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World War II brought together a group of psychiatrists and clinical and social psychologists in the British Army where they developed radical, action-oriented innovations in social psychiatry. They became known as the "Tavistock Group" since the core members had been at the pre-war Tavistock Clinic. They created the post-war Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and expanded on their wartime achievements by pioneering a new mode of relating theory and practice, called in these volumes, "The Social Engagement of Social Science."

There are three perspectives: the socio-psychological, the socio-technical, and the socio-ecological. These perspectives are interdependent, yet each has its own focus and is represented in a separate volume.

Volume I, The Socio-Psychological Perspective, extends the object-relations approach in psychoanalysis to group, organizational, and wider social life. This extension is related to field theory, the personality/culture approach, and open systems theory. Action-oriented papers deal with key ideas in social psychiatry, varieties of group process, new paths in family studies, the dynamics of organizational change, and the unconscious in culture and society.

The Institute's dynamic social science approach to industrial problems, which will be presented in Volume II, began with Eric Trist's coal-mining program for the development of more productive and personally satisfying self-regulating forms of work organization. The whole "Quality of Working Life" movement owes its theoretical and empirical basis to this pathfinding endeavor.

Volume III will focus on non-hierarchical forms of organization facilitating inter-organizational relations in complex and rapidly changing environments—the socio-ecological perspective. This perspective is offered as a guide to institution building for the future.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Historical Overview: The Foundation and Development of the Tavistock Institute
  2. Eric Trist and Hugh Murray
  3. pp. 1-34
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  1. Volume I: The Socio-Psychological Perspective
  2. pp. 35-36
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  1. Introduction to Volume I
  2. pp. 37-38
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  1. A New Social Psychiatry: A World War II Legacy
  2. pp. 39-44
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  1. The Transformation of Selection Procedures: The War Office Selection Boards
  2. Hugh Murray
  3. pp. 45-67
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  1. The Discovery of the Therapeutic Community: The Northfield Experiments
  2. Harold Bridger
  3. pp. 68-87
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  1. Transitional Communities and Social Reconnection: The Civil Resettlement of British Prisoners of War
  2. A.T.M. Wilson, Eric Trist, and Adam Curie
  3. pp. 88-112
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  1. Varieties of Group Process
  2. pp. 113-118
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  1. Bion Revisited: Group Dynamics and Group Psychotherapy
  2. J.D. Sutherland
  3. pp. 119-140
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  1. An Educational Model for Group Dynamics: The Phenomenon of an Absent Leader
  2. Eléonore Herbert and Eric Trist
  3. pp. 141-164
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  1. Experiential Learning in Groups I: The Development of the Leicester Model
  2. Eric J. Miller
  3. pp. 165-185
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  1. Experiential Learning in Groups II: Recent Developments in Dissemination and Application
  2. Eric J. Miller
  3. pp. 186-198
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  1. The Psycho-Dynamics of an Inter-Group Experience
  2. Gurth Higgin and Harold Bridger
  3. pp. 199-220
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  1. Courses and Working Conferences as Transitional Learning Institutions
  2. Harold Bridger
  3. pp. 221-245
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  1. Action Research in Minisocieties
  2. Gurth Higgin and Gunnar Hjelholt
  3. pp. 246-258
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  1. Task and Sentient Systems and Their Boundary Controls
  2. Eric J. Miller and A .K. Rice
  3. pp. 259-271
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  1. Individual, Group and Inter-Group Processes
  2. A.K. Rice
  3. pp. 272-284
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  1. New Paths in Family Studies
  2. pp. 285-290
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  1. The Study and Reduction of Group Tensions in the Family
  2. John Bowlby
  3. pp. 291-298
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  1. Non-Medical Marital Therapy: The Growth of the Institute of Marital Studies
  2. Douglas Woodhouse
  3. pp. 299-322
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  1. Conjugal Roles and Social Networks
  2. Elizabeth Bott Spillius
  3. pp. 323-350
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  1. Dual-Career Families: The Evolution of a Concept
  2. Rhona Rapoport and Robert N. Rapoport
  3. pp. 351-372
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  1. The Dynamics of Organizational Change
  2. pp. 373-378
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  1. Working-Through Industrial Conflict: The Service Department at the Glacier Metal Company
  2. Elliott Jaques
  3. pp. 379-404
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  1. The Use of Unrecognized Cultural Mechanisms in an Expanding Machine Shop: With a Contribution to the Theory of Leadership
  2. A.K. Rice
  3. pp. 405-419
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  1. On the Dynamics of Social Structure: A Contribution to the Psychoanalytical Study of Social Phenomena Deriving from the Views of Melanie Klein
  2. Elliott Jaques
  3. pp. 420-438
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  1. Social Systems as a Defense Against Anxiety: An Empirical Study of the Nursing Service of a General Hospital
  2. Isabel Menzies Lyth
  3. pp. 439-462
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  1. A Psychoanalytical Perspective on Social Institutions
  2. Isabel Menzies Lyth
  3. pp. 463-475
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  1. The Assumption of Ordinariness as a Denial Mechanism: Innovation and Conflict in a Coal Mine
  2. Eric Trist, Gurth Higgin, Hugh Murray, and Alexander Pollock
  3. pp. 476-493
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  1. Temporary Withdrawal from Work Under Full Employment: The Formation of an Absence Culture
  2. John Hill and Eric Trist
  3. pp. 494-510
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  1. Freedom and Justice Within Walls: The Bristol Prison Experiment and an Australian Sequel
  2. Fred Emery
  3. pp. 511-532
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  1. The Unconscious in Culture and Society
  2. pp. 533-538
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  1. Culture as a Psycho-Social Process
  2. Eric Trist
  3. pp. 539-545
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  1. Thoughts on the Meaning of the Word Democracy
  2. D.W. Winnieott
  3. pp. 546-557
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  1. Notes on the Russian National Character
  2. Henry Dicks
  3. pp. 558-573
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  1. Latent Content of Television Viewing
  2. Fred Emery
  3. pp. 574-585
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  1. Asylum and Society
  2. Elizabeth Bott Spillius
  3. pp. 586-612
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Subject Index
  2. pp. 615-622
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  1. Name Index
  2. pp. 623-625
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781512819748
Related ISBN
9780812281927
MARC Record
OCLC
654468150
Pages
640
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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