Subject Area: Psychology

Adolescent Anger Rating Scale: Its Initial Development and Validation
2008 0-7734-5076-9
This work investigates and elucidates the etiological factors related to adolescent anger and aggression, the development of an anger rating scale to measure subcategories of anger, and the development of treatment plans geared toward decreasing the effects of violence due to the different types of anger experienced by adolescents.

Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities Transition to Adulthood
1998 0-7734-8286-5
This study presents findings of a longitudinal study of the transition to adulthood of high school students with severe emotional disabilities. The sample of this exploratory research included 41 students in the Severely Behaviorally Handicapped (SBH) program and the Transitional Adjustment Program (TAP) in public high schools and a comparison group of non-disabled students in the same community, a mid-sized county in Ohio. Data were collected through personal interviews of the students and their parents/guardians. Participants in the first-year cohort were followed for three years, and participants in the second-year cohort for two years. The report includes quantitative and qualitative findings concerning student and parent perspectives on contributions of school and family to the transition of youth to adulthood.

Agonic and Hedonic Styles of Social Behaviour
2005 0-7734-6201-5
Michael Chance created the concept of two modes of social interaction, agonic and hedonic. The one based upon threat, power and anxiety; the other on playful catching of attention and prestige. Whereas the rhesus macaque’s social system in mainly agonic, chimpanzees are capable of hedonic social relationships. Humans can switch between modes (Chance and Jolly, 1970).

These ideas have been quite considerably developed in a number of books (Chance and Larsen, 1976; Chance (ed.) 1988; A. Stevens, 1955; A. Stevens and Price, 1996; Kortmulder, 1998), and in the many discussions of the so-called Social Systems Institute (SSI). A precipitate of the latter may be found in a series of articles in the ASCAP Newsletter (D. Stevens, 1993; Price, 1995; Kortmulder, 1996; D. Stevens, 1997).

Nevertheless, it has been found that the potentialities of the concept have been far from exhausted, particularly as to the biological roots of the two modes, their definition, and their dynamics: how is it that each mode tends to be stable over long periods of time, and how are transitions between them effected? The present book by Koenraad Kortmulder and Yuri Robbers offers new data and new viewpoints. The biological scope has been widened vastly to comprise all vertebrates; the book proposes descriptive definitions along with a discussion of definitions by others; and it submits some detailed models, both deterministic and statistical, to explain the modes’ dynamics as well as their tendency to coexist.

The book has been written by two biologists who both have a broad interest in human behavior and the social sciences. They have favoured a non-specialist style, so as to make the book readable by educated laymen and graduate students as well as scientists working in the biological, psychological and sociological disciplines.

Alarming Relation Between Early School Leaving and Crime: A Case Study of Twelve Male School Drop-Outs Who Ended Up Behind Bars
2012 0-7734-2661-2
Smale and Gounko study twelve men who dropped out of school early, and wound up in juvenile delinquency. While many studies have suggested a link between early school leaving and delinquency nobody has done a study from the perspective of the criminals using dissimilar populations. The directional causality between criminal behavior and dropping out of school has yet to be established, and this study brings researchers one step closer to fully understanding which one happens first. The authors outline a long list of factors that contribute to early school leaving, and they insist that educators can play a role in impacting the in school environment to create positive outcomes for students on the fence about dropping out.

An Empirical Reflection on the Smile
2002 0-7734-7002-6


An Experimental Reading of Wordsworth's Prelude
1995 0-7734-1245-X
This interdisciplinary study examines the formal experiments of Wordsworth's 1805 Prelude in light of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century theories in neuroscience. To historians of science, the study argues that the central paradigms of dual-brain theory were advanced as early as 1805 in Wordsworth's experimental verse on the growth of his own mind. For literary critics, this study suggests ways of applying theories from neuroscience to the reading of literary texts. The study seeks to articulate a shared psychology at the center of the revolutionary poetics of the Romantics, also examining Coleridge, Blake, and other British poets.

An Integrated Existential Approach to Counseling Theory and Practice
2005 0-7734-6204-X
Seven popular counseling theories are presented in this book and integrated into a meta- theory utilizing the common denominator of existentialism. The counseling profession is established upon the foundational concepts ofViktor Frankl, Abraham Maslow, and Carl Rogers and their embedded issues of freedom, personal power, choice, and meaning. In the 1960's and 1970's, three cognitive behavioral therapies systematized counseling into efficient problem solving approaches that maintained sensitivity to clients' phenomenology: John Krurnboltz's existentially-sensitive behaviorism, William Glasser's reality therapy, and Albert Ellis' Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). These processes require an active counselor and have many similarities to Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology. Another active therapy, Frederick Perl's Gestalt therapy, allows counselors to address clients' polarities in their presentation of themselves. In each of these approaches, clients are empowered to make better choices to achieve their goals. Definition of the particular counseling skills that are involved in each approach and rubrics to measure counselor performance on these skills are provided. While counselor behavior is operationally defined for each theory, this book integrates them together into a theoretical whole. The relationship with the client is more valued than any technique, and the counselor learns to perform an assortment of proven techniques.

Autism, Adhd, and Anorexia Nervosa
2007 0-7734-5163-3
This book examines three of the most important childhood mental disorders – autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and anorexia nervosa. The author provides comprehensive coverage and evidence-based research findings that will inform both practitioners working in these areas and scholars of various backgrounds.

Balance of Human Kindness and Cruelty: Why We are the Way We Are
2005 0-7734-6287-2
This book reviews the many conflicting theories about human nature, those that stress our dark side, and those that emphasize our goodness. It then explores actual human behavior in societies around the world beginning with earliest and smallest known societies, foraging people such as the !Kung San Pygmies, then various kinds of farming people, and finally, city dwellers. It also focuses on human behavior during the 20th Century providing detailed examples of human kindness and inhumanity. It also examines human behavior under the most terrible kind of stress imaginable--deadly, prolonged famine. How people respond to famine around the world is described with an emphasis on the killer famine that starved much of Ireland from 1845 to 1850. Many Irish people died of starvation but unlike other parts of the world where starvation led the strong to kill and eat the weak, Irish culture forbade such killing and in reality it did not take place. Finally, the book summarizes the evidence, then concludes that even though people have biological urges that lead toward anti-social behavior, human rule systems can control most of these anti-social predispositions.

Beginning Politics in the Reproductive Cycle of Children's Tales and Games in Iran an Historical Inquiry
1992 0-7734-9228-3
This study focuses on Iranian tales as a medium for the transmission of mode of thought, behavior, and social values in the process of socialization, and in the social reproduction of the superstructure. Comparisons with Turkey, China and Arab countries isolate a complex of motifs that occur only in Iranian tales, and then treat the relation of these pertinent motifs with Iran's socio-historical reality. The historical development of Chess, one of the oldest games popular among Iranians, and its impact on their socialization process is also discussed. The inquiry concludes by comparing the historical process of social rise and the social ambitions of the Iranian political elite on the basis of the games and tales they are brought up with.

Bibliography on Psychological Tests Used in Research and Practice in Sport and Exercise Psychology
2002 0-7734-7001-8


Bradley's Moral Psychology
1987 0-88946-306-9
An in-depth look at the moral philosophy of F. H. Bradley with a view to comparing his grounding of morality with the dominant positions of his time and ours.

Brain, Mind and Human Behavior in Contemporary Cognitive Science
2007 0-7734-5315-6
This book engages a range of currently debated issues in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, challenging certain cognitivist positions in contemporary neuroscience. In addressing each topic, an effort is made to illuminate the historical-philosophical origins of the problems confronted, exposing a central the way in which various forms of philosophical materialism are often uncritically invoked to buttress ‘scientific’ claims about the human mind/brain and behavior. The authors conclude that a radical reorientation is required if the confusion that permeates the field is to be eliminated.

Brain, Mind and Soul in the Theological Psychology of Donald Mackay, 1922-1987
2008 0-7734-5519-1
This work seeks to present a Post-Cartesian metaphysical anthropology that is consistent with both contemporary philosophy and Reformed Evangelical Christian Theology. It does so by examining the intellectual legacy of Donald M. MacKay, arguing that his concept of complementary descriptions leads us to a deeper understanding of both modern neurophysiology and the Christian hope for personal life beyond the grave. Covering a wide range of topics from the history of philosophy and theology to logic, the philosophy of language, information theory, freedom and determinism, and the philosophy of mind, this work attempts to present an updated form of the school of thought Donald MacKay founded and ambitiously named ‘Comprehensive Realism’. This book contains 5 black and white photographs.

Bullying as a Social Pathology
2008 0-7734-5196-X
The study examines and explains the phenomenon of bullying in the context in which it occurs and the various agents involved. The author provides a detailed examination of the emotional lives of both bullies and their victims. This, in turn, offers readers insight into the emotional impairments that underlie violent behavior and the strategies that young people develop in order to cope.

