Israel on the Couch: The Psychology of the Peace Process

Israel on the Couch: The Psychology of the Peace Process

by Ofer Grosbard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791456064

ISBN-13: 9780791456064

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Applies clinical pyschology to explain the dynamics of the Middle East peace process.

By applying a clinical psychologist’s insight into the Israeli-Arab conflict, Ofer Grosbard lays the foundation for a new theory and practice that espouses the use of clinical tools to promote relations between countries, religions, political parties, cultures, and

Overview

Applies clinical pyschology to explain the dynamics of the Middle East peace process.

By applying a clinical psychologist’s insight into the Israeli-Arab conflict, Ofer Grosbard lays the foundation for a new theory and practice that espouses the use of clinical tools to promote relations between countries, religions, political parties, cultures, and different identities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791456064
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
SUNY series in Israeli Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Vamik D. Volkan

Preface

Introduction

1. The Jewish People

2. The Dynamic of the Peace Process

The Peace Process: A Business Negotiation or an Emotional Bond?
The Peace Process as a Process of Emotional Growth
Emotional Resistance to the Peace Process
The Whole World Is Against Us
Denial of Aggression and Fear, and Its Price
Is Our Sense of Reality Valid?

3. The Stories We Tell Ourselves, and the World, about Ourselves

The National Anthem

4. Foreign Affairs

Syria
Lebanon
The Palestinian Refugees
A Palestinian State
Murderers or Heroes?

5. The Arabs and Us—an Intersubjective Approach

Arab Insult
Arab Thinking
Speaking to Arabs

6. The Nonconventional Threat

Postscript

Index

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