Feeling and Personhood: Psychology in Another Key

Feeling and Personhood: Psychology in Another Key

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by John Heron
     
 

John Heron presents a radical new theory of the person in which feeling, differentiated from emotion, becomes the distinctive feature of personhood. The book explores the applications of Heron's ideas to living and learning and includes numerous experiential exercises.

Central to Heron's analysis are interrelationships between four basic psychological

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John Heron presents a radical new theory of the person in which feeling, differentiated from emotion, becomes the distinctive feature of personhood. The book explores the applications of Heron's ideas to living and learning and includes numerous experiential exercises.

Central to Heron's analysis are interrelationships between four basic psychological modes - affective, imaginal, conceptual and practical. In particular, feeling is seen as the ground and potential from which all other aspects of the psyche emerge - emotion, intuition, imaging of all kinds, reason, discrimination, intention and action. The author also shows the fundamental relation of his ideas to theory and practice in transpersonal psychology and phi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803987296
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
1,477,435
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

John Heron founded the Human Potential Research Group at the University of Surrey, and later pioneered personal and professional development programs for doctors, as Assistant Director, British Postgraduate Medical Federation, University of London. He now runs the South Pacific Centre for Human Inquiry, New Zealand.

Table of Contents

Theory of the Person
Preliminaries
Theory of the Person
Overview
States of Personhood
The Ego
The Affective Mode
Feeling
The Affective Mode
Emotion
The Imaginal Mode
The Psyche and Its Worlds
A One-Many Reality
Jung, Kolb and Wilber
Life Cycles and Learning Cycles
A Brief Look at Learning
Formal Learning Cycles
The Reality-Creating Learning Cycle

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