Invitation to Psychology, 6th Edition

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Blaming the Victim : How Global Journalism Fails Those in Poverty

Poverty, it seems, is a constant in today's news, usually the result of famine, exclusion or conflict. In Blaming the Victim, Jairo Lugo-Ocando sets out to deconstruct and reconsider the variety of ways in which the global news media misrepresent and decontextualise the causes and consequences of poverty worldwide. The result is that the fundamental determinant of poverty - inequality - is removed from their accounts. The books asks ...

Imagining Contagion in Early Modern Europe

The ideological underpinnings of early modern theories of contagion are dissected in this volume by an integrated team of literary scholars, cultural historians, historians of medicine and art historians. Even today, the spread of disease inspires moralizing discourse and the ostracism of groups thought responsible for contagion; the fear of illness and the desire to make sense of it are demonstrated in the current preoccupation with...

Art in the Offertorium: Narcissism, Psychoanalysis, and Cultural Metaphysics

This book proposes a new approach to the problem of aesthetic experience in Western culture. Noting how art world phenomena evoke conventional psychoanalytic speculations about narcissism, the authors turn the tables and "apply" aesthetic questions and concerns to psychoanalytic theory. Experimenting with Freudian and post-Freudian concepts, they propose a non-normative theory of the psychic drive to address and embrace deep tensions...

Constructing the Self

Constructing the Self analyzes the narrative conception of self, filling a serious gap in philosophy and grounding discussion in other disciplines. It answers the questions: • What are the connections between our interpretations, selfhood, and conscious phenomenal experience? • Why do we believe that our interpretations of our life-defining events are narrative in nature? • From the myriad of thoughts, actions, and emotions which con...

Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle

Jung was intrigued from early in his career with coincidences, especially those surprising juxtapositions that scientific rationality could not adequately explain. He discussed these ideas with Albert Einstein before World War I, but first used the term "synchronicity" in a 1930 lecture, in reference to the unusual psychological insights generated from consulting the I Ching. A long correspondence and friendship with the Nobel Prize-...

Essentials of Abnormal Psychology

In this briefer version of Durand and Barlow's widely taught text, the authors explain abnormal psychology through their standard-setting integrative approach–the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying the subject.

Bipolar Disorders

Bipolar disorders manifest themselves in wild mood swings that affect some 5.7 million Americans, causing many to lapse into deep states of depression or manic episodes featuring out of control behavior and overwhelming euphoria. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full color illustrations this title examines What are Bipolar Disorders and What are the Symptoms? What Causes Bipolar Disorders? How Do Bipolar Disorders Af...

Emotions, the Social Bond, and Human Reality: Part/Whole Analysis

In his important new book, Thomas Scheff offers an innovative approach to researching human behavior that relates the smallest parts of social interaction to the greatest wholes of social structure. These are the details and connections usually found only in the finest novels, but Scheff combines the insights of the humanities and social sciences to capture the same evocative details of sight, sound and context, better to understand ...