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Ordinary ecstasy : humanistic psychology in action

Author: John Rowan
Publisher: London Routledge 2015
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : Third edition

Widely regarded as one of the most important books on humanistic psychology. The new edition contains much of the original material together with postmodern ideas, taking into account changes in many  Read more...


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Document Type: Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Rowan
ISBN: 9780415236331 0415236339 9781317724575 1317724577
OCLC Number: 957521302
Accession No: (DE-604)BV043735241 (ZDB-38-EBR)ebr11136882
Description: 1 online resource (283 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Part One: What is Humanistic Psychology? Humanistic Psychology Is and Is Not Psychology: The Old Saybrook Conference; Eastern Thought; Science and Research. Humanistic Psychology Is and Is Not Optimistic. Maslow and Mahrer; Rogers and May; Centaur Consciousness. How Humanistic Psychology Holds the Contradictions: The Wilber Model; Authenticity; Charles Hampden-Turner; How Heidegger Got It Wrong. Part II: Applications of Humanistic Psychology. Counselling. Rollo May's contribution; Person-centred Counselling; Co-counselling; Dreams. Psychotherapy: Gestalt Therapy; Experiential Psychotherapy; Alvin Mahrer. Psychotherapy: Bodywork; Psychodrama; Primal Integration; Psychosynthesis. Groupwork: Encounter; The Humanistic-existential Group; Trust, Safety and Confrontation; Non-humanistic Groupwork; Self-help and the System. Education and Training: Rogers; Confluent Education; Experiential Learning; The School or College; The Wider Society. Organizational: Organization development; Hierarchy and Bureaucracy; Alternatives; Leadership; The Wider Scene; Taking Power; Transformational Management; Spiral Dynamics. Transpersonal: The Transpersonal Self; LSD; Levels of Consciousness; Personal and Social Implications; Paganism; Cross-cultural Work; Ken Wilber. Female/Male/Gay: Sexuality; Sex Roles; Constructivism and Some Ways Ahead. Part III: The Future of Humanistic Psychology. The Spread of Humanistic Psychology. Directions for the Self: The Personality: The Real Self: Multiple Levels of Consciousness: Humanistic Psychology and the Social Construction of Reality. Directions for Society: Phase one: The Universal Approach; Evolution or Revolution? Phase two: Questioning Patriarchy; Power and Change: Phase Three: An Integral Approach. Some Points on Theory and Research: Basic Orientation; Deficiency Motivation and Abundance Motivation; B-values and D-values; Humanistic uesearch; Critiques of Humanistic Psychology. Journals and Magazines. Some useful addresses.
Responsibility: John Rowan.


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