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

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Helios Press, Nov 1, 2002 - Psychology - 190 pages
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Uncompromising, yet with a deep passion for his field, Lawrence LeShan talksbout the expectations that rose with the birth of psychology, how the newcience started off on the wrong foot, and why it might still be the onlyool to solve the deepest issues of our time: war, pollution, andverpopulation. In order to improve the human condition, LeShan argues,sychology has to make humanity and human life its focus. Witty and full ofmaginative examples, this visionary roadmap to a more authentic, more vitalsychology will fascinate anyone concerned about the mental health of today'society. * LeShan is a "grandmaster of psychology" who has worked as alinical psychologist and psychotherapist for more than 50 years * Newxpanded edition includes a timely introduction by the renowned Dr. Stanleyrippner

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Lawrence LeShan is a psychologist, educator, and author or co-author of eleven books, including "The Psychology of War"; "The Medium, The Mystic, and The Physicist" (both with Helios Press); and the popular "How to Meditate". He has worked as clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and researcher for more than 50 years, including six years of psychological service in the U.S. Army. He holds a M. S. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska and a Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Chicago and has taught at Roosevelt University, Pace College, and the New School for Social Research, among other. He has lectured extensively in Europe, the United States, and Israel, and his books have been translated into eleven languages. He lives in New York City.

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