Changing Brain Structure Through Cross-Cultural Learning: The Life of Reuven Feuerstein
2008 0-7734-5094-7
This narrative biography is unique in that it is written in the postpositive style. The story of Reuven Feuerstein, who encouraged the paradigm shift from developmental and behaviorism to cognitive psychology during the twentieth century, is told in his words, those of his family, colleagues, and former students. This book contains twenty-four black and white photographs and ten color photographs.

Changing Conceptions of the Child From the Renaissance to Post-Modernity
2006 0-7734-5645-7
This book traces the connections between childhood and philosophy along multidisciplinary pathways in the humanities. The first six chapters are located within the emerging field of philosophy of childhood. They explore the significance of childhood in Western culture and modal subjectivity in the context, not just of philosophy, but of social and cultural history and the history of ideas, art, literature, mythology, spirituality, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, and educational theory. Their thematic movement is in the direction of a theory of adult-child dialogue with his implications, not just for child-rearing, but for the reconstruction of the school as an institution which recognizes and facilitates the lived world of childhood as an open space in human experience, and as a site for cultural transformation. The second part of the book offers sections of transcripts from two group dialogues – one among five-year-olds on the “origins of the world,” and the other among seven-year-olds on the phenomenon of conflict – and comments on their structural, logical and prosodic characteristics. The commentaries thematize the characteristics of young children’s deliberative discourse in both their differences from and similarities to adults’ and compare young children’s thinking about fundamental philosophical questions to that of adults.

Child Rearing in Six Ethnic Families
2006 0-7734-6092-6
In The Netherlands, as in much of the world, immigrants are over-represented among the nation’s disadvantaged populations. Thus, it is not surprising that their children are more likely to experience developmental difficulties and various psychosocial problems than the children of the indigenous Dutch. This volume reports the results of several empirical studies on indigenous and non-indigenous Dutch families conducted in the late nineties by leading Dutch experts on child rearing. The non-indigenous groups were chosen to represent the three major types of immigration to Holland: voluntary labor migrants (Turks, Moroccans and Chinese), colonial migrants (Surinamese Creoles) and refugees (Somalis). The studies were conceived in response to a government initiative to obtain information regarding “normal family life” in contemporary Dutch society. Their goal was to facilitate prevention and intervention in the field of child welfare and parental support.

This book provides a lens for scrutinizing dominant theoretical assumptions about child rearing, first by building on the perceptions of immigrant parents themselves and secondly by systematically comparing indigenous with non-indigenous families. Theoretically, all the studies draw upon Bronfenbrenner's (1986) ecological developmental theory, but they also include relevant insights from other disciplines such as sociology, psychology and anthropology.

The methodology varied somewhat from study to study. The project on Dutch families relied mostly on quantitative methods (questionnaires), but, in order to examine specific perceptions and problems of immigrant parents in more depth, the studies on immigrant families used mostly qualitative methods (semi-structured interviews).

At a more general level, the goal of the volume is to convey both the challenges and the achievements of parents who raise their children in a world substantially different from the world in which they and their forebears were raised.

Class Struggle and Deviant Labeling in Mao’s China Becoming Enemies of the People
2001 0-7734-7320-3
This study investigates the entire process of deviant labeling under the leadership of Chairman Mao between 1950 and 1978. Through the use of life history materials that include autobiographies and memoirs published in both English and Chinese, the causes of the labeling, the lives of the deviants, and the consequences of deviant labels on individuals, family members, and significant others are thoroughly analyzed. It documents the impacts of labeling on the self-concept of deviants and the creation of a new socially and politically defined deviant class, the ‘enemies of the people’ in Mao’s China.

Clergy Burnout and Emotional Exhaustion: A Socio-Psychological Study of Job Stress and Job Satisfaction
2010 0-7734-3648-0
This study examines the practical implications of a questionnaire survey on the experiences of Church of England clergy.

Clinical Psychology in Ireland Vol. 1: Empirical Studies of Professional Practice
2000 0-7734-7831-0
Clinical Psychology in Ireland is a series of books edited by Alan Carr, PhD, from the Department of Psychology at University College Dublin. Volumes within the series focus predominantly of empirical research conducted by clinical psychologists within an Irish context along with some papers on theory and practice. The first volume in the series is concerned with empirical studies of professional practice and includes surveys of the work practices, roles and stresses of Irish clinical psychologists. The second volume is a collection of empirical studies of problems and treatment processes in adult populations with psychological difficulties. Empirical studies of problems and treatment process in the field of child and adolescent mental health is the central theme of the third volume in this series. The fourth volume contains accounts of theory, practice and research in the family therapy written by Irish psychologists who have specialized in this particular therapeutic approach. Future volumes in the series will focus on these and other themes including child protection, juvenile offending and the prevention of childhood psychological problems. This book (Volume 1) is a landmark in the history of clinical psychology in Ireland. For the first time, it provides data on the roles of clinical psychologists, the stresses they face at work, and their involvement in complex systems such as child protection. I have no doubt that it will become a standard reference work. Michael Timms, PhD, Senior Clinical Psychologist, National Rehabilitation Board, Dublin, Ireland.

Clinical Psychology in Ireland Volume Four: Family Therapy Theory, Practice and Research
2001 0-7734-7343-2
Clinical Psychology in Ireland is a series of books edited by Alan Carr, PhD, from the Department of Psychology at University College Dublin. Volumes within the series focus predominantly of empirical research conducted by clinical psychologists within an Irish context along with some papers on theory and practice. The first volume in the series is concerned with empirical studies of professional practice and includes surveys of the work practices, roles and stresses of Irish clinical psychologists. The second volume is a collection of empirical studies of problems and treatment processes in adult populations with psychological difficulties. Empirical studies of problems and treatment process in the field of child and adolescent mental health is the central theme of the third volume in this series. The fourth volume contains accounts of theory, practice and research in the family therapy written by Irish psychologists who have specialized in this particular therapeutic approach. Future volumes in the series will focus on these and other themes including child protection, juvenile offending and the prevention of childhood psychological problems.

Clinical Psychology in Ireland Volume Three: Empirical Studies of Problems and Treatment Processes in Children and Adolescents
2001 0-7734-7341-6
Clinical Psychology in Ireland is a series of books edited by Alan Carr, PhD, from the Department of Psychology at University College Dublin. Volumes within the series focus predominantly of empirical research conducted by clinical psychologists within an Irish context along with some papers on theory and practice. The first volume in the series is concerned with empirical studies of professional practice and includes surveys of the work practices, roles and stresses of Irish clinical psychologists. The second volume is a collection of empirical studies of problems and treatment processes in adult populations with psychological difficulties. Empirical studies of problems and treatment process in the field of child and adolescent mental health is the central theme of the third volume in this series. The fourth volume contains accounts of theory, practice and research in the family therapy written by Irish psychologists who have specialized in this particular therapeutic approach. Future volumes in the series will focus on these and other themes including child protection, juvenile offending and the prevention of childhood psychological problems. Volume 3 of Clinical Psychology in Ireland needs little introduction. Alan Carr and his co-authors, seasoned clinicians and researchers in the field of clinical child psychology, provide an exemplar for those who are responding to the present-day demand for evidence-led policy and treatment decisions. Volume 3 in this series complements its volume 1 and 2 predecessors by adding clinical child work to their contributions on adult mental health work and accounts of the professional practice of Irish psychologists. Taken together these impressive papers convey a clear message that clinical psychology research and practice is alive and very well,indeed, in Ireland. Emeritus Professor Martin Herbert, former Director of Clinical Psychology Training at Exeter University.

Clinical Psychology in Ireland Volume Two: Empirical Studies of Problems and Treatment Processes in Adults
2001 0-7734-7339-4
Clinical Psychology in Ireland is a series of books edited by Alan Carr, PhD, from the Department of Psychology at University College Dublin. Volumes within the series focus predominantly of empirical research conducted by clinical psychologists within an Irish context along with some papers on theory and practice. The first volume in the series is concerned with empirical studies of professional practice and includes surveys of the work practices, roles and stresses of Irish clinical psychologists. The second volume is a collection of empirical studies of problems and treatment processes in adult populations with psychological difficulties. Empirical studies of problems and treatment process in the field of child and adolescent mental health is the central theme of the third volume in this series. The fourth volume contains accounts of theory, practice and research in the family therapy written by Irish psychologists who have specialized in this particular therapeutic approach. Future volumes in the series will focus on these and other themes including child protection, juvenile offending and the prevention of childhood psychological problems. This ensemble (Volume 2) represents the very best of traditions in clinical psychology: That of the experimental investigation of psychological problems and explanatory theories which underpin them. This is the scientist-practitioner approach in action. This collection of reviews and empirical studies will be of use to all practicing adult mental health professionals. It will be of particular value to trainee clinical psychologists and other mental health practitioners in training. In the present era of evidence-based practice, what better bed-time reading? Bon appetit! Professor Michael Wang, Director of clinical psychology training, University of Hull.

