Psyche and the Social World

Developments in Group-Analytic Theory

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Author: Dennis Brown

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853029288

Category: Psychology

Page: 290

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'This book contains a stimulating diversity of chapters that explore the development of Foulkesian ideas - [it is] a fine exposition of group analysis.' - Group Analysis 'This is essential contemporary reading.' - British Journal of Psychiatry In this examination of the legacy of Foulkes, the theoretical foundations of group psychotherapy are applied to a range of groups, including family therapy, institutional dynamics and educational therapy. Contributors to this volume include distinguished group analysts, such as Pines and De Mar , and more junior analysts selected for their original thinking. The complexity of creating a coherent theory of group analysis is underlined by the multiple authorship of a single volume compiled and edited along group principles. Editors Brown and Zinkin also had access to the preliminary notes of a proposed book on group theory, cut short by Foulkes's death, which cover topics as wide-ranging as psychoneurosis, social inheritance and the Oedipus complex.

Between the Psyche and the Social

Psychoanalytic Social Theory

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Author: Kelly Oliver,Steve Edwin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742513092

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

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Between the Psyche and the Social is the first collection that specifically features the field of psychoanalytic social theory emerging in and between psychoanalysis, feminism, postcolonial studies, and queer theory, and across the disciplines of philosophy, literary, film, and cultural studies. This collection of essays takes the psychoanalytic study of social oppression in some new directions by engaging—indeed, stirring up—unconscious fantasies and ethical tensions at the heart of social subjectivity.

Resonance and Reciprocity

Selected Papers by Dennis Brown

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Author: Jason Maratos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134703783

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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This collection of papers, published between 1976 and 2003, traces the innovative connections which the eminent group analyst Dennis Brown made between medicine and psychoanalysis. They reveal his important insights into how the principles of group analysis can improve our understanding of philosophy and ethics, and trace the development of trans-cultural dimensions of group analysis. Beginning with Dennis’ early work in dermatology, the first section of Resonance and Reciprocity provides a fascinating overview of the insights gained into psychosomatic conditions through the application of psychoanalysis and group analysis. The second section builds on the tenet of group analysis that therapy should change the therapist as well as the client, addressing the changes that can take place in the therapeutic milieu, both in client and provider. The chapter on drowsiness, a modern classic, provides a significant contribution to our understanding of the emotional and physical changes that the therapist experiences during analysis, and its wider implications for our appreciation of how changes in mental and physical states are affected by a person’s emotional world. The final section reveals how Dennis Brown extended his interest and his activities beyond the individual, the small and the large group, and studied groups within and across cultures. This book provides not only a solid understanding of complex analytical notions but also opens the road for future development. It will appeal to students and professionals in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and group psychotherapy.

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Group Psychotherapy

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Author: Jeffrey L. Kleinberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119979978

Category: Psychology

Page: 728

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A user-friendly guide of best practice for leading groups in various settings and with different populations, which incorporates the latest developments in today's mental health marketplace. Features multiple theoretical perspectives and guidelines for running groups for diverse populations, in the US and worldwide Offers modern approaches and practical suggestions in a user-friendly and jargon-free style, with many clinical examples Includes a major component on resiliency and trauma relief work, and explores its impact on clinicians Accompanied by an online resource featuring discussions of psychotherapeutic techniques in practice

Learning Desire

Perspectives on Pedagogy, Culture, and the Unsaid

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Author: Sharon Todd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135247714

Category: Education

Page: 288

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Adventures of the Symbolic

Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy

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Author: Warren Breckman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512899

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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Marxism's collapse in the twentieth century profoundly altered the style and substance of Western European radical thought. To build a more robust form of democratic theory and action, prominent theorists moved to reject revolution, abandon class for more fragmented models of social action, and elevate the political over the social. Acknowledging the constructedness of society and politics, they chose the "symbolic" as a concept powerful enough to reinvent leftist thought outside a Marxist framework. Following Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Adventures of the Dialectic, which reassessed philosophical Marxism at mid century, Warren Breckman critically revisits these thrilling experiments in the aftermath of Marxism. The post-Marxist idea of the symbolic is dynamic and complex, uncannily echoing the early German Romantics, who first advanced a modern conception of symbolism and the symbolic. Hegel and Marx denounced the Romantics for their otherworldly and nebulous posture, yet post-Marxist thinkers appreciated the rich potential of the ambiguities and paradoxes the Romantics first recognized. Mapping different ideas of the symbolic among contemporary thinkers, Breckman traces a fascinating reflection of Romantic themes and resonances, and he explores in depth the effort to reconcile a radical and democratic political agenda with a politics that does not privilege materialist understandings of the social. Engaging with the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss, Cornelius Castoriadis, Claude Lefort, Marcel Gauchet, Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, and Slavoj i ek, Breckman uniquely situates these important theorists within two hundred years of European thought and extends their profound relevance to today's political activism.

