The Role of the Indigenous African Psyche in the Evolution of Human Consciousness

The Role of the Indigenous African Psyche in the Evolution of Human Consciousness
  • Author : Mike Loutzenhiser
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 172
  • Relase : 2008-05-20
  • ISBN : 9780595503766

The Role of the Indigenous African Psyche in the Evolution of Human Consciousness Book Review:

" ... a major work ... an intellectual and cultural tour de force. [Loutzenhiser's] range in the world of the metaphysicians is sure. [His] sections on the arts [are] most penetrating and offer original ideas and insights." -Edward Bruce Bynum, author of The African Unconscious, Director of Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Amherst "I was impressed with the range of issues and thinkers covered ... It is a rare thinker who can find the thread that connects hegelian phenomenology, transpersonal psychology, holonic theory, the chakra system, the [prose] of Jack Kerouac and the music of Sun Ra." -Samuel Oluoch Imbo, author of An Introduction to African Philosophy " ... thought-provoking ... thoroughgoing " -Nikitah Okembe-ra Imani, associate professor of Sociology-Africentric Critical Studies, James Madison University " ... brilliant and intriguing ideas. [Loutzenhiser's] mind is amazing, vigorous and rich." -John Davis, professor of Transpersonal Psychology, Naropa University " ... important." -Molefi Kete Asante, author of The Afrocentric Idea

Humanistic Psychology

Humanistic Psychology
  • Author : David N. Elkins
  • Publisher : University of Rockies Press
  • Pages : 174
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780976463887

Humanistic Psychology Book Review:

Elkins, a long-time leading voice in humanistic psychology, presents a compelling case about what is wrong with contemporary psychotherapy and how, through a re-envisioned humanistic psychology, it needs to change.

Scientific Pollyannaism

Scientific Pollyannaism
  • Author : Oksana Yakushko
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 241
  • Relase : 2019-06-24
  • ISBN : 9783030159825

Scientific Pollyannaism Book Review:

This book argues that the story of the orphan girl Pollyanna (namely, her strategy of playing the “glad games” to manage loss, abuse, and social prejudice) serves as a framework for critiquing historical forms of Western scientific Pollyannaism. The author examines Pollyannaism as it relates to the sciences, demonstrating how the approach has been used throughout modern Western history to enforce happiness and to criticize negative human emotional states. These efforts, carried out by scientists and popularized as scientific, focus on negating the role of the environment and on promoting varied forms of emotional control. Ultimately, the book emphasizes strategies used to compel individuals into becoming Pollyannas about science itself.

Beyond the Mind

Beyond the Mind
  • Author : Giuseppina Marsico
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Pages : 563
  • Relase : 2018-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781641130363

Beyond the Mind Book Review:

This book Beyond the Mind: Cultural Dynamics of the Psyche is unusual in the content and it the format. That’s why it requires an unusual look. It has to do with a man, an intellectual journey and with uncountable travels across the world over the last two decades. This man is Jaan Valsiner and here you will read of his restless effort of elaborating ideas while going in different places as invited keynote. This book is mainly about his intellectual trajectory, which touches several places and several and interconnected topics. This book is about the “minutes” of his “bigger” and well organize works and also it is a collection of only apparently fragmented texts (mainly keynote lectures, unpublished or rejected papers) where the readers will see the “step- by-step” elaboration over the years of new ideas, theories, models and even schemas (which Jaan likes very much—maybe especially as he claims basic inability to draw anything).

The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology

The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology
  • Author : Nicholas J. L. Brown,Tim Lomas,Francisco Jose Eiroa-Orosa
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 568
  • Relase : 2017-09-19
  • ISBN : 9781317335115

The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology Book Review:

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, the field of positive psychology has sought to implement a science of human flourishing so that we may lead happier, more fulfilling lives. It has found expression not only in academic papers but also popular books and, increasingly, in government policy. The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology is the first volume dedicated to a critical appraisal of this influential but controversial field of study. The book critically examines not only the scientific foundations of positive psychology, but also the sociocultural and political tenets on which the field rests. It evaluates the current field of knowledge and practice, and includes chapters analysing the methodological constructs of the field, as well as others that question what positive psychology actually means by ideas such as happiness or well-being. Taking the debate further, the book then discusses how positive psychology can be applied in a wider variety of settings than is presently the case, helping communities and individuals by acknowledging the reality of people’s lives rather than adhering strictly to debateable theoretical constructs. Including contributions from disciplines ranging from psychoanalysis to existential therapy, theology to philosophy, and contributors from throughout the world, The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology will be enlightening reading for anyone interested in how psychology has sought to understand human well-being.