Clinical Psychology in Ireland
2005 0-7734-6242-2
This volume presents results from a series of empirical studies conducted in the field of child protection in Ireland. These throw light of the epidemiology of child sexual abuse, profiles of survivors and perpetrators of child sexual abuse, and their families, and important treatment-related issues. The following broad conclusions may be drawn from this research. CSA victims were predominantly preadolescent girls, but boys were also abused. CSA survivors had suffered a range of different forms of abuse leading to a variety of psychological problems. Greatest adjustment problems were shown by survivors of coercive, violent, penetrative abuse. Both individual therapy and combined individual and group therapy can alleviate some of the psychological difficulties that arise from CSA. CSA perpetrators were predominantly male, and were rarely strangers. A proportion of perpetrators were adolescents some of whom were survivors of child abuse. Adolescent CSA perpetrators had significant adjustment problems. Theoretically coherent innovative interventions for adolescent CSA perpetrators are being developed. A parent support programme, that runs in parallel to group-based treatment for adolescent CSA perpetrators holds promise as a core element of a comprehensive family-oriented programme for adolescent CSA perpetrators.

Closing Down the American Base at Adak, Alaska the Social and Psychological Trauma of Relocating Military Families
1997 0-7734-8557-0
Memories and experiences of the author on Adak between 1989-1994. Life on the isolated island foced the inhabitants - civilian, militry, dependent, employee, and Aleuts - to bond like family the experience of survival. With photographs.

Cognitive Differences in the Ways Men and Women Experience the Dimension and Duration of Time: Contrasting Gaia and Chronos
2011 0-7734-1497-5


Cognitive Styles a Primer to the Literature
1992 0-7734-9930-X
This book traces the process of maturing individuals' evolution from serial learners to multimodality assimilators of information, constructs and concepts. The book stresses the need for all social scientists to be aware of the research concerning cognitive style. Underscores the need to focus curriculum as well as instruction on the learning process, not teaching techniques. Helpful not only to current practitioners and researchers but also a source of readings for beginning courses in education and psychology.

Comparative Survey of Suicide: Scandinavia, Asia, Africa, United States
2009 0-7734-4781-4
This anthropological study examines cultural attitudes and public policies around the world toward suicide.

Conditions of Psychiatric Interest in Early Human History: Homonids, Neanderthals, and Family Level Societies (Book 1) & Tribes and Village-Level Societies (Book 2)
2012 0-7734-4512-9
This is a truly groundbreaking work that exemplifies cutting edge scholarship. It shows that there were conditions of psychiatric interest in pre-historical societies. Did some cavemen experience something that we today would call psychiatric conditions? Can these disturbances grow out of mystical experiences that one would call otherworldly, or interpersonal circumstances? Would this apply to situations where these do not exist in any way that would be recognizable by contemporary standards?

Connections and Parallels Between Humanistic Psychology and Modern Dance at Jacob’s Pillow
2004 0-7734-6226-0
This study explores how the development of humanistic psychology paralled the evolution of modern dance, and what the connections were between the fields as they grew. This is a study of three fields developing within the 20th century. It demonstrates the relevance of the arts to humanistic psychology, and the ways in which the psychologists and dancers influenced each other.

Coping with Severe Mental Illness Families Speak Out
1993 0-7734-9285-2
This book describes the overwhelming problems families face in dealing with their relatives who suffer from psychiatric disorders. The majority of the text consists of direct anonymous quotations from a questionnaire mailed to families of hospitalized patients as well as results from interviews done in the course of the author's employment as a clinical social worker in a state hospital. There is an examination of the period when the illness first appears, and the difficulties of finding appropriate treatment and handling the patient's resistance to care are addressed in detail. It gives insight into the problems of daily living -- handling money, interpersonal relationships, marriage and work. It also examines the more unique aspects of psychiatric disorders, such as suicide, aggressive behavior, and frequent substance abuse.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories and Issues (volume 1, Third Edition)
1993 0-7734-9932-6


Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories and Issues (volume 2, Third Edition)
1993 0-7734-9934-2
Volume One presents a broad range of theoretical positions on psychological counselling. Considers a variety of different theories (non-psychiatric and non-medical) of psychological counselling in the writings of the originators of those theories. Volume Two presents papers on a number of the important issues in psychological counselling. Topics include the appropriate relationship between counselling and classroom teaching, the meeting of psychological data and human values, and ethics in counselling. Supplemented by appendices, bibliography, name index, and subject index.

Critical Study of Self-Help and Self-Improvement Practices: Textual, Discursive, and Ethnographic Perspectives
2011 0-7734-1576-9
The contemporary cultural phenomenon of self-help is highly visible and yet inadequately understood. This study explores the seeming polarization of self-help – the splitting of the individual (the self) and the collective (the help) – through detailed ethnographic examination of self-help books and self-help groups. It relates these “poles” by exploring a central and connecting event, hypothesized as the hyphen in self-help, a workshop for a group of readers led by a self-help book author.

Critique of Naturalistic Philosophies of Mind
2007 0-7734-5266-4
This book aims to provide arguments to substantiate that John McDowell’s rejection of an approach to the philosophy of the mind which he, in his Mind and World, termed ‘bald naturalism,’ which is an attempt to construe mental relations in terms of the law-like structure of nature. The first part of the book defines the bald naturalist position distinguishing between to forms of the philosophy with regards to their acceptance or criticism of folk psychology. In the second part of the book, a more sophisticated bald naturalism is considered in relation to a study of the practice of interpretation utilized to reveal features integral to the structure of mind. Having demonstrated that the rational constraints on interpretation are open-ended, it becomes apparent that bald naturalism, which is unable to deal with this fact, is unable to properly understand interpretation or the mind.

Crowd Theory as a Psychology of the Leader and the Led Governing the Irrational Masses
1990 0-88946-624-6
The study gives an overview of the intellectual context of crowd psychology; examines the social-psychological frameworks applied first by the French and Italian and then by the British crowd theorists to the study of collective behavior; summarizes their biologically derived views of innate human inequality; analyzes crowd psychology as an illiberal psychology of mass politics and elitist psychology of leadership and social control. Makes a valuable contribution to the intellectual history of the behavioral sciences.

Dance of the Carbon Atom
1995 0-7734-2723-6
A journey about life and love on both the personal and universal level, dealing with a woman's experience of sexual abuse as a child; the death of the father who abused her; the ultimate abandonment of her remaining family, her survival.

Developing Idea of the Authoritarian Personality
2012 0-7734-2570-5
A first historical study of the research of the authoritarian personality

Developing the Whole Child - The Importance of the Emotional, Social, Moral, and Spiritual in Early Years Education and Care
2004 0-7734-6166-3
The critical importance of the early years is now recognized and it is widely acknowledged that early learning and experience remain crucial to all later development. A limited amount of publications are beginning to address the emotional and social domain. However, there are few if any publications which address the important areas of moral and spiritual growth. This book addresses the emotional, social, moral and spiritual progress of the young child. One of the vital aspects of this book is its proposal to optimize the progress of these areas within the context of the whole child. Its use of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as its structural base to outline the needs of children provides a very useful framework for the reader to fully comprehend just what is involved. Though written by an Irish author the book tackles developmental areas and indeed philosophical questions which are important all over the world. The book shows that at present we are not doing the best for our children and the negative repercussions of this are being felt in homes, schools, communities and in societies worldwide. The author suggests that the best possible opportunities and experiences must be provided for children in those vital early years so that children have happy and fulfilling experiences. The book puts the onus on the reader to start making changes immediately. If we ignore this book’s contents we do so at our peril. Thus this book makes a very valuable contribution to scholarship and one that can not be ignored.

Development of the Notion of Self Understanding the Complexity of Human Interiority
1994 0-7734-9341-7
This book traces the development of the notion of "self" throughout the Western intellectual and religious tradition. While using the historical thread as its guiding norm, it presents a dynamic model of selfhood which is psychologically astute, and philosophically and theologically relevant. It can be used as a text within the fields of psychology of religion, theology, psychology, and pastoral care and counseling. It offers these fields a solid grounding toward a unified and comprehensive approach to selfhood, while at the same time developing a framework for the divine-human interface.

Dreams in the Psychology of Religion
1987 0-88946-248-8
The result of academic research and numerous dream seminars in a therapeutic setting, this study points up the spiritual potential of dreams without imposing religious interpretations on dream material.

Emotional Response to Music
2001 0-7734-7439-0


Envy of Excellence
2006 0-7734-5979-0
This is the full report of a decade of research: the conceptual frame for the study of workplace mobbing plus detailed examination of one extraordinary case, to which fifty others are contrasted and compared. This edition includes an appendix of critical commentaries by ten scholars in varied disciplines.

