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Deconstructive Constitutionalism

Investigates, by way of Derrida's engagements with Kant, how the foundations of modern constitutionalism can be differently conceived to address some of the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Erotic Testimonies

Asks how Black women tap into their feelings to develop ways to live freely.

Normality, Abnormality, and Pathology in Merleau-Ponty

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.

Encountering the Impossible

The first academic explanation for how spectators use their imaginations as part of the experience and appreciation of popular fantasy filmmaking.

Black Women's Yoga History

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.

Mind Reeling

Across a variety of genres, shows how mental disorders are depicted in cinema.

Catalyzing the Field

A rich collection of essays about the inner, shared experiences of participants engaged in second-person approaches to contemplative practice.

Dancing with Sophia

Explores the philosophical dimensions and implications of integral theory.

Writing the Talking Cure

By Jeffrey Berman
Subjects: Literature

Explores Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature.

Rx Hollywood

How films of the 1960s and early 1970s framed therapeutic issues as problems of human communication, and individual psychological problems as social ones.

Sabina Spielrein

Explores the life and work of psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein through a feminist and mytho-poetic lens.

The Intersubjective Turn

Examines key theoretical aspects of the emerging field of second-person contemplative education.

Black Women's Mental Health

Creates a new framework for approaching Black women’s wellness, by merging theory and practice with both personal narratives and public policy.

Imagination, Music, and the Emotions

By Saam Trivedi
Subjects: Philosophy

Articulates an imaginationist solution to the question of how purely instrumental music can be perceived by a listener as having emotional content.

Dancing with Ophelia

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.

Subtle Activism

Explores whether consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer can contribute to social change.

The Illusion of Will, Self, and Time

Discusses how William James’s work suggests a world without will, self, or time and how research supports this perspective.

Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines

A wide-ranging consideration of the emerging field of contemplative education.

Happiness as Enterprise

Examines the contemporary discourse on happiness through the lens of governmentality theory.

The Dream on the Rock

Examines the relationship between rock art, shamanism, and the origins of human existence.

Improvisation, Creativity, and Consciousness

Using insights from Integral Theory, describes how the improvisational methods of jazz can inform education and other fields.

Integral Recovery

Brings Integral Theory to addiction treatment, offering a more holistic vision of recovery and powerful practices for achieving it.

Integral Dreaming

A holistic approach to the fascinating, multifaceted world of dreams.

Living Consciousness

Explores the thought of Henri Bergson, highlighting his compelling theories on the nature of consciousness and its relationship to the physical world.

Transforming Self and Others through Research

Brings the transformative approaches of transpersonal psychology to research in the human sciences and humanities.

Dreaming in the Classroom

The essential guide on how to teach about dreaming.

Holotropic Breathwork

The definitive overview of this transformative breathwork.

Maimonides' Cure of Souls

Explores the unacknowledged psychological element in Maimonides’ work, one which prefigures the latter insights of Freud.

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.

A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery

The story of one African American woman’s decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery.

The Anorexic Self

Critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on eating disorders.

The Empathic Ground

Brings Asian theories of consciousness into dialogue with Western psychotherapeutic practices.

Ken Wilber

The first comprehensive overview of the life and thought of the American philosopher Ken Wilber.

About Psychology

A critical and historical overview of psychology.

Clinical Assessment and Substance Abuse Treatment

Evaluates drug and alcohol abuse treatment systems and their effects on individual alcohol and drug abusers.

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.

Precursors of an African Genesis Model of Helping

Presents the theoretical dimension of three decades of research on African-derived concepts of helping.

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.

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.

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.

Conscience at War

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.

Dream Reader

A comprehensive survey of contemporary approaches to understanding dreams. If you can have only one book on dreams, this is the one to have.

Culture in Action

By Steve Derne
Subjects: Psychology

By examining how Hindu men talk about marriage and family, this book shows how culture reinforces male dominance in Hindu society.

Interpretive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication

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 ...

The Wilderness of Dreams

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 ...

The Self

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? ...

Organizational Membership

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 ...

The Sense of Vocation

By Larry Cochran
Subjects: Psychology

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

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 ...

Mythos and Logos in the Thought of Carl Jung

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. ...

Meaning in Mid-Life Transitions

By Edmund Sherman
Subjects: Psychology

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 ...

Deception

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 and Meaning

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 ...