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Human Suggestibility
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 372

Human Suggestibility

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1991
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  • Publisher: Routledge

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In Search of Happiness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 287

In Search of Happiness

Explores happiness across wide historical and cultural perspectives, including views from prehistoric happiness to the modern day obsession with happiness and also the future of happiness.

The Age of Insanity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

The Age of Insanity

The often misunderstood "modern person syndrome" is a disorder linked to the conditions of living in our contemporary society. The author argues that the conditions of modernity have introduced new processes, forces, and cultural motivations that have major implications for all aspects of mental health and social well being. This innovative approach to mental health seeks to explain a variety of psychological trends, including the steep rise in depression, the sharp increase in the prevalence of existential disorders, and the emergence of consumption disorders. Schumaker illuminates the emerging patterns and also offers new and more effective intervention and prevention strategies.

Psychology and the Developing World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 248

Psychology and the Developing World

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1996-04-18
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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Previous leading commentators on the development of psychology in the Third World have conceived of three major stages: an attempt to assimilate Western psychology, with predictably negative results; the study of indigenous constructs, with more relevant applications; and, finally, transcending stage one and stage two to choose theories and methods on their applied merit alone. Psychology and the Developing World has been assembled to document how close psychology has come to researching that stage. Contributors were carefully selected to provide a unique overview of the latest applications of the discipline as a whole. Their work reveals how psychology is being applied to educational needs, management needs, and health needs. This book shows how development studies and allied disciplines cannot ignore psychology's potential for the Third World.

Wings of Illusion
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 183

Wings of Illusion

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1990
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  • Publisher: Unknown

"'Wings of Illusions' offers a unique and disquieting perspective on paranormal belief, including religious belief. Schumaker points out that reality-defying beliefs represent one of the few truly universal elements of human culture. ... The object of this study is to trace the psychological origins of the paranormal and to consider the implications of the prevalence of paranormal belief for the future development of humanity." -- Back cover.

The Corruption of Reality
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 289

The Corruption of Reality

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1995
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Argues that religions, other than Western ones, cultivated dissociation as a coping strategy, and that the lack of this approach in the West leads to mental illnesses, and suggests a modern version

An American General
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 197

An American General

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Religion and Mental Health
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Religion and Mental Health

This is an interdisciplinary collection of previously unpublished papers on the controversial relationship between religious behavior and mental health. Schumaker has assembled a distinguished international roster of contributors--sociologists and anthropologists as well as psychiatrists and psychologists of religion--representing a wide range of opinions concerning the mental health implications of religious belief and practice. Taken together, the papers provide a comprehensive overview of theory and research in the field. Included are papers on the interaction of religion and self-esteem, life meaning and well-being, sexual and marital adjustment, anxiety, depression, suicide, psychoticism, rationality, self-actualization, and various patterns of anti-social behavior. Religion is also dealt with in relation to mental health of women, the elderly, and children. Contributions dealing with mental health in non-Western religious groups add an important cross-cultural dimension to the volume.

Exploring the paranormal
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 373

Exploring the paranormal

Essays explore paranormal belief and experience, focusing on mind-expanding drugs, the near-death experience, mysticism and meditation, and miracles, and include debates between believers and unbelievers

Motivation and Culture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Motivation and Culture

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-06-11
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Although a growing number of researchers emphasize the social and psychocultural aspects of motivation and motivation theory, few books have provided much coverage beyond well-tread studies of physiological and biological factors and theories. Motivation and Culture brings together eighteen writers with a variety of academic backgrounds and cultural experiences to explore the way that culture impinges on motivation. Exploring topics such as personal values and motives, intercultural exchange in the workplace, the intrapsychic process and the nexus between biology and culture, they formulate theories of motivation that can be applied in the modern multicultural world. Contributors include: Dona Lee Davis, Russell Geen, Joan Miller, John Paul Scott, William Wedenoja, Elisa J. Sobo and Stephen Wilson.