Phenomenology and the Social World

The Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty and its Relation to the Social Sciences

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Author: Laurie Spurling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134480016

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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The term ‘phenomenology’ has become almost as over-used and emptied of meaning as that other word from Continental Philosophy, namely ‘existentialism’. Yet Husserl, who first put forward the phenomenological method, considered it a rigorous alternative to positivism, and in the hands of Merleau-Ponty, a disciple of Husserl in France, phenomenology became a way of gaining a disciplined and coherent perspective on the world in which we live. When this study originally published in 1977 there were only a few books in English on Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy. It introduced the reader and suggested how his thought might throw light on some of the assumptions and presuppositions of certain contemporary forms of Anglo-Saxon philosophy and social science. It also demonstrates how phenomenology seeks to unite philosophy and social science, rather than define them as mutually exclusive domains of knowledge.

Die Dynamik der Selbststeuerung

Beiträge zur angewandten Gruppendynamik

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Author: Karl Schattenhofer,Wolfgang Weigand

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322872955

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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Was bedeutet es, wenn MitarbeiterInnen in Organisationen, die TeilnehmerInnen an Fortbildungen oder die Mitglieder von Arbeitsteams in paradoxer Weise aufgefordert werden, sich selbst zu steuern? Steuern alle oder keiner? Müssen alle gleich sein oder sind Unterschiede zulässig? Das Thema der Selbststeuerung in sozialen Systemen wird in diesem Buch von zwei Seiten her beleuchtet, nämlich in Auseinandersetzung mit dem systemtheoretischen Konzept der Selbststeuerung und der angewandten Gruppendynamik, in der die Gruppe als reflexives und selbststeuerndes Sozialsystem eingesetzt wird. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes gehen folgenden Fragen nach: Wie passen systemische Theorie und gruppendynamische Praxis zusammen? Wo gibt es Widersprüche? Wie kann man Selbststeuerung als Individuum, Gruppe oder Organisation lernen? Gemeinsamer Bezugspunkt der Beiträge ist das Verstehen und die Begleitung von Veränderungsprozessen von einzelnen Menschen und sozialen Systemen mit gruppendynamischen Interventionen und Methoden. Darüber hinaus werden die Auswirkungen des Konzepts der Selbststeuerung auf die Rolle der Trainer- und BeraterInnen beschrieben und Umsetzungsbeispiele aus der Erwachsenenbildung, der Ausbildung von Führungskräften und der Organisationsberatung dargestellt.

Sacred Science?

On science and its interrelations with religious worldviews

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Author: Simen Andersen Øyen,Tone Lund-Olsen,Nora Sørensen Vaage

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9086867529

Category: Science

Page: 148

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Science and religion are often viewed as dichotomies. But although our contemporary society is often perceived as a rationalization process, we still need broad, metaphysical beliefs outside of what can be proven empirically. Rituals and symbols remain at the core of modern life. Do our concepts of science and religion require revitalization? Can science itself be considered a religion, a belief, or an ideology? Science's authority and prestige allows for little in the way of alternate approaches not founded in empirical science. It is not unusual to believe that technology and science will solve the world's fundamental problems. Has truth been colonized by science? Have scientific disciplines become so specialized and "operationally closed" that they have constructed barriers to other disciplines as well as the general public? The writers of this book set out to investigate whether the symbols of academia may in some cases take on a quality of sacrality, whether the rule of experts can be said to have the character of a "priesthood of knowledge", whether religion has a place in scientific contexts, and a selection of other questions concerning science and its relations to religious belief.

