The Dilemma of Psychology: A Psychologist Looks at His Troubled Profession

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Dutton, 1990 - Psychology - 190 pages
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Featuring a new introduction by Dr. Stanley Krippner -- coeditor of the best-selling Broken Images, Broken Selves -- this expanded edition of The Dilemma of Psychology reveals why more than 100 years of psychology and armies of psychotherapists have not helped to solve humanity's most pressing issues. Uncom-promising, yet with a deep passion for his field, Lawrence LeShan talks about the expectations that rose with the birth of psychology, how the new science started off on the wrong foot, and why it might still be the only tool to solve the deepest issues of our time: war, pollution, and overpopulation. In order to improve the human condition, LeShan argues, psychology has to make humanity and human life its focus. Witty and full of imaginative examples, this visionary roadmap to a more authentic, more vital psychology will fascinate anyone concerned about the mental health of today's society.

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Great book for everyone! I couldn't agree more with his account of the field. Read full review

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Had some interesting points and a good discussion of some of the ridiculousness of the field. But was also outdated at times and misrepresented the move towards evidence-based practice.. Read full review

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WORLD
33
HUMAN CONDITION
103
THE TWO METHODS OF SCIENCE
140
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LAWRENCE LESHAN, PH.D., is a practicing psychotherapist and a pioneer in the exploration of meditation. He is the bestselling author of a wide-ranging series of books on science, medicine, and psychology.

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