Advances in Field Theory / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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A comprehensive overview and analysis of one of the most influential theories in psychology is offered in this volume. Based on the pioneering work of social psychologist Kurt Lewin, it outlines the work of several generations of international field theorists and attests to the durability and utility of Lewin's work. Essays trace the history and development of field theory and discuss its various applications in a number of settings. Topics addressed include managing social conflict, self-help groups, field theory and the construction of social problems and academic sex discrimination.
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About the Author
Susan A. Wheelan, Ph D, is president of GDQ Associates, Inc. She was professor of Psychological Studies and faculty director of the Training and Development Center at Temple University. She has worked in a number of school, hospital, and clinical settings. Dr. Wheelan received Temple University’s Great Teacher Award in 1992. She is coeditor of The Lewin Legacy: Field Theory in Current Practice and Advances in Field Theory. She coauthored How to Discipline Without Feeling Guilty. Dr. Wheelan is the author of Facilitating Training Groups, Group Processes: A Developmental Perspective, The Handbook of Group Research and Practice, and Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders. She has written numerous articles for publication as well. Dr. Wheelan has provided consultation to a wide variety of organizations. She has led workshops and training seminars on such topics as Executive Development, The Role of the Internal Consultant, Working in Teams, Management Skills, Communication Skills, Dealing With Difficult Employees, Leadership, Conflict Management, and many more. She has been an invited speaker in Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, and throughout the United States. Topics included group and organizational development, diversity, and conflict management.
Table of Contents
Introduction Advancing Field TheoryPART ONE: THEORETICAL ADVANCES: THE BEGINNINGSField Theory in Social Science What Made It CreativeThe Study of Everyday Life - Anitra KarstenDemocracy in the Research Team - Ralph WhiteEnthusiasm for the Work - Morton DeutschWoe unto You that are a Grandchild - Kurt W BackKurt Lewin's Films and Their Role in the Development of Field Theory - Mel van Elteren and Helmut E LuckPART TWO: THEORETICAL ADVANCES: PRESENT CONSTRUCTIONSWorld FieldsTwo 'Field Theories' - Martin GoldField Theory and the Construction of Social Problems - Susan A Wheelan and Vicki Abt A Relational PerspectiveKurt Lewin in China - Shen HeyongOn the Nature of the Next Generation of Issues - Fred EmerySocial ProcessesThe Family as a Special Group - Kurt W Back Boundaries and DynamicsTopological Psychology of Abnormal Syndromes - Matthew Maibaum Lewin on UnrealityTwo Paradigms in Developmental Studies of Language - Ana Marjanovic-Shane An Old Controversy in New ClothesCooperation, Conflict and Justice - Morton DeutschSocial Comparison, Relative Deprivation and Pupil Interaction - Emmy A Pepitone Homogeneous Versus Heterogeneous ClassroomsInterpersonal and Intergroup Methods of Managing Social Conflict - Murray Horwitz and Norman H BerkowitzPART THREE: ADVANCES IN APPLICATIONSWorld FieldsGroup Dynamics, Action Research and Intergroup Relations - Susan A Wheelan and Eugene H StiversStrategies for Arab-Jewish Conflict Management Workshops - David Bargal and Haviva BarSocial Psychiatric Field Studies in Oslo - Odd Steffen Dalgard, Trine Anstorp, Kirsten Benum, Tom Sorensen and Torbjorn Moum Some Preliminary ResultsLevel of Aspiration Theory and Quality of Life in Cross-Cultural Research - Robert J Kleiner and Barnabas OkekeSocial ProcessesAction Research in the Voluntary Sector - Mark A Chesler A Case Study of Scholar-Activist Roles in Self-Help GroupsThe Social Agency as a Field of Forces - Willard C Richan and Robert J Kleiner A Program Evaluation StrategyThe Etiology of Academic Sex Discrimination - Ethel D Kahn and Frank B W Hawkinshire Research in ProgressLewin's Paradigm of Planned Change - Frank B W Hawkinshire and William A Liggett Theory and Application