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The American Optic
Brings together critical race theory and psychoanalysis to examine African American and other diasporic African cultural texts.
Maimonides' Cure of Souls
Explores the unacknowledged psychological element in Maimonides’ work, one which prefigures the latter insights of Freud.
The Medusa Effect
Examines images of horror in Victorian fiction, criticism, and philosophy.
Anachronism and Its Others
Traces the origins of contemporary analogies between queerness and blackness.
Examines how twentieth-century women writers depict female bodily shame and trauma.
Analyzes contemporary memoirs of terminal illness from a psychoanalytic perspective.
A Psychotherapy of Love
Illuminates the role of empathetic love in psychotherapy.
A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy
A therapist's guide to psychotherapy, spirituality, and self-development.
Aesthetics of Anxiety
Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.
Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Work of Julia Kristeva
Considers the social and political significance of Kristeva’s oeuvre.
The Very Thought of Education
A startling reading of the educational enterprise through a psychoanalytic lens.
Eros and Ethics
A comprehensive examination of Lacan’s seminar on ethics.
Explores Victorian responses to death and burial in literature, journalism, and legal writing.
The Revelation of the Breath
Celebrates and instructs in the healing power of breath.
The Trauma Controversy
Provides multiple and accessible perspectives on trauma both as a condition and as a cultural phenomenon.
Explores the arrested development of American culture.
A World of Fragile Things
Psychoanalytic perspective on what Western philosophers from Socrates to Foucault have called “the art of living.”
Shared Obliviousness in Family Systems
Introduces the concept of obliviousness to the consideration of family systems—what do families choose to ignore and why and how they do so.
French Interpretations of Heidegger
A sustained philosophical engagement with significant and creative French interpreters of Heidegger.
The Participatory Turn
Cuts through traditional debates to argue that religious phenomena are cocreated by human cognition and a generative spiritual power.
Unspeakable Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Culture
Explores the radical political potential of close reading to make the case for a new and invigorated psychoanalytic cultural studies.
Depression and Narrative
How the story of depression gets told in print, on screen, and online.
When Play Was Play
A celebration of childhood pick-up games.
The Order of Joy
Provocative exploration of a new concept of “joy” within psychoanalytic and cultural studies.
Feminist and psychoanalytic analysis of spectatorship.
Death in the Classroom
Shows how death education can be brought from the healing professions to the literature classroom.
How the Romantics invented psychoanalysis in advance of Freud.
Lacan, Language, and Philosophy
Clinical and philosophical perspectives on key issues and debates in Lacanian psychoanalysis.
The Living Classroom
Describes the emergence of powerful fields of consciousness that influence students’ learning and personal transformation.
Signifiers and Acts
Situates Lacan’s theory of the subject within contemporary philosophical debates over freedom and agency.
The Comedy of Philosophy
Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.
A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery
The story of one African American woman’s decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery.
Dreamworlds of Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism
Explores shamanic and Tibetan Buddhist attitudes toward dreams.
The Anorexic Self
Critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on eating disorders.
Student Voice in School Reform
Examines a high school that sought to increase student participation in its reform process.
Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine
Contributors explore the significance of literature and psychoanalysis for medical education and practice.
Sarah Kofman's Corpus
Draws connections between the life and writings of philosopher Sarah Kofman.
Taking America Off Drugs
Argues for the superiority of behavioral treatments over drug therapies for psychological problems.
The Empathic Ground
Brings Asian theories of consciousness into dialogue with Western psychotherapeutic practices.
The Future of Psychoanalysis
Addresses the problem of multiple theories of psychoanalysis, arguing for a return to Freud.
Dreaming about the Divine
Explores the role of dreams in spiritual work.
A bold new view of the human psyche, integrating Eastern and Western approaches.
Revelations of Chance
Explores the plausibility and value of viewing synchronicity as a form of spiritual experience.
The Later Lacan
Examines fundamental concepts of the later Lacan.
The Syndetic Paradigm
Offers a new theoretical paradigm that goes beyond the limitations of Freudian and Jungian psychological models.
Offers a new perspective on the psychological and affective dynamics of Jamaica Kincaid’s fiction and nonfiction.
Language and Politics in Julia Kristeva
Explores the political implications of Kristeva’s theoretical and fictional writings.
Holistic Learning and Spirituality in Education
Explores the theory, practice, and poetics of spiritual and holistic education.
Looks at the dynamics of identification, envy, and idealization in fictional narratives by Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Sandra Cisneros, Toni Morrison, and others, as well as in nonfictional accounts of cross-race relations by white feminists and feminists of color.
Lacan in the German-Speaking World
Addresses Lacan's reception in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, offering new perspectives for American readers.
Using insights from behavioral science, a Holocaust survivor explores how evil actions can seem "moral" to the perpetrators and how we must alter our thinking to prevent this.
The Transcendent Function
A close examination of the heart of Jung's theory of psychological growth and individuation.
Rereads Jung in light of contemporary theoretical concerns, and offers a variety of examples of post-Jungian literary and cultural criticism.
Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World
Presents an account of human development from a depth-psychological, transpersonal perspective.
The first comprehensive overview of the life and thought of the American philosopher Ken Wilber.
Proposes that philosophy is the proper cure for neurosis.
Dreaming and the Self
Anthropological perspectives on dreams around the world.
Rereading George Eliot
A noted Eliot scholar explores how we become different interpreters of literature as we undergo psychological change.
Practicing psychologists explore the mutual impact of Buddhist teachings and psychology in their lives and practice.
A critical and historical overview of psychology.
Freud and Faith
Explores how religious believers can—and why they should—engage the work of Sigmund Freud, despite his well-known dismissal of faith.
