The Resource The therapeutic turn : how psychology altered Western culture, Ole Jacob Madsen

The therapeutic turn : how psychology altered Western culture, Ole Jacob Madsen

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The therapeutic turn : how psychology altered Western culture
Title
The therapeutic turn
Title remainder
how psychology altered Western culture
Statement of responsibility
Ole Jacob Madsen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In what ways has psychology become more influential in Western society? In this book the author considers the notion of a 'therapeutic turn' in Western culture, the tendency for psychology to permeate ever new spheres within society. This book evaluates the increasing prevalence of psychology in several areas of Western society: Western consumer culture, contemporary Christianity, self-help, sport and politics. The author proposes that there are problematic aspects to this development which are seldom recognised due to a widely held assumption that 'the more psychology, the better for everyone'. A recurring concern with psychological solutions is that they often provide individual solutions to structural problems. As a result, psychologists may be inadvertently increasing the burden on the shoulders of the people they are meant to help and, at the same time, our capacity to understand individual suffering in the light of major historical and political changes in society is becoming increasingly clouded. This book presents a critique of the influence of psychology within Western society"--From publisher's website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Madsen, Ole Jacob
Index
index present
LC call number
BF81
LC item number
.M33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Concepts for critical psychology : disciplinary boundaries re-thought
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychology
  • Civilization, Western
  • Psychoanalysis and culture
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The therapeutic turn : how psychology altered Western culture, Ole Jacob Madsen
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The consumer self -- Crisis of authority : Philip Rieff's critique of Freud's worldview -- Psychology and religion -- Psychology in crisis? -- The self-help culture -- Psychology and sports -- Psychology and neoliberalism -- The ethos of the psychology profession
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781138018686
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
^^2013050065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)866936571
  • (OCoLC)ocn866936571
Label
The therapeutic turn : how psychology altered Western culture, Ole Jacob Madsen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The consumer self -- Crisis of authority : Philip Rieff's critique of Freud's worldview -- Psychology and religion -- Psychology in crisis? -- The self-help culture -- Psychology and sports -- Psychology and neoliberalism -- The ethos of the psychology profession
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781138018686
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
^^2013050065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)866936571
  • (OCoLC)ocn866936571

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