Introduction To Cyber Forensic Psychology: Understanding The Mind Of The Cyber Deviant Perpetrators

Introduction To Cyber Forensic Psychology: Understanding The Mind Of The Cyber Deviant Perpetrators
  • Author : Majeed Khader,Loo Seng Neo,Whistine Xiau Ting Chai
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Pages : 404
  • Relase : 2021-02-04
  • ISBN : 9789811232428

Introduction To Cyber Forensic Psychology: Understanding The Mind Of The Cyber Deviant Perpetrators Book Review:

This edited book, Introduction to Cyber Forensic Psychology: Understanding the Mind of the Cyber Deviant Perpetrators, is the first of its kind in Singapore, which explores emerging cybercrimes and cyber enabled crimes.Utilising a forensic psychology perspective to examine the mind of the cyber deviant perpetrators as well as strategies for assessment, prevention, and interventions, this book seeks to tap on the valuable experiences and knowledge of leading forensic psychologists and behavioural scientists in Singapore.Some of the interesting trends discussed in this book include digital self-harm, stalkerware usage, livestreaming of crimes, online expression of hate and rebellion, attacks via smart devices, COVID-19 related scams and cyber vigilantism. Such insights would enhance our awareness about growing pervasiveness of cyber threats and showcase how behavioural sciences is a force-multiplier in complementing the existing technological solutions.

Manufacturing Happy Citizens

Manufacturing Happy Citizens
  • Author : Edgar Cabanas,Eva Illouz
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 2019-07-26
  • ISBN : 9781509537907

Manufacturing Happy Citizens Book Review:

The imperative of happiness dictates the conduct and direction of our lives. There is no escape from the tyranny of positivity. But is happiness the supreme good that all of us should pursue? So says a new breed of so-called happiness experts, with positive psychologists, happiness economists and self-development gurus at the forefront. With the support of influential institutions and multinational corporations, these self-proclaimed experts now tell us what governmental policies to apply, what educational interventions to make and what changes we must undertake in order to lead more successful, more meaningful and healthier lives. With a healthy scepticism, this book documents the powerful social impact of the science and industry of happiness, arguing that the neoliberal alliance between psychologists, economists and self-development gurus has given rise to a new and oppressive form of government and control in which happiness has been woven into the very fabric of power.

England in 1819

England in 1819
  • Author : James Chandler
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 606
  • Relase : 1999-06-26
  • ISBN : 0226101096

England in 1819 Book Review:

1819 was the annus mirabilis for many British Romantic writers, and the annus terribilis for demonstrators protesting the state of parliamentary representation. In 1819 Keats wrote what many consider his greatest poetry. This was the year of Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, The Cenci, and Ode to the West Wind. Wordsworth published his most widely reviewed work, Peter Bell, and the craze for Walter Scott's historical novels reached its zenith. Many of these writings explicitly engaged with the politics of representation in 1819, especially the great movement for reform that was fueled by threats of mass emigration to America and came to a head that August with an unprovoked attack on unarmed men, women, and children in St. Peter's Field, Manchester, a massacre that journalists dubbed "Peterloo." But the year of Peterloo in British history is notable for more than just the volume, value, and topicality of its literature. Much of the writing from 1819, argues James Chandler, was acutely aware not only of its place in history, but also of its place as history - a realization of a literary "spirit of the age" that resonates strongly with the current "return to history" in literary studies. Chandler explores the ties between Romantic and contemporary historicism, such as the shared tendency to seize a single dated event as both important on its own and as a "case" testing general principles. To animate these issues, Chandler offers a series of cases of his own built around key texts from 1819.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
  • Author : Kate Hefferon,Ilona Boniwell
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Pages : 270
  • Relase : 2011-05-01
  • ISBN : 9780335241965

