Being and Becoming: A Field Approach to Psychology

Being and Becoming: A Field Approach to Psychology

by Arthur Combs
     
 

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Dr. Combs updates his groundbreaking Field Theory of personality. This model grows out of Carl Rogers' ideas on client-centered therapy and has long been a major influence on theories of psychotherapy and personality within the humanistic and phenomonlogical traditions. Here Dr. Combs ties field psychology to the paradigm shifts in biophysical sciences, and so

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Dr. Combs updates his groundbreaking Field Theory of personality. This model grows out of Carl Rogers' ideas on client-centered therapy and has long been a major influence on theories of psychotherapy and personality within the humanistic and phenomonlogical traditions. Here Dr. Combs ties field psychology to the paradigm shifts in biophysical sciences, and so provides a unifying frame of reference for all branches of psychology. His concise approach to the topic makes this book of practical interest to students, clinical psychologists and counselors, as well as academics teaching upper-level or graduate courses in personality and on therapeutic techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826102621
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.59(d)

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David Cain
Rare indeed is a book that I would recommend to all psychologists, educators and psychotherapists...[the book] is stunning in its wisdom, breadth of scholarship and humanity. He has integrated, in a reasonable and compelling manner, the domains of perception, motivation, learning, personality development, the self, the creation of personal meaning and psycho pathology. Combs makes a powerful case for the role of self as a core mediator of perception and behavior. (David J. Cain, PhD, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, United States International University, San Diego)
Franz Epting
...As we all prepare to enter the twenty-first century, this book will provide a valuable guide to both the theoretician and practitioner in psychological science. (Franz B. Epting, Professor of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville)
From the Publisher
"Being and Becoming…may well be on a par with William James' and John Dewey's American infusion of psychological pragmatism into world thought…As we all prepare to enter the twenty-first century, this book will provide a valuable guide to both the theoretician and practitioner in psychological science."

-Franz B. Epting, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville

"Rare indeed is a book that I would recommend to all psychologists, educators and psychotherapists…[the book] is stunning in its wisdom, breadth of scholarship and humanity. He has integrated, in a reasonable and compelling manner, the domains of perception, motivation, learning, personality development, the self, the creation of personal meaning and psychopathology. Combs makes a powerful case for the role of self as a core mediator of perception and behavior."

-David J. Cain, PhD, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, United States International University, San Diego

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