Essays on Issues in Applied Developmental Psychology and Child Psychiatry
2000 0-7734-7519-2


Evolutionary Epidemiology of Mania and Depression
2008 0-7734-5209-5
This book lays the essential groundwork for the sub-discipline of evolutionary epidemiology as a theoretical and empirical science. The authors present an elaborate yet elegant model of neuromental evolution that not only moves evolutionary psychology beyond its present inattention to either brains or genes but also operationally defines the normal limits of human sociality.

Four Archetypal Orientations of the Mind: Foundational, Experiential, Organizational, and Actional
2014 0-7734-4314-2
The first application of the theory embracing an integration of the metaphysical with empirical science allowing for an examination of archetypal orientations, that provide meaningful comparisons and profiling for a range of topics and scholarly endeavors, in one book. This work examines and reflects upon the meta-theoretical and cross-disciplinary nature of this approach. It represents a follow-up on the author’s first volume “The Four Types of Knowing – Metaphysical, Scientific, Narrative and Pragmatic: A Meta-Epistemology of Mind”.

Four Types of Knowing - Metaphysical, Scientific, Narrative, and Pragmatic: A Meta-Epistemology of Mind
2011 0-7734-1524-6
This book provides a fundamental and integrated framework of human thought, beyond the confines of any particular knowledge discipline or tradition. It serves to highlight the intellectual strengths and limitations of each modality and is therefore useful for comparative purposes.

Geography as a Tool for Developing the Mind: A Theory of Place-Making
2010 0-7734-1315-4
This study proposes that geographic theory can provide an explanation of how self-reflective consciousness is the basis of the relationship among self, society, and nature. It then applies this principles to how the social is constituted.

God, Sex, and the Social Project. Glassboro Papers on Religion and Human Sexuality
1978 0-88946-900-8
Essays deal with a wide variety of materials addressing issues such as "Process Thought and a Theology of Sexuality".

Growth Hypothesis in Psychology the Humanistic Psychologies of Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers
1991 0-7734-9908-3
Examines the humanistic psychologies of Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers in the context of the main currents of mid-century western psychology. Discusses the intellectual links between the common features of their psychological systems, namely the growth hypothesis and holistic understanding of human nature they inherited from Kurt Goldstein, and their views on ethics, education, and the problem of method in the human sciences. Argues that Maslow and Rogers established themselves at the forefront of those psychologists who were discontent with behaviorism and psychoanalysis and in doing so laid the groundwork for a humanistic alternative in American psychology.

Hare Krishna Character Type a Study of the Sensate Personality
1986 0-88946-859-1


Heresy of Oedipus and the Mind/ Mind Split. A Study of the Biocultural Origins of Civilization
1995 0-7734-8854-5
The nature/nurture controversy, sometimes known as the evolution/environment controversy, seems to have trickled down into the information systems of the vernacular world as an unfortunate rift between duelling scholarly camps. The Biocultural Paradigm is offered as a model that transcends both camps, by recognizing the neuro-biological origins of human development and by delineating exactly how and when sociological influences can and cannot affect those neuro-biological invariants. The Biocultural Paradigm is established by using existing discoveries in evolutionary neuro-biology and Selection Theory. It is composed of five proto-cultural models ("biocultures") which correspond to the five evolutionary centers of our neurological structures. Each bioculture then is formed by the cultural manifestation of the primacy of certain neurological traits over others, eventually (through the habitual repetition of the primacy of certain neurological links at the expense of others), these individual traits become societal ones; thus forming the socio-biological basis for the Biocultural Paradigm. The sociological evidence is founded primarily upon sociolinguistic grounds, by analyzing the relationships between the literary remnants of certain cultures and their corresponding social, political, and religious structures. The literary evidence is examined as it elucidates a neural map of cortical activity (thereby offering clues as to the biocultural slant of the group), while the social, political, and religious systems are examined for evidence of neurological predispositions that manifest externally as cultural substitution systems.

Hestia - Goddess of the Hearth: The Archetypal, Architectural, and Spiritual Functions of the Hearth as Home of the Human Soul
2014 0-7734-0070-2
This book honors Hestia, the goddess of the hearth. It fills the gaping void in exclusive scholarship on Hestia and explores her as a pop culture icon in a quest to grasp her relevance for people today. Thinking about Hestia as an archetype of focus and centeredness may offer soulful refuge from the e-chatter overload that people face in their daily lives. It may help fulfill contemporary yearnings for authenticity and wholeness within human hearts and souls by offering us a path homeward, back to connections with people’s inner selves.


History and Development of Psychoanalysis in Mexico: The Conquista and Latin American Identity
2011 0-7734-1548-3
This work provides a history of psychoanalysis in Mexico and discusses the effects of culture, language and history on the development and application of psychoanalysis in different milieus.

How Cultural Differences Shape the Reception of Knowledge
2007 0-7734-5714-3
This book, written to help teachers, is a psychology of knowledge and the learning process in children aged between 4 to 18 years. It deals with problems in the classroom such as: differences in the degree of social preparedness; different assumptions about work, space and time; and variations in intellectual learning levels. The book's goal is to help teachers identify, analyze, test and teach with these issues in mind.

How Do We Create a Philosophical Cosmos for Acting Socially and Being Happy?
2007 0-7734-5513-2
In this work the focus is on the cyclical structure of the patterns of social change. According to the Wave Principle, patterns of five waves move in the direction of a trend and three waves move against it. The author presents a theory of agency and sociality that serves as a basis for the wave-like character of social change and the individuality of the component waves of the pattern.

How Mothers Shaped Successful Sons and Created World History: The School of Infancy
2014 0-7734-0078-8
This is the first book to address the urgency of a mother’s desire to convey to her child what matters most to her and in particular to her son. It is by this vehicle of cultural transmission that women have principally acted in history to convey to their sons the legacy of their cultural experience.In tracing the cultural formation of sons by their mothers, this book opens a window on the intergenerational transmission of culture.

How Sociopaths Destroy Good Teachers: The Invisible Threat to Education
2015 1-4955-0417-4
This book is an important piece of work to challenge the culture of bullying in schools and universities. It analyzes the presence of sociopathic individuals, their desire to bring psychological harm to others and an effective early warning system to alert those who will encounter this kind of destructive personality in the work place.

How the Factor of Profitability Determines the Psychiatric Diagnosis: Case Studies of Social Triage in the Texas Psychiatric Hospital Industry
2012 0-7734-2657-4
Glumm takes first hand accounts of private psychiatric hospitals policies and shows that there is often willful neglect of patients who do not have the money to pay, and sometimes there is even manipulation on behalf of psychiatrists and nurses to keep people in therapy just to run up their expenses with insurance companies, only to miraculously ‘cure’ them when their coverage runs out. Testimonial statements during congressional hearings are made available in this text, and the book describes what political fallout occurred, if any, once patients stepped forward to report their lack of care. While most of the evidence in this book is circumstantial, and based on anecdotal stories, the implication is that neglect is widespread. Glumm, borrowing from Sjoberg and Vaughn, offers a new way of understanding psychiatric care in private hospitals – social triage. Unlike medical triage, social triage looks to the needs of the organization and sorts out clients according to the impact they will have on its survival, and divides people whether or not they will be profitable, marginal, or costly. In private hospitals health care is rationed according to the demands of organizational efficiency.

How to Experience the Spiritual Meaning of Gospel Texts. The Psychology of Reading Mystically
2010 0-7734-3814-9
This study presents a psychological understanding of the prayer exercises of the mystics. It examines the spiritual unconscious, supporting its assertions with clinical evidence. The work asserts how contemplative prayer practices affect brain hemispheres by quieting the left brain and enabling the right brain to journey to the deepest part of consciousness.

Individuation and the Power of Evil on the Nature of the Human Psyche
2006 0-7734-5753-4
This study examines two primary plays: After the Fall by Arthur Miller and The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, using a Jungian Analytical Psychological approach. By focusing on certain components of Jung’s theories of individuation, the development of personality, and the power of evil, the study provides evidence that the two main characters, Quentin and Hamlet, respectively, come to a place of moral differentiation.

This book emphasizes the components of the human condition and provides examples from the dramatic works of Shakespeare and Miller as evidence of the possibilities available to humanity. Significantly, the use of Jung’s ideas on individuation with Miller’s plays bring to the world of literary scholarship a contribution of understanding the work that Miller was doing and how vitally important his plays are to humanity as a touchstone of human development. The analytical bridge created between Jung and Shakespeare represents a clear statement of the importance of original and pioneering scholarship between two writers who seemingly have no reason to be connected.

This study will appeal to scholars in Renaissance and modern literary studies, as well as those interested in psychology and religion. The work provides a look into realms of literature, psychology, philosophy, and religion, which not only points to the theoretical analysis provided in scholarship but also to the more serious and eternal questions concerning evil and personality.

Inquiry Into Human Nature and Other Basic Assumptions
1991 0-7734-9933-4
A challenge to our most basic assumptions about human nature, taking into consideration our individual and collective behavioral patterns. Reflects on ways in which a new world view can end present difficulties, both personal and world wide, to create a more utopian society.