Positive Psychology Book Review:

"This new textbook combines a breadth of information about positive psychology with reflective questions, critical commentary and up to date research. It is written in a witty, engaging and contemporary manner and includes: personal development exercises to help you meld together research and application, mock essay questions to get essay writing going, think about it boxes to get you thinking about the concepts and theories discussed, experiments boxes giving you most influential positive psychology experiments to date, suggested resources guiding you where to go next, measurement tools presenting popular positive psychology tools, time out boxes on key issues, concepts and thinkers, chapter summaries to help you check their understanding, review questions to enhance your learning. Positive Psychology is key reading for students taking modules in positive psychology and well-being, and will also be of interest to students of applied, coaching and sports psychology, as well as psychologists, coaches, counsellors and researchers interested in this burgeoning field."--Publisher's website.

Racism in Psychology

Racism in Psychology
  • Author : Craig Newnes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 2021-04-29
  • ISBN : 9781000382228

Racism in Psychology Book Review:

Racism in Psychology examines the history of racism in psychological theory, practice and institutions. The book offers critical reviews by scholars and practising therapists from the US, Africa, Asia, Aoteoroa New Zealand, Australia and Europe on racism on the couch and in the wider socio-historical context. The authors present a mixed experience of the success of efforts to counter racism in theory, institutions and organisations and differing views on the possibility of institutional change. Chapters discuss the experience of therapists, anti-Semitism, inter-sectionality and how psychological praxis is part of a colonialist project. The book will appeal to practising psychologists and counsellors, socially minded psychotherapists, social workers, sociologists and students of psychology, social studies and race relations.

The Science and Application of Positive Psychology

The Science and Application of Positive Psychology
  • Author : Jennifer S. Cheavens,David B. Feldman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2021-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781108472975

The Science and Application of Positive Psychology Book Review:

Emphasizing the science of positive psychology, this comprehensive and engaging textbook features up-to-date research and major new topics.

Positive Psychology in Practice

Positive Psychology in Practice
  • Author : P. Alex Linley,Stephen Joseph
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 792
  • Relase : 2012-06-27
  • ISBN : 9781118428900

Positive Psychology in Practice Book Review:

A thorough and up-to-date guide to putting positive psychology into practice From the Foreword: "This volume is the cutting edge of positive psychology and the emblem of its future." -Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Authentic Happiness Positive psychology is an exciting new orientation in the field, going beyond psychology's traditional focus on illness and pathology to look at areas like well-being and fulfillment. While the larger question of optimal human functioning is hardly new - Aristotle addressed it in his treatises on eudaimonia - positive psychology offers a common language on this subject to professionals working in a variety of subdisciplines and practices. Applicable in many settings and relevant for individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and societies, positive psychology is a genuinely integrative approach to professional practice. Positive Psychology in Practice fills the need for a broad, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art reference for this burgeoning new perspective. Cutting across traditional lines of thinking in psychology, this resource bridges theory, research, and applications to offer valuable information to a wide range of professionals and students in the social and behavioral sciences. A group of major international contributors covers: The applied positive psychology perspective Historical and philosophical foundations Values and choices in pursuit of the good life Lifestyle practices for health and well-being Methods and processes for teaching and learning Positive psychology at work The best and most thorough treatment of this cutting-edge discipline, Positive Psychology in Practice is an essential resource for understanding this important new theory and applying its principles to all areas of professional practice.

Designing Positive Psychology

Designing Positive Psychology
  • Author : Kennon M. Sheldon,Michael F. Steger
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 470
  • Relase : 2011-01-31
  • ISBN : 9780195373585

Designing Positive Psychology Book Review:

Positive psychology exploded into public consciousness 10 years ago and has captured attention around the world ever since. In this book, experts from diverse fields address the question of whether the movement is fulfilling its promise. Join authors like Csikszentmihalyi, Simonton, Emmons, and Fredrickson in charting a bold new course for the future of positive psychology.