Clinical Assessment and Substance Abuse Treatment
Evaluates drug and alcohol abuse treatment systems and their effects on individual alcohol and drug abusers.
The authors use examples from their own clinical practice to explain the development of Lacanian theory.
The Last Resistance
A fundamentally new examination of the controversies raging around psychoanalysis.
Becoming Good Parents
Argues that our struggle to become good parents can help us to become good persons.
Moments of Meeting
Tells the story of the relationship between two of the last century's foremost scholars of dialogue, philosopher Martin Buber and psychotherapist Carl Rogers.
Understanding Early Adolescent Self and Identity
Addresses adolescent identity issues and suggests practical approaches to facilitate development and adjustment.
The Endtime Family
A fascinating examination of a religious counterculture group showing how it differs from mainstream society, yet is similar in other ways.
Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them
Discusses extraordinary dreams and offers suggestions for interpreting and appreciating your own extraordinary dreams.
This “unauthorized biography” of cognitive neuroscience unveils hidden errors in current mind-body accounts and sheds new light on basic scientific issues.
Beyond Friendship and Eros
Explores deep intimate personal relationships between men and women.
If Life Is a Game, How Come I'm Not Having Fun?
Advocates applying a spirit of play to everyday life.
New Perspectives on Narrative Perspective
Offers an interdisciplinary approach to narrative perspective, with essays by leading scholars of literary studies, cognitive psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and film and media criticism.
Canal Town Youth
A poignant study of how a group of poor white urban youth find respite from poverty, violence, and racism in a local community center.
Reveals the effects of the cultural unconscious or "world soul" in human experience.
Examines representations of political, psychological, and sexual violence in seven novels by American women.
Psychology of the Future
Summarizes Grof's experiences and observations from more than forty years of research into non-ordinary states of consciousness.
Between Conviction and Uncertainty
Explores the philosophical context within which psychotherapy functions.
Explores James Joyce's use of parody and humor in his representation of women, gays, and Irish nationalism, and discusses how his complex attitude toward parody and stereotyping is related to his aesthetic vision.
Precursors of an African Genesis Model of Helping
Presents the theoretical dimension of three decades of research on African-derived concepts of helping.
Gambling, Game, and Psyche
The fate of the hero-gambler, as described by Dostoevsky, Balzac, Poe, and others, is the focus of this unprecedented exploration of gambling and the human psyche.
The Return of the Repressed
Examines the psychological, cultural, and political implications of Gothic fiction, and helps to explain why horror writers and filmmakers have found such large and receptive audiences eager for the experience of being scared out of their wits.
Who Is My Neighbor?
Points the way toward a world in which we might feel more connected to and responsible for each other.
Mysticism, Mind, Consciousness
Challenges the prevailing view that mystical experience is shaped by language and culture and argues that mystical experience is a direct encounter with consciousness itself.
The Psychology of Human Possibility and Constraint
Resolves the fundamental debate between cognitivists and social constructionists concerning the metaphysics of human psychology, and offers new insights into therapy, education, and creativity.
Anger, Madness, and the Daimonic
Explores the links between anger, rage, violence, evil, and creativity and describes a dynamic therapeutic approach that can help channel anger and violent impulses into constructive and creative activity.
Mystical Moments and Unitive Thinking
Provides an alternative to the traditional psychoanalytic explanation of mystical experience by viewing unitive thinking as a line of cognitive development and mystical moments as creative inspirations on unitive ideas.
Demonstrates in painstaking detail and with reference to stunning new archival evidence how fetishism was crucial to the construction and negotiation of identity and gender in Hemingway's life and fiction.
Trials of the Visionary Mind
A comprehensive summary of the author's revolutionary approach to psychosis.
Shelley's Mirrors of Love
Examines the myths and realities of narcissism in the life and work of Percy Bysshe Shelley, and explores how Shelley combated what he called “the principle of Self” by embracing the ideals of Christlike self-sacrifice and sisterly love.
The Paradox of Power and Weakness
Offers an alternative paradigm for psychology, one that reflects Levinas's criticism of a self-centered notion of identity. Reveals the secret of an "authentic" altruism through a phenomenology of both power and weakness, and of the paradoxes of the weakness of power and the power of weakness.
Religion and the Human Sciences
Proposes a new paradigm for interdisciplinary studies by applying the thought of Bernard Lonergan to define spirituality as the missing link between religion and theology.
The Ecstatic Imagination
Presents the first comprehensive survey of the varieties of psychedelic experience since 1975.
Psychotherapy and Spirit
The first concise overview of transpersonal psychotherapy.
Clinical Studies in Transpersonal Psychotherapy
Demonstrates the dramatic results of blending the traditional with the transpersonal approach to psychoanalysis.
The Primal Wound
Argues that a primal wounding of the human spirit occurs in earliest human life that disrupts fundamental relationships and leads to anxiety, loneliness, and alienation; and shows how this wounding can be redeemed through therapy and through living one's life differently.
Anthropomorphism, Anecdotes, and Animals
Evaluates the significance and usefulness of anthropomorphism for the scientific understanding of animals by presenting diverse ideas from historians, philosophers, anthropologists, primatologists, psychologists, behaviorists, and ethologists.
Melville, Shame, and the Evil Eye
Offers a complex analysis of the psychodynamic role of shame in Melville's work, with detailed readings of Moby-Dick, Pierre, and "Billy Budd. "
Among All These Dreamers
This multidisciplinary volume examines the cultural and social relevance of dream studies, looking at various ways that the field can contribute to the resolution of the modern West's most troubling social ...
Brings together parts of the Lacanian discourse that have remained isolated in their respective research areas and outlines the shape of Lacanian discourse, showing the relation of Lacan's thought to philosophy, science, literature and aesthetics, gender and sexuality, and psychoanalytic theory.