Re-Envisioning Psychology: Moral Dimensions of Theory and Practice / Edition 2

Re-Envisioning Psychology: Moral Dimensions of Theory and Practice / Edition 2

by Frank C. Richardson, Blaine J. Fowers, Charles B. Guignon
     
 

ISBN-10: 047044763X

ISBN-13: 9780470447635

Pub. Date: 03/29/1999

Publisher: Wiley

In the twentieth century, the practice of psychology has usually been based on a scientific or objective theory of human behavior. Today, an influential countermovement, often called social constructionism, argues that there is no basis for our beliefs or values beyond the swirl of meanings and practices in a particular community or era. Re-envisioning Psychology

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Overview

In the twentieth century, the practice of psychology has usually been based on a scientific or objective theory of human behavior. Today, an influential countermovement, often called social constructionism, argues that there is no basis for our beliefs or values beyond the swirl of meanings and practices in a particular community or era. Re-envisioning Psychology examines the increasing dissatisfaction with both scientific and social constructionist viewpoints and presents a sweeping new vision of theory and practice in psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470447635
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/29/1999
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1Ethical Underpinnings of Modern Psychotherapy
1Dilemmas of Modern Culture25
2Freedom and Commitment in Modern Psychotherapy53
3Individualism, Family Ideology, and Family Therapy73
4The Challenge of Psychotherapy Integration91
5Existential Psychotherapy: A Reassessment114
Pt. 2Beyond Scientism and Constructionism
6Cognitive Theory of Aggression: A Case Study141
7Individualism, Marital Research, and the Good Marriage156
8Clashing Views of Social Inquiry173
9What Is Hermeneutics?199
Pt. 3Toward an Interpretive Psychology
10Rethinking Psychotherapy239
11Social Theory as Practice277
References307
About the Authors325
Name Index327
Subject Index333

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