Perspectives on the Intersection of Multiculturalism and Positive Psychology

Perspectives on the Intersection of Multiculturalism and Positive Psychology
  • Author : Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti,Lisa M. Edwards
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 274
  • Relase : 2014-03-24
  • ISBN : 9789401786546

Perspectives on the Intersection of Multiculturalism and Positive Psychology Book Review:

The volume will be a collection of chapters about current theory, research, and practice related to multiculturalism and positive psychology. This book will serve as a reference to any who are interested in the intersection of positive psychology and multicultural context. While many in the field of positive psychology have begun to move more strongly towards a culturally-embedded approach that recognizes the importance of context in discussing, viewing and cultivating strengths in individuals from different backgrounds, there is still a dearth of research in this area compared with studies that take a cross-cultural approach (comparing people from different countries) or one that is purported to be “culture-free” or universal in its application. While it is becoming more common to see various articles or chapters published on these topics, there is still no comprehensive text aimed at discussion of the collection of these topics presented in a cohesive and structured way. This book aims to fill this gap in the literature. In this book, a broad definition of culture is utilized that includes such facets as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic or social class status, disability, religion, sexual orientation and gender. This book is intended to present research, theory and suggestions for practice that are grounded in diverse cultural contexts and current scholarship. It will assist researchers, students and practitioners who are studying and working within diverse populations. Currently there exists no comprehensive text that addresses the intersection of positive psychology and multiculturalism. Several edited volumes address positive psychology constructs (e.g., well-being, optimal experience, autonomy) across cultures, but they do not focus on multicultural populations within the United States. Other books focus more specifically on mental health applications and stress and coping among multicultural populations, however these books do not provide a broad perspective on psychology beyond this application piece. The proposed book will review current theory and research about constructs in addition to applications across contexts. Finally, other published books have focused on youth within multicultural society; this volume is more broad in its address of issues of positive psychology across the lifespan and across various aspects of identity including disability, gender, social class and sexual orientation.

Humanistic Psychology

Humanistic Psychology
  • Author : Richard House,David Kalisch,Jennifer Maidman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 310
  • Relase : 2017-08-14
  • ISBN : 9781315392929

Humanistic Psychology Book Review:

This book provides a thought-provoking examination of the present state and the future of Humanistic Psychology, showcasing a rich international contributor line-up. The book addresses head-on the current state of a world in crisis, not only placing the current conjuncture within a wider evolutionary context, but also demonstrating the specifically humanistic-psychological values and practices that can help us to transform and transcend the world’s current challenges. Each chapter looks in depth at a variety of issues: counselling and psychotherapy, creativity and the humanities, post-traumatic stress, and socio-political movements and activism. The book amply confirms that Humanistic Psychology is as alive, and as innovative and exciting, as it ever has been, and has tremendous relevance to the uncertainties that characterize the unprecedented individual and global challenges of the times. It celebrates the diverse and continuing significance of Humanistic Psychology by providing a robust and reliable roadmap for a new generation of counsellors and psychotherapists. In these richly diverse chapters will be found inspiration, pockets of resistance, mature critical reflexivity and much much more - a book accurately reflecting our present situation, and which is an invaluable addition to the psychology literature.

Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology

Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology
  • Author : Harry T. Reis,Charles M. Judd
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 758
  • Relase : 2014-02-24
  • ISBN : 9781107011779

Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology Book Review:

This indispensible sourcebook covers conceptual and practical issues in research design in the field of social and personality psychology. Key experts address specific methods and areas of research, contributing to a comprehensive overview of contemporary practice. This updated and expanded second edition offers current commentary on social and personality psychology, reflecting the rapid development of this dynamic area of research over the past decade. With the help of this up-to-date text, both seasoned and beginning social psychologists will be able to explore the various tools and methods available to them in their research as they craft experiments and imagine new methodological possibilities.

