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Envy : A Survey of Its Psychology and History

Victoria C. G. Greenleaf

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ISBN 10: 1879384752 / ISBN 13: 9781879384750
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Title: Envy : A Survey of Its Psychology and ...

Publisher: Cypress House

Binding: Hardcover

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2010 BAIPA Award Winner: Best Psychology Book. Many consider envy a negative quality, one of Seven Deadly Sins, while others regard it as a spur to personal accomplishment, useful despite the turmoil it may bring. Dr. Geenleaf addresses both its negative, painful aspects, and its positive, constructive uses. This comprehensive study examines the contexts of envy s usages and raises a broad range of questions. By exploring our shifting interpretations of this shadowy universal phenomenon, Dr. Greenleaf challenges us to get serious about coming to terms with it, providing us a starting point and an opportunity to learn more about how we think and behave.

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VICTORIA C. G. GREENLEAF, prizewinning poet, journalist, and public speaker, graduated with highest honors from Michigan s Hope College. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and her master s degree in psychiatry from the University of Michigan. A member of the Cleveland Psychiatric Society, Dr. Greenleaf treated psychiatric patients for decades. She contributes to professional journals, serves on the Board of Directors of UMACC an alcohol and drug counseling service and is active in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She has also served as the Cleveland area secretary of the Mensa Society. Committed to the literary and cultural life of her community, she leads a local Great Books discussion group. Dr. Greenleaf resides in Ohio. She has three grown sons and five grandchildren.

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