Drawing on Merleau-Ponty offers new insights into our understandings of health and illness, ability and disability, and the scientific and cultural practices that both enable and limit our capacity for diverse experiences.
The first academic explanation for how spectators use their imaginations as part of the experience and appreciation of popular fantasy filmmaking.
Examines how Black women elders have managed stress, emphasizing how self-care practices have been present since at least the mid-nineteenth century, with roots in African traditions.
Across a variety of genres, shows how mental disorders are depicted in cinema.
A rich collection of essays about the inner, shared experiences of participants engaged in second-person approaches to contemplative practice.
Explores the philosophical dimensions and implications of integral theory.
Explores Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature.
How films of the 1960s and early 1970s framed therapeutic issues as problems of human communication, and individual psychological problems as social ones.
Creates a new framework for approaching Black women’s wellness, by merging theory and practice with both personal narratives and public policy.
Articulates an imaginationist solution to the question of how purely instrumental music can be perceived by a listener as having emotional content.
Examines key theoretical aspects of the emerging field of second-person contemplative education.
Explores the life and work of psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein through a feminist and mytho-poetic lens.
Uses real-life episodes of psychosis and recovery to show how poetic paradigms for thinking about psychiatric symptoms can enlarge contemporary understandings of mental illness and improve long-term treatment outcome.
Explores whether consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer can contribute to social change.
Discusses how William James’s work suggests a world without will, self, or time and how research supports this perspective.
A wide-ranging consideration of the emerging field of contemplative education.
Examines the contemporary discourse on happiness through the lens of governmentality theory.
Examines the relationship between rock art, shamanism, and the origins of human existence.
Using insights from Integral Theory, describes how the improvisational methods of jazz can inform education and other fields.
Brings Integral Theory to addiction treatment, offering a more holistic vision of recovery and powerful practices for achieving it.
A holistic approach to the fascinating, multifaceted world of dreams.
Explores the thought of Henri Bergson, highlighting his compelling theories on the nature of consciousness and its relationship to the physical world.
Brings the transformative approaches of transpersonal psychology to research in the human sciences and humanities.
The essential guide on how to teach about dreaming.
The definitive overview of this transformative breathwork.
Explores the unacknowledged psychological element in Maimonides’ work, one which prefigures the latter insights of Freud.
Celebrates and instructs in the healing power of breath.
Introduces the concept of obliviousness to the consideration of family systems—what do families choose to ignore and why and how they do so.
These last writings by Japanese philosopher Yuasa engage both Western and Eastern thought to reconsider modernity and offer an alternative, more holistic paradigm.
Delineates how medieval meditation on the passion of Christ was intended to transform personality—a practice with affinity for the goals of modern psychotherapy.
The story of one African American woman’s decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery.
Critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on eating disorders.
Explores the issue of the perfectibility of nature in philosophy, psychology, and a variety of world religions.
Brings Asian theories of consciousness into dialogue with Western psychotherapeutic practices.
Affirms the power of writing to memorialize loss and work through grief.
Explores the cultural significance of androids.
A critical look at the relationship between law and psychology.
Evaluates drug and alcohol abuse treatment systems and their effects on individual alcohol and drug abusers.
Argues that our struggle to become good parents can help us to become good persons.
Presents the theoretical dimension of three decades of research on African-derived concepts of helping.
Resolves the fundamental debate between cognitivists and social constructionists concerning the metaphysics of human psychology, and offers new insights into therapy, education, and creativity.
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.
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.
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.
Demonstrates the dramatic results of blending the traditional with the transpersonal approach to psychoanalysis.
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.
An exploration of the moral and intellectual conflict of Israeli citizens who have resisted military service, and of how they justify their choices of action.
A comprehensive survey of contemporary approaches to understanding dreams. If you can have only one book on dreams, this is the one to have.
By examining how Hindu men talk about marriage and family, this book shows how culture reinforces male dominance in Hindu society.
This groundbreaking book presents conceptual, theoretical, and applied chapters demonstrating the strengths of interpretive approaches in the study of interpersonal communication. It extends our understanding ...
This interdisciplinary study of the religious dimensions of dreams shows how modern dream research supports and enriches our understanding of religiously meaningful dreams.
The Wilderness of Dreams does ...
What are the characteristics and dimensions of the self? Is there a "best" way to measure the self? How does the researcher's definition of the self affect the choice of research measure and methods? ...
This book tells why people want to feel like members of work organizations, and why doing so is difficult. Using case examples, it presents a psychoanalytic perspective on organizational entry and the ...
Larry Cochran examines the meaning of a sense of vocation as it is lived over the course of a life. By studying more than twenty autobiographies of people who clearly had a mission in life, the author ...
Entering the Circle addresses the practical and methodological aspects of research within the interpretive or hermeneutic perspective. It contains descriptions of exemplary interpretive research projects ...
The author explores and defends the bold thesis that the idea of the collective unconscious can be reconciled with a scientific world outlook as he sketches a big picture from Jung's psychological viewpoint. ...
This book contributes to an understanding of the nature of mid-life transitions and crises by focusing on the unique personal meaning of the transitional experience for the individual. There is an implicit ...
Mitchell and Thompson have compiled the first interdisciplinary study of deception and its manifestations in a variety of animal species. Deception is unique in that it presents detailed explorations ...
Self-esteem. Not only does it affect our identity and values, but also our feelings and actions in a variety of circumstances. Yet, after years of investigation, little of practical value has been learned ...