The Sociocultural Turn in Psychology

The Contextual Emergence of Mind and Self

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Author: Suzanne Kirschner,Jack Martin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231519907

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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The sociocultural turn in psychology treats psychological subjects, such as the mind and the self, as processes that are constituted, or "made up," within specific social and cultural practices. In other words, though one's distinct psychology is anchored by an embodied, biological existence, sociocultural interactions are integral to the evolution of the person. Only in the past two decades has the sociocultural turn truly established itself within disciplinary and professional psychology. Providing advanced students and practitioners with a definitive understanding of these theories, Suzanne R. Kirschner and Jack Martin, former presidents of the American Psychological Association's Division of the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, assemble a collection of essays that describes the discursive, hermeneutic, dialogical, and activity approaches of sociocultural psychology. Each contribution recognizes psychology as a human science and supports the individual's potential for agency and freedom. At the same time, they differ in their understanding of a person's psychological functioning and the best way to study it. Ultimately the sociocultural turn offers an alternative to overly biological or interiorized theories of the self, emphasizing instead the formation and transformation of our minds in relation to others and the world.

Passions, Persons, Psychotherapy, Politics

The selected works of Andrew Samuels

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Author: Andrew Samuels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317643852

Category: Psychology

Page: 230

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Andrew Samuels is one of the best known figures internationally in the fields of psychotherapy, Jungian analysis, relational psychoanalysis and counselling, and in academic studies in those areas. His work is a blend of the provocative and original together with the reliable and scholarly. His many books and papers figure prominently on reading lists in clinical and academic teaching contexts. This self-selected collection, Passions, Persons, Psychotherapy, Politics, brings together some of Samuels' major writings at the interface of politics and therapy thinking. In this volume, he includes chapters on the market economy; prospects for eco-psychology and environmentalism; the role of the political Trickster, particularly the female Trickster; the father; relations between women and men; and his celebrated and radical critique of the Jungian idea of ‘the feminine principle’. Clinical material consists of his work with parents and on the therapy relationship. The book concludes with his seminal and transparent work on Jung and anti-semitism and an intriguing account of the current trajectory of the Jungian field. Samuels has written a highly personal and confessional introduction to the book. Each chapter also has its own topical introduction, written in a clear and informal style. There is also much that will challenge the long-held beliefs of many working in politics and in the social sciences. This unique collection of papers will be of interest to psychotherapists, Jungian analysts, psychoanalysts and counsellors – as well as those undertaking academic work in those areas.

Ethics, Psyche and Social Responsibility

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Author: Ana Maria Davila Gomez,David Crowther

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754670896

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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This important volume considers the psychological aspects of organizational life, particularly in the context of firms' ethical behaviour and its implications for corporate social responsibility. The authors consider the effects of corporate activity and change on individuals, not just in their working lives, but also in their family and social lives.

Self Experiences in Group, Revisited

Affective Attachments, Intersubjective Regulations, and Human Understanding

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Author: Irene Harwood,Walter Stone,Malcolm Pines

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136314555

Category: Psychology

Page: 262

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Since the publication of Self Experiences in Group in 1998—the first book to apply self psychology and intersubjectivity to group work—there have been tremendous advancements in the areas of affect, attachment, infant research, intersubjective regulation, motivational theory, neurobiology, philosophy, somatic understanding, and trauma. Carefully edited by Irene Harwood, Walter Stone, and Malcolm Pines, Self Experiences in Group, Revisited is a completely revised and updated application of self-psychological and intersubjective perspectives to couples, family, and group work, incorporating many of these recent findings and theories of the past decade. Divided into five sections, the contributors take an updated approach to the prenate and neonate in group; couples and the family in group; group theory, technique, and application; working with trauma; and group processes and artistic applications. Throughout, the reader is engaged in affectively understanding what is experienced by individuals in the regulation and dysregulation of self as part of the interpersonal relating, learning, and change that can occur in groups. Contributors: Mary Dluhy, Barbara Feld, Darryl Feldman, Vivian Gold, Irene Harwood, Gloria Batkin Kahn, Joseph Lichtenberg, Louisa Livingston, Marty Livingston, Jane van Loon, Judy McLaughlin-Ryan, Malcolm Pines, John Schlapobersky, Robert Schulte, Rosemary Segalla, Emanuel Shapiro, Walter Stone, Paula Thomson