Intellectual Autobiography of a Jungian Theologian
2006 0-7734-5975-8
This book describes the development of the author’s thinking on religion. It begins with his theological initiation into the supernatural and Aristotelian dualism of Aquinas in the seminary of the late 1950s and early 1960s. It continues through his turn to the immanental theology of Paul Tillich and, through Tillich, to the even deeper interiority of Carl Jung’s psychology and to his decision to train as a Jungian analyst. Jung’s thought led him to an appreciation of the apophatic mystical tradition and its moment of the immersion of the individual in that nothingness beyond the distinction between the divine and the human. The volume also contains an early work in which the author attempts to bridge the gap between the worlds of theology and psychology by relating Tillich’s immanentalism to Jung’s understanding of the “religious function” of the psyche and its role in generating humanity's sense of God. The last work in the volume is a series of essays dealing with the interface of psychology and theology containing essays on Jung’s appreciation of mysticism and a critical analysis of the difficulty in bringing fully together Tillich’s Christian theology and Jung's psychology.

Jung's Three Theories of Religious Experience
1989 0-88946-245-3
Sorts out Jung's three interwoven theories of religious experience: the scientific-psychological, the phenomenological-mythological, and the metaphysical-theological. These three theories having been distinguished, the interpreter can then make a more discerning response to what Jung was in fact doing, i.e., expounding science and phenomenology and metaphysics. This insight allows Jung's many-sided contribution to be more clearly seen and appreciated.

Jungian Analysis of Balzac’s La Peau De Chagrin Alchemy and the Novel
2015 1-4955-0411-5
This study focuses on the relationship of Balzac to alchemy as it applies to the analysis of La Peau de chagrin. His interest stems from family influences, extensive reading in his early student days and research he did to document his fictional works. In La Peau de chagrin the protagonist cast as a youthful hero formulates a plan to achieve his goals according to the alchemical process of transformation, and the organization of the novel parallels its principal stages. Alchemy thus serves as a paradigm that highlights the hero’s missteps and suggests the moral reflection missed by contemporaneous critics according to Balzac.


Jungian Archetypes in 20th Century Women's Fiction the Persona, the Shadow, the Animus and the Self
2002 0-7734-7059-X


Jungian Reading of Selected Poems of Seamus Heaney
2007 0-7734-5391-1
This book is a study of the poetry of Seamus Heaney collected in his volume Opened Ground, in which the poems are read in Jungian terms. Heaney had referred to himself as “Jungian in religion” and naturally used terms such as “initiation”, “individuation” and the “unconscious” in interviews and essays. Therefore, key Jungian terms are examined in relation to Heaney’s poetic expression of these and explored through at least one poem from each of the collections represented in Opened Ground. This allows for an exploration of the creative tensions involved in the poet’s presentation of personal, poetic and political concerns, while also allowing for further examination of the powerful physicality and musical qualities of the language in which he luxuriates.

La TraducciÓn De La PersuasiÓn Publicitaria
2008 0-7734-4914-0
This work takes a novel, interdisciplinary approach, examining the goal of persuasion, and the connection between the visual and the textual across languages, by analyzing issues in the translation of advertising between Spanish and English through the lenses of Psychoanalysis, Semiotics, Neurolinguistics and Comparative Rhetoric. In Spanish.

Link Between Asperger Syndrome and Scientific, Artistic, and Political Creativity: Eleven Case Studies
2014 0-7734-0907-6
A new scholarly narrative on artistic loners, creative misogynist and the eccentric personalities of some of history’s most creative and inspiring adventurers, great thinkers, and writers whose lives and achievements are analyzed from an Asperger Syndrome perspective. The study examines the unique interplay between human creativity and the known disabilities afflicting individuals with Asperger and ADHD.


Makings of Dr. Charcot's Hysteria Shows Research Through Performance
1998 0-7734-8499-X
This study describes the creative process of generating the ensemble performance work Dr. Charcot's Hysteria Shows, including the use of Labanotation and group improvisations in decoding the body language of 19th-century hysterics at the Salpetriere, with interpolations from Freud's case histories. This event takes its visual roots from period photographs and drawings used by Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot (France's first psychiatrist) and his followers at the Paris public asylum for madwomen. The verbal text draws from and responds to writings by Sigmund Freud on women, and Charcot's famous lectures, filtered through 20th-century feminist criticism and theory. With illustrations.

Mobbing En El Lugar De Trabajo Como Terrorismo Psicológico Cómo Los Grupos Eliminan a Los Miembros Indeseados Heinz Leymann Traducido Del Sueco Al Inglés Por Sue Baxter Traducido Del Sueco Al Inglés Al Español Por Sergio Navarrete Vázquez
2016 1-4955-0520-0
Prólogo: El Proyecto de Traducción de Leymann Para el campo del mobbing en el lugar de trabajo, todos los caminos llevan de regreso a un solo científico. Heinz Leymann conceptualizó y nombró a esta forma distinta de agresión colectiva en 1984…La palabra mobbing, definida como la formación de una pandilla de colegas y directivos contra un compañero de trabajo, está alojada ya en muchos idiomas, también en leyes, políticas, diccionarios médicos y manuales de gestión de recursos humanos. Todo esto puede restrearse de una forma u otra hasta Leymann.

Modeling Behavior From Images of Reality in Television Narrativesmyth-Information and Socialization
2001 0-7734-7674-1
This study uses examples of what may be considered inappropriate aggressive behavior modeled in television programs as a focus for the textual analysis. It provides ideological, cultural, narrative, semiotic, and political economy analyses of representative content and programs and discusses implications. Readers will gain a broad understanding of the concerns for television effects, and be able to judge the potential of television narratives to influence socialization and acculturation. The study shows that television narratives have the ability to create meanings which reinforce or refute dominant ideas and myths of the society. Examines such shows as Beavis and Butt-Head; Family Matters; Home Improvement; Jenny Jones; Married With Children; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; Oprah; Roseanne; Sally Jesse Raphael; South Park, and The Simpsons.

Modernity and the Appearance of Idiocy: Intellectual Disability as a Regime of Truth
2014 0-7734-4289-8
A decisive new approach to our understanding of ‘intellectual disability’ as a social and linguistic category. This book breaks both with essentialist approaches, which ground the understanding of intellectual disability in the putative physical and intellectual materiality of individuals, and with social constructionist approaches, which are caught in an inescapable paradox of being unable to grasp their nebulous target.

New Religions and Mental Health Understanding the Issues
1988 0-88946-910-5
Presents a series of essays and legislative documents dealing with a variety of cults, and the discrimination against them.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Moby-Dick, L’assommoir, and Buddenbrooks: Interpreting Novels Through Psychological Categories
2005 0-7734-5983-9
This study uses the complex symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to reveal new insights about three of the most prominent novels of the last half of the nineteenth century, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, Emile Zola’s L’Assommoir, and Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks.

What may have seemed like a persistent idiosyncratic behavior pattern to Realists and Naturalists, has now been identified as a disorder with attributes that have been observed for centuries and are still difficult to treat. Following an in-depth description of the relevant components of OCD, the novels and their characters are analyzed in the context of this prevalent psychiatric disorder. Melville, Zola, and Mann identified increased anxiety in nineteenth-century society and they doubted the autonomy of human behavior. These writers applied their accurate intuitions of a psychological syndrome as a means of exploring the philosophical concepts of fate and free will and their relationship to control.

This work argues that the characters in these three novels constitute psychological case studies that can be applied to the understanding of OCD. It contains a literary analysis that provides insights into these literary masterpieces, and demonstrates the close interaction between medical science and literature.

On the Death of My Father - A Psychoanalyst's Memoir
1995 0-7734-9052-3
{The death of one's father is} "the most important event, the most poignant loss, of a man's life." -- Sigmund Freud When the author's father died a few years ago he was shaken by feelings of unsuspected depth. This memoir is a narrative of his personal struggle to comprehend and integrate his father's death into his life. The author draws from the tradition in psychoanalysis in which analysts like Freud and Theodore Reik have used their own lives as their psychological subject, as clinical data. In this very thoughtful, simply written and, at times, wrenching analysis of this relationship with his father, the author offers perceptive insights about the entire process of loss and mourning both as it relates to the living and those who have died which reaches beyond his own individual experience.

Otto Gross, Freudian Psychoanalyst, 1877-1920 Literature and Ideas
1999 0-7734-8164-8
Otto Gross was one of the most famous – and controversial – Freudian analysts of the first decade of the 20th century. Highly praised by Freud and also a patient and friend of C. H. Jung, he was rejected from the movement because he wanted to adapt psychoanalysis to function as a philosophy of revolution. He had a strong influence on other analysts and was a famous anarchist belonging to radical cultural groups. He was also the center of sexual scandals, for employing orgiastic forms of therapy, and for giving poison to deeply depressed women patients, who used it to commit suicide. His father, Hans Gross, was famous as the man who introduced criminology in the Austro-Hungarian empire. Father and son were close collaborators in Otto's early years, but later the father tried to get him confined in a mental institution, and finally had him examined by state doctors who declared him insane and incapable of managing his own affairs. His influence on his contemporaries included Max and Alfred Weber, Frieda von Richtofen (later Frieda Lawrence), and her sister Else, and the young Jewish writers of Prague, including Franz Werfel, Franz Kafka, and Max Brod.

