Transitions in Consciousness from an African American Perspective / Edition 1

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In this book, Carroy Ferguson presents a unique glimpse into the transitional stages in consciousness that many African Americans experience as they explore the essence of being a Black person in U.S. society and the world. Using a model of six transitional stages in consciousness, original essays, and discourses on the symbolism of various historical events, Ferguson engages readers in an intriguing reflective process to give them a better understanding of how transitions in consciousness_from an African American perspective_are largely shaped and greatly influenced by the 'psychology of the times.' The essays, therefore, represent the various dynamics at play as many African Americans engage the contents of their consciousness and learn to explore and transcend various societal challenges. To assist readers in engaging their personal self-reflective processes, Ferguson provides creative exercises and a comprehensive timeline of African American life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761827009
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 6/15/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Carroy U. Ferguson has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Boston College. He is a tenured Associate Professor and Chair of the Curriculum Council, College of Public and Community Service, University of Massachusetts-Boston, is a co-founder of two organizations, Interculture, Inc. and Associates in Human Understanding, and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 A Psycho-Historical Period of Preliminary Musing: Harnessing Random Thoughts; Psycho-Historical Context (1954-1967); A Mediating Developmental Approach to Thought and Language: Verbal Thought, Word Meaning and Concept Formation (Essay Written-1967) Chapter 4 A Psycho-Historical Period of Creative Anger: Psycho-Historical Context (1967-1973); Toward a Psychology of Black Mental Health (Essay Written-1970) Chapter 5 A Psycho-Historical Period of Research and Study: Psycho-Historical Context (1974-1989); "Culture of Poverty:" A Reality or a Misconception (Essay Written-1974); Cultural Awareness and Crosscultural Communication: Models and Principles (Essay Writte Chapter 6 A Psycho-Historical Period of Expanded Thought: Psycho-Historical Context (1990-1993); The Mirror Effect and Anti-Black Disposition as a Function of Fear and an Outer vs. Inner Orientation: Transcending a Crossracial and Cultural Barrier in Expandin Chapter 7 A Psycho-Historical Period of Further Expanded Thought: Psycho-Historical Context (1990-1995); Expanding Our Consciousness Through the Use of the Mirror Effect: The Inner State of the Human Race and Race Relations (Essay Written-1995) Chapter 8 A Psycho-Historical Period of New Musing: Psycho-Historical Context (1990-1996); Meaning of Race and the Concept of Self: A Transpersonal Perspective (Essay Written-1996) Chapter 9 Epilogue- A Psycho-Historical Update: "Reminder Events," Challenges, and Next Steps: Psycho-Historical Context (1996-The Dawn of a New Millennium) Chapter 10 Index Chapter 11 Appendices: Section I: A Timeline of African American Life: Themes and Examples of Historical Events; Section II: Transition in Consciousness Exercises Related to Each Chapter; Section III: Table A- Universal Energy Laws and Their Characteristics
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