Anger, Madness, and the Daimonic: The Psychological Genesis of Violence, Evil, and Creativity

Anger, Madness, and the Daimonic: The Psychological Genesis of Violence, Evil, and Creativity

by Stephen A. Diamond
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791430766

ISBN-13: 9780791430767

Pub. Date: 02/19/1999

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Though the causes of violence in our society are complex, the troublesome human emotions of anger and rage play a central role in the genesis of violent behavior and psychopathology in general. In this provocative book, clinical and forensic psychologist Stephen A. Diamond determines where rage and anger originate and explores whether these powerful passions are&mdash…  See more details below

Overview

Though the causes of violence in our society are complex, the troublesome human emotions of anger and rage play a central role in the genesis of violent behavior and psychopathology in general. In this provocative book, clinical and forensic psychologist Stephen A. Diamond determines where rage and anger originate and explores whether these powerful passions are—as most people presume—purely negative, pathological, and evil or can be meaningfully redeemed and redirected into constructive activity. Using clinical and biographical case studies, as well as striking visual images, he traces anger, rage, and violence through their most destructive expressions to their creative and transcendent functions in art, psychotherapy, and spirituality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791430767
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/19/1999
Series:
SUNY series in the Philosophy of Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgments
1The Angry American: An Epidemic of Rage and Violence1
2Sex Wars: The Animosity Between Women and Men33
3The Psychology of Evil: Devils, Demons, and the Daimonic55
4Myths of the Unconscious: The Id, the Shadow, and the Daimonic87
5The Possession Syndrome: Demonic or Daimonic?111
6Madness, Mental Disorders, and the Daimonic: The Central Role of Anger and Rage in Psychopathology137
7Redeeming Our Devils and Demons: Dealing with Anger and Rage in Psychotherapy181
8Creativity, Genius, and the Daimonic255
9Conclusion: Some Final Reflections on Anger, Rage, Guilt, and Responsibility299
Notes313
Bibliography355
Index377

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