The History of Japanese Psychology: Global Perspectives, 1875-1950

The History of Japanese Psychology: Global Perspectives, 1875-1950


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350074385
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/28/2018
Series: SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Brian J. McVeigh received his PhD in anthropology from Princeton University, USA and is now training in mental health counseling at the University at Albany, SUNY, USA. The author of twelve books, his latest publications include Nationalisms of Japan: Managing and Mystifying Identity (2003), Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom (2014), and How Religion Evolved: Explaining the Living Dead, Talking Idols, and Mesmerizing Monuments (2016).

Table of Contents

Notes to the Reader
Prologue: A Physics for the Soul
1. Places, Periods, and Peoples: Problematizing Psyche
2. Historical Context: Japanese Cosmology and Psychology as Secularized Theology
3. From Soul to Psyche: A Change of Mind in Late Nineteenth-Century Japan
4. Early Institutionalization: How Higher Education and Disciplined the Psyche
5. Motora Yujiro and Matsumoto Matataro: The Founders of Japanese Psychology
6. Intellectual Reactions: Spiritualizing the Psyche and Psychologizing Society
7. Organizational Institutionalization: Professionalization, Applications, and Measuring the Mind
8. Disciplinary Maturation: Specializations, Theories, and Psychotherapy
9. Nationalist-Imperialist Psychology: State, Schooling, and Military Applications
10. Reconstruction and Expansion: Postimperial Japan as a Psychologized Society
Epilogue: In Retrospect: Trajectories, Alternative Routes, and the Contributions of Japanese Women Psychologists
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