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: 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.

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 Psychology of Awakening

  • Filename: toward-a-psychology-of-awakening.
  • ISBN: 9780834825543
  • Release Date: 2002-02-12
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: John Welwood
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications



How can we connect the spiritual realizations of Buddhism with the psychological insights of the West? In Toward a Psychology of Awakening John Welwood addresses this question with comprehensiveness and depth. Along the way he shows how meditative awareness can help us develop more dynamic and vital relationships and how psychotherapy can help us embody spiritual realization more fully in everyday life. Welwood's psychology of awakening brings together the three major dimensions of human experience: personal, interpersonal, and suprapersonal, in one overall framework of understanding and practice.

Gratitude and the Good Life

  • Filename: gratitude-and-the-good-life.
  • ISBN: 9789400772533
  • Release Date: 2013-09-30
  • Number of pages: 259
  • Author: Philip C. Watkins
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This book provides clear and sometimes surprising answers to why gratitude is important to living well. The science of gratitude has shown much growth in the last ten years, and there is now sufficient evidence to suggest that gratitude is one of the most important components of the good life. Both correlational and experimental studies have provided support for the theory that gratitude enhances well-being. After providing a lucid understanding of gratitude, this volume explores the many aspects of well-being that are associated with gratitude. Moreover, experimental work has now provided promising evidence to suggest that gratitude actually causes enhancements in happiness. If gratitude promotes human flourishing, how does it do so? This issue is addressed in the second section of the book by exploring the mechanisms that might explain the gratitude/well-being relationship. This book provides an up to date account of gratitude research and suggested interesting paths for future research, all while providing a theory of gratitude that helps make this information more understandable. This book is very valuable to gratitude investigators, as well as all who are interested in pursuing this line of research, students and scholars of emotion and well-being and instructors of positive psychology courses and seminars.

Toward a New Psychology of Women

  • Filename: toward-a-new-psychology-of-women.
  • ISBN: 9780807029114
  • Release Date: 2012-02-21
  • Number of pages: 192
  • 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.

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.

Life Goals and Well being

  • Filename: life-goals-and-well-being.
  • ISBN: 0889372446
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 230
  • Author: Peter Schmuck
  • Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Pub



Everybody wants to be happy and so sets him-or herself particular life goals. But which life goals really make us happy? This question has been debated for centuries, but it is only in recent years that psychological research has started to approach it in a systematic fashion. The popularity of the current movement towards a "positive psychology" is a clear sign that interest in this and related areas is growing rapidly. In this book, for the first time, results are presented from researchers around the world on which goals actually help to lead to happiness, and thus to physical and mental wellbeing. The findings are surprising, not least because they are (at least in part) in contradiction to the goals typical of a western lifestyle.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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