In this Book

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Demonstrating how psychologists use theory, philosophy, and history to illuminate the subjects they study, this book explores both the obstacles and benefits of integrating these perspectives into contemporary Western psychology. It offers a timely survey of current ideas at the crossroads of these disciplines and represents new ideas about how psychology can respond to changes on what it means to be human and on how to further this knowledge. The convergence of history, theory, and philosophy is examined from three perspectives: the reconsideration of the importance of context in psychology; the argument that psychology is embedded in morality, values, and politics; and the consideration of the practice of such convergence, looking at how history, theory, and philosophy function in psychology. This book presents contemporary thinking by noted scholars who have made significant contributions to a re-visioning of psychology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-vii
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  1. 1. Convergence and Conjunction at the Crossroads
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. 2. Where History, Theory, and Philosophy Meet: The Biography of Psychological Objects
  2. pp. 19-34
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  1. 3. The Moral Dimension of Psychological Practice, Theory, and Subject Matter
  2. pp. 35-54
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  1. 4. Psychotherapists As Crypto-Missionaries: An Exemplar on the Crossroads of History, Theory, and Philosophy
  2. pp. 55-72
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  1. 5. A Theory of Personhood for Psychology
  2. pp. 73-88
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  1. 6. Self-Esteem and the Demoralized Self: A Geneaology of Self Research and Measurement
  2. pp. 89-108
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  1. 7. Cultural Turns in Psychology
  2. pp. 109-126
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  1. 8. Feminists Rethink Gender
  2. pp. 127-146
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  1. 9. Retrieving the Past for the Future: Boundary Maintenance in Historical and Theoretical Psychology
  2. pp. 147-164
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 165-168
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 169-182
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780791486979
Related ISBN
9780791457030
MARC Record
OCLC
56066776
Pages
182
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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