Toward a Psychology of Being (英语) 精装 – 1998年11月23日
ABRAHAM H. MASLOW, PhD (1908-70), was born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at the City College of New York and the University of Wisconsin. Before assuming his post as Chairman of the Department of Psychology at Brandeis University in 1951, he taught for fourteen years at Brooklyn College. Dr. Maslow also served as President of the American Psychological Association from 1967-68.
A LARGER JURISDICTION FOR PSYCHOLOGY.
Introduction: Toward a Psychology of Health.
What Psychology Can Learn from the Existentialists.
GROWTH AND MOTIVATION.
Deficiency Motivation and Growth Motivation.
Defense and Growth.
The Need to Know and the Fear of Knowing.
GROWTH AND COGNITION.
Cognition of Being in the Peak-Experiences.
Peak-Experiences as Acute Identity-Experiences.
Some Dangers of Being-Cognition.
Resistance to Being Rubricized.
Creativity in Self-Actualizing People.
Psychological Data and Human Values.
Values, Growth, and Health.
Health as Transcendence of Environment.
Some Basic Propositions of a Growth and Self-Actualization Psychology.
pathology of the mind and rather reflects on our positives. Our ability to give love, support and nurturing and the positives of
steering away from either/or and having an attitude of that AND this. Suggesting that cooperation is infinitely better than the duality
that many of us practice. You will come away with a new way of looking at things and a refreshing look at new attitudes with whatever
you deal with. Relationships with others leads the pack.
Amazon is refunding my money. I will purchase the John Wiley & Sons third edition, and be more careful to research book editions in the future. I gave it two stars in case these things don't matter to you.
The best way i can think of to describe this book is that it is life-affirming. By that, i mean that Maslow recognizes that we have legitimate needs that must be met in order to be a healthy, growing person - he affirms the legitimacy of these needs, that repressing them can lead to becoming neurotic but meeting them in a healthy manner can enable one to self-actualize. I've underlined something on just about every page. He affirms "that our deepest needs are not, in themselves, dangerous or evil or bad," (p. 122) which he compares with "a special tendency in Western culture...to assume that these instinctoid needs of the human being, his so-called animal nature, are bad or evil. As a consequence, many cultural institutions are set up for the express purpose of controlling, inhibiting, suppressing, and repressing this original nature of man," (p. 126). The book gives a good understanding of what it means "to become more fully human," (127). I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and felt like it was very therapeutic to do so.