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Unique in its cross-cultural, global, and gender-balanced perspectives--and emphasis on humanistic and transpersonal psychologists--this book explores the positive aspects of major personality theorists, stressing each ones relevance for personal understanding. Exceptionally well-written and accessible, it encourages and supports readers in using themselves as the primary touchstone for each theory. Each chapter gives them opportunities to validate their insights through direct experience, and, by observing their own reactions, come to their own conclusions about the utility and value of each theory. Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis. Anna Freud and the Post-Freudians: Melanie Klein, Donald Winnicott, Heinz Kohut, and the Gestalt Therapy of Fritz and Laura Perls. Carl Gustav Jung and Analytical Psychology. Alfred Adler and Individual Psychology. Karen Horney and Humanistic Psychoanalysis. The Psychology of Women: A Relational Approach. Erik Erikson and the Life Cycle. Wilhelm Reich and Somatic Psychology. William James and the Psychology of Consciousness. B. F. Skinner and Radical Behaviorism. Cognitive Psychology. The Personal Construct Theory of George Kelly. Carl Rogers and the Person-Centered Perspective. Abraham Maslow and Transpersonal Psychology. Yoga and the Hindu Tradition. Zen and the Buddhist Tradition. Sufism and the Islamic Tradition. For therapists, educators, social workers and anyone interested in personality and personal adjustment.
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Unique in its cross-cultural, global, and gender-balanced perspectives, this humanistic text by James Fadiman and Robert Frager once again explores the positive aspects of major personality theorists, stressing each one's relevance for personal understanding.
Features within each chapter include Internet references, relevant quotes, full biographies, and Personal Reflection boxes that encourage students to apply the theories and concepts they are learning to their own lives.About the Author:
James Fadiman received his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University and has taught at San Francisco State University, Brandeis University, and Stanford. He has his own consulting firm and offers seminars to executives and educators in the United States and abroad. He has written or edited books on holistic health, goalsetting, and abnormal psychology, is an editor for two journals, and sits on the board of several corporations concerned with the preservation of natural resources.
Robert Frager received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University, where he was a teaching assistant to Erik Erikson. He has taught psychology at ITC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz and is the founder and first president of the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology. He is also past president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology. Author of several books and numerous articles in psychology and related fields, he is currently director of the spiritual-guidance program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California.
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