Perfectionism, Mood States, and Disordered Eating in Female Athletes and Performers
2002 0-7734-6902-8
According to the report of National Women’s Health Center, attitudes that lay the groundwork for developing disordered eating occur as early as fourth or fifth grade. This study examines the factors that contribute to eating disorders in females athletes, filling a gap in the existing scholarship on the subject.

Physiological Basis and Quantum Versions of Memory and Consciousness
2006 0-7734-5746-1
This book on memory and consciousness arose out of a concern for there being a lack of understanding of the physiological processes which underlie consciousness. Knowledge related to the origin of consciousness is essential to many disciplines with an interest in human behavior but because brain damage often produces impaired consciousness it is especially important to neurologists, neurosurgeons and psychologists in managing patients. There have been major advances in how memory is stored and recalled in the cerebral cortex but how memory is very rapidly and transiently accessed during consciousness, as when the environment is swiftly visually scanned and recognized, is not understood. Therefore, a detailed physiological explanation of how memory is integrated with consciousness is necessary if consciousness is to be understood. The reader of this work is provided with a basic overview on the structure and function of neurons, their electrical behavior, the role of neurotransmitters, neural circuits, protein networks, etc. in the recording of information in the cerebral cortex. On this background of knowledge, an electrophysiological theory and quantum versions of consciousness are presented, demonstrating how sensory input can be very rapidly matched to memory and sustain a coherent state of consciousness.

Poet Figure in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens: Disentangling the Multiplicity of Selves
2008 0-7734-4992-2
Using a Jungian lens of inquiry, this work considers the artistic and psychological creation of imaginative selves (poet, poet figure, speakers, readers) and the psychic and concrete realities they assume in the poetry of Wallace Stevens.

Preparation, Collaboration and Emphasis on the Family in School Counseling for the New Millennium
2000 0-7734-7847-7


Psychoanalysis and the Portrayal of Desire in Twentieth Century Fiction
2007 0-7734-5559-0
This book explores the concept of desire through psychoanalytic theory, namely in the work of Freud and Lacan, in Feminist theory and in contemporary critical theory and literature. Wide ranging in its pursuits, the book examines what Gorton terms ‘critical scenes of desire’ in literary and artistic examples in order to argue that desire, as a concept, allows for moments of production and transformation. Unlike theorisations that situate desire as ‘lack’, Gorton argues that desire can be reconceived as progressive and multiple. She also suggests that there is a desire on the part of the reader or critic which creates a second ‘scene of desire’ in which the reader tries to ‘solve’ the enigma of the text. In other words, there is a tendency on the part of the critic and reader to want to fill in the gaps that desire creates in the narrative. This book does not seek to be comprehensive in its theorisation of the concept of desire, nor does it attempt to offer a history of the concept within cultural theory. Instead, it examines the way we read for desire and argues that the concept of desire can be found in these readings as progressive and transformative.

Psychological Analysis of Abused Women of the Appalachian Coalfields
2002 0-7734-7268-1


Psychological Reading of the Anglo-Saxon Poem Beowulf. Understanding Everything as a Story
2014 0-7734-4291-X
In unprecedented depth, Dr. Goodwyn compares clinical case studies with the powerful emotional meaning behind the symbols of the hall, the monsters, the reassures, and the final battle, and shows how a detailed study of Beowulf uncovers problems facing both ancient and modern humanity.



Psychological Sketches: A Collection of Short Fiction by Lucette Desvignes
2008 0-7734-4920-5


Psychological/medical Method to Help People Cope with Adversity: Nine Case Studies of Self-Defining Stories
2015 1-4955-0275-9
This innovative book is written for the benefit of professionals who, in their various roles, deal with people beset by adversity. These self-narrative stories of adversity ground the ideas within the book to real-life experiences, real-life sorrows, and real-life triumphs. The book looks at adversity from a real-life perspective, not just from the individual’s perspective. The lessons gained from this study are significant for theory and practice in the helping professions.


Psychology for Theater
1999 0-7734-3233-7
This book, rich in practical explanations and implications, is a valuable tool for artists and students. The author implements a new theoretical conception which has made this book popular also with non-theatre students. Dr. A. L. Groysman is the head of the Department of Psychology and Ballet Medicine of the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts. In Russian

Psychology of American Culture
2015 1-4955-0400-X
The book provides a comprehensive view of a psychology of the American culture. It expands on the template of the European American cultures showing how its values of individualism, competition, Protestant work ethics, materialism, enjoyment of leisure activities, physical attractiveness and need for status and power are expressed in everyday communications styles, and educational, and social activities. It shows how the significance of individualism focuses on the importance of the self and the maintenance of high self-esteem; and how these and other closely related American values are all exemplified in, social relationships, sports activities, and television programs.

The study also elaborates on America’s cultural diversity resulting from its immigration history, and shows how this phenomenon only adds to the dynamic nature of a culture which now includes numerous ethnic groups with varying attitudes and values associated with group affiliation, family structures, conception of physical and mental illness, languages, religions, time orientation, religious holidays and cultural celebrations. This book weaves the picture of a cultural mosaic, that, notwithstanding its diversity, through processes of acculturation and enculturation, now includes individuals who work to attain the American Dream by adapting to the values and beliefs of their new home.


Psychology of Carl Jung Essays in Application and Deconstruction
1992 0-7734-9481-2
Jung's psychology is not a system. It is not a self-contained science that can be laid before the public in text-book fashion. It is a work. These 28 essays, written betweeen 1968 and 1991, represent such a work. They speak from within Jung's psychology,but invoke a world outside. In doing so they address four principal themes: theatre, time, the social body, and the grounding of psychology in ontology.

Psychology of Mystical Christianity: A Christian Explanation of Reincarnation, Mystical Marriage, the Vision of God, Angels, Voices, Dreams, Communicating with the Dead, the Indwelling Christ, Martyrdom, Demonic Possession, and Other Unusual Experience
2015 1-4955-0414-X
This book is written for clergy who are approached by people asking questions about unusual spiritual experiences. Rather than being dismissive to those claiming they have lived previous lives or heard voices or who see the providence of God, this study attempts to enlighten clergy as to the possible ways to frame explanations regarding these spiritual experiences in a way that can avoid damaging the inquiring person’s faith.

Quest for Wisdom in Plato and Carl Jung: A Comparative Study of the Healers of the Soul
2008 0-7734-5177-3
This is an application of Jung to a reading of the texts of Plato and demonstrates how a psychoanalytic practice can provide a framework for textual analysis. This pursuit also reveals how the analysis of these thinkers has much to say about liberal arts education.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Psychological Biography
2014 0-7734-4305-3
A new psychological, social and political examination of Emerson’s life and experience of symbolic loss that demonstrates the importance and purpose of individual and social transformation and revitalizes Emerson’s literary importance for contemporary American society.


Reinterpreting Freud From a Modern Psychoanalytic Anthropological Perspective
2002 0-7734-6923-0


Representing the Catastrophic
2007 0-7734-5410-1
When attempting to represent a catastrophic event in history the tendency is to disavowal the event by referring to it as “unimaginable,” or otherwise such events are assigned to the domain of “fiction” or “fantasy.” For example, in response to 9/11 and the images of the planes flying into buildings, many responded “it was like I was watching a movie.” How then, when our knee-jerk response is to assign catastrophic events to the “incomprehensible” or the domain of utter fantasy, do we convey the reality of these events? What rhetorical strategies are at our disposal? How are catastrophic events, such as the Holocaust or Hiroshima represented, when we no longer have an immediate relationship to them? When the last survivors of these catastrophic events are gone, how will we relate to representations of these events? What rhetorical strategies will prove most useful in conveying the historical significance of these events, even when the physical traces are gone? This book addresses these questions.

Research on Bipolarity and Reflexivity
2006 0-7734-5822-0
This book is an enlarged second edition of A Psychological Theory of Bipolarity and Reflexivity (The Edwin Mellen Press, 1992). The objective of publishing the second edition is to familiarize readers with the new achievements in the studies of bipolarity and reflexivity, which have been significantly advanced within the last ten years. A special journal, Reflexive Processes and Control, is devoted to these studies and published papers related to their development and applications. The “Workshop on Multi-Reflexive Models of Agent Behavior” took place in 1999 in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where the main topic discussed was the model described in the first edition of this book. A modified version of the same model is now used for simulation of economic and military decision-making. Some results of this work have already been published. The theory underlying all these studies has been developed as well. While in the early 1990s, the model was purely phenomenological; now it can be deduced theoretically on the base of general principles of information processing done by humans and animals. It has also been demonstrated that the model can describe process of choice made by mammals and birds, as well as by human beings. The most important theoretical and empirical achievements will be included in this edition.

