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Grogan, Jessica
Encountering America : humanistic psychology, sixties culture, & the shaping of the modern self / Jessica Grogan
1st ed
New York : Harper Perennial, c2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BF204 .G76 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Humanistic psychology
Nineteen sixties
Subject United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1945-1970
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971-
Physical Description xv, 412 p. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-398) and index
Summary From sensitivity training to American anxieties about wellness, identity, and purpose, a cultural historian presents a narrative of the psychology movement that reshaped American culture, profiling an array of thought leaders
Contents The problem of psychological health, American culture and psychology in the 1950s -- Common ground, the historical roots of humanistic psychology -- Higher, better leaders, the founders and founding of humanistic psychology -- Self, being, and growth people, forging a psychology of liberation, health, and growth -- Eupsychian visions, idealism, behaviorism, and the flight from the university -- Resacralizing science, humanistic science and the Old Saybrook Conference -- Spreading the news, humanistic psychology in education, business, and religion -- From the Ivory Tower to the Golden Coast, esalen and psychedelics -- The sledgehammer approach to human growth, encounter groups -- Such beauty and such ugliness, counterculture and black-white encounter -- The postmortem years, Maslow's legacy and the close of the 1960s -- A delicious look inward, consciousness raising and women's liberation -- Intellectual slippage, criticism and the theory conference of 1975 -- What remains, the lasting impact of humanistic psychology

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