He presents, from vivid incidents encountered in his psychiatric practice, examples of evil in everyday life. This book is by turns disturbing, fascinating, and altogether impossible to put down as it offers a strikingly original approach to the age-old problem of human evil.

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.

Shattered Assumptions

  • Filename: shattered-assumptions.
  • ISBN: 9781451603729
  • Release Date: 2010-06-15
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Ronnie Janoff-Bulman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



This book investigates the psychology of victimization. It shows how fundamental assumptions about the world's meaningfulness and benevolence are shattered by traumatic events, and how victims become subject to self-blame in an attempt to accommodate brutality. The book is aimed at all those who for personal or professional reasons seek to understand what psychological trauma is and how to recover from it.

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.

Flow and the Foundations of Positive Psychology

  • Filename: flow-and-the-foundations-of-positive-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9789401790888
  • Release Date: 2014-08-08
  • Number of pages: 298
  • Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Publisher: Springer



The second volume in the collected works of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi covers about thirty years of Csikszentmihalyi‘s work on three main and interconnected areas of study: attention, flow and positive psychology. Describing attention as psychic energy and in the footsteps of William James, Csikszentmihalyi explores the allocation of attention, the when and where and the amount of attention humans pay to tasks and the role of attention in creating ‘experiences’, or ordered patterns of information. Taking into account information processing theories and attempts at quantifying people’s investment, the chapters deal with such topics as time budgets and the development and use of the Experience Sampling Method of collecting data on attention in everyday life. Following the chapters on attention and reflecting Csikszentmihalyi’s branching out into sociology and anthropology, there are chapters on the topic of adult play and leisure and connected to that, on flow, a concept formulated and developed by Csikszentmihalyi. Flow has become a popular concept in business and management around the world and research on the concept continues to flourish. Finally, this volume contains articles that stem from Csikszentmihalyi’s connection with Martin Seligman; they deal with concepts and theories, as well as with the development and short history, of the field and the “movement” of positive psychology.

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