Role of Sports in the Formation of Personal Identities: Studies in Community Loyalties
2012 0-7734-2666-3
This is a collection of essays examining the role of sports in shaping personal and national identity. Studies ranging from skateboarding as resistance to conformity, cricket and the imagined community of Yorkshire, gender identity and rock climbing, and violence in soccer, among others are offered in this text. A theme the authors discuss at length is how communities are formed on the basis of sports, and how different identities emerge out of these shared experiences, and whether there is a socio-political aspect to this process. The contributing scholars undertook their studies in such fields as sociology, cultural and media studies, history, and also in sports studies.

Select Annotated Bibliography of Public Attitudes Toward Mental Illness, 1975-2005
2007 0-7734-5169-2
This volume brings together key papers which, from 1975 to 2005, have dealt with public attitudes to mental illness and psychiatry. Fear, stigma, lack of understanding and alternative explanations for these conditions have led to negative attitudes towards both the conditions and the subject of psychiatry. Knowledge of such attitudes is essential for those who deliver mental health care so that primary prevention, early intervention and appropriate treatments can be set up.

Selfhood as Thinking Thought in the Work of Gabriel Marcel
1987 0-88946-329-8
Examines Marcel's concept of the human subject as a pensée pensante which participates directly in the subjective life of Being, since, in Marcellian theory, "blind intuition" pervades the whole life of human reason and frees it from the limitations of logic.

Separation of Psychology and Theology at Princeton, 1868-1903
2005 0-7734-5930-8
It is well established that science in general and human science in particular gained both prestige and popularity in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The new or experimental psychology was no exception. Only a few decades after its ‘origin date’ in 1879, experimental psychology became the dominant paradigm for psychology and maintained this dominance well into the twentieth century. How did Christians interested in human nature respond to this rapidly advancing understanding of human nature? Was their traditional Biblical understanding of people at risk or could the new psychology and the old theology come to some understanding?

Professor Bryan N. Maier begins to answer these questions, at least in part, by unfolding the intriguing story of how one influential Evangelical institution reacted to this new psychology. A case study of who taught psychology and how psychology was taught at Princeton College in the latter third of the nineteenth century reveals at least one way that Evangelicals attempted to resolve the relationship between their faith and this new human science. Professor Maier argues that in systemic terms, a temporary and fragile alliance was formed between the new science and the old theology. This alliance, represented by the personal and professional relationship between James McCosh and James Mark Baldwin, postponed the conflict through their generation but ultimately undermined the ability of Scripture to say anything authoritatively concerning human nature.

Sibling Relationships in Step-Families: A Sociological Study
2008 0-7734-4971-X
A study examining levels of solidarity among full-, step-, and half-sibling groups in remarried families in the United States.

Sleep Deprivation and Adhd: Cause and Effect
2014 0-7734-0082-6
A promising new treatment is advanced from the analysis of the relationship between Sleep Deprivation and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This neurobiological approach, wherein the author combines Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Behavior Modification into a new treatment, identified as Cognitive Restructuring Therapy has great practical implementation in the clinical practice and growing field of sleep medicine.


Sleep Quality in Young Adults
2003 0-7734-6654-1
This book addresses basic sleep facts, sleep disorders and behaviors related to young adult sleep, filling a lacuna in the scientific literature, with a particular focus on college students’ sleep quality. The combination of life circumstances such as academic stress, personal transitions to the work world and relationships places the young adult college students in a myriad of opportunities for their involvement. In addition to the scientific information and heightened awareness, this book will provide a summarization of the pertinent studies in the area and may serve as a reference point for future research

Sociopathy: The Explanation of Teacher Abuse
2016 1-4955-0313-5


Spirit-Centered Wholeness Beyond the Psychology of Self
1989 0-88946-246-1
Selected presentations from the First Theory-Building Conference of the Institute of Religion and Wholeness held at the School of Theology in Claremont, California, convened to explore the spiritual dimensions of human healing, health, and wholeness. Includes papers from the social sciences, philosophy, theology, and the applied mental-health fields.

Spiritual Intelligence, Behavioral Sciences, and the Humanities
2002 0-7734-7213-4
Dr. Howard Gardner proposed that intelligence is multi-faced and suggests there are several distinct types. This book explores the features, scope and function in personality development of Spiritual Intelligence (SIQ). It begins with an overview of spiritual intelligence and its place in intelligence and personality theory. Later chapters place it in the historical context of the world’s religions and philosophies, from ancient times to the present. There is a Spiritual Awareness Inventory to measure reader spiritual awareness, practical exercises, and a list of recommended readings, augmented by an index and bibliography.

Spiritual, Social, and Scientific Meaning of Dreams: What Do Our Dreams Teach Us?
2013 0-7734-4506-4
A remarkable book that examines evidence contradicting the assumptions of mainstream science about what is possible both in the dreamworld and in waking life. The book argues that dreams are a multidimensional feedback system that sheds light on virtually every major area of the dreamer’s existence, namely the body, the mind, society, the environment, the cosmos, as well as the dreamer’s possible relationship to the spirit-world and the divine.

Spiritual, Social, and Scientific Meaning of Dreams: What Do Our Dreams Teach Us?
2013 0-7734-4506-4
A remarkable book that examines evidence contradicting the assumptions of mainstream science about what is possible both in the dreamworld and in waking life.
The book argues that dreams are a multidimensional feedback system that sheds light on virtually every major area of the dreamer’s existence, namely the body, the mind, society, the environment, the cosmos, as well as the dreamer’s possible relationship to the spirit-world and the divine

Stress and Coping Strategies Among Rural Clergy: A Quantitative Survey
2015 1-4955-0334-8
This book presents an empirical overview of the personal and contextual factors that surround the work-related lives of rural clergy who are responsible for multi-parish rural churches at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It aims to add scientific rigour to important factors surrounding the ‘work-related psychological health’ of rural clergy which is an area that has previously been little explored.

Studies of How the Mind Publicly Enfolds Into Being
2004 0-7734-6351-8
Although there are many published treatments of the mind in public spaces, none of these reflexively focus on how the self, mind and psyche publicly unfold. The notion of mind in public spaces is a very topical issue, but there are currently no available books that consider in depth the theoretical basis on which public claims of mind are being made.

This pioneering volume is a collection of papers all of which consider how the mind publicly produces and enfolds itself into being. Refusing to characterize the mind in terms of its dissimilarity with society, yet not accepting the strictly critical project of deconstructing the individual/society split, the authors in this volume are mutually inspired by the awareness that mind, psyche, and self are the interpretations in a dialogue that publicly unfolds.

This book will be of interest to scholars and researcher who decentralize the self into a multiplicity of voices as a way of accounting for mind’s inherently cultural and historical fabric. This book could be used as a primary text in graduate courses in Cultural Studies, Psychology of Personality, History of Psychology, Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Psychology. It would be appropriate for any course that deals with subjectivities and in-depth treatment of the psychosocial. It would also be useful as a supplementary text in advanced undergraduate courses on personality and social psychology to introduce alternatives to the notion of a private self.

Study of the Fiction of Patricia Highsmith - From the Psychological to the Political
2004 0-7734-6508-1
This is the first book-length study of all of Highsmith’s work, including the short fiction and her occasional writings, such as book reviews. It places the work in both cultural and personal context, and contains a comprehensive bibliography and review of the literature. Though often dismissed in the US as simply a suspense writer whose books became movies (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley), in Europe Highsmith is considered a major novelist and much is written about her.

Theoretical Explorations and Empirical Investigations of Communication and Prayer
2003 0-7734-6649-5
Nearly every definition of prayer refers to some type of communication phenomenon, yet most scholars, especially those in the field of communication, have not pursued the study of prayer as communication. This work brings the relational characteristics of communication into contact with the spiritual life of prayer. It employs quantitative and qualitative methodologies to legitimize the study of prayer as a communication phenomenon, create a theoretical model of prayer, provide three empirical tests of the model, and apply the model to several different contexts, including health, eastern religions, and teaching. The future of communication and prayer research is also considered in terms of theory building, improvements in methodology, and practical applications. This study will be of interest to scholars in the fields of communication, religious studies, psychology, and medicine.

Trickster a Transformational Archetype
1991 0-7734-9958-X
The Winnebago Trickster Myth Cycle, contained in Paul Radin's The Trickster, has significant notions about human nature from which scholars trained in Western thought could profit. Trickster, as challenger of social norms and revealer of faulty assumptions, is also central to Postmodern, Post-Jungian thought. This text demonstrates how an interdisciplinary team of teachers challenged current canons and Western presuppositions by introducing students to non-Western texts such the Trickster Myth Cycle.

