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Explores the critical role that classroom educators play in supporting student motivation throughout the transition from high school to college.
Action, Embodied Mind, and Life World
Combines phenomenology with the "enactivist" approach to consciousness theory and recent emotion research to explore the way self-motivated action plans shape selective attention, exploration, and ultimately the mind's interpretation of reality - in philosophy, psychology, cultural awareness, and our personal lives.
Struck by Apollo
Retraces Hölderlin's journeys to Bordeaux and back in 1801–02, explaining why they are turning points in the great poet's life.
The Emergence of Value
Argues that truth, moral right, political right, and aesthetic value may be understood as arising out of a naturalist account of humanity, if naturalism is rightly conceived.
Black Women and Resilience
A critical examination of the health disparities and collective resilience of Black women in the United States.
Holotropic Breathwork, Second Edition
The definitive overview of this transformative breathwork.
Transforming One's Self
A fresh and rigorous interpretation of William James's ethical theory, showing how experimenting with life's opportunities can transform one's self and life.
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.
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.
The first work to offer a comprehensive pragmatist anthropology focusing on sensibility, habits, and human experience as contingently yet irreversibly enlanguaged.
Encountering the Impossible
The first academic explanation for how spectators use their imaginations as part of the experience and appreciation of popular fantasy filmmaking.
Across a variety of genres, shows how mental disorders are depicted in cinema.
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.
Servant-Leadership and Forgiveness
A compelling gathering of perspectives on the intersection of servant-leadership and forgiveness.
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.
Dimensions of Blackness
A multidimensional approach captures the complexities of African American racial identity.
Reconciliation in Global Context
A transdisciplinary approach to reconciliation practices and policies by an international team of scholars and scholar-practitioners.
Writing the Talking Cure
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.
The Intersubjective Turn
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.
Imagination, Music, and the Emotions
Articulates an imaginationist solution to the question of how purely instrumental music can be perceived by a listener as having emotional content.
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.
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.
Explores conflict through the lens of Integral Theory and provides a case study where Integral conflict resolution techniques are highlighted.
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.
Conversations on Servant-Leadership
Some of the world’s foremost thought leaders consider the role of leadership, love, and power in the midst of political and social upheaval.
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.
Good White People
Argues for the necessity of a new ethos for middle-class white anti-racism.
Improvisation, Creativity, and Consciousness
Using insights from Integral Theory, describes how the improvisational methods of jazz can inform education and other fields.
The Sense of Space
A phenomenological account of spatial perception in relation to the lived body.
Brings Integral Theory to addiction treatment, offering a more holistic vision of recovery and powerful practices for achieving it.
The first novel to fully explore evolutionary psychology, Trine Erotic explores what it means to love and write in a memetic, Darwinian world.
Alan Watts–Here and Now
Considers the contributions and contemporary significance of Alan Watts.
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.
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.
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.
A Psychotherapy of Love
Illuminates the role of empathetic love in psychotherapy.
The Revelation of the Breath
Celebrates and instructs in the healing power of breath.
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.
Looks at the social implications of having constant access to others through cell phones, wireless computers, and other electronic devices.
Crucified with Christ
Delineates how medieval meditation on the passion of Christ was intended to transform personality—a practice with affinity for the goals of modern psychotherapy.
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.
Interviews with fourteen pioneers in psychedelic research.
When the Music Stopped
A son’s coming to terms with his mother’s decision to abandon her career as a concert pianist in order to raise her children.
A critical look at the relationship between law and psychology.
Practice and the Human Sciences
Argues that the technical model of practice has limited applicability for the practices of care (teaching, nursing, social work, and psychotherapy).
The Soul in Everyday Life
Argues that contemporary psychology neglects the soul and addresses ways to remedy this.
Precursors of an African Genesis Model of Helping
Presents the theoretical dimension of three decades of research on African-derived concepts of helping.
The Politics of Myth
Examines the political views implicit in the mythological theories of three of the most widely read popularizers of myth in the twentieth century, C. G. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell.
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.
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 examining how Hindu men talk about marriage and family, this book shows how culture reinforces male dominance in Hindu society.
Using Freud's correspondence, this book argues that his Jewishness was in fact a source of energy and pride for him and that he identified with both Jewish and humanist traditions.
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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 ...
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 ...
The Sense of Vocation
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
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 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 ...