Psychology Underground: from politically correct orthodoxies to a new century of inquiry

 
9780936618036: Psychology Underground: from politically correct orthodoxies to a new century of inquiry
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Psychology Underground: from politically correct orthodoxies to a new century of inquiry is a radical look at psychology that "the academy" generally avoids. This is a decidedly unconventional excursion into psychology's underbelly with a delightful rendering of topics as far reaching as romantic love, play, maleness, healing, mass media and propaganda, art, altruism, child development, and, of course, the Jungian shadow.

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Jerry Kroth, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Graduate counseling psychology program at Santa Clara University. He teaches psychotherapy and personality theory, dreamwork, and research methods. He has an abiding therapeutic interest in working with dreams, personal oracles, and the applications of dream theory to psychohistory. Dr. Kroth s seven prior books were in the areas of counseling psychology, child sexual abuse, learning disorders, metapsychology, and research methodology. In addition he has written and presented over 75 papers on anxiety, child development, mass psychology, synchronicity, experimental studies of the dream process, the psychology of propaganda, psychohistory and collective psychology. He is also a contributor to the Huffington Post. His most recent book is Conspiracy in Camelot: the complete history of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (New York: Algora, 2003). Professor Kroth lives in California with his wife and two daughters.

Review:

Jerry Kroth's plea in Psychology Underground is a must for every student of psychology discouraged by the sterility of today's academic mainstream. --Lloyd deMause, founder Int. Journal of Psychohistory

Psychology Underground exudes a spirit of adventure that the reader is encouraged to share. Kroth's topics put him in the company of a writer popular with the 1960s counterculture, Norman O. Brown. Kroth and Brown share a blunt iconoclasm that is matched by an equally bold affirmation of the power of the imagination. --Clio's Psyche

In his latest banquet of critical observations, Psychology Underground, Professor Kroth exhorts psychologists and psychotherapists to defy political conformity, open ourselves to the darker realities of American society's internal armor, and take a fresher, more radical approach to change. From a psychotherapist's point of view, Psychology Underground provides impetus to invoke change more meaningfully and transpersonally at the core of what ails the U.S. and the planet. --Hannah-Leigh Bull, Director Llama Deara Center

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