Sanity, Madness and the Family


Author: R.D Laing,Aaron Esterson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315473887

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

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In the late 1950s the psychiatrist R.D.Laing and psychoanalyst Aaron Esterson spent five years interviewing eleven families of female patients diagnosed as 'schizophrenic'. Sanity, Madness and the Family is the result of their work. Eleven vivid case studies, often dramatic and disturbing, reveal patterns of affection and fear, manipulation and indifference within the family. But it was the conclusions they drew from their research that caused such controversy: they suggest that some forms of mental disorder are only comprehensible within their social and family contexts; their symptoms the manifestations of people struggling to live in untenable situations. Sanity, Madness and the Family was met with widespread hostility by the psychiatric profession on its first publication, where the prevailing view was to treat psychosis as a medical problem to be solved. Yet it has done a great deal to draw attention to the complex and contested nature of psychosis. Above all, Laing and Esterson thought that if you understood the patient's world their apparent madness would become socially intelligible. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Foreword by Hilary Mantel.

Unvorstellbare Stürme

eine Suche nach Sinn in der Psychose


Author: Murray Jackson,Paul Williams (D.P.M.),Claudia Frank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783772824296

Category: Psychoanalysis

Page: 259

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Invitation to Existential Psychology

A Psychology for the Unique Human Being and its Applications in Therapy


Author: Bo Jacobsen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470724385

Category: Psychology

Page: 194

View: 8823

Existential psychology examines how people deal with the biggest issues - such as finding meaning in life and facing death. It deals with many of the same problems as psychoanalysis and analytical psychology, but emphasises the view that one can understand the life of another by listening to their way of seeing existence and opening up their ‘phenomenal world’. As a therapeutic approach it is recognised by the British Psychological Society and taught on a number of courses. This introductory text discusses all the main contemporary theories of existential psychology, and illustrates them with case examples. Practical implications for clinical work are considered, and comparisons with other approaches such as humanistic psychotherapy are made throughout.

Psychologists on Psychology (Classic Edition)


Author: David Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317612671

Category: Psychology

Page: 292

View: 9110

This is a Classic Edition of David Cohen’s unique collection of interviews with eminent psychologists, first published in 1977. The book presents conversations with thirteen of the world’s great psychologists, who dominated the subject from 1950 to 1980, and who shaped psychology as we know it today. Those interviewed include Burrhus Skinner, Donald Broadbent, Hans Eysenck and also R.D Laing, Noam Chomsky, and Niko Tinbergen. This classic edition contains a newly written introduction which contextualises the interviews as a critique and diagnosis of the problems of contemporary psychology in the mid 1970’s. Together, the interviews cover a broad range of approaches, and the lively debates about theory, practice and what it means to be human which were occurring at that time. The book shows the different approaches each psychologist has to the subject and why, in terms of background, education, experimental research and personal preference, they came to the positions they hold. The classic edition of Psychologists on Psychology provides an astute, critical snapshot of psychology at that time. It will be of great interest to anyone with an interest in psychology, the history of psychology, and the history of ideas.

Reconceiving Schizophrenia


Author: Man Cheung Chung

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019852613X

Category: Medical

Page: 341

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Schizophrenia arguably is the most troubling, puzzling, and complex mental illness. No single discipline is equipped to understand it. Though schizophrenia has been investigated predominately from psychological, psychiatric and neurobiological perspectives, few attempts have been made to apply the tool kit of philosophy to schizophrenia, the mix of global analysis, conceptual insight, and argumentative clarity that is indicative of a philosophical perspective. This book is a major effort at redressing that imbalance. Recent developments in the area of philosophy known as the philosophy of psychiatry have made it clear that it is time for philosophy to contribute to our understanding of schizophrenia. The range of contributions is many and varied. Some contributors are professional philosophers; some not. Some contributions focus on matters of method and history. Others argue for dramatic reforms in our understanding of schizophrenia or its symptoms. The authors in this book are committed to the idea that philosophy can indeed help to understand schizophrenia in a way which is different from but complements traditional medical-clinical approaches. The book should appeal to every reader who wants to better understand a major mental illness, including its distinctive character, conscious content, and sources of puzzlement. Readers will find the essays gathered here afford stimulating insights into the human mind and its conditions of vulnerability.

Die Illusion des Ich

on the taboo against knowing who you are


Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442217175


Page: 223

View: 1875

Das Narrenschiff


Author: Sebastian Brant

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842421478

Category: Poetry

Page: 540

View: 5801

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Kein Leben ohne Minibar



Author: Will Wiles

Publisher: carl´s books

ISBN: 3641146798

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Wiles zeigt, welche Abgründe sich hinter den glatten Fassaden unserer modernen Welt auftun Neil Double hat einen ungewöhnlichen Beruf: Stellvertretend für zahlungswillige Kunden besucht er Konferenzen und Messen. Dieses anonyme Leben zwischen Flughafenlounge und Hotelzimmer ist wie geschaffen für diesen eigensinnigen Einzelgänger, besonders die globale Hotelkette Way Inn hat es ihm angetan. Neils Welt gerät jedoch aus den Fugen, als er spätnachts an der Hotelbar auf die geheimnisvolle Frau trifft, der er schon einmal unter höchst bizarren Umständen begegnet ist. Bei ein paar Whiskys erzählt sie ihm von geheimnisvollen Vorgängen im Way Inn. Als die schöne Unbekannte plötzlich verschwindet, landet Neil auf der Suche nach ihr in einem aberwitzigen Alptraum, der ihn immer tiefer in die endlos labyrinthischen Flure des auf einmal gar nicht mehr so vertrauten Hotels führt. Der neue Roman von Bestsellerautor Will Wiles ist eine packende Geschichte zwischen Horror, Spannung und britischem Humor.

The Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis


Author: Ross M. Skelton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology

Page: 518

View: 1818

The Encyclopaedia portrays psychoanalysis as a single discipline greater than any individual author including its founder, Freud. Entries are alphabetically arranged, fully cross-referenced, many with suggestions for further reading. Most importantly the book features both contributors and entries reflecting the various disciplines that have contributed to the development of psychoanalysis and a critical understanding of it. It includes topics on psychoanalysis from psychoanalysts themselves, as well as topics that are best handled by psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, philosophers, medical researchers, historians, literary critics, anthropologists, and linguists.