The Psychology of War and Peace

The Image of the Enemy

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Author: Fred van Houten

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489907475

Category: Psychology

Page: 282

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Can a Baby Be an Enemy? Our world is in a deep, prolonged crisis. The threat of global nuclear war, the chronic condition of local wars, the imperilled environment, and mass star vation are among the major forms this crisis takes. The dangers of massive overkill, overexploitation of the environment, and overpopulation are well known, but surprisingly little has been said about their potential interac tions, their bearing upon each other. If there were to be a nuclear confronta tion between today's superpowers, it might not take place in today's world, but in a far less friendly habitat, such as the world may be some decades hence. And it need hardly be added that the era of this particular super power configuration may be waning rapidly, its place to be taken by other international arrangements not necessarily less threatening. To understand and cope with our situation we need correspondingly serious reflection. This volume forms a welcome part of that process. Un avoidably, a large part of our thinking about the issues of human survival must be oriented to physical and biological aspects of the total danger. But it has not escaped the authors of this book that, coupled with these aspects, there are profound psychological dangers, such as loss of the sense of futu rity, moral deterioration, and a fatalistic decline in the will to struggle to protect our home, the Earth.

Bion's Legacy

Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources of the Life, Work and Ideas of Wilfred Ruprecht Bion

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Author: Harry Karnac

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1780494076

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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This book forms a comprehensive bibliography of the works of W. R. Bion, and the other works that made some bearing of his life and thought. With considerable renewed interest in Bion's contribution to various disciplines beyond the psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic, this work will be of use to practitioners, researchers and students.

Internationalizing the History of Psychology

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Author: Adrian C. Brock

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814707386

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

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While the United States was dominant in the development of psychology for much of the twentieth century, other countries have experienced significant growth in this area since the end of World War II. The percentage of those in the discipline who live and work in the United States has been growing smaller, and it is now impossible to completely understand the field if developments in psychology outside of the United States are ignored. Internationalizing the History of Psychology brings together luminaries in the field from around the world to address the internationalizing of psychology, each raising core issuesconcerning what an international perspective can contributeto the history of psychology and to our understanding of psychology as a whole. For too long, much of what we havetaken to be the history of psychology has actually been thehistory of American psychology. This volume, ideal for student use and for those in the field, illuminates how what we have been missing may change our views of the nature of psychology and its history. Contributors: Ruben Ardila, Geoffrey Blowers, Adrian C. Brock, Kurt Danziger, Aydan Gulerce, John D. Hogan, Naomi Lee, Johann Louw, Fathali M. Moghaddam, Anand C. Paranjpe, Irmingard Staeuble, Cecilia Taiana, and Thomas P. Vaccaro.

The Psyche in the Modern World

Psychotherapy and Society

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Author: Tom Warnecke

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1781814805

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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The Psyche in the Modern World sets out to open consulting room doors and bring the concept of the Psyche, and its main advocate, the psychotherapy discipline, into public space and into the realm of interdisciplinary discourse. A culture of carefully guarded clinical confidentialities inadvertently turned the consulting room into a proverbial ivory tower which has done much to obscure the psychotherapeutic body of knowledge and contributed to the myths and misinformation that surround and veil psychotherapy in the public space. This book redresses the balance and confronts some challenging, and sometimes uncomfortable, questions about the dichotomies that both characterize our relationships with the Psyche and contextualize the provision of psychotherapy services today. The contributors present contemporary discussion on a broad range of current subjects, encompassing socio-political as well as philosophical, theoretical and clinical dimensions, in an accessible manner.

Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psyche

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Author: A. Kipnis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137268964

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Rapid industrialization, urbanization, and marketization have led to startling social changes in reform-era China. Mindful of the many forms of social theory that relate modernity to individualism, this volume addresses social and cultural change through the lens of psychological anthropology.

From Agamben to Zizek

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Author: Jon Simons

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748686746

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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In these 15 taster essays you will discover the key concepts and critical approaches of the theorists who have had the most significant impact on the humanities since 1990.

Chaos and Order in the World of the Psyche

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Author: Joanne Wieland-Burston

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415072137

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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An exploration of the chaos that may erupt in people's lives through death, divorce and conflict with family or friends. The author examines modern attitudes to chaos, and describes how she helps people to learn to accept it in their lives.