An Introduction to Social Psychology

An Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Author : James Alcock,Stan Sadava
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 656
  • Relase : 2014-07-21
  • ISBN : 9781473907362

An Introduction to Social Psychology Book Review:

Psychology recognises no borders. The relationships between people and the groups they form are determined by similar principles no matter where in the world they come from. This book has been written to introduce students from all countries and backgrounds to the exciting field of social psychology. Recognising the limitations that come from studying the subject through the lens of any one culture, James Alcock and Stan Sadava have crafted a truly international social psychology book for the modern era. Based on classic and cutting-edge scholarship from across the world, An Introduction to Social Psychology encourages mastery of the basics as well as critical thinking. Incorporating relevant insights from social neuroscience, evolutionary theory and positive psychology, it offers: Chapters on crowd behaviour and applied social psychology Discussion of new means of social interaction, including social media Relevant insights from social neuroscience, evolutionary theory and positive psychology A companion website at study.sagepub.com/alcocksadava featuring extensive additional resources for students and instructors

Understanding Abnormal Child Psychology

Understanding Abnormal Child Psychology
  • Author : Vicky Phares
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 688
  • Relase : 2020-09-09
  • ISBN : 9781119605287

Understanding Abnormal Child Psychology Book Review:

In Understanding Abnormal Child Psychology, students will learn about both normative and abnormal development throughout children’s lives. Consistent with previous editions, several themes run throughout the book: Developmental psychopathology: Children's and adolescents' behaviors are on a continuum (from very adaptive to very maladaptive), with only the very severe ends of the spectrum being conceptualized as disorders. Diversity, inclusion, and understanding: Special attention is given to issues of race/ethnicity, gender, family constellation, religious orientation, primary language, socioeconomic status, and physical differences to help students see the commonalities and differences of abnormal child behavior within a cross-cultural and international context. New to the 4th edition Completely revised in both structure and content to reflect the DSM-5 Increase coverage of risk factors related to long-term effects of sexual abuse and bullying. Increased coverage of diversity to include new "diversities" that have emerged as important, i.e. transgender children New research on suicide and suicide prevention

A Divine Psyche Manifesto 1990

A Divine Psyche Manifesto 1990
  • Author : Ronald A. Lampi
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 8
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : OCLC:60353135

A Divine Psyche Manifesto 1990 Book Review:

Positive Psychology: Theory, Research and Applications

Positive Psychology: Theory, Research and Applications
  • Author : Ilona Boniwell,Aneta D. Tunariu
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Pages : 328
  • Relase : 2019-06-20
  • ISBN : 9780335262199

Positive Psychology: Theory, Research and Applications Book Review:

The second edition of Positive Psychology features ground-breaking evidence and thinking on the topics of happiness, flow, optimism, motivation and more. Discover how to increase happiness levels, what obstacles to flourishing affect our day-to-day lives and how to apply positive psychology to diverse professional disciplines. The authors map the key positive psychology interventions available and discuss their merits with an emphasis on practice and evaluation. Ilona Boniwell and Aneta Tunariu skilfully combine a breadth of information about positive psychology with reflective questions, critical commentary and up-to-date research. Written in a witty, engaging and contemporary manner, this new edition includes: • Chapter summaries to help you check your understanding and speed up your revision • Experiments boxes to highlight research methodologies and contextualize the latest psychological findings • Personal development exercises to enhance your skills in wellbeing • Review questions to test your knowledge • Suggested resources to make your study time more efficient • Time out boxes to highlight key concepts and thinkers • Think about it boxes to develop your critical thinking skills • Measurement tools to introduce you to current thinking and debates • Mock essay questions to help you practise for your exam • Further reflection topics to delve deeper • Links to media materials within as well as beyond the typical academic literature • End of chapter quizzes to help you check your understanding Positive Psychology is essential reading for students taking modules in positive psychology and wellbeing; will be of interest to students of applied, coaching and sports psychology; and can help develop practising psychologists, coaches, counsellors and researchers interested in this burgeoning field of mental wellbeing and human happiness. "A highly recommended resource for teaching and studying positive psychology. Up-to-date, incorporating both the history and the latest developments in this field. Very clearly laid out, with key topics and concepts explained well along with practical learning activities for the use in classroom and/or for students’ individual learning." Vanessa King, MAPP (UPenn), Board Member Action for Happiness