Understanding Musical Understanding: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology of the Musical Experience
2008 0-7734-5168-4
This work amalgamates music psychology, philosophy, and sociology into a fresh view of the musical learning experience. It demonstrates that explanations of musical understanding are not found in analyzing musical activities per se but rather in examining underlying cognitive activities: principles of melodic and rhythmic construction, language-like template tuning protocols, sensory awareness and quality assessment, and the effects of cultures on neural network formation.

Understanding the Concept of Empathy and Its Foundations in Psychoanalysis
1994 0-7734-9375-1
This work situates the notion of empathy broadly within the historical context of its origins and conceptual development, particularly in psychotherapy. It relates the term to its wider usage in popular culture. Chapters survey the contributions of several psychoanalytic writers, from Freud to Kohut, as well as more recent psychoanalytic inquiries. More specific contributions examine aetiology, description, function and epistemology within the psychoanalytic framework. The work concludes with exploration of some ramifications of the 'empathic stance' for broader application in forms of therapy.

What Can We Learn From the Study of Twins?: An Evaluation of the Equal Environments Assumption
2012 0-7734-2907-7
Most evidence about genetic behavior comes from twin studies. The presumption is that this enables an equal environment assumption (EEA). This book argues that the validity of the EEA argument is not as strong as some behavior geneticists have claimed. Felson conducts the most comprehensive evaluation of the EEA to date. His analysis incorporates a larger more diverse set of outcome variables than any previous research on the subject. He generates estimates of genetic influence with and without controls for environmental similarity. This shows the extent of EEA violation in a straightforward manner. The findings are not easily categorized as supporting or undermining EEA. This is the most comprehensive analysis of the EEA argument to date. It discusses twin studies that date back to the 1930's up until the current research of today.

What is Culture? Generating and Applying Cultural Knowledge
2010 0-7734-1320-0
This book presents a new theory of culture that attempts to present a unified taxonomy and lexicon of definitions of culture by various social scientists for use in the inter-disciplinary investigation of organizational culture. Both both qualitative and quantitative data is presented and analysed.

What is the Self? a Philosophy of Psychology
2006 0-7734-5931-6
The studies presented here have a central point of departure: it is remarkable that we, as biological organisms in a social world, configure our lives in terms of selves. This work succeeds in bringing together different but related disciplines concerned with people and the histories and conditions of their lives. Biology and science, philosophical investigations of identity and narrative theory, and conceptual analysis of the rule-governed nature or meaningfulness of social actions and beings are drawn into an investigation of the age-old question 'What/who are we?' In emphasizing the self’s natural constitution; its development into a reference point for communication and legal and moral responsibility and accountability; and as a biography open to the vagaries of existence, these studies show the way out of both psychology’s ongoing anxieties about the perceived threat posed by explanations forthcoming from the biological and brain sciences, and difficulties in demarcating the nature of psychological knowledge. The answer worked out to the central question addressed is thus an optimistic one in that it shows the niche for knowledge of human nature and the texts that enfold lives, and of cause-effect links and meaningful things.

Why Do Young People Decide to Become Christian Ministers?
2013 0-7734-2634-5
Fawcett explores the types of people who decide to become Christian Baptist Ministers in Canada. This book also offers helpful suggestions regarding the recruitment of youth into the vocational ministry by researching the specific demographical outlay of male and female populations who choose to enter the field.

Why Nurses Commit Suicide: Mobbing in Health Care Institutions
2014 0-7734-0068-0
The first English translation of the seminal work of Dr. Heinz Leymann. The term workplace mobbing, or the ganging up of peers and managers against a workmate, was conceptualized by a single scientist, Heinz Leymann in his research to identify a distinct form of collective workplace aggression that has now opened the door to specialization in the field of mobbing and laid the groundwork for its subsequent policies and laws governing human resource management departments globally.


Why Physically Attractive People are More Successful
2007 0-7734-5690-2
This book chronicles the reality about physical attractiveness that scientific research documents to be universal throughout the world. Although physical attractiveness may look skin deep as a surface aspect of appearance, looks can be deceiving. Through investigations that meet meticulous scientific methodological procedures to collect empirical data that probe beyond the surfaces, complemented by anecdotal data, researchers reveal a subterranean dimension of physical attractiveness. This book presents the pertinent theories, research data, and knowledge and documents physical attractiveness as a universal phenomenon.

Despite its universality, its pervasive potent influence and promulgation are frequently unrecognized and denied. Regardless of population size or demographics, the impact of physical attractiveness transcends times, geographical and political boundaries, and cultures, in ways positive for people whose appearance is higher in physical attractiveness and negative for people whose appearance is lower in physical attractiveness. Many dimensions define a person’s appearance, but physical attractiveness predominates in information importance in its capacity to evoke and orchestrate an interconnected many-facet reality. Although physical attractiveness is one of a few highly visible traits that people see about a persons when meeting initially, its effects and consequences are lifelong.

Why Psychologists Need to Base Treatment Recommendations on Scientific Evidence: Methodologies for Intervening with Disruptive Adolescents
2010 0-7734-3775-4
This book describes research that sought to clarify if the professional practice of educational/school psychologists is evidence-based when recommending interventions for disruptive adolescents who are diagnosed as seriously emotionally disturbed. Two lines of investigation were employed. First, a literature search using three distinct methodologies - a systematic literature review, a meta-analysis of studies and a best evidence synthesis. Second, a survey of a large sample of school psychologists. All aspects of the literature search confirmed that the current research on effective treatments for seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents is extremely limited.

Why We Read and How Reading Transforms Us
2006 0-7734-5878-6
This book examines the reading experience from an interdisciplinary perspective, incorporating concepts and research from psychology, education, and literary theory. Readers’ narrative accounts of their experiences complement the presentation of theory and review of research. Chapters in the first part of the book examine how evolutionary forces shaped predispositions that promote reading engagement and how reading helps fulfil basic needs such as the desire to learn, achieving an optimum level of excitement, feeling connected to others, and meeting challenges. The second part of the book examines how personality and cultural background influence reading. Chapters in the third part of the book explore the transforming effects of reading, such as changed consciousness and emotions and improved cognitive and emotional abilities. One of the chapters focusing on transforming effects of reading explains how reading can bring about negative changes as well as positive ones. The last part of the book examines research on maximising the benefits of reading and suggests strategies for optimising the reading experience.

Winning, Losing, Moving On
2005 0-7734-5969-3
Nine gripping accounts of trouble in professionals’ working lives and how they dealt with it. Editorial introductions show how each account sheds light on the basic process of workplace mobbing. One professor tells how he escaped a poisonous work environment, another how he survived in one. A third (before his suicide) traces the steps to his dismissal. A pacifist teacher, a renowned surgeon, a dramatist - their stories are all here. Contributors: the late David S. Clarke, Southern Illinois; Jacob Neusner, Bard College; Ross A. Klein, Memorial of Newfoundland; Doug Giebel, Montana State; Charles F. Howlett, Molloy College; Robert F. Fleissner, Central State; Geary H. Larrick, Stevens Point, WI; Ursula A. Falk, therapist, Buffalo, NY; Gerhard Falk, Buffalo State; and a newcomer surgeon.

Woman's Transformations a Psychological Theology
1982 0-88946-918-0
Hammett unravels the many strands of liberal theology in an attempt to understand a literalized Father God. Essays include "Sin and the Image of the Feminine," "Creation and the Female-Male Image," "Goddesses as Symbols of Feminine Consciousness," and "Imaginal Consciousness: The Bridge Between."

Workplace Mobbing as Psychological Terrorism: How Groups Eliminate Unwanted Members
2010 0-7734-1395-2


Young George Washington in Psychobiographical Perspective
2000 0-7734-7694-6
From a personality standpoint there appear to have been two George Washingtons: pre-revolutionary and post-revolutionary. The pre-revolutionary Washington had a grandiose personality, preoccupied with his honor, dignity, and reputation, and obsessed with acquisition of material wealth, especially land. Having won the Revolutionary War and served two terms as president, Washington underwent a transformation by becoming generous, magnanimous, and judicious. Since the literature on post-revolutionary Washington is voluminous, the present work focuses on pre-revolutionary Washington and his strengths, weaknesses and foibles, and specifically the conditions, forces, events, and persons that shaped his personality and drove him to action. The resulting portrait is a careful, accurate, and realistic one, intended to counterbalance the numerous adulatory and superhuman accounts. Part One is an interpretive essay drawing on Washington’s writings in an abbreviated fashion, presenting only the most operative or strategic passages. Part Two consists of a series of appendices that place these passages in broader contexts and allow Washington to speak for himself. In presenting Washington’s writings, spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, italics, the editor’s brackets have been left intact: they are exact reproductions from the sources indicated.

“life Map” as an Implicit Cognitive Structure Underlying Behavior
2011 0-7734-1559-9
An innovative examination of the “Life Map”, which conceives a new method for the practice of psychology.